Archive for the 'Quotations' Category

Lacking Moral Equivalency

Monday, March 24th, 2014

To say that Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is no different than Bush fighting in Kuwait, Iraq or Afghanistan is like saying Franklin D. Roosevelt was no better than Adolf Hitler because they both invaded France. – Unknown (And, sadly some will believe it of FDR as well)

The People’s Indefeasible Rights to Institute Government

Friday, March 14th, 2014

“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change [...]

Champions of Liberty

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

“I am commonly opposed to those who modestly assume the rank of champions of liberty, and make a very patriotic noise about the people. It is the stale artifice which has duped the world a thousand times, and yet, though detected, it is still successful.” Fisher Ames (1789)

Forming a manly, virtuous, and happy people

Friday, October 25th, 2013

“The best means of forming a manly, virtuous, and happy people will be found in the right education of youth. Without this foundation, every other means, in my opinion, must fail.” –George Washington, letter to George Chapman, 1784

The duties of good citizens and soldiers

Friday, October 25th, 2013

“While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.” –George Washington (1778)

national morality

Monday, October 21st, 2013

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness — these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both [...]

No people will tamely surrender their Liberties…

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

“No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauchd in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.” –Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1775

Public Virtue

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

“Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics. There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honour, power and glory, established in the minds of the people, or there can be no republican government, nor any real liberty: and this [...]

The Second Amendment

Friday, April 26th, 2013

“The Second Amendment is a recognition of the danger of standing armies. Its purpose is to recognize that every citizen has the right to keep and bear the same type of basic arms as a soldier in a modern military. A militia embodies all able-bodied men over the age of sixteen. Therefore, a militia will [...]

A Proper Officer

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

“While I recommend in the strongest terms to the respective officers, activity, vigilance and firmness, I feel no less solicitude that their deportment may be marked with prudence, moderation and good temper. . . They will bear in mind that their countrymen are freemen, and as such are impatient of everything that bears the least [...]


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