Independence Day thoughts

I apologize for getting this out so late, but when I took a break from typing to go feed the rabbits, I found our buck has wry neck. Most of the remainder of the night was spent dealing with that.

Anyway, back to Independence Day, albeit belated…

It is widely thought that the Founding Fathers of our country were small-minded men who could not foresee the issues of today. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

The things they said, if they were separated from the names of the men who said them, could easily pass for quotes from today.

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. — Benjamin Franklin

The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them. — Patrick Henry

Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak; and that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all his laws. — John Adams

It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men. — Samuel Adams

I have accepted a seat in the House of Representatives, and thereby have consented to my own ruin, to your ruin, and to the ruin of our children. I give you this warning that you may prepare your mind for your fate. — John Adams

Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? — Patrick Henry

God bless you and yours on this Independence Day!

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