Sunday, July 04, 2010

A Quote by Samuel Adams

"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men."


Please have a contemplative and prayerful Independence Day.

5 comments:

AdamS said...

Bless you. Happy July 4th!

Son III said...

God bless you, and Happy Fourth of July, my British friend.

The Warrior said...

Excellent.

The Rattler - III said...

"We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors" - I always have a problem with this section of the quote. Most of the freedoms we enjoy (for now at least) were paid for... or secured by others. We have not paid the price and we as a country have squandered those inherited riches. It all comes down to respect. I am enlightened by freemen as yourself and others I come across from time to time. Those who have a true grasp of the sanctity of this nation. Though it is the 6th today, I know we all are blessed that God has allowed every day to be Independence Day. May His blessings prove us to be worthy.

Son III said...

Amen.

I would like to say, though it is unpopular to say so, our rights are not granted to us by soldiers, founders, or Constitutions; they are from God, and we are solely responsible for their protection.

Every man inherits rights from God, and every man must decide whether or not their inheritance is worth keeping or selling for a putrid bowl of lentils.

Rattler III, Warrior, AdamS, and several others of you are breaths of fresh air to me; thank you.

“Let there be justice, though the world perish.”

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