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Our Founders Speak Out --
Would They be Disappointed?
“What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?”
-- Thomas Jefferson
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"
-- Patrick Henry
“Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.” -- George Washington
“The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as
sacred as the laws of God, and there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.”
-- John Adams
“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary,
in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the
very definition of tyranny.” -- James Madison
“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”
-- John Quincy Adams