Words Of Wisdom – From Patriotic Presidents

“Fear can only prevail when victims are ignorant of the facts “.

– Thomas Jefferson

Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

– George Washington

Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the Peoples’ Liberty’s Teeth.”

– George Washington

I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.

– Thomas Jefferson

Still one thing more, fellow citizens, a wise and frugal government which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.

– Thomas Jefferson, 1st Inaugural Address

Think what you do when you run into debt; you give to another power over your liberty.

– Benjamin Franklin

Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

– Benjamin Franklin

Man will ultimately be governed by Godor by tyrants.

– Ben Franklin

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11 Responses to Words Of Wisdom – From Patriotic Presidents

  1. ChrisV says:

    Thanks for reminding me of the extraordinary wisdom of those great men! To bad most politicians today don’t follow their forefathers great insight.

  2. Andy DC says:

    Incredible words, even 200+ later! Where did we go off the track?

    • gator69 says:

      Our founders combed through 5000 years of ‘successful’ governments, and sought inspiration from God. They wanted to prove that man needs no Eartly master, and gave man the ability to keep tyrants at bay. They were unique in history.

  3. phodges says:

    Think what you do when you run into debt; you give to another power over your liberty.

    – Benjamin Franklin

    There are two ways to conquer a nation…one is by war, the other is by debt.

    -John Adams

    Every dollar in circulation today is created as debt…loaned into existence at interest. That is the root of our slavery.

    Our nation was conquered long ago, but you are asleep to the reality.

  4. prospero5 says:

    Godor? Who is Godor? Is he from outer space?

  5. NoMoreGore says:

    “Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty” – (attributed to) Thomas Jefferson et al.

    http://wiki.monticello.org/mediawiki/index.php/Eternal_vigilance_is_the_price_of_liberty_%28Quotation%29

  6. Godor Toyevsky says:

    Benjamin Franklin was a US President? I never knew!

    • Ben says:

      Godor,

      It doesn’t say US president. You assumed that in error.

      Benjamin Franklin served three terms as president of Pennsylvania, before the office of governor was established after 1789.

      Live and learn sir.

  7. Godor, are you a liberal? You seem very good at deflecting, and ignoring the core.

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