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Post  fshnski on Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:12 am

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace ... but there is no peace.   The war is actually begun!   The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms!   Our brethren are already in the field!    Why stand we here idle?    What is it that gentlemen wish?    What would they have?    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!


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Post  fshnski on Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:19 am

"I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer."

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Post  fshnski on Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:27 am

"If, from the more wretched parts of the old world, we look at those which are in an advanced stage of improvement, we still find the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping the spoil of the multitude. Invention is continually exercised, to furnish new pretenses for revenues and taxation. It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without tribute."

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Post  fshnski on Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:33 am

"Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt."

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Post  WHL on Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:36 am

Wow! All good quotes! THe Ben Franklin one is really great. If only the leaders of this country would realize that.
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Post  fshnski on Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:38 am

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

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Post  fshnski on Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:05 am

When our land is illumined with liberty's smile,
If a foe from within strikes a blow at her glory,
Down, down with the traitor that tries to defile
The flag of the stars, and the page of her story!
By the millions unchained,
Who their birthright have gained
We will keep her bright blazon forever unstained;
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave,
While the land of the free is the home of the brave.

Oliver Wendall Holmes
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