Saturday, August 04, 2007

Our Forgotten Past

Many of the issues we are battling today have been addressed by our founding fathers. The wisdom of their words still ring true. Our society has advanced in many ways but the basic fundimentals have digressed.

A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue
then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.
Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, February 12,

We watch the morality of the left tearing us apart while they quote the Bill of Rights.

And it is no less true, that personal security and private property rest entirely upon the wisdom, the stability, and the integrity of the courts of justice.
Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833

Our liberal justice system is slowly tearing down this nation.

As our president bears no resemblance to a king so we shall see the Senate has no similitude to nobles. First, not being hereditary, their collective knowledge, wisdom, and virtue are not precarious. For by these qualities alone are they to obtain their offices, and they will have none of the peculiar qualities and vices of those men who possess power merely because their father held it before them.
Tench Coxe, An American Citizen, No.2, September 28,

Seems that those who are in office that come from a line of politicians are the real nuts. Nobility and heredity seem to be working its way back into America.

An occasional glimps at the wisdom of our founding fathers may do much to restore the quality and greatness of our nation.

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