Sunday, February 13, 2011
George Washington, the first President of the United States would turn over in his grave if he knew the American people had so easily accepted tyranny for safety. Another one of our Founding Fathers, Samuel Adams(1722-1803), was known as the "Father of the American Revolution." It was Samuel Adams who instigated the Boston Tea Party, was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, called for the first Continental Congress, and served as a member of Congress until 1781. He knew the cost of freedom and liberty and was willing to die to defend them. Will this generation retain the mark of infamy by letting that freedom so dearly paid for slip away?
"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."
"All might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they should."
"If men, through fear, fraud, or mistake, should in terms renounce or
give up any natural right, the eternal law of reason and the grand end
of society would absolutely vacate such renunciation. The right to
freedom being the gift of Almighty God, it is not in the power of man
to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave."