Independence Day Quotes

July 4, 2012

This year
All years
True Then, True Now. History has blessed us with leaders who understood freedom, liberty, and independence.

"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance."
~ Cicero - 55 BC

"How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!"
~ Samuel Adams

"When injustice becomes law resistance becomes duty."
~ Thomas Jefferson

"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined..."
~ Patrick Henry

"What prudent merchant will hazard his fortunes in any new branch of commerce when he knows not that his plans may be rendered unlawful before they can be executed? Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions."
~ James Madison

"The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress."
~ Frederick Douglass

People Intending To Live In Liberty do not allow legislators — or other public officials within These United States of America, to disregard these precepts. They exercise citizen sovereignty through self-government to preserve freedom, liberty, and independence.