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Founding Fathers Quotes

May 29, 2007

Thomas Jefferson:

  • For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead.
  • All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
  • I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance or admit a right of inquiry into the religious opinions of others.
  • I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.
  • He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
  • Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

James Madison:

  • Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.
  • Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise, every expanded prospect.
  • If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
  • No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.
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2 Comments
  1. May 30, 2007 7:41 am

    😉 Congratulations for being my very First comment on my new page! I got twisted this weekend about how far away we have drifted from the origins of this nation. I started browsing our Founding Fathers words. Oh my! They would be pissed at what this country has become. Thank NYTexan for helping me set this up!
    No, King George has hired interpreters telling him what our Constitution says … Cheney’s version.

  2. May 30, 2007 7:28 am

    I wonder if the illustrious Bush administration have ever noticed these quotes or if they claim them to be terrorists for saying them?

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