Posterity, you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that ever I took half the pains to preserve it.

― John Adams



A nation of well informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.

― Benjamin Franklin


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Experience must be our only guide. Reason may mislead us.

― John Dickinson




God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.

― Thomas Jefferson



From the first dawn of the Revolution I have been ever on the side of liberty and my country.

―  Francis Nash



Give me liberty, or give me death!

― Patrick Henry



I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.

― Nathan Hale


There was never a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.

― John Adams



 The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

― Thomas Jefferson


Give all power to the many, they will oppress the few. Give all power to the few they will oppress the many. Both therefore ought to have power, that each may defend itself against the other.

― Alexander Hamilton




To anger a conservative, lie to him.  To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.

― Theodore Roosevelt



The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities.

― Theodore Roosevelt



Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

― Benjamin Franklin


God bless the United States of America.