Quotes

Freedom Quote of the Day #13

thomas-jefferson“When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny.”
— (indirectly attributed to Thomas Jefferson in The Federalist. Also attributed to Samuel Adams and Thomas Paine. It is considered likely that this exact phrase probably originated in 1914, by John Basil Barnhill.)

Freedom Quote of the Day #11

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“Knowledge and liberty are so prevalent in this country, that I do not believe that the United States would ever be disposed to establish one religious sect, and lay all others under legal disabilities. But as we know not what may take place hereafter, and any such test would be exceedingly injurious to the rights of free citizens, I cannot think it altogether superfluous to have added a clause, which secures us from the possibility of such oppression.”

~Founding Father, Oliver Wolcott, Connecticut Ratifying Convention, 9 January 1788

Freedom Quote of the Day – December 21, 2016

How America fails to learn from its racist history, in 2 paragraphs — Later On

How America fails to learn from its racist history…

German Lopez writes in Vox: Both the US and Germany have committed horrific racist atrocities in the past. But Americans learn about their own cruelties differently than Germans do, writes Megan Carpentier for the Baffler: In America, we learn that Hitler and the Nazis committed the Holocaust; in Germany, German children learn that they all […]

via How America fails to learn from its racist history, in 2 paragraphs — Later On

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Freedom Quote of the Day #10

thomas-jefferson“Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, then that of blindfolded fear.”

~Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 10, 1787

Freedom Quote of the Day #10-December 20, 2016

Freedom Quote of the Day #9

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“We should begin by setting conscience free. When all men of all religions shall enjoy equal liberty, property, and an equal chance for honors and power we may expect that improvements will be made in the human character and the state of society.”

~Founding Father, John Adams, letter to Dr. Price, April 8, 1785

 

 

Freedom Quote of the Day #9-Dec 19, 2016

Freedom Quote of the Day #7

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“We should begin by setting conscience free. When all men of all religions shall enjoy equal liberty, property, and an equal chance for honors and power we may expect that improvements will be made in the human character and the state of society.”
~Founding Father John Adams, letter to Dr. Price, April 8, 1785

Freedom Quote of the Day #6

george-washington-make-sure-you-are-doing-what-god“We have abundant reason to rejoice that in this Land the light of truth and reason has triumphed over the power of bigotry and superstition… In this enlightened Age and in this Land of equal liberty it is our boast, that a man’s religious tenets will not forfeit the protection of the Laws, nor deprive him of the right of attaining and holding the highest Offices that are known in the United States.”
~Founding Father George Washington, letter to the members of the New Church in Baltimore, January 27, 1793

Freedom Quote of the Day #5

george-washington-make-sure-you-are-doing-what-god“Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by a difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought to be deprecated. I was in hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy, which has marked the present age, would at least have reconciled Christians of every denomination so far that we should never again see the religious disputes carried to such a pitch as to endanger the peace of society.”

~Founding Father George Washington, letter to Edward Newenham, October 20, 1792

Freedom Quote of the Day #4

thomaspaine“When it can be said by any country in the world, my poor are happy, neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them, my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars, the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive, the rational world is my friend because I am the friend of happiness. When these things can be said, then may that country boast its constitution and government. Independence is my happiness, the world is my country and my religion is to do good.”

― Thomas Paine, Rights of Man