When I was researching Abigail Adams before starting on a replica of her, I was astonished to read in her biography the letters that she exchanged with her husband. He admired her intellect and was quite open in sharing with her the great depth of thought that went into every word and phrase that was used in the documents of our country.
But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.
Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing.
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
Let's take some time to reflect on the words of those who well understood the pitfalls on the road ahead. Their words ring as true today as they did over 200 years ago.
Let's take some time also to thank and say a prayer for all those in the military who put their lives on the line each day, who also believe in those words, and stand tall...for all of us!
GOD BLESS AMERICA!