Sunday, December 11, 2011

Predestined.....

I wanted to write about something I think is important. There has been a lot of talk about politics lately with the upcoming elections. To be honest, I know who I am voting for already. NO, it's not Romney or Huntsman, just because they are LDS. No, I am voting for the person that think is the most moral and most capable of running a great country. I refuse to vote for someone because of their faith, race, or because they are a Republican, etc. I will vote for someone who has good moral values, who upholds the Constitution, and who cares about his country and fellowmen. No person is perfect, so I do not expect our President to be flawless, but I do expect him to fear God above all else. I'm not writing this to start a political battle, I am writing this because I think we have forgotten those that established this country, fought for this country, put their very lives on the line for this country, and who were predestined to do so. I'm talking about our Founding Fathers. These men are historical GIANTS! They are what it means to be an American. A true patriot! Our Constitution was a God inspired document. It was the key to our freedom and sometimes I think we as a nation have forgotten and try to sweep it under the rug. Here are some quotes from these inspired men. I hope that we can take these to heart and remember that what they had to say will never be outdated, antiquated, or tired. The Constitution is a timeless document and it was created to make/keep men free. I know there is a lot of quotes, but these are some of my favorites. You won't be disapointed reading them. In fact you may even be inspired. "The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home." -James Madison "If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." -James Madison "No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare. " -James Madison "It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad." -James Madison "Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it." -Thomas Jefferson "Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto." -Thomas Jefferson "Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." -Benjamin Franklin "The defense policy of the United States is based on a simple premise: The United States does not start fights. We will never be an aggressor." -Ronald Reagan "We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security." -Dwight D. Eisenhower "Preventive war was an invention of Hitler. Frankly, I would not even listen to anyone seriously that came and talked about such a thing." -Dwight D. Eisenhower "Whoever wants peace among nations must seek to limit the state and its influence most strictly." -Ludwig von Mises "He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of this country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be chosen into any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man....The sum of all is, if we would most truly enjoy this gift of Heaven, let us become a virtuous people." Samuel Adams "If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin." Samuel Adams "Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature.... If the next centennial does not find us a great nation ... it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces." James Garfield, the twentieth president of the United States, 1877 "The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government -- lest it come to dominate our lives and interests." Patrick Henry "The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers." Thomas Jefferson "I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves, (A)nd if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power." Thomas Jefferson "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." Abraham Lincoln "We have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us." Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation "To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." Abraham Lincoln "We the People are the rightful masters of both Congress and the Courts--not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution." Abraham Lincoln "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." Abraham Lincoln "The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home." James Madison "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it." Thomas Paine "It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government." Thomas Paine "Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does NOT mean to stand by the President or any other public official save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country." Theodore Roosevelt "Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world." Daniel Webster I love these quotes. These men had the right idea. I love America. I love our Founding Fathers. They are a great example to me. We should not forget that they are the ones who helped found this country (with the Lord's help of course). We need to show gratitude and the only way we can do this is by being a TRUE patriot and standing up for our freedom, no matter who the tyrant may be. Foreign or domestic. Don't forget them, because I am sure they were thinking of you when they were signing the our precious documents. Don't disappoint them. Make them proud, like they've done us. Teach your children about them. They are some of the most important people in history. I'm so thankful for these men. I hope someday they will be proud of me.

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