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No one can deny that many of the founding fathers of the United States of America were men of deep religious convictions based in the Bible and faith in Jesus Christ. Of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence , nearly half 24 held seminary or Bible school degrees. These Christian quotes of the founding fathers on religion will give you an overview of their strong moral and spiritual convictions which helped form the foundations of our nation and our government. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian. Every member would be obliged in conscience, to temperance, frugality, and industry; to justice, kindness, and charity towards his fellow men; and to piety, love, and reverence toward Almighty God What a Eutopia, what a Paradise would this region be. III, p.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "constitution" Showing of This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles. When these things can be said, then may that country boast its constitution and government.
It is Favorable to liberty. Freedom can exist only in the society of knowledge. Without learning, men are incapable of knowing their rights, and where learning is confined to a few people, liberty can be neither equal nor universal. I had always hoped that this land might become a safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous and persecuted part of mankind, to whatever nation they might belong. We have staked the whole future of our new nation, not upon the power of government; far from it.
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Our Founding Fathers risked everything they had to create a new nation, the United States of America. Had the American Revolution failed, each of them would have faced execution — and the loss of all their property, which would have condemned their wives and children to a life of poverty. It was a remarkable gamble, because most of the Founding Fathers were already wealthy, successful men. For further inspiration and insight, please read some of the best quotes from our Founding Fathers on liberty, freedom, morality, patriotism, our republic, democracy, Constitutional law, and American Exceptionalism:. I hope you will make a good use of it. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.
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. Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it. Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only law book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited!
In giving a definition of the simple kinds of government known throughout the world, I have occasion to describe what I meant by a democracy; and I think I termed it, that government in which the people retain the supreme power, and exercise it either collectively or by representation. This constitution declares this principle, in its terms an din its consequences, which is evident from the manner in which it is announced. The extension of the theory and practice of representation through all the different departments of the sate is another very important acquisition made, by the Americans, in the science of jurisprudence and government. To the ancients, this theory and practice seem to have been altogether unknown. To this moment, the representation of the people is not the sole principle of any government in Europe The American States enjoy the glory and happiness of diffusing this vital principle throughout all the different divisions and departments of the government.