As I talk to people today it seems that many do not understand what an incredible gift our Founding Fathers gave to us when they created this nation. Schools today teach repetition of facts (not necessarily correct facts), politically correct doctrine (not truth), and Marxist philosophy. Critical thinking skills are not to be found, and teachers from a generation that shouted “Question Authority!” now will not accept any deviance from the Socialist lesson plan that they force on our children. NO THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX! DO NOT QUESTION AUTHORITY!
As you can imagine, in talking to fellow LEO’s I am appalled at their lack of understanding of the principles and basic laws (the Constitution) that made this country great. So in an effort to help citizens understand their heritage and their duty, I will be posting quotes from our Founding Fathers. Even if you are a patriotic American, read them, memorize them, let them burn into your hearts.
“Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given them understandings, and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge; I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers.” –John Adams, Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1756
“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and 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, letter to William Charles Jarvis, 1820
“Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.” –James Wilson, Of the Study of the Law in the United States, 1790
“The right of the people to keep and bear … arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country …”
— James Madison, I Annals of Congress 434, June 8, 1789
“Government is not reason. Government is not eloquence. It is force. And, like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” —George Washington
Enough for now. More to come. Meanwhile, watch your six, be dangerous, and stay safe.