The wisdom of our founding fathers holds true today more than ever. What they projected would cause us to fall from greatness, has and continues to happen. Here are a few quotes from our founders to ponder:
” Banks have done more injury to the religion, morality, tranquility, prosperity, and even wealth of the nation than they can have done or ever will do good.” John Adams
“I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. If we run into such debts, we must be taxed in our meat and drink, in our necessities and in our comforts, in our labor and in our amusements.” Thomas Jefferson (Worth repeating I might add)
“Beware the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry.” Thomas Paine
“All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise not from defects in the Constitution or Confederation, not from a want of honor or virtue so much as from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.” John Adams
“If ever again our nation stumbles upon unfunded paper, it shall be like death to our body politic. This country will crash.” George Washington
Here is my favorite: “I wish it were possible to obtain a single amendment to our Constitution. I would be willing to depend on that alone for the reduction of the administration of our government to the genuine principles of its Constitution; I mean an additional article, taking from the federal government the power of borrowing.” Thomas Jefferson
I believe this is still the greatest country on the planet. I don’t have to tell you what our fore fathers faced to gain our independence. The turmoil and struggles they faced are not that different from what we face today. They fought and won, and then built the nation it became, virtually from scratch. We face a similar battle that only living in a modern time makes different.
We can rebuild this nation to an even greater greatness. We can regain a more respected place in the world, one that we are looked up to than looked down on.
We need to start by using our minds, our voices and common sense. I believe there isn’t a problem that doesn’t have a solution. This is 2014, we have the knowledge to find the answers……… are we willing?
Oh, by the way, we still have a right to assembly, together we make a very powerful voice.