Quotes for Independence Day — Part 1

I love American History. David McCullough’s book, The American Spirit, is breathing new hope into my heart this season. In the mockery of what is happening currently, his words are so refreshing. I also look to history and those who were part of shaping our nation. Those were days of hope and courage. I need those words again. 

The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.n — JOHN ADAMS

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. — JOHN ADAMS

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” –GEORGE WASHINGTON

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” –BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

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