Jefferson, Hancock, and Adams Comment on the New Year – Sort of…
Okay, so our founding fathers didn’t actually say and write these words at the beginning of any calendar year, but I’m going to take the liberty in saying I’m pretty sure these guys wouldn’t mind me borrowing their words as we usher in another historical election year, especially considering the times.
2008 Was Bad Enough, But 2012 Will Be Tell-Tale
In 2012, will the people of the United States of America vote to turn back toward the founding principles of the most exceptional nation on earth, or will we choose to stay the course heading towards a Marxist-tyranny?
Guess that will depend upon whether or not we heed our founders’ words during this critical test of our Republic’s will and convictions.
Borrowing from some of the best as I assemble this 2012 New Year’s post.
“God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever; That a revolution of the wheel of fortune, a change of situation, is among possible events; that it may become probable by Supernatural influence! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in that event.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
–Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XVIII, p. 237.
“Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual. … Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us.” ~ John Hancock
–History of the United States of America, Vol. II, p. 229.
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” ~ John Adams
Just a Drop in the Bucket
And these words are just a drop in the bucket from those who resisted tyranny to bring us freedom. America will do well to ponder our founding fathers’ words of wisdom and hold firm in 2012.
After all, against all odds, these guys laid the foundation for freedom virtually unknown in history. They should know.
It’s going to be an interesting year, no doubt.