Our heavenly Father understands our disappointment, suffering, pain, fear, and doubt. He is always there to encourage our hearts and help us understand that He's sufficient for all of our needs. When I accepted this as an absolute truth in my life, I found that my worrying stopped.— Charles Stanley
Bumbling Our Founding Fathers quotations
Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.
I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.
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.
Those who live by mystery & charlatanerie, fearing you would render them useless by simplifying the Christian philosophy - the most sublime and benevolent, but most perverted system that ever shone on man - endeavored to crush your well-earned & well-deserved fame.
Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.
The only foundation for . . . a republic is to be laid in Religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments.
Let us by wise and constitutional measures promote intelligence among the people as the best means of preserving our liberties.
Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.
The path of progress is seldom smooth.
New things are often found hard to do. Our fathers found them so. We find them so. But are we not made better for the effort and scarifice?
July 4th ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion.
Without Virtue there can be no liberty
The hocus-pocus phantasm of a God, like another Cerberus, with one body and three heads, had its birth and growth in the blood of thousands and thousands of martyrs.
You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.
[Our Constitution] is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.
Cursed be all that learning that is contrary to the cross of Christ.
The rights essential to happiness. . . . We claim them from a higher source - from the King of kings and Lord of all the earth.
Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of Morals and his Religion, as he left them to us, the best the World ever saw or is likely to see; but I apprehend it has received various corrupting Changes; and I have, with most of the present Dissenters in England, some doubts as to his divinity.
Congress has no power to make any religious establishments.
Coercion by government, the main fear of our founding fathers, is now its most common attribute.
The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die.
The only means of establishing and perpetuating our republican forms of government is the universal education of our youth in the principles of Christianity by means of the Bible.
And quit bringing up our forefathers and saying they were civil libertarians.
Our founding fathers would have never tolerated any of this crap. For God's sake, they were blowing peoples' heads off because they put a tax on their breakfast beverage. And it wasn't even coffee.
We Recognize No Sovereign but God, and no King but Jesus!
The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the law of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.
In our town there was a Gestapo officer who loved to play chess.
After the occupation began, he found out that my father was the chess master of the region, and so he had him to his house every night.
I therefore beg leave to move that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessing on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning.
We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.
Mystery is made a convenient Cover for absurdity.
Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause.
If ever again our nation stumbles upon unfunded paper, it shall surely be like death to our body politic. This country will crash.
I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery.
For my part, I sincerely esteem the Constitution, a system which without the finger of God, never could have been suggested and agreed upon by such a diversity of interests.
Outlawing religion form the political arena is not what the Founding Fathers intended when they drafted the First Amendment. We do a grave disservice to our country by removing the influence of religion. If you separate God from the public arena, inevitably you separate good from our government.