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Sam Adams, August 1776
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08-22-2012, 10:31 PM #1
Sam Adams, August 1776
In regards to the increasingly invasive thugs known as the TSA, who have already spread out from our airports, here's some excerpts from American Independence speech that Sam Adams gave in 1776.
“You darkeners of counsel, who would make the property, lives and religion of millions depend on the evasive interpretations of musty parchments; who would send us to antiquated charters of uncertain and contradictory meaning, to prove that the present generation are not bound to be victims to cruel and unforgiving despotism, tell us whether our pious and generous ancestors bequeathed to us the miserable privilege of having the rewards of our honesty, industry, the fruits of those fields which they purchased and bled for, wrested from us at the will of men over whom we have no check."
“Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say, What should be the reward of such sacrifices? Bid us and our posterity bow the knee, and supplicate the friendship, and plough, and sow, and reap, to glut the avarice of the men who have let loose on us the dogs of war to riot in our blood and hunt us from the face of the earth? If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom – go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
“Courage, then, my countrymen, our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty. Dismissing, therefore, the justice of our cause, as incontestable, the only question is, What is best for us to pursue in our present circumstances?”
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08-23-2012, 06:43 AM #2
It really sad how little of the ideals and spoken words of the founding fathers was taught to me in school. It also infuriates me when I see current politicians like Rombama even mentioning the founders, like they know or have anything in common with them.Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
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08-23-2012, 07:23 AM #4“May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't.” - General George S. Patton
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08-23-2012, 09:39 AM #6
What bothers me most is the headlong rush into Socialism both parties seem to be embracing in an effort to appease the masses. Toss in the doctrine of submission to authority and compliance being taught in schools and reinforced in the media and all I can think of for our future is "Hell in a handbasket".
What happened to "Question Authority" ?
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