They who crafted the Declaration

Monday, 08 July 2013 08:38

July 3, 2013

They who crafted The Declaration of Independence—and the example they set for us



Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, working with a committee of four others (John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston).

As we prepare to celebrate the 237
th anniversary of the approval of that remarkable document, here are a few quotes from the three men most responsible for its crafting that shed light on their philosophies—and provide us wisdom we need in these challenging times.

 

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” Jefferson

“Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.” Adams

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Franklin


It’s not well-known that only about 1/3 of the colonists actively supported the War for Independence. This is yet another historic example of how it doesn’t take a majority to change the course of history.

It takes just enough people of courage, wisdom, passion and dedication, willing to fight for what they believe and resist whatever opposition is leveled against them.

Europe and the UK have learned the hard way that failure to resist radical Islam leads to the loss of both liberty and safety.

To every one of you who have chosen to join ACT! for America to resist the tyranny of radical Islam, in the indomitable spirit of the Founding Fathers, we thank you.


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