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ARTICLE: John Hart, Founding Father, Sacrificed Much for America


John Hart was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He sacrificed almost everything that he had when he put his name on the document. We cannot take the freedom for granted that he sacrificed so much for.[MORE]

ARTICLE: John Adams Teaches Us How to Overcome


Today we are facing so many social, political and economic difficulties that many people wonder whether we will be able to overcome them. Questioning whether we are able to turn around a failing system is a pertinent question because, when honestly asked, it confronts reality. A [MORE]

ARTICLE: Wise Quotes From our Founding Fathers


Does it seem as though we are relying more and more on past personalities and their comments to give us sage advice instead of developing our own morality and intellect? Who determines what is a wise quote, a funny quote or even any comment that should be immortalized by the ages[MORE]

ARTICLE: Interview with Benjamin Franklin


It was my honor to sit down with Benjamin Franklin to discuss his views on some of the common topics of the day as well as his view of what the "American Dream" is. The following post contains that interview and some interesting facts about Benjamin Franklin.[MORE]

ARTICLE: American Revolution and War for Independence


This paper is dedicated to the history of American Revolution and the War for Independence. The primary purpose of the survey given here is to carry out an analysis of the events of the late 18th century in the British colonies in North America on the basis of vast historical mat[MORE]

ARTICLE: Show Me Any Other Country


AMERICANS, in general, regard socialism as something alien and unrelated to America, and would never consider joining the Socialist party. Yet, they clamor loudly for every piece of socialistic legislation which is offered-so long as it is sugar-coated with an American label or w[MORE]

ARTICLE: The Bill of Rights


"On February 6, 1788, Massachusetts, by a narrow margin of 19 votes in a convention with a membership of 335, endorsed the new Constitution, but recommended that a bill of rights be added to protect the States from Federal encroachment on individual liberties. . . . New York ra[MORE]

ARTICLE: Liberalism Stands for Freedom


THE story about the Grand Inquisitor in Dostoevsky's novel, The Brothers Karamazov, pictures Christ as appearing in the streets of Seville during the Spanish Inquisition just as a large number of heretics had been burned at the stake. The Grand Inquisitor arrested Christ, visited[MORE]

BOOK: John Adams


In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second pres[MORE]

Quote 32 details Share on Google+ - Quote 32 Linked In Share Button - Quote 32 Finally, there seem to be but three Ways for a Nation to acquire Wealth. The first is by War as the Romans did in plundering their conquered Neighbours. This is Robbery. The second by Commerce which is generally Cheating. The third by Agriculture the only honest Way; wherein Man receives a real Increase of the Seed thrown into the Ground, in a kind of continual Miracle wrought by the Hand of God in his favour, as a Reward for his innocent Life, and virtuous Industry.

Benjamin Franklin: Positions to be Examined, April 4, 1769

Quote 76 details Share on Google+ - Quote 76 Linked In Share Button - Quote 76 I Pray Heaven to Bestow The Best of Blessing on THIS HOUSE, and on ALL that shall hereafter Inhabit it. May none but Honest and Wise Men ever rule under This Roof!

John Adams: letter to Abigail Adams, November 2, 1800

Quote 102 details Share on Google+ - Quote 102 Linked In Share Button - Quote 102 The rich, the well-born, and the able, acquire and influence among the people that will soon be too much for simple honesty and plain sense, in a house of representatives. The most illustrious of them must, therefore, be separated from the mass, and placed by themselves in a senate; this is, to all honest and useful intents, an ostracism.

John Adams: A Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America, vol 1, 1787
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Quote 242 details Share on Google+ - Quote 242 Linked In Share Button - Quote 242 A rigid economy of the public contributions and absolute interdiction of all useless expenses will go far towards keeping the government honest and unoppressive.

Thomas Jefferson: letter to Lafayette, 1823

Quote 249 details Share on Google+ - Quote 249 Linked In Share Button - Quote 249 An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens....There has never been a moment of my life in which I should have relinquished for it the enjoyments of my family, my farm, my friends & books.

Thomas Jefferson: letter to John Melish, January 13, 1813

Quote 337 details Share on Google+ - Quote 337 Linked In Share Button - Quote 337 In Europe, charters of liberty have been granted by power. America has set the example ... of charters of power granted by liberty. This revolution in the practice of the world, may, with an honest praise, be pronounced the most triumphant epoch of its history, and the most consoling presage of its happiness.

James Madison: National Gazette Essay, January 18, 1792

Quote 425 details Share on Google+ - Quote 425 Linked In Share Button - Quote 425 We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the earth for honest men to live in.

Thomas Paine: The American Crisis, No. 4, September 11, 1777
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Quote 512 details Share on Google+ - Quote 512 Linked In Share Button - Quote 512 There exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity; since we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained.

George Washington: First Inaugural Address, April 30, 1789

Quote 541 details Share on Google+ - Quote 541 Linked In Share Button - Quote 541 We cannot make Events. Our Business is wisely to improve them. There has been much to do to confirm doubting Friends & fortify the Timid. It requires time to bring honest Men to think & determine alike even in important Matters. Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.

Samuel Adams: Letter to Samuel Cooper, April 30, 1776

Quote 619 details Share on Google+ - Quote 619 Linked In Share Button - Quote 619 Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations -- entangling alliances with none.


Quote 622 details Share on Google+ - Quote 622 Linked In Share Button - Quote 622 I hope that I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider to be the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man


Quote 646 details Share on Google+ - Quote 646 Linked In Share Button - Quote 646 It is an old adage that honesty is the best policy. This applies to public as well as private life, to states as well as individuals.


Quote 648 details Share on Google+ - Quote 648 Linked In Share Button - Quote 648 I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain the character of an honest man


Quote 649 details Share on Google+ - Quote 649 Linked In Share Button - Quote 649 It appears to me that little more than common sense and common honesty in the transactions of the community at large would b necessary to make us a great and a happy nation. For if the general government lately adopted shall be arranged and administered in such a manner as to acquire the full confidence of the American people, I sincerely believe they will have greater advantages, from their natural, moral, and political circumstances, for public felicity than any other people ever possessed

George Washington: To the citizens of Baltimore, 1789

Quote 653 details Share on Google+ - Quote 653 Linked In Share Button - Quote 653 The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest

Thomas Jefferson: Summary view of the Rights of British American – 1774

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