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ARTICLE: Thomas Jefferson Is Rightly Remembered As a Great Founding Father


Every school child is imbued with a history of the American Revolution that glorifies the great accomplishments, political, military and social, of the famous founding fathers. We learn that George Washington; the Father of the United States was a great military leader, farmer, p[MORE]

ARTICLE: The Failure of the Founders of The US Constitution


Several years ago I began to feel overwhelmed by all the reports coming from Washington, especially the multitude of deficit spending and I decided to get involved. I began asking myself if the Founders may have overlooked something in the U.S. Constitution which could have preve[MORE]

ARTICLE: American Morality - A Glimmer of Hope on the Horizon


Has the United States lost it's basic principle of morality? Has the United States moved away from the guiding principles that this country was founded on?[MORE]

ARTICLE: Benjamin Franklin: America's Founding Father


Benjamin Franklin has been an inspiration to all Americans and many of us have come to learn about his great accomplishments and their impacts on our society usually in the first few years of grammar school. Almost every child learning about Colonial America and the birth of our [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: The History of Government and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms


Let's take a look at several thousand years of governmental disarmament of the populace. Of course all the while, the rulers, their guards and armies remained armed.[MORE]

ARTICLE: "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" - But In Current Textbooks the Context of These Words is Deleted


While I didn't write or compile this mountain of support information, I would ask you offer a humble prayer of thanks for that man or woman who did. Now it my/our privilege to offer free~reprint rights to others who dare to share the truth. Respectifully ,Russ Miles [MORE]

ARTICLE: That Something


AMERICA has been different from any other nation on earth. Here is why. The men who cut the pattern for Americans a century and three-quarters ago, held a deep conviction that men-all men-are born with qualities that give them a unique status.[MORE]

ARTICLE: Analysis and Effect of the Declaration of Independence


The Declaration may be divided into three parts, and it put an end to the inconsistency of the colonial position.[MORE]

BOOK: The story of the Declaration of Independence


This book is broken down into three parts. Part One: The Declaration Then, Part Two: The Signers, and Part Three: The Declaration Until Now. it also contains a bunch of good pictures and a list of acknowledgements.[MORE]

Quote 25 details Share on Google+ - Quote 25 Linked In Share Button - Quote 25 I have from my Youth been indefatigable studious to gain and treasure up in my Mind all useful and desirable Knowledge, especially such as tends to improve the Mind, and enlarge the Understanding.

Benjamin Franklin: Silence Dogood Letter #3 - April 30, 1722

Quote 63 details Share on Google+ - Quote 63 Linked In Share Button - Quote 63 As long as Property exists, it will accumulate in Individuals and Families. As long as Marriage exists, Knowledge, Property and Influence will accumulate in Families.

John Adams: letter to Abigail Adams, July 17, 1775

Quote 61 details Share on Google+ - Quote 61 Linked In Share Button - Quote 61 A constitution founded on these principles introduces knowledge among the people, and inspires them with a conscious dignity becoming freemen; a general emulation takes place, which causes good humor, sociability, good manners, and good morals to be general. That elevation of sentiment inspired by such a government, makes the common people brave and enterprising. That ambition which is inspired by it makes them sober, industrious, and frugal.

John Adams: Thoughts on Government, 1776

Quote 79 details Share on Google+ - Quote 79 Linked In Share Button - Quote 79 If there is a form of government, then, whose principle and foundation is virtue, will not every sober man acknowledge it better calculated to promote the general happiness than any other form?

John Adams: Thoughts on Government, 1776

Quote 88 details Share on Google+ - Quote 88 Linked In Share Button - Quote 88 Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given them understandings, and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge; I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers.

John Adams: Dissertation on Canon and Feudal Law, 1765

Quote 110 details Share on Google+ - Quote 110 Linked In Share Button - Quote 110 Wisdom and knowledge, as well as virtue, diffused generally among the body of the people, being necessary for the preservation of their rights and liberties, and as these depend on spreading the opportunities and advantages of education in the various parts of the country, and among the different orders of people, it shall be the duty of legislators and magistrates... to cherish the interest of literature and the sciences, and all seminaries of them.

John Adams: Thoughts on Government, 1776

Quote 131 details Share on Google+ - Quote 131 Linked In Share Button - Quote 131 Good constitutions are formed upon a comparison of the liberty of the individual with the strength of government: If the tone of either be too high, the other will be weakened too much. It is the happiest possible mode of conciliating these objects, to institute one branch peculiarly endowed with sensibility, another with knowledge and firmness. Through the opposition and mutual control of these bodies, the government will reach, in its regular operations, the perfect balance between liberty and power.

Alexander Hamilton: speech to the New York Ratifying Convention, June 25, 1788

Quote 142 details Share on Google+ - Quote 142 Linked In Share Button - Quote 142 A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing... than ... communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?

George Washington: A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government.

Quote 203 details Share on Google+ - Quote 203 Linked In Share Button - Quote 203 The prosperity of commerce is now perceived and acknowledged by all enlightened statesmen to be the most useful as well as the most productive source of national wealth, and has accordingly become a primary object of its political cares.

Alexander Hamilton: Federalist No. 12, November 27, 1787
The Federalist Papers

Quote 215 details Share on Google+ - Quote 215 Linked In Share Button - Quote 215 There is no part of the administration of government that requires extensive information and a thorough knowledge of the principles of political economy, so much as the business of taxation. The man who understands those principles best will be least likely to resort to oppressive expedients, or sacrifice any particular class of citizens to the procurement of revenue. It might be demonstrated that the most productive system of finance will always be the least burdensome.


Quote 245 details Share on Google+ - Quote 245 Linked In Share Button - Quote 245 All the States but our own are sensible that knowledge is power.

Thomas Jefferson: letter to Joseph C. Cabell, January 22, 1820

Quote 253 details Share on Google+ - Quote 253 Linked In Share Button - Quote 253 Born in other countries, yet believing you could be happy in this, our laws acknowledge, as they should do, your right to join us in society, conforming, as I doubt not you will do, to our established rules. That these rules shall be as equal as prudential considerations will admit, will certainly be the aim of our legislatures, general and particular.

Thomas Jefferson: letter to Hugh White, May 2, 1801

Quote 298 details Share on Google+ - Quote 298 Linked In Share Button - Quote 298 A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.

James Madison: letter to W.T. Barry, August 4, 1822

Quote 329 details Share on Google+ - Quote 329 Linked In Share Button - Quote 329 I acknowledge, in the ordinary course of government, that the exposition of the laws and Constitution devolves upon the judicial. But I beg to know upon what principle it can be contended that any one department draws from the Constitution greater powers than another in marking out the limits of the powers of the several departments.

James Madison: speech in the Congress of the United States, June 17, 1789



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