Masons Claim George Washington was one of their lifelong members.
How many times does one president have to be vindicated??? Most of the photos of Washington in Masonic garb are fake. He refused to sit for them. Congressional hearings dispute Masonic claims of founding fathers being part of new “Speculative” Masonry created on 1 May 1798.
Masonic Handbook admitted in 1956 George Washington was offered title of “Grand Master” and refused.
Masons have used his earlier involvement with Masons under “Operative Masonry” to gain membership. Membership in the Masonic Lodges dropped severely after Prof. John Robinson’s book “Proofs of a Conspiracy” (1798).
Proofs of a conspiracy against all the religions and governments of Europe : carried on in the secret meetings of Free Masons, Illuminati, and reading societies
George Washington letters warning about the dangerous Illuminati to Rev, Snyder in reference to Professor John Robinson’s book Washington corrected Rev. Snyder he had not attended lodge meetings in over 30 years.
“I have heard much of the nefarious, and dangerous plan, and doctrines of the Illuminati” – George Washington – 1798
Communist Goals (1963) Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963
#30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
VINDICATION of GENERAL. WASHINGTON from the Stigma of Secret Societies
Extract from the Journal of the House of Representatives—
vol. I, page 276,
January, 20, 1837.
Jonathan Williams recorded in his Legions of Satan (1781) that General Cornwallis revealed to General Washington
during the signing of the Article of Capitulation signed by Cornwallis at Yorktown that,“A holy war will now begin on America, and when it is ended America will be supposedly the citadel of freedom, but her millions will unknowingly be loyal subjects to the Crown.”Cornwallis went on to explain what would seem to be a self contradiction,”Your churches will be used to teach the Jew’s religion and in less than two hundred years the whole nation will be working for Divine World Government. That government that they believe to be divine will be the British Empire. All religions will be permeated with Judaism without even being noticed by the masses, and they will all be under the invisible all-seeing eye of the Grand Architect of Freemasonry.” General Cornwallis to General Washington as recorded by Jonathan Williams, ‘Legions of Satan’, 1781
It is certain that Senator Joseph McCarthy did much research on the Communist conspiracy. He came too close when he discovered British Israel and its Kingdom Message propaganda. The following quotes are from an article with the title: GEORGE WASHINGTON’S SURRENDER:
“And many of the people of the land became Jews. Esther 9:17. The confession of General Cornwallis to General Washington at Yorktown has been well hidden by historians. History books and text books have taught for years that when Cornwallis surrendered his army to General Washington that American independence came, and we lived happily ever after until the tribulations of the twentieth century. Jonathan Williams recorded in his LEGIONS OF SATAN, 1781, that Cornwallis revealed to Washington that “a holy war will now begin on America, and when it is ended America will be supposedly the citadel of freedom, but her millions will unknowingly be loyal subjects to the Crown.” Cornwallis went on to explain what would seem to be a self contradiction: “Your churches will be used to teach the Jew’s religion and in less than two hundred years the whole nation will be working for divine world government. That government that they believe to be divine will be the British Empire. All religions will be permeated with Judaism without even being noticed by the masses, and they will all be under the invisible all-seeing eye of the Grand Architect of Freemasonry.” And indeed George Washington himself was a Mason, and he gave back through a false religion what he had won with his army. Cornwallis well knew that his military defeat was only the beginning of world catastrophe that would be universal and that unrest would continue until mind control could be accomplished through a false religion.What he predicted has come to pass. A brief sketch of American religious history and we have seen Masonry infused into every church in America with their veiled Phallic religion. Darby and the Plymouth Brethren brought a Jewish Christianity to America. Masons Rutherford and Russell started Jehovah Witnesses’ Judaism which is now worldwide with their message of the divine kingdom. Mason Joseph Smith started Mormon Judaism with its Jewish teaching of millennialism. At the turn of the twentieth century there appeared the Scofield Bible with a Jewish interpretation of the prophecies. With wide use of this “helpful” aid all the American churches have silently become synagogues. We now have Baptist Jews, Methodist Jews, Church of God Jews, apostate Catholic Jews, and many Protestant Jews throughout America. We are aliens in our own country because of false religion. All are praying for divine deliverance into that “Divine Government” which Cornwallis knew to be the British Empire. A false religion has been used to deceive us into allegiance to our enemies of Yorktown and Bunker Hill. No! Not a gun has been fired but the invisible and malignant process of conquering America with the Jew’s religion has gone on unabated. The Union Jack has been planted in our hearts with religious deception. All has happened “legally,” “constitutionally,” “freely” and completely within our most sacred trust — our churches. Religious deception is painless innoculation against truth. It cannot be removed from the conscience with surgery, yet it is the motivator of our actions and directly controls our lives. Once man gives over to false religion, he is no longer rational because he originates no thought. His life is controlled by whomever controls his religion.The veil of false religion is the sword of Damocles and its power to control humanity defies even the imagination of tyrants who use it. This is not to say that George Washington was a traitor willingly, or knowingly. He was beguiled into a Satanic religious order that insidiously controls men’s minds. So have American statesmen and military leaders down through the years given aid and allegiance to the enemies of the United States because they did not have knowledge of the invisible subterfuge that stalks this land. My eyes were opened the day my colleague from Ohio handed me Wagner’s FREEMASONRY AN INTERPRETATION. If every American would read it, they would no longer ask why and how it has happened.”End of quote from GEORGE WASHINGTON’S SURRENDER Given by Senator Joseph McCarthy, six months before his mouth was closed forever.Born: 14 November 1908 Died: 2 May 1957
THE DUAL ATTACKS AGAINST AMERICA, CONSTITUTION AND CHRISTIANTY
“Religion in America…must be regarded as the foremost of the political institutions of that country; for if it does not impart a taste for freedom, it facilitates the use of it…This opinion is not peculiar to a class of citizens or a party, but it belongs to the whole nation.” Alexis De Toqueville
IS AMERICA’S CONSTITUTION AND THE AGE OF THE GENTILES REALLY OVER? America’s War against colonialism of Established Religions. The confusion is dual party support of each enemy to liberty and Religious Freedom. The ignorance of “Divide and Conquer” strategy at play is destroying us. No one should be above attacks when in defense of U.S. Constitution!
“I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.”
George Washington May 10, 1789 Letter to the United Baptist Churches in Virginia
John Voight gave credit to America for Penelope’s wealth in his letter however the issue at hand is Voight’s allegiance to Noahide Law. Has not all nations been blessed by America?
“Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.” – Daniel Webster
Coming Jewish ‘Utopia’ Ruled By Noahide Laws
The Encyclopedia Judaica says hope in the coming Jewish messiah is intense, especially among Orthodox Jews in Israel: “Orthodoxy retains unimpaired the traditional doctrine
Among Orthodox rabbis, there is no lack of speculation on the meaning of contemporary events in light of the messianic hope.” (“Messiah,” p. 1416)
Jesus contrasts the faith of the Roman Centurion with that of unbelieving Israel: “I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.” Matthew 8:10 and Luke 7:9
Jon Voight, from Hollywood to the 7 laws of Noah
First World Conference of the Noahide Nations. John Voight avid supporter of Chabad-Lubavitch (Noahide Laws) Movement not only hosts TV fundraiser telethons also awarded “Tzedakah” Award. In Judiasm there is no word for charity so “Tzedakah” meaning RIGHTEOUSNESS, JUSTICE OR FAIRNESS is used. In totalitarian established religion socialism is obvious with only ruling elite possessing wealth. The eliminate of all property rights was clear in Karl Marx 10 Communist Planks.
Most of the world’s great religions teach that their own way will prevail in the end. Muslims believe the whole world will someday accept their one God, Allah, and Mohammed as his prophet. Most Christians believe that in a coming “millennium” Christ will firmly yet benevolently rule a restored and enlightened world. Religious Jews also await their future triumph, promised by the Talmud. They keenly anticipate the messiah they believe will exalt the Jewish people and Hebraic monotheism to dominate the nations. What happens to everyone else?
John Voight recent letter to actor Penelope Cruz for her support of Palestinian state. What Americans must understand. The goal of Palestinian state has always been the goal of U.N. even under “The League of Nations”.A Palestinian State has always been end goal of U.N. From the initial attempt with League of Nations spearheaded by Woodrow Wilson to present U.N. accomplished by FDR and Elenore Roosevelt. The reason the League of Nations dissolved was U.S. would not join during failed attempt by Woodrow Wilson. Why did they need U.S. to make it happen??? Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord Proverbs 33:12 Are God’s promises/blessings conditional upon obedience? With the strange religions funded by U.N./UNESCO NGO’s these are questions every American should be asking! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/League_of_Nations_members
Did our Founding Fathers pull a fast one on tyrannical powers? Founding Fathers solved the “Morality” issue and tyrannical powers. They wrote biblical laws into judicial laws to create morality within its society while giving “The People” and “Republic” the largest sum of power.
“Christianity is part of the common law” James Wilson, Signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution Supreme Court Justice appointed by George Washington Spoke 168 times during the Constitutional Convention [Sources: James Wilson, Course of Lectures [vol 3, p.122]; and quoted in Updegraph v. The Commonwealth, 11 Serg, & R. 393, 403 (1824).]
And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of “Jesus”. Then he stood on the sand of the sea… Revelation 12:17-13:1
Lucis Trust Spiritual NGO of U.N. While Christians are misguided by twisted interruption of Jefferson’s letter to Danbury Baptist.
Thomas Paine was atheist/humanist agreeing with Hobbes philosophy rather than John Locke. Our Founding Fathers disagreed with him to point of calling him out on Constitutional Floor. Our Founding Fathers many being graduates of seminary went to pains setting government which would prevent even Christianity from becoming established religion.
“We hold it for a fundamental and undeniable truth “that religion, or the duty which we owe our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence.” The religion, then, of every man must be left to the conviction and conscience of every man: and that it is the right of every man to exercise it as these may dictate”.
— James Madison, A Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments, addressed to the Virginia General Assembly, June 20, 1785
“No nation is better than its sacred book. In that book are expressed its highest ideals of life, and no nation rises
above those ideals. No nation has a sacred book to be compared with ours. This American nation from its first
settlement at Jamestown to the present hour is based upon and permeated by the principles of the BIBLE.
The more this BIBLE enters into our national life the grander and purer and better will that life become” David Josiah Brewer
Will Socialism/Communist lead way to Established Religion? Can they can peace as U.S. Constitution has done?
Romans 11:25 – For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in See Luke 21:24, Revelation 11:2
Jon Voight: I’m a Chabadnik at heart While addressing a cornerstone-laying ceremony in a Jewish east Jerusalem neighborhood, American Academy Award winning actor Jon Voight told the audience “I’m a Chabadnik at heart”
John Voight has hosted Chabad telethon for years on UPN Channel 13. Actor Jon Voight dances up a mitzvah
September 13, 2008 For years, he has participated in the annual Chabad telethon, and he will do so again Sunday. LA Times
“We hold it for a fundamental and undeniable truth “that religion, or the duty which we owe our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by forceor violence.” The religion, then, of every man must be left to the conviction and conscience of every man: and that it is the right of every man to exercise it as these may dictate”.
— James Madison, A Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments, addressed to the Virginia General Assembly, June 20, 1785
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE
The First Amendment’s Establishment Clause prohibits the government from making any law “respecting an establishment of religion.” This clause not only forbids the government from establishing an official religion, but also prohibits government actions that unduly favor one religion over another. It also prohibits the government from unduly preferring religion over non-religion, or non-religion over religion.
Christ’s ministry was “unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel”Matthew 10:23
I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. John 5:43
Q & A Why do Jews not Accept Jesus Question: Why do Jews not accept Jesus as a god or a messiah?
Christians have received a bad name stated they murdered during Spanish Inquisition. But was the Spanish Inquisition really Christians or Roman Catholic church and Germanic Kings?
Adolf Hitler had this interesting statement on Spanish Inquisition, Charles Martel and “Grand Warrior”. Another interesting “Stubborn Fact” is Heinrich Himmler was trained Jesuit Priest prior to heading SS.
What Is Kabbalah? The Soul of Judaism
God or Messiah? What is the “Messiah Essence” in Qabalah/Kabbalah?
In the year 1666 Sabbatai Zevi declared himself “The Jewish Messiah”. After collecting a huge following he was jailed. After his release his followings enthusiasm had died died and he converted to Islam.
Are Jews above the Laws of God and does God consider them above other races? What areAshkenazi Jews? Hebrews or Converts? Ashkenaz, “The Jews of Germany”), are a Jewish ethnic division, which coalesced in the Holy Roman Empire around the turn of the first millennium.[
Ephesians 2:12 That ye were, I say, at that time [a]without Christ, and were [b]aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and were strangers from the covenants of promise, and had no hope, and were without God in the world. GNV
This carnal and erroneous concept of what it means to be blessed, coupled with a misunderstanding of the LORD’s words to Abraham “I will bless those who bless you and whoever curses you I will curse,” has given rise to something akin to superstition regarding the blessing of Abraham’s descendants, assuming that “blessing” unbelieving Israel (in temporal terms) will guarantee them temporal blessings in return.
The result of “Education Day” brainwashing have misconstrued biblical truth. The only way to impart the blessing of the LORD to Israel is to unashamedly proclaim the good news (gospel) of Jesus Christ. The only way to receive the blessing is to welcome the good news which comes through the messengers of Christ: How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” (Isaiah 52:7).http://www.messianicgoodnews.org/i-will-bless-those-who…/
Didn’t the American Government sign a law recognizing the Noahide Laws?
Is it not obvious Jesus Christ came to replace Levitical Priesthood with himself as high priest of Order of Melchizedek.
Can we Cherry Pick which laws we obey? And if anyone takes away from the words of this prophetic book, God will take away his share of the tree of life and the holy city, written in this book. Revelation 22:19
Romans 3:31 Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law.
And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws… – Daniel 7:25
After immigrant pastors attempting to subvert religion in America U.S. Supreme Court ruled two rulings in February 29, 1892. One on immigration:
The other addressing America’s Identity as a nation.
“These and many other matters which might be noticed, add a volume of unofficial declarations to the mass of organic utterances that this is a Christian nation.” Supreme Court Ruling Trinity Church vs. U.S. 143 U.S. 457 (1892) No. 43. If you were attacking U.S. from within using Cold War stragety to take the country whole you’d attack it’s (CoG). Rewrite History to destroy “The Experiment”.
Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist–denying the Father and the Son. 1 John 2:22
Matzav.com Is the privilege to bear arms only to those fulfilling the commitment of service in IDF?
Wednesday December 19, 2012 4:12 AMnly 2.5% of Israelis can legally carry a firearm, compared to 47% in America. Of those in Israel, 40,000 are security guards who work in supermarkets, malls and schools. But those who are licensed have proved capable of acting swiftly and effectively time and again to neutralize attackers during acts of terrorism.“In 40-50 cases over the past 10 years, armed Israeli citizens have intervened during terror attacks,” said Dr. Shlomo Shapiro, a senior research fellow at Bar-Ilan University’s BESA Center. “In 70% of those cases, their intervention was crucial.”The two critical factors explaining Israeli civilians’ relatively effective responses are training and an embedded sense of responsibility for one another. The training begins with the military, where combat soldiers are taught from day one to charge the enemy.Hosea “My people are destroyed for a lack of Knowledge” Who knows the history of “Transfer Agreement” and “Balfour Declaration” in creating the nation of Israel. http://israelity.com/2011/07/31/nostalgia-sunday-up-rothschild-boulevard-2/
ENDOWED BY THE CREATOR
“Founding Fathers” Declared Dependence on Creator God on “Independence Day”
Why would Jews go back to Moses when Noah came after Moses?
There are two opposing forces in the world today seeking 100% domination over the entire globe. That is Sharia Law and Noahide Laws. America’s political parties have been infected. We must understand Washington’s warnings in his Farewell Address to “Spirit of Party”. Do you understand which party supports Sharia and which supports Noahide Laws? The most amazing thing about living in America is our Constitution the greatest document in history besides the Ten Commandments and The bible on which was the foundation of Constitutional and Judaical Laws.
“We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We’ve staked the future of all our political institutions upon our capacity…to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.” [1778 James Madison to the General Assembly of the State of Virginia
During last debates on Constitutional Floor at a time when no agreement could be reached Benjamin Franklin made an amazing speech. Franklin reminded others present of the need for prayer and victory of Revolutionary War was won by appeals to heaven. Preview Changes
The phrase “An Appeal to Heaven” and blueprint of Declaration of Independence take from John Locke’s 2nd Treatise of Government Chapter III Sec. 21. John Lock considered “The Father of Enlightenment Period” influenced Thomas Jefferson most.
“….I have lived, Sir, a long time and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that Godgoverns in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings that “except the Lord build they labor in vain that build it.” I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall be become a reproach and a bye word down to future age. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing Governments by Human Wisdom, and leave it to chance, war, and conquest. Benjamin Franklin Constitutional Convention Address on Prayer delivered Thursday, June 28, 1787, Philadelphia, PA
Obama judge rules border wall is racist: Is America going to let the Marxist Ruling Class destroy our sovereignty?
WAKE UP!! FOR YOUR CHILDREN SAKE!! MARXIST RULING CLASS AND CULTURAL MARXISM. Thomas Jefferson warned allowing judges appointed by enemies within would lead to “DESPOTISM OF AN OLIGARCHY”
“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.”
Mexico’s Work visa applications “MUST BENEFIT MEXICAN CITIZENS AS A WHOLE”. HELLO!! Our Founding Father’s set America up JUST LIKE THIS. HOWEVER David Rockerfeller changed all that during what was called “THE GUILDED AGE”.
Industrial Age “Robber Barons” Foundations laid for America’s despotic Oligarchy. David Rockefeller and “THE GUILDED AGE” laid the foundation for the crises America is currently experiencing with immigration, among other things.
While Mexico’s President uses rhetoric of deportations which the books are being cooked Obama appointed Judge screams “Racism” which was coined by Communist back in 40’s. The word used then was “Red Baiter”. Illegals were given VIP passes in May at Senate to voice their criminal activity.;
PeopleWord.org is branch of Communist Party USA which organizing illegals “and UNAMERICAN” activities against our Fundamental laws and policies. Link to Peoples World in middle of page see link
Mexican president ‘indignant’ at U.S. deportations. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said he is “indignant” at the United States’ deportation of Mexican migrants and described U.S. lawmakers as demonstrating a “lack of conscience” in failing to pass immigration reform.
“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.” – Letter to W.T. Barry (1822-08-04) ~James Madison
Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
This is the complete text of Patrick Henry’s speech
at St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia on March 23, 1775.
“No man, Mr. President, thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony.
The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.
Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. And judging by the past, I wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the British ministry for the last ten years to justify those hopes with which gentlemen have been pleased to solace themselves and the House. Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received? Trust it not, sir; it will prove a snare to your feet. Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort. I ask gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motive for it? Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies? No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us: they can be meant for no other. They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging.
And what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been trying that for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves. Sir, we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne! In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free — if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending — if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained — we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!
They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable — and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.
It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace — but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death”
“I apprehend no danger to our country from a foreign foe . . . Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence, I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men, and become the instruments of their own undoing. Make them intelligent, and they will be vigilant; give them the means of detecting the wrong, and they will apply the remedy.”
― Daniel Webster
“[T]he belief in a God All-Powerful, wise, and good is so essential to the moral order of the world and to the happiness of man that arguments which enforce it cannot be drawn from too many sources nor adapted with too much solicitude to the different characters and capacities to be impressed with it.”
“The Rulers who are guilty of such an encroachment, exceed the commission from which they derive their authority, and are Tyrants.The People who submit to it are governed by laws made neither by themselves nor by an authority derived from them, and are slaves.”James Madison, Written Address to The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia: “A Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments” – 1785;
“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance”
“God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty…. And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”
“A patient pursuit of facts, and cautious combination and comparison of them, is the drudgery to which man is subject by his Maker, if he wishes to attain sure knowledge.” Thomas Jefferson Notes on the State of Virginia
John Adams, 2nd president
On March 6, 1789,
President Adams called for a National Day of Fasting and Prayer for the country could “call to mind our numerous offenses against the most high God, confess them before Him with the sincerest penitence, implore his pardoning mercy, through the Great Mediator and Redeemer, for our past transgression, and that through the grace of His Holy Spirit, we may be disposed and enabled to yield a more suitable obedience. . .”
On April 18, 1775, a British soldier ordered him, John Hancock, and others to “disperse in the name of George the Sovereign King of England.
Adams responded to him:
“We recognize no sovereign but God, and no king but Jesus!”
In an October 13, 1789 address to the military, he said:
“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
In a letter to Thomas Jefferson dated June 28, 1813, Adams wrote:
“The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity”