A Sampling of Dr. Susan Rempel’s Favorite Quotes

 

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1880’s Cartoon about the Declaration of Independence

A Sampling of Dr. Susan Rempel’s Favorite Quotes

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. – John Adams

 

 If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions. -James Madison

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children (America), the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done. -Ronald Reagan

In a free government the security for civil rights must be the same as that for religious rights. – James Madison (Federalist 51)

The cement of this union is the heart-blood of every American. – Thomas Jefferson

I shall know but one country. The ends I aim at shall be my country’s, my God’s and Truth’s. I was born an American; I live an American; I shall die an American. –Daniel Webster

We can’t all be Washingtons, but we can all be patriots. -Charles F. Browne

 And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country. -John F. Kennedy

General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if your seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! -Ronald Reagan

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. -Nathan Hale

Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve. – George W. Bush

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty. –John F. Kennedy

Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people. -Abraham Lincoln

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! -Patrick Henry

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands. One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. -The Pledge Of Allegiance

God bless America, land that I love,
Stand beside her, and guide her,
Through the night, with the light from above,
From the mountains, to the prairies
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, my home sweet home,
God bless America! My Home Sweet Home! -Irving Berlin, God Bless America

And I’m proud to be an American,
Where at least I know I’m free,
And I won’t forget the men who died,
Who gave that right to me
And I’ll proudly stand up next to him to defend her still today,
Cuz there aint no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA -Lee Greenwood, Proud To Be An American

A Sampling of Dr. Susan Rempel's Favorite Quotes

A Smattering of Favorite Quotes From the Founders About the Importance of Limited Government:

“I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” Thomas Jefferson

“There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” James Madison

“Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.” George Washington

“A Republic, if you can keep it.” Benjamin Franklin

“The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.” James Madison, Federalist 45

“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it. The fabric of American empire ought to rest on the solid basis of THE CONSENT OF THE PEOPLE. The streams of national power ought to flow from that pure, original fountain of all legitimate authority.” Alexander Hamilton, Federalist 22

“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”  Benjamin Franklin

“The government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like the state governments, whose powers are more general.” James Madison

“When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.” Benjamin Franklin

“Most bad government has grown out of too much government.” Thomas Jefferson

“Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.” Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776

“The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.” Thomas Jefferson

“If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.” James Madison

“If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of religion into their own hands; they may appoint teachers in every State, county and parish and pay them out of their public treasury; they may take into their own hands the education of children, establishing in like manner schools throughout the Union; they may assume the provision of the poor; they may undertake the regulation of all roads other than post-roads; in short, every thing, from the highest object of state legislation down to the most minute object of police, would be thrown under the power of Congress. … Were the power of Congress to be established in the latitude contended for, it would subvert the very foundations, and transmute the very nature of the limited Government established by the people of America.” –James Madison

Quotes about the National Debt

 

“Gentlemen of the House of Representatives: It is my duty to recommend to your serious consideration those objects which by the Constitution are placed particularly within your sphere – the national debts and taxes. …. as no nation can raise within the year by taxes sufficient sums for its defense and military operations in time of war the sums loaned and debts contracted have necessarily become the subjects of what have been called funding systems. The consequences arising from the continual accumulation of public debts in other countries ought to admonish us to be careful to prevent their growth in our own. The national defense must be provided for as well as the support of Government; but both should be accomplished as much as possible by immediate taxes, and as little as possible by loans.”

(John Adams….First State of the Union Address)