Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. Experience has taught us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession, and when the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
It is impossible to govern the world without God. It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits and humbly implore his protection and favor.
Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself.
A pack of jackasses led by a lion is superior to a pack of lions led by a jackass.
Occupants of public offices love power and are prone to abuse it.
Be Americans. Let there be no sectionalism, no North, South, East or West. You are all dependent on one another and should be one in union. In one word, be a nation. Be Americans, and be true to yourselves.
But if the laws are to be so trampled upon with impunity, and a minority is to dictate to the majority, there is an end put at one stroke to republican government, and nothing but anarchy and confusion is to be expected thereafter.
However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Do not let anyone claim tribute of American patriotism if they even attempt to remove religion from politics.
The future of this nation depends on the Christian training of our youth.
All Freemasonry should be disbanded in America because our organization has been infiltrated by the Illuminati and they have bad intention for America and the World.
The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them. The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die.
Oh, eternal and everlasting God, direct my thoughts, words and work. Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the Lamb and purge my heart by Thy Holy Spirit. Daily, frame me more and more in the likeness of Thy son, Jesus Christ, that living in Thy fear, and dying in Thy favor, I may in thy appointed time obtain the resurrection of the justified unto eternal life. Bless, O Lord, the whole race of mankind and let the world be filled with the knowledge of Thee and Thy son, Jesus Christ.
When one side only of a story is heard and often repeated, the human mind becomes impressed with it insensibly.
One’s god dictates the kind of law one implements and also controls the application and development of that law over time. Given enough time, all non-Christian systems of law self-destruct in a fit of tyranny.
Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains taken to bring it to light.
Where are our Men of abilities? Why do they not come forth to save their Country?
The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.
The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism . . .
The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.
I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery.
We can not guarantee success, we can strive to deserve it.
Freedom and Property Rights are inseparable. You can’t have one without the other.
Government is at best a petulant servant and at worst a tyrannical master.