Tag Archive: Samuel Adams


Daily Quote 1.28.15

Samuel Adams

 

 

 

 

” It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Time Capsule Left By U.S. Founding Fathers Laid Bare In Boston

 

 

 

 

 

” A 220-year-old time capsule containing coins, documents and other artifacts left by U.S. founding fathers Samuel Adams and Paul Revere was opened by Massachusetts officials on Tuesday.

“ The history of Massachusetts is the history of America,” Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin said before the box was opened, adding the items were symbols of the “great hope” of the country’s founders.

  The corroded 4 1/2 kilogram brass box, removed from beneath the state house last month, was painstakingly dismantled and unpacked by custodians at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts in a gallery hung with oil portraits of both men.

  Among the items in the box were two dozen coins including a 1652 Pine Tree Shilling struck by colonists in defiance of England, a bronze medal portraying George Washington, a silver plate made by Revere and colonial records and newspapers.”

 

    Historians have opened the “time capsule” buried by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams that was unearthed in Boston last month . Continue reading about the contents here .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 11.27.14

Samuel Adams

 

 

 

” All might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they should.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 5.11.14

Samuel Adams

 

 

” If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 3.2.14

Samuel Adams

 

 

 

” If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 10.23.13

Samuel Adams

 

 

 

” Shame on the men who can court exemption from present trouble and expense at the price of their own posterity’s liberty!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 8.8.13

Samuel Adams

 

 

” Driven from every other corner of the earth, freedom of thought and the right of private judgment in matters of conscience, direct their course to this happy country as their last asylum.”

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 7.4.13

Samuel Adams

 

 

” If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Quote 6.3.13

 

Samuel Adams

 

 

” If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nat Hentoff shames Americans who have ‘discarded the Declaration of Independence’

” Then, President Barack Obama went far beyond his predecessor’s administration to become the most destructive uprooter of our Constitution in our nation’s history.

Growing up as a student at Boston Latin School, one of whose alumni was Samuel Adams, a firebrand of our American Revolution, I read American history with excitement. I learned how we always overcame grimly looming threats to our self-governing republic to become a beacon to the world.

But never did I even imagine that an American president, without insuring due process in a court of law, would – as Obama does – use a kill list to target suspected terrorists for assassination. So far this list has also included three American citizens.

Obama has taken advantage of ever-advancing digital technology, using bottomless databases that keep track of those Americans he considers persons of subversive interest. During the presidential debates, did you hear anything about our vanishing privacy? “

Quote of the Day

Samuel Adams

image

“How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! “

Quote of the Day

Samuel Adams      

 

” How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! “

John Hawkins of Rightwing News has a fine post today over at Townhall on some of the reasons behind the aforementioned decline . It is well worth your time .

Here’s a sample :

” 3) A Government That Is Far Too Large: The Founding Fathers were small government fanatics who didn’t have an income tax and were deeply suspicious of government power. That proves their wisdom because as government grows larger and more powerful, the people grow smaller, weaker, and more dependent. ”

  He includes a very prescient quote from one of our wisest founding fathers , Samuel Adams :

  “A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.”

See what you think .

Quote of the Day

Samuel Adams : 

  “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”