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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: Samuel Adams - Dissident Founding Father


If you had to pick one founding father who was the most dissident, rabble-rousing patriot, it would have to be Samuel Adams. Without him, U.S. citizens would probably still be paying taxes to buy down England's war debts.[MORE]

ARTICLE: The Separation of Church and State


Our founding fathers had strong beliefs in the separation of church and state. All previous societies that were built upon religious beliefs eventually failed. [MORE]

ARTICLE: The Boston Tea Party - No Taxation Without Representation


The Boston Tea Party is one of the most cherished stories from the founding of our country. This is one of the events that inspired the American colonists to stand up against tyranny imposed on them from the British government. We have heard a lot about the Tea Party of today so [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: A Declaration About America's Founding


Today, Colonel Wife and I will be hosting our annual Fourth of July Block Party out in the front yard. We've been killing ourselves getting the place spruced up (imagine inviting all your friends and family, and everyone in your 300-home neighborhood, into your garage), like we h[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: Show Me Any Other Country


AMERICANS, in general, regard socialism as something alien and unrelated to America, and would never consider joining the Socialist party. Yet, they clamor loudly for every piece of socialistic legislation which is offered-so long as it is sugar-coated with an American label or w[MORE]

ARTICLE: George Washington - The Best President?


George Washington is a much-admired person in many respects. As the first president of the United States, he set the course upon which the current three-branch system of federal government is based. George Washington is perhaps the one person who can most claim the title of Found[MORE]

VIDEO: Thomas Jefferson - Mini Biography


Watch a short video biography of Thomas Jefferson, the draftsman of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States. Learn more about Thomas Jefferson: bit.ly/169HFjH Watch the U.S. Presidents play list: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-IgxSn21jU&list=PLRl[MORE]

VIDEO: James Madison - Mini Biography


Watch a short biography video on James Madison, the fourth President of the United States and the "Father of the Constitution." Learn more about James Madison: bit.ly/165qPcy Watch more videos about James Madison: bit.ly/1bnmAtS Watch the U.S. Presidents play list: www.youtube[MORE]

VIDEO: Alexander Hamilton - Mini Biography


Watch a short biography video of Alexander Hamilton, the first United States Secretary of the Treasury who was shot by Aaron Burr during a duel. Subscribe for more great Mini Bios - bit.ly/19TaCFh Learn more about Alexander Hamilton: bit.ly/14WFeH4 Watch more videos about Alex[MORE]

Quote 269 details Share on Google+ - Quote 269 Linked In Share Button - Quote 269 There are two Passions which have a powerful Influence in the Affairs of Men. These are Ambition and Avarice; the Love of Power, and the Love of Money. Separately each of these has great Force in prompting Men to Action; but when united in View of the same Object, they have in many Minds the most violent Effect. Place before the Eyes of such Men a [Post] of Honor that shall at the same time be a Place of Profit, and they will move Heaven and Earth to obtain it.

Benjamin Franklin: Convention Speech on Salaries (unpublished) June 2, 1787

Quote 285 details Share on Google+ - Quote 285 Linked In Share Button - Quote 285 Give up money, give up fame, give up science, give the earth itself and all it contains rather than do an immoral act. And never suppose that in any possible situation, or under any circumstances, it is best for you to do a dishonorable thing, however slightly so it may appear to you... From the practice of the purest virtue, you may be assured you will derive the most sublime comforts in every moment of life, and in the moment of death.

Thomas Jefferson: letter to Peter Carr, August 19, 1785

Quote 332 details Share on Google+ - Quote 332 Linked In Share Button - Quote 332 If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.

James Madison: letter to Edmund Pendleton, January 21, 1792

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Let the influx of money be ever so great, if there be no confidence, property will sink in value.... The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.

James Monroe: Speech, Virginia Convention, June 20, 1788
The Quotable Founding Fathers

Quote 584 details Share on Google+ - Quote 584 Linked In Share Button - Quote 584 By removing the Bible from schools we would be wasting so much time and money in punishing criminals and so little pains to prevent crime. Take the Bible out of our schools and there would be an explosion in crime.

Benjamin Rush: Unknown

Quote 688 details Share on Google+ - Quote 688 Linked In Share Button - Quote 688 And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the priciple of spending money to be paid by posterity, uner the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.

Thomas Jefferson: Letter to John Taylor 28 May 1816

Quote 704 details Share on Google+ - Quote 704 Linked In Share Button - Quote 704 I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.

James Madison: 4 Annals of Congress 179 (1794)

Quote 919 details Share on Google+ - Quote 919 Linked In Share Button - Quote 919 the maxim of buying nothing without the money in our pocket to pay for it, would make our country one of the happiest upon earth. Experience during the war proved this; as I think every man will remember that under all the privations it obliged him to submit to during that period he slept sounder, and awaken happier than he can do now. Desperate of finding relief from a free course of justice, I look forward to the abolition of all credit as the only other remedy which can take place.


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The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of public moneys.

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We are endeavoring, too, to reduce the government to the practice of a rigorous economy, to avoid burdening the people, and arming the magistrate with a patronage of money, which might be used to corrupt and undermine the principles of our government.


Quote 991 details Share on Google+ - Quote 991 Linked In Share Button - Quote 991 Taxation to a certain point is not only proper but useful, because by stimulating the industry of individuals it increases the wealth of the Community. But when Taxes go so far as to intrench on the subsistence of the people they become burdensome and oppressive. The expenditures of money ought in such case to be (if possible) avoided, and if unavoidable, it will be most wise to have recourse to loans

Robert Morris: letter to Alexander Martin, July 20, 1782



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