Archive for the ‘Founding Father’s Quotes’ Category

George Washington, letter to James Madison, March 2, 1788“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.”

Our first President, George Washington, would today be called a “neo-con.”  Today’s liberal says, “Not everyone can handle freedom.”  They said it about Russians, Eastern Europeans, and now the Iraqis.  But as the Iraqis move further into freedom, each and every day, they prove the American and European liberal irrelevant.

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 Taxes baby.  I think Thomas Jefferson would have attended as many tea parties as his horse and buggy would allow.  In typical Jeffersonian manner, the following quote is eloquent and poignant.  However, it is not easy to read in today’s vernacular.  On the other hand, it is exactly dead on.




“To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee of everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.”

-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Joseph Milligan, April 6, 1816.

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