Samuel Adams on the love of liberty

While adding a few new followers on Twitter tonight I came across an interesting quote posted by @ReadyontheRight. The quote was from Samual Adams and for me it captured my feelings about the events of the first 100 days of the Obama administration to a tee.

With each passing day the Obama administration pushes more and more of their social agenda on the country, all in the guise of what is necessary and in the best interest of the people. However, I can not help but think that with each new bailout and executive order that a little more of our liberty is slipping away. Should this not change I fear we will soon find ourselves a nation with rightful and irreconcilable differences.

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

Abraham Lincoln on our most sacred right

In honor of the April 15 Tea Parties being held today all across the country I thought it appropriate to look back at our greatest of presidents and remember these great words of freedom:

“Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world. ” Abraham Lincoln

God Save The Republic!