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Virtue

March 8, 2011

Virtue

Founder's Quote Daily

“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.” –Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1779


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America Is Sinking Under It’s Own Weight

June 7, 2010

America Is Sinking Under It’s Own Weight

Samuel Adams got it right. If we do not educate our children about our courageous Founding Father’s hopes, intentions, and values as set forth in the U.S. Constitution, we are “Sinking Under Our Own Weight”. Our Founding Fathers wanted individual freedom from government control, not governmental control of every aspect of our lives; Freedom of religion –not freedom from religion; Freedom of speech not political correctness and the punishment of unacceptable thoughts; State’s Rights to protect their citizens from harm and set their own laws (except where expressly prohibited in the constitution); And much more–especially the need to protect our Constitution from capricious forces of revisionism.
We are far along the way to “tamely surrendering our liberties”. We are sinking much faster than most folks know.

Wake-up America and vote the crooks, progressive socialists, and the do-nothing politicians out of office. It will soon be too late.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D. 6/7/10

The following is a quote by Samuel Adams, brought to us by The Patriot Post.

“No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauchd in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.” –Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1775

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We Had Better Teach Manners!

February 1, 2010

We Had Better Teach Manners!

Once families, churches, communities and schools once commonly, worked in concert, to teach our children manners (civil behavior, morals and ethics).

Now, many of our  families struggle to teach these manners to their children all by themselves.  Our public  schools have largely abandoned the teaching of morals. The media (which has become more the community for our children) is largely dedicated to immoral behavior. The only outside assistance for parents who struggle against the tide of social corruption, pumped from seemingly everywhere to their children,  is the church.  But this important aid is only available to those who significantly involve themselves their children in these specialized communities. Unfortunately, significant involvement in our churches has been in decline.

After decades of these trends, it is very hard  for parents who never learned  manners  to teach them to their children.

In all of this, our Nation appears is  in serious trouble.

Samuel Adams once  expressed his grave concerns about a society without manners .

The following is from Founders Quote Daily, by the PatriotPost U.S.

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“[N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.” –Samuel Adams, essay in The Public Advertiser, 1749

V. Thomas Mawhinney,  2/1/2010


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