From the day on which an accommodation takes place between England and America, on any other terms than as independent States, I shall date the ruin of this country. A politic minister will study to lull us into security by granting us the full extent of our petitions. The warm sunshine of influence
would melt down the virtue which the violence of the storm rendered more firm and unyielding. In a state of tranquillity, wealth, and luxury, our descendants would forget the arts of war and the noble activity and zeal which made their ancestors invincible. Every art of corruption would be employed to loosen the bond of union which
renders our resistance formidable. When the spirit of liberty, which now animates our hearts and gives success to our arms, is extinct, our numbers will accelerate our ruin and render us easier victims to tyranny. Ye abandoned minions of an infatuated ministry, if peradventure any should yet remain among us, remember that a Warren and Montgomery are numbered among the dead.
Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say,
What should be the reward of such sacrifices?
Bid us and our posterity
bow the knee,
supplicate the friendship, and
to glut the avarice of the men who have
let loose on us the dogs of war
to riot in our blood and
hunt us from the face of the earth?
If ye love wealth better than liberty,
the tranquillity 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!
Today's tax on gasoline is ten times greater than the tax on tea.
Total taxes in the colonies in 1776 were 2 or 3%. We pay 10-20 times more today. America's Founding Fathers would be totally outraged at the burden the federal government places on families. Are you outraged?
This tax burden causes many wives to take a second job. This destroys the family, the backbone of Civilization.
Ask whether you owe them to FREEDOM or to "the government"
increased leisure time
takes less time to work for things I need
access to information
visco-elastic foam mattress
communicating over distances
end of segregation
seminars and educational opportunities
access to more natural resources
sterilization, knowledge of viruses, bacteria
proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants.
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
And I will walk at liberty, For I seek Thy precepts.
The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
2 Corinthians 3:17
Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty.
1 Peter 2:16
as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God.
2 Peter 2:19
While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage.