Wednesday, July 4, 2012
In his own words.....
:::: "There is no truth more thoroughly established than that there exists an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness ....The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained." --- First Inaugural Address.---
:::: "I was but the humble agent of favoring Heaven, whose benign interference was so often manifested in our behalf, and to whom the praise of victory alone is due."---to the legislature of the state of Connecticut----
::::"To the great Ruler of events, not to any exertions of mine, is to be ascribed the favorable termination of our late contest for liberty. I never considered the fortunate issue of any measure in any other light than as the ordering of a kind Providence." ---in a letter to Jonathan Williams.-----
::::"The honor and safety of our bleeding country, and every other motive that can influence the brave and heroic patriot, call loudly upon us to acquit ourselves with spirit. In short we must now determine to be enslaved or free. If we make freedom our choice, we must obtain it by the blessing of Heaven on our united and vigorous efforts. ---to the officers and soldiers of the Pennsylvania Associators----
::::"The power under the Constitution will always be the people. It is entrusted for certain defined purposes, and for a certain limited period, to representatives of their own choosing; and whenever it is executed contrary to their interest, or not agreeable to their wishes, their servants can and undoubtedly will, be recalled."( hear, hear!!) ---To Bushrod Washington---