THE IRON PEN by Daniel Hite

August 1, 2013

Wise Words for America

Filed under: voting,wisdom — danielhite @ 1:41 pm
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“When a citizen gives his vote to a man of known immorality, he abuses his civic responsibility;

he not only sacrifices his own responsibility; he sacrifices not only his own interest, but that of his neighbor;

he betrays the interest of his country.”

–Noah Webster

 

“[N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty

and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.

He therefore is the truest friend of the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue,

and who, so far as his power and influence extend,

will not suffer a man to be chosen onto any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man.”

–Samuel Adams

 

“Lastly, our ancestors established their system of government on morality and religious sentiment.

Moral habits, they believed, cannot safely be on any other foundation than religious principle,

nor any government be secure which is not supported by moral habits.” 

“[I]f we and our posterity reject religious instruction and authority, violate the rules of eternal justice,

trifle with the injunctions of morality, and recklessly destroy the political constitution which holds us together,

no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us, that shall bury all our glory in profound obscurity.”

–Daniel Webster

 

He who walks with wise men will be wise,
But the companion of fools will suffer harm.

–Proverbs 13:20

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1 Comment »

  1. SONday across the Corn Belt, August 4, 2013

    Brave words,
    Strong words,
    Needed words.
    Life-giving words.

    Thank you, once again, for writing!

    Sincerely,

    the Williams Family

    Comment by the Williams Family — August 4, 2013 @ 2:16 pm | Reply


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