For the 4th of July: Great Quotes by Great Americans
“The care of human life and happiness, not destruction, is the first and only object of legitimate government.”
~ Thomas Jefferson, (1743-1826) third President of the United States, Principal Author of the Declaration of Independence
As the Declaration of Independence was being signed, 1776, Samuel Adams declared:
“We have this day restored the Sovereign to Whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let His kingdom come.”
~ Samuel Adams (1722 – 1803) is one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
“A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom.”
~ Thomas Paine (1737 – 1809) is one of the founding fathers of the United States.
“Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it.”
~ Abraham Lincoln, (1809 – 1865) the 16th President of the United States
“If the Declaration of Independence states our creed, there can be no right to abortion, since it means denying the most fundamental right of all, to human offspring in the womb. But if human beings can decide who is human and who is not, the doctrine of God-given rights is utterly corrupted. Abortion is the unjust taking of a human life and a breach of the fundamental principles of our public moral creed.”
~ Ambassador Alan Keyes