Saturday, July 4, 2009

TSMSS - Reminders From Our Founding Fathers

A tribute to our Founding Fathers and the personal price they paid to birth this nation:

All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of superintending providence in our favor. To that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? Or do we imagine that we no longer need his assistance? I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth-that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the Ground without his Notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his Aid?
Benjamin Franklin
To Colleagues at the Constitutional Convention

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“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty.
Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel.
Patrick Henry - June, 1788

This Arrangement Gives Me Chills!

It is when people forget God
that tyrants forge their chains.
Patrick Henry, March, 1775

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How many observe Christ's birth-day!
How few, his precepts!
O! 'tis easier to keep Holidays than Commandments.
Benjamin Franklin
Poor Richard's Almanack, 1743

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD
Psalm 33:12

Have a great 4th of July! Stop by Amy's for more songs to bless your weekend!


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Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

Happy Fourth, Linda!!!

Kathryn @ Expectant Hearts said...

Nice! Thanks for sharing Linda! Happy 4th.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Love the quotes, Lid. I'm especially appreciative this year of freedom within as well as without.

MyJourneyBack said...

Really great post. Thanks for sharing.
I posted God of this City I am praying you have a Blessed 4th and God is with your city today.

Mel said...


Debbie said...

Linda, I've been enjoying this TSMSS so much. I have listened to so many patriotic songs and I love it. Your post is especially meaningful to me. Thank you for sharing both videos. I learned something from the first one and I absolutely always enjoy the Gaithers. That video and the scenery did give me chills too. Enjoy your holiday today.

Brook said...

I love your quotes! For some reason I can't view the videos. Hope you have a great 4th...let freedom prevail.

Karen said...

Loved all these wonderful quotes and tributes...

Cathy said...

Thanks for that excellent post, Linda. I loved that version of God Bless America!

Beverlydru said...

America Bless God! The nation is blessed whose God is the Lord. I'm awake and alert while watching & praying.

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

I loved the song, but that tribute gave me chills. We sometimes forget the very real sacrifice that these men made just by signing that document. Thanks for the reminder! Happy Independence Day!