foundingfathers_sml.jpgWhy do we consistently find oneself in the same problems we faced not only decades, but centuries ago.  Liberties, one word that has always not had meaning, and people think that we are being corralled only in today’s times.  I was checking out quotes from the founding father’s of the country to the south of me, and thought I would share a couple that I found and.

It should therefore be difficult in a republic to declare war; but not to make peace.

Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833

Have you something to do to-morrow; do it to-day.

Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1742

They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.
Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, February 12, 1779