Sunday, November 28, 2010

Food Safety and Modernization Act

"If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny."
Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Divine Interposition

“I am sure that never was a people, who had more reason to acknowledge a Divine interposition in their affairs, than those of the United States; and I should be pained to believe that they have forgotten that agency, which was so often manifested during our Revolution, or that they failed to consider the omnipotence of that God who is alone able to protect them.”

George Washington

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Proclamation

"Forasmuch as it is the indispensable duty of all men to adore the superintending providence of Almighty God; to acknowledge with gratitude their obligation to him for benefits received, and to implore such farther blessings as they stand in need of; and it having pleased him in his abundant mercy not only to continue to us the innumerable bounties of his common providence, but also smile upon us in the prosecution of a just and necessary war, for the defense and establishment of our unalienable rights and liberties.

"It is therefore recommended to the legislative or executive powers of these United States, to set apart Thursday, the 18th day of December next, for solemn thanksgiving and praise; that with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts, and consecrate themselves to the service of their divine benefactor; and that together with their sincere acknowledgments and offerings, they may join the penitent confession of their manifold sins, whereby they had forfeited every favor, and their humble and earnest supplication that it may please God, through the merits of Jesus Christ, mercifully to forgive and blot them out of remembrance; that it may please him graciously to afford his blessings on the governments of these states respectively, . . . with that wisdom and fortitude which may render them fit instruments, under the providence of Almighty God, to secure for these United States the greatest of all blessings, independence and peace; . . . and to prosper the means of religion for the promotion and enlargement of that kingdom which consisteth in righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost."

George Washington, Thanksgiving Proclamation, October 14, 1789

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Duty is Ours

‎"Duty is ours; results are God's."
John Quincy Adams

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Foundations in Christ

"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation
was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions,
but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ."
Patrick Henry

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Doing Good to the Poor

"I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer"

Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Future Happiness

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.

Thomas Jefferson

Sunday, November 7, 2010

In the Middle

"I agree with you that in politics the middle way is none at all"

John Adams; Letter to Horatio Gates March 1776

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


“It is a misfortune incident to republican government, though in a less
degree than to other governments, that those who administer it may
forget their obligations to their constituents, and prove unfaithful to
their important trust,”
~James Madison

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Counting Your Vote

"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost."

John Quincy Adams