Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 236th Birthday!

In light of the recent turn our country seems to have made, we felt it best to reflect on the words of our great Founders.

Posterity!  You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom!  I hope you will make good use of it!  If you do not, I shall repent it in heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it!

- John Adams  1777

It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope.  We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth...and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts.  Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty?  Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation?  For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.

- Patrick Henry   1775

Guard against the postures of pretended patriotism.

- George Washington  1796


We vow to preserve her light and beacon 
for another 200 years.