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The Importance of Manners: A Thought from Samuel Adams

“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 … Continue reading

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A Thought from Samuel Adams

“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds” — Samuel Adams Share on Facebook

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Liberty or Security: A Thought from Samuel Adams

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. … Continue reading

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Foundations of Solid Government: A Quote from Samuel Adams

“If men of wisdom and knowledge, of moderation and temperance, of patience, fortitude and perseverance, of sobriety and true republican simplicity of manners, of zeal for the honour of the Supreme Being and the welfare of the commonwealth; if men … Continue reading

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Seven Responsibilities We Have as Americans: A List from John Hawkins

John Hawkins at townhall.com (06/11/2011) points out how frequently people speak of their rights and how infrequently we hear talk of responsibilities. For example, we can assert our right to keep and bear arms, to remain silent, to privacy, to … Continue reading

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Doing Good and Being Good: A Thought from Samuel Adams

“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 … Continue reading

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