On July 4th, 1776, our independence was officially declared. 240 years later, America is still the greatest country in the history of the world. The Founding Fathers were an incredibly bold and courageous group of people, and they risked losing everything in order to chase their belief that we are created to be free and to fight against tyranny. So, to get you fired up and in the mood to party like it’s 1776, here are ten astounding quotes from our Founding Fathers.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

-Thomas Jefferson

 

 

“The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.”

-George Washington

 

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

-Benjamin Franklin

 

“I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”

-James Madison

 

“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”

-George Washington

 

“It’s not tyranny we desire; it’s a just, limited, federal government.”

-Alexander Hamilton

 

“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

-Thomas Jefferson

 

“I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure it will cost us to maintain this declaration, and support and defend these states. Yet through all the gloom I see the rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is worth all the means. This is our day of deliverance.”

-John Adams

 

“Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.”

-George Washington

 

“He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself.”

-Thomas Paine

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Happy Independence Day!

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