The Founding Philosophies 14 y
I enjoy Tom Jefferson the most...Was he aligned with his truth in deed? There is a whiff of all for one and one for all, except if we don't agree with you-ness about patriotism, huh?
The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind.
Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776
Citizens by birth or choice of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations.
George Washington, Farewell Address, September 19, 1796
Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves, therefore, are its only safe deposi ... read more