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25 historical quotes about the Declaration of Independence, July 4th and America

Published: Friday, July 4 2014 8:50 a.m. MDT

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"With hearts fortified with these animating reflections, we most solemnly, before God and the world, declare, that, exerting the utmost energy of those powers, which our beneficient Creator hath graciously bestowed upon us, the arms we have compelled by our enemies to assume, we will, in defiance of every hazard, with unabating firmness and perseverance employ for the preservation of our liberties; being with one mind resolved to die freemen rather than to live as slaves."

Declaration of Taking Up Arms, by Thomas Jefferson and John Dickinson, July 6, 1775
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Hutterite
American Fork, UT

There are some great quotes here. Nothing about the ever present holiday mattress sale though. Just kidding. Happy birthday, America.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

I enjoyed all of these quotes. I am also reminded of Edmund Burke's warning that the King needed to reconcile with the Colonies in America or lose them forever. His warning that England's policy toward America was foolish was widely criticized to which he replied - “Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.”

roberto
Moses Lake, WA

I loved all of these quotes. I wonder what each of those patriots would say or do if they were here today and saw how the country is and what they would say to our politicians. It is sad and frighting that we don't have political leaders Republican or Democrat,or a people that have the passion or the heart for independence and freedom that the leaders of the revolution had. Today we trip all over political correctness and allow the country slide into self destruction.

Sharm
New Berlin, WI

I would like the option of listing in one file all the individual items you provide in your frequent long lists that require looking at individually one by one . I like to study them by printing them out.

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