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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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"I have said that the Declaration of Independence is the ring-bolt to the chain of your nation’s destiny; so, indeed, I regard it. The principles contained in that instrument are saving principles. Stand by those principles, be true to them on all occasions, in all places, against all foes, and at whatever cost."

Frederick Douglass, July 5, 1852
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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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