PATRIOTISM AND CITIZENSHIP

PATRIOTISM AND CITIZENSHIP

USAMaddi Gillel

If everyone were the kind of citizen you are, would the country be better or worse? Does it make any difference? YES !!!! When we stand up for our country and defend it in word and deed, it inspires others to do so and courage is built. We become more and more pro-active and hopefully reach a critical mass in which we can preserve freedom, liberty, and the constitution.

“A man who neglects his duty as citizen is not entitled to his rights as a citizen” – TIORIO

“The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he should be able and willing to pull his weight.” – THEODORE ROOSEVELT

“Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos.” – WILL DURANT

“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” – Proverbs 29:2

“Of all the dispositions and habits that lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.” – GEORGE WASHINGTON

“We have staked the whole future of the American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future . . . upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves, according to the Ten Commandments of God” – JAMES MADISON

“The nation’s honor is dearer than the nations’ comfort; yes, than the nations’ life itself.” – WOODROW WILSON

“I would rather see the United States respected than loved by other nations.” – HENRY CABOT LODGE

“A nation without a conscience is a nation without a soul. A nation without a soul is a nation that cannot live.” – SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL

“A distinguished jurist once said: Freedom cannot be preserved in constitutions if it has vanished from the hearts of its citizens.” – Vital Speeches of the Day

“Any society that takes away from those most capable and gives to those least capable will perish.” – ABRAHAM LINCOLN

“The American Constitution is, as far as I can see, the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man.” – WILLIAM E. GLADSTONE

“America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” – ALEXIS de TOCQUEVILLE

“To preserve our independence we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our choice between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts . . . we must be taxed in our meat and drink, in our necessities and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretense of caring for them, the people will be happy.” – THOMAS JEFFERSON

 

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