Founding Fathers

Founding Fathers

Today’s post really has nothing to do with orphans, adoption, foster care, or any related subjects. But, hey, it’s the 4th of July! That deserves a special post, right? I love reading through quotes from our founding fathers, so I’d like to share some of those with you today.

George Washington

And now, Almighty Father, if it is Thy holy will that we shall obtain a place and name among the nations of the earth, grant that we may be enabled to show our gratitude for Thy goodness by our endeavors to fear and obey Thee. Bless us with Thy wisdom in our counsels, success in battle, and let our victories be tempered with humanity. Endow, also, our enemies with enlightened minds, that they become sensible of their injustice, and willing to restore our liberty and peace. Grant the petition of Thy servant, for the sake of Him whom Thou hast called Thy beloved Son; nevertheless, not my will, but Thine be done. –George Washington, May 1, 1777

John Adams

We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. –John Adams, October 11, 1798

Abraham_LincolnWhen someone said he hoped “the Lord was on the Union’s side.” Lincoln replied,

I am not at all concerned about that, for I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right. But it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation should be on the Lord’s side.

Happy Independence day everyone! Enjoy your fireworks, cookouts, and other celebrations.

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