Secretary of State John Foster
Dulles warned: "Our institutions of freedom will
not survive unless they are constantly replenished by the faith
that gave them birth. Our greatest need is to regain confidence
in our spiritual heritage."
"Should I keep back my opinion at this time I should consider
myself guilty of treason toward my country and treason toward
the majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthy Kings"
The Christian Philosophy of Patrick Henry
"The republic was not established by cowards, and cowards will
not preserve it." --Elmer
Davis, American writer
Benjamin Franklin - "A Republic, if you can keep it." ---
"Make yourself sheep, and the wolves will eat you."
George Washington: First Inaugural Address, delivered on
April 30, 1789 - “The preservation of the sacred fire of
liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government,
are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on
the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American People.”
- "I believe we are living in a time where ignorance is
cultivated because ... ignorance, and the amorality that
accompanies it, accrues to the interests of our ruling elite."
"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among
the people..." & "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and
religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of
Patrick Henry - "It is when a people forget God that tyrants
forge their chains."
James Madison -
"The accumulation of all
powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same
hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary,
self appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very
definition of tyranny."
Charles-Louis De Secondat - "The deterioration of every
government begins with the decay of the principles on which it
George Washington, in an address to the officers of the
army, March 15, 1783 - "...the freedom of Speech may be taken
away, and dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the
- "God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always
ready to guard and defend it."
Elmer Davis, American writer - "The republic was not
established by cowards, and cowards will not preserve it."
American socialist, Norman Thomas - "...under the name of
liberalism the American people will adopt every fragment of the
Jefferson - "The issue today is the same as it has been
throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern
himself or be ruled by a small elite.”
- "[I]f the public are bound to yield obedience to laws to which
they cannot give their approbation, they are slaves to those who
make such laws and enforce them."
Frederick Douglass (Rochester, 1857)
- "The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of
those whom they oppress."
Alexander Tytler? - "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent
form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover
that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury.
From that moment on, the majority always votes for the
candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury,
with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose
fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship."
General Douglas MacArthur - "History fails to record a
single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have
not passed into political and economic decline. There has been
either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a
progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national
Orestes Augustus Brownson warned that the greatest future
threats to the Republic were internal. He called upon his
fellow Americans to oppose the relentless centralization of
power in Washington; a transformation fueled by a new secular
ideology—“humanitarian democracy”—that would war against all
prescriptions and traditions, as well as state and local powers,
in the name of equality, and seek to crush all genuine
diversity, individual distinctions, and subordinate even
personal conscience itself on the altar of a fully secularized,
and thus absolute, state. ...“If they [government officials]
could subject religion to the secular order, or completely
secularize the church, they would reduce themselves to the
secular order alone, and deprive themselves of all aid from
religion. To secularize religion is to nullify it.”