Thought it would be interesting to start a thread of quotes of our nations founding fathers. Please keep this to their quotes so that it may serve as a history lesson to those who are being taught revisionist history in the school system of today. I’ll have to say my favorite founding father is Thomas Jefferson but I’m going to start this thread with one from Thomas Paine. I believe it applies as much today as it did when he wrote it in 1776.
THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated
Written December 19, 1776
Published and read to Washingtons troops December 23, 1776