Tuesday, November 4, 2008

God Bless America

George Washington (1732 – 1799)
"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence."
"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."

Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826)
“The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.”
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

Andrew Jackson (1767 – 1845)
“One man with courage makes a majority.”
“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.”

Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865)
“Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it.”
“The probability that we may fall in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.”

Franklin Roosevelt (1882 – 1945)
“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.”
“We and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.”

John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963)
We stand for freedom. That is our conviction for ourselves; that is our only commitment to others.”
“Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain.”

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 – 1919)
“Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.”
“In a moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do in nothing.”

Ronald Reagan (1911 – 2004)
“America is too great for small dreams.”
“We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free.”

No matter who wins today, I am PROUD to be an American citizen! I know that GOD is always in control of us. I am so thankful for the opportunity to vote!


April said...

You get an "Amen" from me on that one!! God Bless the USA!!!

fishing guy said...

Rebeckah: I agree and even said something similar to a friend yesterday. He was saying if Obama wins he would not call him president and I told him he was wrong.

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Grandma J said...

Couldn't have said it better. God Bless America, and God Bless our troops.

Daphine said...

Beautifully stated girl! Amen!

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

You're right on sister! Thank GOD that we even CAN vote! Happy Election Day!

photowannabe said...

Who ever wins is still only a man. That man has to work with both sides to keep a nation united. I pray that we will still be the United States when the final vote is counted.
Good post.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

We can rest in God's care!! :)

Jessican said...

Not much more to add to that except "Ditto"

Brandi said...

I love all the quotes - thanks for doing all the research and sharing this!

Adventure girl wanna be said...

Great post! I love quotes!

DD said...

Josh and i were just talking about this and saying ultimately God is in control and he knows and knew who our leaders would be!

richies said...

God Bless America!! Thanks for the inspiring quotes.

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Dave Gerhart said...

As the father of an AA son, I'm deeply moved by the election results. The very same year we adopted Josiah, America elected the first Black president in history! I'm proud that he'll grow up knowing that he can aspire to be ANYTHING...

God Bless the U.S.A.