A Few Words from The Founders on Independence Day

On this 246th Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, we would like to share some words from John Adams, the 2nd President of the United States and co-author of The Declaration of Independence.

But whatever may be our fate, be assured, be assured that this declaration will stand. It may cost
treasure, and it may cost blood; but it will stand, and it will richly compensate for both. Through thick gloom of the present I see the brightness of the future as the sun in heaven. We shall make this aglorious, an immortal day. When we are in our graves, our children will honor it. They will celebrate it with thanksgiving, with festivity, with bonfires, and illuminations. On its annual return they will shed tears, copious, gushing tears, not of subjection and slavery, not of agony and distress, but of exultation,
of gratitude, and of joy.

– John Adams

And end our post with a few words from the Great George Washington

“The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respected Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges…”

– George Washington

Happy Independence Day


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