The Jefferson Memorial — Jefferson's Quote from the Panel of the Northeast Interior Wall.

In 1774, Thomas Jefferson wrote a tract in which he laid out justifications for the Boston Tea Party and the American Revolution. Jefferson held the view that people did not owe fees to the British crown and that Liberty was a God-given right. The following words are engraved in the walls of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.

"God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever. Commerce between master and slave is despotism. Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than these people are to be free. Establish the law for educating the common people. This it is the business of the state to effect and on a general plan."
                       — Thomas Jefferson

How can any American deny that our forefathers believed in God and Liberty from the overpowering hand of government when their words, and God's name, are etched in our memorials and government buildings?

It is our American duty to make sure that the very God that our forefathers counted on to guide them in the forming of this great nation is not erased from our society in the name of multi-culturalism and "religious freedom."

We are free to worship as we please in this country, but no one, nor the government, is free to destroy our American Judeo-Christian principles in the name of that freedom.

(Photo by Dan Cappannari)


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