The term “Founding Fathers” was first coined in Chicago in 1915 at the Republican National Convention.
Warren G. Harding used it in his keynote address. The phrase took hold and now serves as a clearly defining representation of who our founding fathers were and what they believed.
Warren G. Harding 29th President of the United States.
Just like our dads, these men were ordinary human beings who rose up to do extraordinary things; used their wits and talents, their skills and their beliefs to meet the challenges. Our fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers and so on have answered the call time and again to keep this nation vital and free.
John Adams: “Our Constitution was made only for moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Ben Franklin: “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As people and nations become vicious and corrupt, they have more need of masters.”
Gouverneur Morris: “Religion is the only solid base of morals and morals are the only supports of free governments.”
William Paterson: “When the righteous rule, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.”
George Washington: “Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil authority.”
Sam Adams: “It is in the interests of tyrants to reduce the people to ignorance and vice. For they (the tyrants) cannot live in a country where virtue and knowledge prevail.”
James Madison:“The future and success of America is not in the Constitution, but in the laws of God upon which it is founded.”
Thomas Jefferson: “Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are of a gift of God?”
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
On June 17th, 1885 The French gift to the United States “The Statue of Liberty” arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere.
VLS MISSION STATEMENT
“Our mission is to develop the next generation of patriots, educating them on the values, the principles and the Judaeo-Christian foundation on which our country was created and to instill in them the need to be diligent in keeping our God-given freedoms and liberties.”
To maintain liberty one must accept personal responsibility. People should not rely on government to provide for themselves or their families, nor to secure their private property. Natural Law is the basis of our Constitution, which means our rights come from our Creator rather than from men. Our Constitution enshrines into law equal justice for all. Private charity provides help during times of adversity, while government handouts enable permanent dependency. The balance between tyranny and anarchy is liberty. There is a major difference between a constitutional republic, which secures the rights of the minority, verses a democracy, which is mob rule.