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To: Jim Robinson

AMEN Dear Leader, and THANK YOU, again! Decent Conservative Americans reside here!!!


142 posted on 11/14/2010 8:15:33 PM PST by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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Anything less would be uncivilized. :-)


143 posted on 11/14/2010 8:19:57 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (RINOs: the CANCER within the G.O.P.)
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To the people who feel that the Republican Party should not be a part of social conservatism.

Here are some quotes from George Washington and some of our founding fathers....
Liberals ? Main stream media ? Obama ? atheists ? those here on Free Republic who think Republicans should stay out of Social Conservatism ?
This country, Our Constitution, Our Liberties, Our Prosperity, are all from the blessings of God.
This IS a God breathed, God inspired, CHRISTIAN NATION...
Sorry Obama, this IS a Christian nation...


George Washington

" …the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained… " ...............

"

Samuel Adams

And as it is our duty to extend our wishes to the happiness of the great family of man, I conceive we cannot better express ourselves than by humbly supplicating the Supreme Ruler of the world that the rod of tyrants may be broken into pieces, and the oppressed made free; that wars may cease in all the earth, and that the confusions that are and have been among the nations may be overruled by the promoting and speedily bringing on that holy and happy period when the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ may be everywhere established, and all the people willingly bow to the sceptre of Him who is the Prince of Peace.



Read a Fast Proclamation by Samuel Adams here

I . . . recommend my Soul to that Almighty Being who gave it, and my body I commit to the dust, relying upon the merits of Jesus Christ for a pardon of all my sins. - Will of Samuel Adams

" Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt. "Samuel Adams

John Adams

" Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only law-book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited! Every member would be obliged, in conscience, to temperance and frugality and industry; to justice and kindness and charity towards his fellow men; and to piety, love, and reverence, towards Almighty God…. What a Utopia; what a Paradise would this region be!


" It is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue. " John Adams.

" We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. . . . Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. " John Adams.

“The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If “Thou shalt not covet” and “Thou shalt not steal” were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society before it can be civilized or made free.” John Adams.

" Statesmen, my dear sir, may plan and speculate for liberty, but it is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue. John Quincy Adams.


John Quincy Adams

" The law given from Sinai was a civil and municipal as well as a moral and religious code…but many others were of universal application—laws essential to the existence of men in society, and most of which have been enacted by every nation, which ever professed any code of laws. "


Fisher Ames
" Our liberty depends on our education, our laws, and habits . . . it is founded on morals and religion, whose authority reigns in the heart, and on the influence all these produce on public opinion before that opinion governs rulers. "


Charles Carroll

" On the mercy of my redeemer I rely for salvation and on his merits; not on the works I have done in obedience to his precepts… "


" Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime & pure, [and] which denounces against the wicked eternal misery, and [which] insured to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments. "


John Dickinson

" Rendering thanks to my Creator for my existence and station among His works, for my birth in a country enlightened by the Gospel and enjoying freedom, and for all His other kindnesses, to Him I resign myself, humbly confiding in His goodness and in His mercy through Jesus Christ for the events of eternity. - Will of John Dickinson"



Benjamin Franklin

" Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."


Alexander Hamilton

" Let an association be formed to be denominated " The Christian Constitutional Society." Its objects to be, 1st. The support of the Christian religion. 2d. The support of the Constitution of the United States."

- Proposal made by Alexander Hamilton in an 1802 letter



John Hancock

" I John Hancock, . . . being advanced in years and being of perfect mind and memory-thanks be given to God-therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die [Hebrews 9:27], do make and ordain this my last will and testament…Principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it: and my body I recommend to the earth . . . nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mercy and power of God. . .



Patrick Henry

The Bible… is a book worth more than all the other books that were ever printed.

" This is all the inheritance I can give to my dear family. The religion of Christ can give them one which will make them rich indeed. "


John Jay


" Unto Him who is the author and giver of all good, I render sincere and humble thanks for His manifold and unmerited blessings, and especially for our redemption and salvation by His beloved son. He has been pleased to bless me with excellent parents, with a virtuous wife, and with worthy children. His protection has companied me through many eventful years, faithfully employed in the service of my country; His providence has not only conducted me to this tranquil situation but also given me abundant reason to be contented and thankful. Blessed be His holy name! - Will of John Jay "


" Whether our religion permits Christians to vote for infidel rulers is a question which merits more consideration than it seems yet to have generally received either from the clergy or the laity. It appears to me that what the prophet said to Jehoshaphat about his attachment to Ahab ["Shouldest thou help the ungodly and love them that hate the Lord?" 2 Chronicles 19:2] affords a salutary lesson. "

" The Bible is the best of all books, for it is the word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next. Continue therefore to read it and to regulate your life by its precepts. "



Thomas Jefferson

" And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever. “No power over the freedom of religion…[is] delegated to the United States by the Constitution.” "

" Give up money, give up fame, give up science, give the earth itself and all it contains rather than do an immoral act. And never suppose that in any possible situation, or under any circumstances, it is best for you to do a dishonorable thing, however slightly so it may appear to you. Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly. Encourage all your virtuous dispositions, and exercise them whenever an opportunity arises, being assured that they will gain strength by exercise, as a limb of the body does, and that exercise will make them habitual. From the practice of the purest virtue, you may be assured you will derive the most sublime comforts in every moment of life, and in the moment of death. " Thomas Jefferson

" The doctrines of Jesus are simple, and tend all to the happiness of mankind. Thomas Jefferson.


William Samuel Johnson

Your first great duties… are those you owe to Heaven, to your Creator and Redeemer. Let these be ever present to your minds, and exemplified in your lives and conduct. Imprint deep upon your minds the principles of piety towards God, and a reverence and fear of His holy name. The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom and its consummation is everlasting felicity. … Remember that it is in God you live and move and have your being, — that in the language of David He is about your bed and about your path and spieth out all your ways, — that there is not a thought in your hearts, nor a word upon your tongues, but lo! he knoweth them altogether, and that he will one day call you to a strict account for all your conduct in this mortal life. Remember, too, that you are the redeemed of the Lord, that you are bought with a price, even the inestimable price of the precious blood of the Son of God. Adore Jehovah, therefore, as your God and your Judge. Love, fear, and serve Him as your Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier. … Make Him your friend and protector and your felicity is secured both here and hereafter. – William Samuel Johnson, Address to a Graduating Class on Commencement Day


James Madison

" In these my confidence will under every difficulty be best placed, next to that which we have all been encouraged to feel in the guardianship and guidance of that Almighty Being whose power regulates the destiny of nations, whose blessings have been so conspicuously dispensed to this rising Republic, and to whom we are bound to address our devout gratitude for the past, as well as our fervent supplications and best hopes for the future. "



Gouverneur Morris

" Your good morals in the army give me sincere pleasure as it hath long been my fixed opinion that virtue and religion are the great sources of human happiness. More especially is it necessary in your profession firmly to rely upon the God of Battles for His guardianship and protection in the dreadful hour of trial. But of all these things you will and I hope in the merciful Lord. "


Charles Cotesworth Pickney

" To the eternal, immutable, and only true God be all honor and glory, now and forever, Amen!. . . "



James McHenry

" Public utility pleads most forcibly for the general distribution of the Holy Scriptures. The doctrine they preach, the obligations they impose, the punishment they threaten, the rewards they promise, the stamp and image of divinity they bear, which produces a conviction of their truths, can alone secure to society, order and peace, and to our courts of justice and constitutions of government, purity, stability and usefulness. In vain, without the Bible, we increase penal laws and draw entrenchments around our institutions. Bibles are strong entrenchments. Where they abound, men cannot pursue wicked courses, and at the same time enjoy quiet conscience. "


Benjamin Rush

" My only hope of salvation is in the infinite, transcendent love of God manifested to the world by the death of His Son upon the cross. Nothing but His blood will wash away my sins. I rely exclusively upon it. Come, Lord Jesus! Come quickly! Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration of Independence "

" In contemplating the political institutions of the United States, I lament, that we waste so much time and money in punishing crimes, and take so little pains to prevent them. We profess to be republicans, and yet we neglect the only means of establishing and perpetuating our republican forms of government, that is, the universal education of our youth in the principles of Christianity, by means of the Bible; for this divine book, above all others, favors that equality among mankind, that respect for just laws, and all those sober and frugal virtues, which constitute the soul of republicanism. "


Roger Sherman

" …the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained… ......"

George Washington

" Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked: Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice ? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle............."

" The [federal government . . . can never be in danger of degenerating into a monarchy, and oligarchy, an aristocracy, or any other despotic or oppressive form so long as there shall remain any virtue in the body of the people......... George Washington.
144 posted on 11/14/2010 8:20:06 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Jim Robinson

Well said and thank you for supporting freedom.


145 posted on 11/14/2010 8:20:16 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Jim Robinson
Way to go, Jim!


149 posted on 11/14/2010 8:36:43 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Keep saying it, Jim. You’re the man.


152 posted on 11/14/2010 8:50:36 PM PST by Tax-chick ( "This country is not multicultural: it is multiethnic, with ONE culture and ONE language."~Oatka)
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Brought tears to my eyes.

God Bless You Jim Robinson!!!


154 posted on 11/14/2010 8:55:06 PM PST by bigoil
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This needs a

“Dittos Jim”


155 posted on 11/14/2010 8:57:08 PM PST by ThomasThomas (If bacon grew on trees I would be a vegetarian.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Well said, Jim! Always a pleasure to have a well-defined charter and know exactly where we stand.

Free Republic remains the best political forum in the world, with the best structure, presentation, software, and clear commitment to Life, Liberty, and the American Way.

It is a pleasure and an honor to be a guest in your living room, Sir!

160 posted on 11/14/2010 9:17:33 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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This is precisely why I liked this place...!!!

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS.....!


162 posted on 11/14/2010 9:27:07 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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Dittos, Jim.

I guess all the trolling is a good sign that the left wing crowd is running a little scared.

Like any wounded animal, they are resorting to fierce and desperate attacks.

Their only answer is to try to intimidate and silence us like browshirted thugs.


164 posted on 11/14/2010 9:32:00 PM PST by Nextrush (Slocialist Republicans and Socialist Democrats need to go)
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Bump to Free Republic!


165 posted on 11/14/2010 9:32:33 PM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (You will try to nudge commies toward the truth, while they try to nudge you toward the cattle cars.)
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I book marked this thread this time. Thank you Jim R for a great site.


166 posted on 11/14/2010 9:36:22 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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Thank you, Jim. That was quite a vision you had 10+ years ago and I’m SO glad you acted on it. Just wish I’d been here from the beginning.


168 posted on 11/14/2010 9:38:48 PM PST by azishot
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Enthusiastic YES to all points in the statement.

Free Republic has played a unique and historic role in the ongoing struggle for freedom. This website allows freedom loving Americans to continue the work of Thomas Paine. And that is why I'm here.

169 posted on 11/14/2010 9:49:34 PM PST by Upstate NY Guy (Gen 15:16 The iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.)
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Jim...Thanks for reminding us what it is all about, and keeping us straight.

We will not lose faith in what we believe...God, Family, Country the Constitution and FreeRepublilc.

170 posted on 11/14/2010 10:16:53 PM PST by AsBirdsFly
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love it! let them ride with us if they want or simply get out of the way, but no matter what, we ride!


172 posted on 11/14/2010 10:35:00 PM PST by dadfly
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We respect you Jim, and Thank You for reminding us Why.


173 posted on 11/14/2010 10:54:35 PM PST by easternsky
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Thank You, Mr. Robinson for F/R. I came here a few years ago and I'm still here, it's nice being around like minded people. Thanks again; P/K
174 posted on 11/14/2010 11:30:04 PM PST by Peacekeeper357 (Liberal Judges are a direct cause of Police Brutality)
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    I'm with you Jim......

177 posted on 11/15/2010 4:05:00 AM PST by Ron H. (November 2 was only the opening salvo in a long war to retake America!)
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