Ã¢â‚¬Å“Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step over the ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never! Ã¢â‚¬â€ All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a Thousand years. At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Abraham Lincoln
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure (and) which insures to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments.Ã¢â‚¬Â Charles Carroll, signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instruction and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Daniel Webster
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬â€œ William Penn