Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Independence Day!

"If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without God's notice, is it probable an empire can rise without His aid?" -Benjamin Franklin

"To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people is a chimerical idea."  -James Madison

"Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." -John Adams

"America is great because she is good. If America ceases to good, America will cease to be great." -Alexis de Tocqueville

Each of the above quotes is included in a song on this amazing album!
I grew up with these songs, and now my kids get to enjoy them.
It is an incredible introduction to the basic principles of American government and patriotism.

I've especially been loving the 3rd verse of "The Star Spangled Banner" lately.

O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation.
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the Heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

1 comment:

  1. OK. Talmage is huge. And these pictures are TOO CUTE.


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