I entirely concur in the propriety of resorting to the sense in which the Constitution was accepted and ratified by the nation. In that sense alone it is the legitimate Constitution." --James Madison, letter to Henry Lee, 1824"The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave." --Patrick Henry, speech at the
Convention, 1775 Virginia"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.’Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death." --Thomas Paine, The Crisis, No. 1, 1776
The words of these men who were in great part responsible for the foundation of this great nation should inspire us to stand up and join the Revolution just as they did and shirk not our responsibility and duty just as they did not.