They Who Crafted The Declaration of Independence – and the Example They Set For Us

Posted on Fri 07/04/2014 by


Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, working with a committee of four others (John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston).

The "Committee of Five" that drafted...

The “Committee of Five” that drafted the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Made from the images in the various Wikipedia articles. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As we prepare to celebrate the 238th anniversary of the approval of that remarkable document, here are a few quotes from the three men most responsible for its crafting that shed light on their philosophies—and provide us wisdom we need in these challenging times.

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” Jefferson

“Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.” Adams

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Franklin

It’s not well-known that only about 1/3 of the colonists actively supported the War for Independence. This is yet another historic example of how it doesn’t take amajority to change the course of history.It takes just enough people of courage, wisdom, passion and dedication, willing to fight for what they believe and resist whatever oppositionis leveled against them.On this very special day, Brigitte Gabriel and ACT for America thank you for your continuous efforts to resist the threats the nation faces, both foreign and domestic.

In the indomitable spirit of the nation’s Founders, we thank you.

ACT for America
P.O. Box 12765
Pensacola, FL 32591