Independence Day Special: 10 Great Quotes About America

Sometimes we just need to be reminded of why America is so great. Here are ten quotes to help us remember and celebrate this great country.

It’s time to celebrate our nation’s birthday, so here are 10 great quotes about America and/or by some of America’s greatest citizens…

“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
Founding Father Patrick Henry

“The way to secure liberty is to place it in the people’s hands, that is, to give them the power at all times to defend it in the legislature and in the courts of justice.”
President John Adams

“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”
Founding Father Samuel Adams

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Founding Father Benjamin Franklin

“I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.”
President Theodore Roosevelt

“America is another name for opportunity. Our whole history appears like a last effort of divine providence on behalf of the human race.”
Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We are called the nation of inventors. And we are. We could still claim that title and wear its loftiest honors if we had stopped with the first thing we ever invented, which was human liberty.”
Author Mark Twain

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.”
World War II Director of the United States Office of War Information Elmer Davis

“A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.”
Author Edward Abbey

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
President Ronald Reagan

The Heritage Foundation has an additional 12 quotes, too, so CLICK HERE to go on over to their quote section.

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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