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30. Sam Adams
"We are obliged at this time to struggle, with all the Powers with which the Constitution hath furnished us, in Defence of our Rights; to prevent the most valuable of our Liberties from being wrested from us, by the subtle Machinations, and daring Encroachments of wicked Ministers."

"In this little Part of the World - a Land, till of late happy in its Obscurity - the Asylum, to which Patriots were formerly wont to make their peaceful Retreat; even here the stern Tyrant has lifted up his iron Rod, and makes his incessant Claim as Lord of the Soil: But I have a firm Perswasion in my Mind, that in every Struggle, this Country will approve her self, as glorious in defending & maintaining her Freedom, as she has heretofore been happy in enjoying it."

"If the people have put it in the power of a wicked and corrupt ministry to make themselves absolute lords and tyrants over them by means of a standing army, we may at present pity them under the misfortune; but future historians will record the story with astonishment and indignation, and posterity, who will share in the fatal effects of their folly and treachery, will accuse them."

"I Believe that no people ever yet groaned under the heavy yoke of slavery, but when they deserv'd it. This may be called a severe censure upon by far the greatest part of the nations in the world who are involv'd in the misery of servitude: But however they may be thought by some to deserve commiseration, the censure is just. The truth is, All might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought."

"A true patriot would keep the attention of his fellow citizens awake to their grievances, and not allow them to rest till the causes of their just complaints are removed. Our ship is in the hands of pilots who are steering directly under full sail to a rock. The whole crew may see this course to violate our liberties in full view if they look the right way."

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  -Who is your favorite founding father? WI_DEM  Nov-12-04 10:08 AM   #0 
  - I'd go with Jefferson or Madison  IrateCitizen   Nov-12-04 10:13 AM   #1 
  - I'd have to go with Thomas Jefferson...  LawStudentMom   Nov-12-04 10:16 AM   #6 
  - Adams mistakenly went along with the  Fifth of Five   Nov-12-04 12:16 PM   #44 
     - I'm reading a book on the election of 1800 right now...  IrateCitizen   Nov-12-04 12:21 PM   #48 
        - I'll take your word for it, but  Fifth of Five   Nov-12-04 12:32 PM   #51 
  - Franklin.  bigmonkey   Nov-12-04 10:14 AM   #2 
  - Yeah, I forgot about him.  IrateCitizen   Nov-12-04 10:15 AM   #5 
  - Franklin also.  ieoeja   Nov-12-04 11:07 AM   #31 
  - Washington  Warpy   Nov-12-04 10:14 AM   #3 
  - What Warpy said  Vickers   Nov-12-04 12:21 PM   #47 
  - I like Jefferson  prodigal_green   Nov-12-04 10:15 AM   #4 
  - Thomas Paine really qualifies  Sequoia   Nov-12-04 10:17 AM   #7 
  - Second that for Paine. And he runs a cool website too. nt.  Hailtothechimp   Nov-12-04 11:14 AM   #36 
  - Most admire: Jefferson.....want to hang with: Franklin  annabanana   Nov-12-04 10:17 AM   #8 
  - "God made beer to make us happy." -- B. Franklin (nt)  IrateCitizen   Nov-12-04 10:21 AM   #9 
  - But from whom did Jefferson take his cues?  ieoeja   Nov-12-04 11:10 AM   #34 
  - I am a descendant of John Adams and the Boylston Family  Mizmoon   Nov-12-04 10:22 AM   #10 
  - I am a descendant of William Henry Harrison.  ieoeja   Nov-12-04 11:16 AM   #37 
  - I second John Adams, personally not well liked although he was generally  Shoeempress   Nov-12-04 10:23 AM   #11 
  - Jesus Christ. Because he changed my life.  Nag Champa   Nov-12-04 10:24 AM   #12 
  - Jesus Christ was not a founding father  Walt Starr   Nov-12-04 10:28 AM   #14 
  - Sorry... he was a political philosopher. My bad.  Nag Champa   Nov-12-04 10:33 AM   #19 
     - Though  Liberalynn   Nov-12-04 11:19 AM   #40 
     - Nooooo, he wasn't a political philospher  Walt Starr   Nov-12-04 02:33 PM   #52 
  - W, get back to work. The debates are over.  Skidmore   Nov-12-04 11:11 AM   #35 
  - Jefferson...............  DumpGump   Nov-12-04 10:27 AM   #13 
  - Without a doubt, Jefferson  Walt Starr   Nov-12-04 10:29 AM   #15 
  - that is not exactly why he rewrote the bible  Cheswick   Nov-12-04 10:33 AM   #20 
     - Yep, and nowhere in it does Christ claim godhood  Walt Starr   Nov-12-04 12:03 PM   #42 
  - Franklin invented swim fins.  IMModerate   Nov-12-04 10:29 AM   #16 
  - Franklin  Love Bug   Nov-12-04 10:31 AM   #17 
  - Madison  Cheswick   Nov-12-04 10:32 AM   #18 
  - Adams  WoodrowFan   Nov-12-04 10:34 AM   #21 
  - I've always admired Thomas Jefferson  nonconformist   Nov-12-04 10:35 AM   #22 
  - Thomas Jefferson  Butterflies   Nov-12-04 10:53 AM   #23 
  - Jefferson. Hands down.  ElementaryPenguin   Nov-12-04 10:53 AM   #24 
  - Thomas Jefferson n/t  HootieMcBoob   Nov-12-04 10:56 AM   #25 
  - Jefferson, but I love Washingtons farewell speach...  Javaman   Nov-12-04 10:57 AM   #26 
  - Madison  RobinA   Nov-12-04 10:57 AM   #27 
  - Thomas Jefferson was the top founding father IMO, but...  firebee   Nov-12-04 10:59 AM   #28 
  - Adams, Franklin, Molly Pitcher and Dolly Madison!  noonwitch   Nov-12-04 11:00 AM   #29 
  - Sam Adams  m berst   Nov-12-04 11:03 AM   #30 
  - Benjiman Franklin  proud patriot   Nov-12-04 11:09 AM   #32 
  - John Adams  Liberalynn   Nov-12-04 11:18 AM   #38 
  - I'd actually pick Hamilton  Lone Pawn   Nov-12-04 11:10 AM   #33 
  - Hamilton was the originator of "trickle down" economics  IrateCitizen   Nov-12-04 12:24 PM   #49 
  - none of them - they all thought women were property  donsu   Nov-12-04 11:19 AM   #39 
  - I'd like to point out  Dyedinthewoolliberal   Nov-12-04 11:41 AM   #41 
  - My main man T.J.  leroy_27   Nov-12-04 12:06 PM   #43 
  - abigail adams  mopinko   Nov-12-04 12:19 PM   #45 
  - Thomas Jefferson and Emma Goldman  ElsewheresDaughter   Nov-12-04 12:20 PM   #46 
  - Thomas Jefferson n/t  PhuLoi   Nov-12-04 12:28 PM   #50 
  - Button Gwinnett.........eom  Hobo   Nov-12-04 02:40 PM   #53 
  - Jefferson  Abelman   Nov-12-04 02:59 PM   #54 
  - Abbie Hoffman  H2O Man   Nov-12-04 03:19 PM   #55 

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