Here are some words of wisdom, to reflect upon, from the founding fathers as we prepare to choose the leaders of our country.

“Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.” — Thomas Jefferson January 28, 1786

“...it is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free Constitution is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People in a greater Measure, than they have it now, they may change their Rulers and the forms of Government, but they will not obtain a lasting liberty.” — John Adams June 21,1776.

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” — John Adams October 11, 1798

“No point of Faith is so plain, as that Morality is our Duty...” — Benjamin Franklin April 10, 1735

“Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right (to know) ... the characters and conduct of their rulers. — John Adams 1765

And my favorite. “If I could not go to heaven but with a (political) party, I would not go there at all.” — Thomas Jefferson March 13, 1789.

Russell Scott

Grand Mound