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Were The Founding Fathers Psychic?

Our “Founding Fathers” have been called many things throughout history. They were rebels, revolutionists, traitors, opportunists, scalawags, and patriots. Up until now, I don’t think any of them were called a psychic.

However, I think they must have been honest to goodness psychics. Let’s look at some quotes that have been attributed to these five men and you’ll see why I have come to this conclusion.

George Washington:

“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”

“Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.”

“Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty teeth.”

Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.”

Thomas Jefferson:

“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

“A bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest in inference.”

“A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government.”

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”

“Delay is preferable to error'”

John Adams:

“A government of laws, and not of men.”

“Fear is the foundation of most governments.”

“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and and philosophy.”

“Democracy…while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never last long. It soon wastes, exhaust, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.”

Ben Franklin:

“The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”

“Those who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety.”

“A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.”

“God helps those who helps themselves.”

“Half a truth is often a great lie.”

James Madison:

“All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.”

“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed – unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.”

“As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights.”

“Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.”

Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?