Founding father's words support liberty

June 5, 2014 at 1:05 a.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

This July 4, let us remember as we celebrate our independence and our liberties, it is God who gives liberty.

"Have we not all one Father?" - Malachi 2:10

Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), a founding father who co-wrote the Federalist Papers, stated concerning the nature of liberty: "The fundamental source of all your errors, sophisms and false reasonings is a total ignorance of the natural rights of mankind. Were you once to become acquainted with these, you could never entertain a thought that all men are not, by nature, entitled to a parity of privileges. You would be convinced that natural liberty is a gift of the beneficent creator to the whole human race and that civil liberty is founded in that and cannot be wrested from any people, without the most manifest violation of justice."

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - John 8:32

John R. Fisher, U.S. Navy Veteran, Point Comfort



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