“Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.”~ John Adams


Today is the ten-year anniversary of 9/11, an unspeakably terrible day in America’s history.  And ever with us now after this shattering death of innocence, the fear of some new, yet unnamed  horror.  Almighty God forbid.  Our prayers  rise to heaven.  If all nations of the world refuse to allow terrorists to live in their land and demand justice for their heinous crimes, it will come.

With all the remembrances taking place today, I add a call to remember the men and women who sacrificed everything to forge this nation.  Too few have any idea of the enormous events that took place over 200 years ago during the American Revolution.   If we better remembered our roots, Americans would be more deeply grounded in what truly matters and not take freedom for granted.  It was hard-won and can be taken away, is already under assault. Americans cannot go forward in the right spirit until we remember where we came from.

“I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.”
John Adams

With that in mind, here’s the stirring theme from the Amazing mini series John Adams, which I highly recommend.

5 responses to ““Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.”~ John Adams

  1. One of my family’s favorite videos. Thanks, Beth, for reminding us of their sacrifices.

  2. I wasn’t always able to watch the mini series as it was shown. I watched it On Demand. It was an excellent series. One of my favorite parts was his defense of the British soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre because he believed in the rule of law. Unfortunately some of our politicians and even ordinary citizens have forgotten.

    One man interviewed about 9/11 yesterday said that 9/11 was more important than Dec 7, 1941 because New Yonkers are more important than Hawaiians because New York is the world’s most important city and Hawaii wasn’t even a state. The least important person deserves the respect of the most important. If we forget that we forget the best part of being American.

    Ray

  3. Thanks for reminding us of the sacrifice of so many so we may remain free. Ray G. Well said, “The least important person deserves the respect of the most important. If we forget that we forget the best part of being American.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s