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Posts from Mikey, Woodstock, GA

Mikey, Woodstock, GAMikey, Woodstock, GA
Mikey, Woodstock, GA

I am absolutely disgusted when people make memes of supposed quotes from our founders, when they can never seem to get it right, or they just make stuff up out of thin air.

While it is true, in many speeches, documents, and letters, that Thomas Jefferson expressed the sentiments spoken above, he never said those words. However, in 1775, Jefferson composed the first draft of a document titled, "Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms," that ended with the line, "Being with one mind resolved to die freemen rather than to live slaves." That particular document was reworked, finished, and published by John Dickinson.

In the same vein as that meme, is a quote from Benjamin Franklin that is almost always misquoted, or misrepresented. In a letter to the governor in 1755, for the Pennsylvania Assembly, Franklin wrote, "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

Semper Fidelis!

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