Samuel Adams by Copley Click
Please vote. Take your sons and daughters with you. Explain to them the very awesome privilege we have of helping to choose our own leaders.
“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual – or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.” ~Samuel Adams, Essay in the Boston Gazette, April 16, 1781
Samuel Adams (1722-1803) is known as “The Father of the American Revolution.” Second cousin to John Adams, organized Boston’s Sons of Liberty which were responsible for the Boston Tea Party. He signed the Declaration of Independence, served as a member of the Continental Congress, and helped draft the Articles of Confederation. He served as delegate to the Massachusetts constitutional convention, president of the Massachusetts Senate, and Lieutenant Governor and Governor of Massachusetts. He was known to be a godly man.
Get the Vote Out
“The right of freedom being a gift from God, it is not in the power of man to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave.” ~Samuel Adams (source)
“It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men.” ~Samuel Adams
“Duty is ours; the results are God’s.” ~John Quincy Adams, Sam’s cousin
“Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.” ~Samuel Adams
“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.” ~Samuel Adams (source)