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4 Biggest Threats to Liberty: Founding Fathers Warned Us

• https://www.activistpost.com, By Michael Boldin

Explore the 4 biggest threats to liberty as identified by the Founding Fathers, with quotes & analysis included. Learn how history can guide us in protecting our freedoms today.

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4. IGNORANCE

Thomas Jefferson – Letter to Charles Yancey (6 Jan 1816)

George Washington, Letter to John Jay (18 May 1786)

Benjamin Rush – Education Agreeable to a Republican Form of Government (1786)

Samuel Adams – Valerius Poplicola, Boston Gazette (5 Oct 1772)

St. George Tucker – View of the Constitution of the United States (1803)

John Dickinson – Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania No. VI (1767)

3. ARBITRARY POWER

Declaration of Independence

Thomas Paine – Rights of Man Part I (1791)

Samuel Adams – An address to the constituents of Massachusetts Bay Colony detailing the newly completed Massachusetts constitution (1780)

2. CONSOLIDATION

John Tyler, Sr – Virginia Ratifying Convention (25 June 1788)

Patrick Henry – Virginia Ratifying Convention (7 June 1788)

Thomas Jefferson to Joseph C. Cabell (2 Feb 1816)

William Grayson – Virginia Ratifying Convention (11 June 1788)

Patrick Henry – Virginia Ratifying Convention (9 June 1788)

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1. COMPLIANCE

James Otis, Jr (11 Jan 1762)

James Iredell – North Carolina Ratifying Convention (28 July 1788)

James Otis, Jr – Freeborn American (27 Apr 1767)

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