Thursday, August 9, 2012

Something to Think on....

"Honour, justice and humanity call upon us to hold, and to transmit to our posterity, that liberty, which we received from our ancestors.  It is not our duty to leave wealth to our children:  but it is our duty, to leave liberty to them.  No infamy, iniquity, or cruelty can exceed our own, if we, born and educated in a country of freedom, instilled to its blessings, and knowing their value, pusillanimously* deserting the post assigned to us by Divine Providence, surrender succeeding generations to a condition of wretchedness, from which no human efforts, in all probability, will be sufficient to extricate them; the experience of all states mournfully demonstrating to us, that when arbitrary power has been established over them, even the wisest and bravest nations, that ever flourished, have, in a few years, degenerated into abject and wretched vassals".

            (from the Resolutions of Committee for the Province of Pennsylvania - 1774)

* Pusillanimously:  Lacking courage; Cowardly.


  1. just wanted you to know you have given me the courage to start preparing love your blog i am even pressure canning it has scared me for decades thank you lola

  2. Why won't you let me copy your post? After all, it's not really yours. Jeff

  3. I am not at all sure what you mean. You are welcome to copy the quote - must make sure that you credit it to the authors properly! Have a lovely afternoon.

  4. For those just starting to prepare - it's almost too late! Preparing for what is coming, take that back...already here, it is a monumental task. However, something is better than nothing. Also be prepared to share with those who cannot prepare - elderly family or neighbors, disabled who may not be able to prepare, young family with small children struggling to make ends meet or without jobs. We can't help everyone and have to be my opinion. BUT we are commanded to help the widows and orphans and share.

    That isd also part of preparingPat