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Packets of Sunlight for American Patriots Paperback – September 1, 2002
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Marnie L. Pehrson is an internet revenue consultant, wife and mother of 6, who lives in North Georgia. She is the author of "10 Steps to Fulfilling Your Divine Destiny: A Christian Woman's Guide to Learning and Living God's Plan for Her" and is the founder of SheLovesGod.com, IdeaMarketers.com and LocateACoach.com.
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From "I Pledge Allegiance..."
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; 'tis dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated." (Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, no. 1, 1776)
From: "And to the Republic for Which It Stands"
"This is a new event in the history of mankind. Heretofore most governments have been formed by tyrants, and imposed on mankind by force. Never before did a people, in time of peace and tranquility, meet together by their representatives, and, with calm deliberation, frame for themselves a system of government." (Samuel Huntington, as quoted in W. Cleon Skousen's The Making of America, p. 194)
From "One Nation Under God"
"I have lived sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And, if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, sir, in the sacred writings, that 'except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.;
"I firmly believe this; and I also believe, that, without his concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel;...
"I therefore beg leave to move, that henceforth prayers, imploring the assistance of heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this assembly every morning before we proceed to business: and that one or more of the clergy of this city be requested to officiate in that service." (Benjamin Franklin as quoted by Jared Sparks, The Works of Benjamin Franklin, 1837, pp. 155-56)