“We do hereby Dedicate this land, and ourselves, to reach the People within these shores with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to raise up godly generations after us, and with these generations take the kingdom of God to all the earth. May this covenant of dedication remain to all generations, as longs as this earth remains, and may this land be evangelist to the world. May all who see this cross, remember what we have done here, and may those who come here to inhabit join us in this covenant and in this most noble work that the Holy Scriptures may be fulfilled.”

Robert Hunt 1607, planted a cross on the shore of what is now called Virginia Beach, (then Cape Henry)

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

Ronald Reagan 40th President of The United States of America

“It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.”

George Washington

But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty once lost is lost forever.”

John Adams to Abigail Adams, 1775

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Amendment I, The U.S. Bill of Rights

“We in America do not have government by the majority—we have government by the majority who participate…. All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”

Thomas Jefferson

“Straight is the gate and narrow is the way that leads to liberty, and few nations, if any, have found it.”

John Adams to Richard Rush, May 14, 1821

“Liberty may be endangered by the abuses of liberty as well as the abuses of power.”

James Madison, The Federalist Papers, 1788

“Spiritual freedom is the root of political liberty...As the union between spiritual freedom and political liberty seems nearly inseparable, it is our duty to defend both.”

Thomas Paine

“Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society.”

George Washington

“The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought.”

Samuel Adams, Article in the Boston Gazette, October 14, 1771

“He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.”

Thomas Paine, From The Writings of Thomas Paine, edited by Moncure D. Conway, 1795

“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, Speech in Philadelphia, August 1, 1776

“Our unalterable resolution should be to be free.”

Samuel Adams to James Warren, 1776

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.”

Thomas Paine, The Crisis, 1777

“Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.”

Benjamin Franklin, Maxims and Morals from Dr. Franklin, 1807

“Liberty is the power to do everything that does not interfere with the rights of others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of every individual has no limits save those that assure to other members of society the enjoyment of the same rights.”

Thomas Paine, Plan of a Declaration of Rights, 1792

“The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.”

Samuel Adams, Article in the Boston Gazette, October 14, 1771

“The establishment of Civil and Religious Liberty was the Motive which induced me to the Field – the object is attained – and it now remains to be my earnest wish and prayer, that the Citizens of the United States could make a wise and virtuous use of the blessings placed before them.”

George Washington to the Reformed German Congregation of New York City, November 27, 1783

"The Constitution shall never be construed….to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."

Samuel Adams