"Are we fighting on the wrong front? The biggest enemy in America today is the complacent minds of the masses willing to follow along behind the slave-masters that got us into this situation in the first place. I am against war only with the wrong…"
"It was the poverty caused by the bad influence of theEnglish Bankers on the Parliament which has caused in the colonies hatred of the English and...the Revolutionary War."
– Benjamin Franklin
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined."