"God who gave us life gave us liberty.
And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure
if we have removed their only firm basis:
a conviction in the minds of men
that these liberties are the gift of God?
That they are not to be violated but with His wrath?
Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just;
that His justice cannot sleep forever."
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson Memorial building, Panel Three.
This quote has been found to be the paraphrasing of several quotes from different sources.
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