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Happy Birthday James Monroe!

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Learn more about the United States’ fifth president, James Monroe in honor of his birthday.

On this day in 1758, James Monroe was born.  Monroe is best known for being the fifth president of the United States; a position he held from 1817-1825.  During his political career, Monroe accomplished many things, from assisting with the Louisiana Purchase to passing the Monroe Doctrine to continuing the United States’ westward expansion.

To commemorate this illustrious president’s birthday, we would like to share some of his finest quotes.

“We must support our rights or lose our character, and with it, perhaps, our liberties.”

“In a representative republic, the education of our children must be of the utmost importance!”

“The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil.”

“Our country may be likened to a new house. We lack many things, but we possess the most precious of all – liberty!”

“There is a price tag on human liberty. That price is the willingness to assume the responsibilities of being free men. Payment of this price is a personal matter with each of us.”

“The immigrants although of different parties and different religious sects all flew from persecution in pursuit of liberty.”

“How prone all human institutions have been to decay; how subject the best-formed and most wisely organized governments have been to lose their check and totally dissolve; how difficult it has been for mankind, in all ages and countries, to preserve their dearest rights and best privileges, impelled as it were by an irresistible fate of despotism.”

“The earth was given to mankind to support the greatest number of which it is capable, and no tribe or people have a right to withhold from the wants of others more than is necessary for their own support and comfort.”

“Let us by wise and constitutional measures promote intelligence among the people as the best means of preserving our liberties.”

“Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will.”

“The movements of a great nation are connected in all their parts. If errors have been committed they ought to be corrected; if the policy is sound, it ought to be supported.”

Join us at The Maria Sanchez Show as we celebrate James Monroe’s birthday.  Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown. Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT.

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