February 8 is the birthday of our 9th US President. So, in his honor, I offer you this brand new William Henry Harrison Coloring Page. It features one of his quotes — a warning that is as timely today as when he first uttered it:
“The liberties of a people depend on their own constant attention to its preservation.”
Sadly, we have recently seen how quickly our freedoms and liberties are eroded when we stop being vigilant to protect and preserve them.
Harrison offered another quote that gives insight as to how such an erosion takes place. He said, “There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive of the noblest and finest feelings of our nature, than the exercise of unlimited power.”
Our founding fathers, recognizing what was at stake, wisely tried to balance such powers from the outset. But they didn’t count on the general populace’s willingness to sign over their freedoms for a shaky promise of safety and security during periods of crisis.
It’s time to wake up, hold our elected officials accountable, and demand they return the freedoms that our Constitution and Bill of Rights guarantee us. And pray to God that our efforts aren’t too little too late.
More American Heritage Printables
Want more fun printables for folks who love America and long for it to be great again? You can download all you want through the links below:
- American Heritage Printables – browse through all of our past patriotic posts
- Fourth of July Coloring Pages – download a wide selection of pages celebrating American independence
- President’s Day Printables – a collection of coloring pages that feature quotes from our past commanders-in-chief
Or maybe you’d prefer a bound volume. If so, check out my devotional journals. The one in the center of the lineup below, God Bless America, was made just for patriotic citizens like you.
Packed with inspiring thoughts from our founding fathers and other great Americans, this journal will inspire you to think deeply about what it means to be a citizen of this great country. What is our responsibility to the rest of the world? How do we ensure the guiding principles on which our nation was established are never forgotten? Consider how you feel about these matters and use the space provided to write down your thoughts.
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