Here is a great quote found by my brother, Nathaniel. This was said by John Dickinson from Pennsylvania in the late 1770's likely during the 'independence years' of America.
"Honour, justice and humanity call upon us to hold, and to transmit to our posterity, that liberty, which we received from our ancestors. It is not our duty to leave wealth to our children: but it is our duty, to leave liberty to them. No infamy, iniquity, or cruelty, can exceed our own, if we, born and educated in a country of freedom, intitled to its blessings, and knowing their value, pusillanimously deserting the post assigned to us by Divine Providence, surrender succeeding generations to a condition of wretchedness, from which no human efforts, in all probability, will be sufficient to extricate them; the experience of all states mournfully demonstrating to us, that when arbitrary power has been established over them, even the wisest and bravest nations, that ever flourished, have, in a few years, degenerated into abject and wretched vassals."
That is a very clear warning of history of Nations from Dickinson. We are not above this happening to the United States of America. I fear this apathy that is prevalent across the nation, that it will lead to our loss of liberty and freedom. Jefferson warns against this also (see the Declaration of Independence - Preamble). Note that Dickinson was always trying to keep America on terms that would allow the colonies to return to Great Britain in one form or another. So revolution is not always the key. Just keep things running well. And right now, I think the U.S.A has several occurrences that are showing a 'sickness' that needs cured.
I am proud to say that Harty's through the generations have actively been involved in honoring America and what it stands for...Liberty!