Second in a series of excerpts from these papers

      


No. 2 Concerning Dangers From Foreign Force and Influence

by John Jay


When the people of America reflect they are now called upon to decide a question, which in its consequences must prove one of the most important that ever engaged their attention, the propriety of their taking a very comprehensive, as well as a very serious, view of it will be evident.

Nothing is more certain than the indispensable necessity of government; and it is equally undeniable that whenever and however it is instituted, the people must cede to it some of their natural rights, in order to vest it with requisite powers.

It is well worthy of consideration therefore, whether it would conduce more to the interest of the people of America that they should, to all general purposes, be one nation, under one federal government, than that they should divide themselves into separate confederacies and give to the head of each the same kind of powers which they are advised to place in one national government. 

It has often given me pleasure to observe that independent America was not composed of detached and distant territories, but that one connected, fertile, wide-spreading country was the portion of our western sons of liberty. Providence has in particular manner blessed it with a variety of soils and productions and watered it with innumerable streams for the delight and accommodation of its inhabitants. A succession of navigable waters forms a kind of chain round its borders, as if to bind it together: while the most noble rivers in the world running at convenient distances, present them with high ways for the easy communication of friendly aids and the mutual transportation and exchange of their various commodities.


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QUOTES FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL


"It is not the function of our government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error"

-- United States Supreme Court decision in American Communications Association v. Douds 


"The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government." -- Thomas Paine (1737-1809),
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Patriot Connectors

The Patriot Connectors is an informal, unstructured civic group of American Patriots, which meet to inform, discuss and learn about OUR country, OUR constitution and in furthering American ideals.

HISTORIC CALENDAR FOR MAY


May 14, 1790...Small Pox vaccine developed by Dr. E Jenner

May 17, 1792...New York Stock Exchange established

May 25, 1787 Constitutional Convention began in Philadelphia, PA

May 30, 1783...Philadelphia Evening Post, 1st news paper in Amereica


 PATRIOT CONNECTORS Meeting  MAY 12TH MEETING

The Patriot Connectors is an informal, unstructured, unaffiliated group that meets every Second Thursday of each month through-out the year. It is a free and open Forum that meets at the Wallenpaupack High School Library starting with a Social Time at 6:30, with the program at 7:00 pm. The goal of the Connectors is to inform and help citizens become more pro-active for their country and work to uphold the “U.S. Constitution” and the “Bill of Rights.” The school is located approximately 2 miles east of Hawley, PA on U.S. Route Six. The Connectors celebrate: The National Day of Prayer, the first Thursday of May; Flag Day, June 14th; and Patriot’s Day, September 11th.

The group is very grateful to Providence for a beautiful and richly endowed country; for all those who helped to found and to write the “U.S. Constitution” and the Bill of Rights”; and to all the men and women who gave of their hearts and lives to make this country so great, safe and strong. They feel that the very heart and soul of America is at stake today; and the strength of American freedoms, liberties and values, and things that are held so dear, are at risk. “America is the home of the brave, because of the brave”. The Connectors would like to see all Americans get out and work and commit to defending these precious gifts.

The meeting on May 12th will feature Representative Michael Peifer of the Pennsylvania Legislature as the guest speaker talking to the group on our Constitutional Rights, existing laws, local concerns, and the road going forward for our community, state and nation. The Representative is on the Appropriations, Finance, Game and Fisheries, and Aging and Older Adult Services Committees. The Patriot Connectors hope that residents of the area will try to attend this important meeting in this critical time of our nation.

 


 








The Patriot Connectors meeting is free and open to the public as a FORUM for citizens to share their thoughts and contribute to a lively discussion on the civic problems of the day. It strives to help citizens become more informed and pro-active for their country and in upholding the "US Constitution" and the "Bill of Rights."

Americans are richly blessed with a beautiful and bountiful country endowed with natural resources "from the mountains to to the prairies to the oceans fraught with foam."

"America is the home of the brave because of the BRAVE." The very fabric of this land is freedom, liberty and justice for all.

     






Patriot Connectors

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The Patriot Connectors meeting is free and open to the public as a FORUM for citizens to share their thoughts and contribute to a lively discussion on the civic problems of the day. It strives to help citizens become more informed and pro-active for their country and in upholding the "US Constitution" and the "Bill of Rights."

Americans are richly blessed with a beautiful and bountiful country endowed with natural resources "from the mountains to to the prairies to the oceans fraught with foam."

"America is the home of the brave because of the BRAVE." The very fabric of this land is freedom, liberty and justice for all.