Thomas Jefferson on Guns

Source of Quote: http://foundersquotes.com/quotes/laws-that-forbid-the-carrying-of-arms-disarm-only-those-who-are-neither-inclined-nor-determined-to-commit-crimes/

Christianity is the Source of Civil Liberty

         
“The religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and his apostles, which enjoins humility, piety and benevolence; which acknowledges in every person a brother, or a sister, and a citizen with equal rights. This is genuine Christianity, and to this we owe our free Constitutions of Government.”

Noah Webster
from his 1832 book
The History of the United States

Religion and Freedom

From: The Patriot Post – Founders’ Quote Daily

“Statesmen by dear Sir, may plan and speculate for Liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand….The only foundation of a free Constitution, is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People, in a great Measure, than they have it now, They may change their Rulers, and the forms of Government, but they will not obtain a lasting Liberty.”

— John Adams (letter to Zabdiel Adams, 21 June 1776) – Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett, pg. 371.