Wednesday, August 12, 2009

State Motto's of Original 13 Colonies

Massachusetts: By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty (Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem)

The state motto of Rhode Island: "Hope"

Connecticut: "He who is transplanted still sustains" (Qui transtulit sustinet)

New Hampshire: Live free or die

New York: Excelsior (Ever Upward)

Delaware: "Liberty and Independence"

New Jersey: "Liberty and Prosperity"

Pennsylvania: "Virtue, Liberty, and Independence"

Virginia: "Thus Always to Tyrants" (Sic Semper Tyrannis)

Maryland: "Fatti maschil, Parole femine" (loosely translated as Manly deeds, Womanly words)

North Carolina: No original state motto the only one the the original 13 colonies without one.

South Carolina: While I breathe, I hope (Dum Spiro Spero)

Georgia: Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation

Bold words from bold men during the times that America won its independence. What words would be picked now? The words used then were not used lightly, they meant something and still should. The American people need to start understanding and living up to the legacy that brave men fought for and we should all start honoring that legacy.