Let us all learn to be free, and to be loyal.
It becomes us, therefore, to be contented, and dutiful subjects.
There are men who strike at liberty under the term licentiousness.
There are others who aim at popularity under the disguise of patriotism.
Let us prize our freedom; but not use our liberty for a cloak of maliciousness.
But let us remember, at the same time, government is sacred, and not to be trifled with.
The only reason of the institution of civil government; and the only rational ground of submission to it, is the common safety and utility.
Common tyrants, and public oppressors, are not intitled to obedience from their subjects, by virtue of any thing here laid down by the inspired apostle.
For which reason I would exhort you to pay all due Regard to the government over us; to the KING and all in authority; and to lead a quiet and peaceable life.