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They don't call themselves Father of the Nation

Updated on June 2, 2010

They don't call themselves Father of the Nation but they are the ones who either fought or struggled for our liberation...

They signed the declaration of our independence

They are sometimes taken for Revolutionists

Or so many occasions considered Liberators

But they don't call themselves Father of the Nation


Who are they?

They are many of them but i wish to talk of just three who did not just liberate their people but sowed a seed of love for the nation.

They are the founding fathers but do not call themselves father of the nation


'SO'

What are they?


George Washington

Born on the 22nd of Feb 1732,served as the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797,and as the commander of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War from 1775 to 1783. Because of his significant role in the revolution and in the formation of the United States, he is often revered by Americans as the "Father of Our Country"




Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Born on the 2nd of October 1869 was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement. He was the pioneer of satyagraha—resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, a philosophy firmly founded upon ahimsa or total nonviolence—which led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.




Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Born on the 18th of July 1918, served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, and was the first South African president to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. Before his presidency, Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist, and the leader of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). In 1962 he was arrested and convicted of sabotage and other charges, and sentenced to life in prison. Mandela served 27 years in prison, spending many of these years on Robben Island.Nobel Peace Prize.

Three quotes by these three great men which serves as my own belief are as follows:

George Washington

#...Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind: for your pocket-book not only suffers by it, but your preparations are lost and a season passes away unimproved.

#...Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.

#...Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.

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Mohandas Gandhi

#...A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.

#...A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practice perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.

#...All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth.

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Nelson Mandela

#...A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

#... Communists have always played an active role in the fight by colonial countries for their freedom, because the short-term objects of Communism would always correspond with the long-term objects of freedom of movement.

#...I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

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They are the Liberators

They are the founding fathers

They are our freedom


Freedom of love and freedom of peace

Freedom of speech and freedom of right

Freedom to be rich and freedom to be poor

Freedom to ride and freedom to halt

Freedom of association and freedom of press

Freedom of ideas and freedom of thoughts

From Independence to impatience

Freedom set by our founding father

Freedom to lie and freedom to be fair

Freedom of honesty and freedom to steal

From independence to imperfection

An example those that followed failed to emulate

They don't call themselves 'FATHER OF THE NATION'...


Who are they?



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    • Rossimobis profile imageAUTHOR

      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 

      8 years ago from Nigeria

      You are right pmccray,i am so glad you support my opinion about these great men.

    • pmccray profile image

      pmccray 

      8 years ago from Utah

      Excellent hub, those highlighted are worthy to be named.

    • Rossimobis profile imageAUTHOR

      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 

      8 years ago from Nigeria

      Sis, Uncle Madiba will go down to History for the restoration of mankind and trust among black and white...Thanks for coming over.Love you and wish you well.

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      Elena 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Hmmm... Yes Bruv. Three great men indeed and I'm glad my good uncle is one of them.

      "They are the Liberators

      They are the founding fathers

      They are our freedom"

      and they Taught us a lot.

      Beautiful Tribute. :)

    • Rossimobis profile imageAUTHOR

      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 

      8 years ago from Nigeria

      Sure Bro Micky, someone has to set up to the plate and we follow the foot prints left behind...Thank you for your comment.

    • Micky Dee profile image

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      These were/are great leaders. I certainly admire Mohandas Gandhi for his non-violent approach to obtaining freedom. But someone has to step up to the plate. Thanks Rossi!

    • Rossimobis profile imageAUTHOR

      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 

      8 years ago from Nigeria

      Thank you 50 Caliber sir,i appreciate your appearance today.

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      50 Caliber 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      Rossi, good job, a coward dies a thousand deaths, 50

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