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Title: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 17, 2005, 04:41:10 PM
"I assured the American people that I will remain firm and committed to fighting and winning the war on terror. We will deploy assets to defeat people before they come and hurt us. I believe that we are in a global war against an 'ism' that can be defeated, and must be defeated. One way you defeat them is to find them and bring them to justice. That's why we need good intelligence, the capacity to move quickly, a military that understands the stakes and is preparing the troops to meet the challenges. The other way is to spread freedom. And I believe that...free societies will be peaceful societies."

President George W. Bush


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 23, 2005, 12:53:36 AM
"We have seen our vulnerability -- and we have seen its deepest
source. For as long as whole regions of the world simmer in resentment and tyranny -- prone to ideologies that feed hatred and excuse murder -- violence will gather, and multiply in destructive power, and cross the most defended borders, and raise a mortal threat. There is only one force of history that can break the reign of hatred and resentment, and expose the pretensions of tyrants, and reward the hopes of the decent and tolerant, and that is the force of human freedom. We are led, by events and common sense, to one conclusion: The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands. The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world. ... Today, America speaks anew to the peoples of the world. All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know: The United States will not ignore your oppression, or excuse your oppressors. When you stand for your liberty, we will stand with you. ... The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands. The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world." --President George W. Bush, Inauguration Day 2005, an "American Revolutionary" as Time magazine noted when naming President Bush its 2004 "Person of the Year."


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 23, 2005, 12:57:33 AM
"Democrats may be in the minority in Congress, but we speak for the majority of Americans." --Ted Kennedy, D-Chappaquiddick


 ;D


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 23, 2005, 01:15:03 AM
"America's vital interests and our deepest beliefs are now one. From the day of our Founding, we have proclaimed that every man and woman on this earth has rights, and dignity, and matchless value, because they bear the image of the Maker of Heaven and earth. Across the generations we have proclaimed the imperative of self-government, because no one is fit to be a master, and no one deserves to be a slave. Advancing these ideals is the mission that created our Nation. It is the honorable achievement of our fathers."

President George W. Bush - Inaugural Address - 2005


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on January 23, 2005, 02:31:07 AM
" You do well to wish to learn our arts and our ways of life, and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ. Congress will do everything they can to assist you in this wise intention." - George Washington once told a gathering of Delaware elders.


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Allinall on January 23, 2005, 11:00:45 AM
"Democrats may be in the minority in Congress, but we speak for the majority of Americans." --Ted Kennedy, D-Chappaquiddick


 ;D

hehe   ;D


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 25, 2005, 11:19:24 PM
"I cannot tell you how inspired and sustained and comforted I am by the fact that millions of people, many of whom I will never see, are praying for me. It's one of the most unique aspects of the presidency. I don't know any other world leaders who can say that about the people of their country, which speaks volumes about America."     --President George W. Bush


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 25, 2005, 11:23:32 PM
"Two tidal waves of death: the tsunami late in December and 32
years of massive abortion since the Roe vs. Wade decision on Jan. 22, 1973. Television images and Internet blogs have brought home to Americans the reality of one disaster. Ultrasound images have shown many young women and their boyfriends the reality of lives that can be saved. We have fewer excuses than we once had for not loving our neighbors as ourselves, no matter how far away or how small they are. But what happens when we still lack vision? We have a license to kill unborn children (and young born ones) because they lack 'higher mental capacities,' according to Princeton bioethicist Peter Singer. Hmmm. Maybe T-ball players are useless because they lack higher baseball capacities. Maybe acorns are worthless because we can't make oak furniture from them."    --Marvin Olasky


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 27, 2005, 12:22:20 AM
"God assumed from the beginning that the wise of the world would view Christians as fools...and He has not been disappointed. ... If I have brought any message today, it is this: Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world."   --U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on January 27, 2005, 10:33:52 PM
Abraham Lincoln, June 16, 1858

"A house divided against itself cannot stand."


Jesus Christ Mat 12:25  And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 28, 2005, 07:32:34 PM
"It is a common observation here that our cause is the cause of all
mankind, and that we are fighting for their liberty in defending our
own."      --Benjamin Franklin


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 28, 2005, 07:42:00 PM
"Since terrorists are pouring into Iraq in response to calls from
international terrorist networks, the number of those who are killed is especially important, for these are people who will no longer be around to launch more attacks on American soil.  Iraq has become a magnet for enemies of the United States, a place where they can be killed wholesale, thousands of miles away."  --Thomas Sowell


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 31, 2005, 08:29:20 PM
"Man has made 32 million laws since the Commandments were handed down to Moses on Mount Sinai...but he has never improved on God's law. ... They are the charter and guide of human liberty, for there can be no liberty without the law."  --Cecil B. DeMille


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 31, 2005, 08:38:55 PM
"A state is nothing more than a reflection of its citizens; the more decent the citizens, the more decent the state. If you practice a religion, whether you're Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, or guided by some other faith, then your private life will be influenced by a sense of moral obligation, and so, too, will your public life. One affects the other. The churches of America do not exist by the grace of the state; the churches of America are not mere citizens of the state. The churches of America exist apart; they have their own vantage point; their own authority. Religion is its own realm; it makes its own claims. We establish no religion in this country, nor will we ever. We command no worship. We mandate no belief. But we poison our society when we remove its theological underpinnings. We court corruption when we leave it bereft of belief. All are free to believe or not believe; all are free to practice a faith or not. But those who believe must be free to speak of and act on their belief, to apply moral teaching to public questions."   --Ronald Reagan


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 31, 2005, 08:48:37 PM
"The life of Ted Kennedy is the key to understanding the post-1968 liberalism that infests his Party. Kennedy is a 72 year-old boy who never held a real (private sector) job. He entered the United States Senate in 1962 at age 30 (based on his record of being born a Kennedy), and remained there for the past 42 years. The expression limousine liberal was coined with Ted Kennedy in mind. He's never had to worry about meeting a payroll, keeping a job, paying a mortgage, balancing a household budget, educating his kids or saving for his retirement. His idea of helping ordinary Americans is raising their taxes, increasing the size and scope of government and forcing weird social experiments on us. His political career seems to be dedicated to making sure that no one in the middle class will ever be able to achieve the prosperity of the Kennedy clan. ... Still Kennedy and his allies are convinced that they have an intuitive understanding of the common man, a psychic connection to him (the political equivalent of a Vulcan mind-meld), which allows them to act as his champions even while the average American repeatedly disavows them. If you hold power long enough in a one-party state -- North Korea, Cuba, Massachusetts -- you can believe
anything."           --Don Feder


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 31, 2005, 09:03:38 PM
"The blessed Religion revealed in the word of God will remain an eternal and awful monument to prove that the best Institution may be abused by human depravity; and that they may even, in some instances be made subservient to the vilest purposes."      ---  George Washington


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 02, 2005, 09:50:32 PM
"Condolezza Rice's confirmation vote was a disgusting sight and indicative of who the Democrats are --  they are lazy and they're cowards and I'm just hoping that the more they continue to act like that the more it will encourage Americans to run against them and put the U.S. back in the hands of the working class, where it belongs."    --Michael Moore


 ::)   ???   ;D   8)


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 07, 2005, 09:56:56 PM
"Families must continue to be the foundation of our nation.  Families -- not government programs -- are the best way to make sure our children are properly nurtured, our elderly are cared for, our cultural and spiritual heritages are perpetuated, our laws are observed and our values are preserved.  Thus it is imperative that our government's programs, actions, officials and social welfare institutions never be allowed to jeopardize the family.  We fear the government may be powerful enough to destroy our families; we know that it is not powerful enough to replace them. The New Republican Party must be committed to working always in the interest of the American family."    --Ronald Reagan


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 07, 2005, 10:05:19 PM
"For the West -- for America, the time has come to dare to show to the world that our civilized ideas, our traditions, our values, are not -- like the ideology and war machine of totalitarian societies -- just a facade of strength.  It is time for the world to know our intellectual and spiritual values are rooted in the source of all strength, a belief in a Supreme Being, and a law higher than our own."             --Ronald Reagan


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 07, 2005, 10:13:34 PM
"As I look back, I really believe that God was working in this
country and across this globe to achieve His purposes through Ronald Reagan. God's timetable was better than Dad's. Had my father won the presidency in 1976, I think there's a good chance the Berlin Wall would not have come down and the Cold War would not have ended. Why? Because a number of key players were not yet in place. One key player was Pope John Paul II, who would join with President Reagan in taking a stand against the 'evil empire' of Soviet Communism; he was not elected by the College of Cardinals until 1978. Czech dissident Vaclav Havel did not publish his influential essay 'The Power of the Powerless' until 1978. President Reagan's strongest European ally, Lady Margaret Thatcher, did not become prime minister of Great Britain until 1979. The occupation of the Gdansk shipyards in Poland, led by Solidarity leader Lech Walesa, did not take place until 1980. And Mikhail Gorbachev, who ushered in the era of glasnost (openness) and perestroika (reform), did not achieve office until 1985. Though Dad was disappointed to lose the nomination in 1976, he was right on schedule, according to God's timing. Dad won the election in 1980, exactly when God had planned. The pieces of the global puzzle fell into place, a hunger for freedom swept Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union imploded, the Berlin Wall toppled, the Cold War ended, and the world is a better place to live in -- all in God's good time."    --Michael Reagan


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 09, 2005, 05:45:27 PM
"We can't expect the American People to jump from Capitalism to
Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of Socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have Communism."    --Nikita Khrushchev


"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened."   --Norman Thomas


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 11, 2005, 05:46:52 PM
"Personal retirement accounts should be familiar to [members of
Congress], because you already have something similar, called the Thrift Savings Plan, which lets [you] deposit a portion of [your] paychecks into any of five different broadly-based investment funds. It's time to extend the same security, and choice, and ownership to young Americans."  --President George W. Bush
 

 
"Social Security is simply a tax. Like all taxes, the money collected is spent immediately as general revenues to fund the federal government. The Social Security trust fund does not exist, and Social Security 'surpluses' are nothing more than an accounting ledger showing that contributions exceeded benefits paid for a given calendar year --  not that the excess was put aside. ... Allowing people to opt out of Social Security would force the federal government to admit it has been stealing money from Social Security for decades. ... No matter what politicians promise, Social Security reform will not change the fact that your money is taken from your paycheck and sent to Washington,
where it will be spent."     --Rep. Ron Paul


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 16, 2005, 11:20:36 AM
"You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot establish security on borrowed money. You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves."    --William Boetcker


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 16, 2005, 11:22:49 AM
"Our nation will someday soon reawaken to acknowledge what makes America such a prosperous nation. It was the recognition of God's ultimate authority, affirmed for us by our Founding Fathers in the Declaration of Independence, that helped us to overcome the terrible injustice of slavery, the devastation of the Great Depression, and the grave threat of communism. And it is the sincere belief in this single ideal that will see us through our current state of social insecurity."     --Gary Bauer


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 21, 2005, 04:16:17 PM
"When I have learnt to love God better than my earthly dearest, I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now. In so far as I learn to love my earthly dearest at the expense of God and instead of God, I shall be moving towards the state in which I shall not love my earthly dearest at all.  When first things are put first, second things are not suppressed but increased."    --C. S. Lewis


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 21, 2005, 04:21:20 PM
"Culture has moved beyond objective truth. Science has effectively declared itself god and scientists are its high priests. What scientists say science can achieve is all that matters. Anyone who refuses to bow down to their pronouncements is labeled a heretic and must suffer the kind of denunciation, ostracism and rejection once reserved for what the old horror movies called 'mad scientists.' This is why the slippery slope analogy applies in cases such as stem cell research. Having abandoned an Author and definer of life, it quickly becomes possible and then probable that any value attached to a living thing -- particularly a human being -- is simply a matter of individual or societal whim. Such values, like a fluctuating stock market, may change at any moment and for any reason, or no reason. A society that readily tolerates 45 million legal abortions (and counting) and feels a need to 'do something' about the financial 'burden' of the sick and elderly is not likely to be morally aroused at the destruction of embryos, even for cloning and other experimental purposes."     --Cal Thomas


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 01, 2005, 04:36:52 PM
"The entire edifice of moral relativism, a foundation of leftist
ideology, is built on the notion of feelings deciding right and
wrong. ... The unprecedented support of liberals for radically redefining the basic institution of society, marriage and the family is another product of feelings -- sympathy for homosexuals. Thinking through the effects of such a radical redefinition on society and its children is not a liberal concern. ... For liberals, the entire worth of the human fetus is determined by the mother's feelings. If she feels the nascent human life she is carrying is worth nothing, it is worth nothing. If she feels it is infinitely precious, it is infinitely precious. ... Far more conservative positions are based on 'What is right?' rather than on 'How do I feel?' That is why a religious woman who is pregnant but does not wish to be is far less likely to have an abortion than a secular woman in the same circumstances. Her values are higher than her feelings. And that, in a nutshell, is what our culture war is about --  Judeo-Christian values versus liberal/leftist feelings."           --Dennis Prager


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 05, 2005, 10:26:40 PM
"The opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide
what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves in their own sphere of action but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres, would make the Judiciary a despotic branch. ... The Constitution on this hypothesis is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they please. ... It has long, however, been my opinion, and I have never shrunk from its expression...that the germ of dissolution of our federal government is in the constitution of the federal Judiciary;
working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped."

................Thomas Jefferson


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 05, 2005, 10:30:42 PM
"At the establishment of our constitutions, the judiciary bodies were supposed to be the most helpless and harmless members of the government. Experience, however, soon showed in what way they were to become the most dangerous; that the insufficiency of the means provided for their removal gave them a freehold and irresponsibility in office; that their decisions, seeming to concern individual suitors only, pass silent and unheeded by the public at large; that these decisions, nevertheless, become law by precedent, sapping, by little and little, the foundations of the constitution, and working its change by construction, before any one has perceived that that invisible and helpless worm has been busily employed in consuming its substance."   ...............Thomas Jefferson


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 08, 2005, 02:46:58 PM
"Let the pulpit resound with the doctrine and sentiments of religious
liberty. Let us hear of the dignity of man's nature, and the noble rank he holds among the works of God. ... Let it be known that...liberties are not the grants of princes and parliaments."                          

--John Adams


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 08, 2005, 02:49:15 PM
"God has not been trying an experiment on my faith or love in order to find out their quality. He knew it already. It was I who didn't. In this trial he makes us occupy the dock, the witness box, and the bench all at once. He always knew that my temple was a house of cards. His only way of making me realize the fact was to knock it down."               --C. S. Lewis


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 11, 2005, 07:11:43 PM
"While the immediate task of vanquishing freedom's enemies will fall to our military men and women, all of us -- particularly those like you who understand the price of freedom -- will be called upon to strengthen our national resolve, and so, as we ask God's tender mercies on all those who have fallen, we ask also for His guidance and protection for all of us who remain to finish the task now before us. I thank the same God for America's veterans -- those of you who made us free and kept us free. I thank God for all you have done, and for all I know you will do again, to support peace and final victory."      --Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 14, 2005, 04:00:00 PM
"Religion has always been central to our national identity. Religious references do not violate the First Amendment, which was never intended to bar all religious expression or discussion from national discourse. James Madison himself, the author of the First Amendment, was sworn in with his left hand on the Bible. So was George Washington, and, I believe, every president since. The Ten Commandments provide the very foundation of our nation's legal code. They also make up the basis of the moral values that thankfully guide us in our everyday lives."    --Lawrence Kudlow


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 14, 2005, 04:05:28 PM
"I believe one major reason a lot of American kids became unmanageable brats and teenagers in the 1960s came from battle-wearied soldiers standing on Europe's shores. They awaited a ship to take them home after the WWII. They were so grateful to be going home alive, so grateful for the families or future families awaiting them, they made a promise:

'My kids are never going to have a tough life like the one I've just
lived. Things are going to be better for them.'

Unfortunately...they made life too easy for their children. It resulted in unchallenged kids, insecure, undisciplined youths. Kids need to be challenged. The only way to gain self-respect and a sense of self-reliance is to take a chance. ... We created a risk-free society so our kids didn't have the chance to face challenges. By doing so, we removed their opportunity to develop character -- and now we don't like the lack of character. We want them to be people we can trust. It is because our kids have had the chance to develop character removed from them that a large majority believe it is okay to cheat. That is our legacy to America's youth. How sad! Someone ought to give the senior citizens who thought sixties' escapism into drugs was cool -- the people who caused this problem -- a good spanking!"                        
                    --Marilyn Barnewall


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 14, 2005, 04:14:46 PM
"The long, twilight struggle against Islamo-fascism requires Civilization to deploy numerous weapons against this implacable foe. As usual, these will include intelligence, covert operations, and high-tech armaments. But another vital tool is language. How Americans and our allies speak and write about this conflict will influence when and how victory will come. We now face the most anti-Semitic enemy since Adolf Hitler and Josef Goebbels blew their brains out in Berlin in 1945. Militant Islam is the most bloodthirsty ideology since the Khmer Rouge exterminated one-third of Cambodia's people. The big difference, of course, is that Pol Pot had the good manners to keep his killing fields within his own borders, as awful as that was. Islamo-fascism, in contrast, is a worldwide phenomenon that already has touched this country and many of our allies. And yet Muslim extremists rarely have armies we can see, fighter jets we can knock from the sky, nor an easily identifiable headquarters, such as the Reich's Chancellery of the 1940s or the Kremlin of the Cold War."

--Deroy Murdock


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 24, 2005, 01:44:03 AM
"There are those who believe that a new modernity demands a new
morality. What they fail to consider is the harsh reality that there
is no such thing as a new morality. There is only one morality. All
else is immorality."      --Theodore Roosevelt


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 24, 2005, 01:52:15 AM
"If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instruction and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity."               --Daniel Webster


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 24, 2005, 02:05:01 AM
 ;D

"Caffeine can have serious side effects if we ingest too much. This
fact was first noticed in ancient Egypt when a group of workers, who were supposed to be making a birdbath, began drinking Egyptian coffee, which is very strong, and wound up constructing the pyramids."           --Dave Barry


Title: America's Real Roots
Post by: nChrist on March 27, 2005, 02:41:15 PM
(From The Library of Congress)

In CONGRESS,
SATURDAY, March 16, 1776.

IN times of impending calamity and distress; when the Liberties of America are imminently endangered by the secret machinations and open assaults of an insidious and vindictive Administration, it becomes the indispensible duty of these hitherto free and happy Colonies, with true penitence of heart, and the most reverent devotion, publickly to acknowledge the over ruling providence of God; to confess and deplore our offences against him; and to supplicate his interposition for averting the threatened danger, and prospering our strenuous efforts in the cause of Freedom, Virtue and Posterity.

The Congress therefore, considering the warlike preparations of the British Ministry to subvert our invaluable rights and privileges, and to reduce us by fire and sword, by the savages of the wilderness and our own domestics, to the most abject and ignominious bandage: Desirous, at the same time, to have people of all ranks and degrees, duly impressed with a solemn {Omitted text, 1w} of God's superintending providence, and of their duty devoutly to rely in all their lawful enterprizes of his aid and direction--do earnestly recommend, that FRIDAY, the seventeenth day of May next, be observed by the said Colonies as a day of HUMILIATION, FASTING, and PRAYER; that we may with united hearts confess and bewail our manifold sins and transgressions, and by a sincere, repentance and amendment of life, appease his righteous displeasure and through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, obtain his pardon and forgiveness; humbly imploring his assistance to frustrate the cruel purposes of our unnatural enemies; and by inclining their hearts to justice and benevolence, prevent the further effusion of kindred blood. But if continuing deaf to the voice of reason and humanity, and inflexibly bent on desolation and war, they constrain us to repel their hostile invasions by open resistance, {Omitted text, 1w} it may please the Lord of Hosts, the God of Armies, to animate our Officers and Soldiers with invincible {Omitted text, 1w} to guard and protect them in the day of battle, and to crown the Continental arms by sea and land with victory and success: Earnestly beseeching him to bless our civil Rulers and the Representatives of the People in their several Assemblies and Conventions; to preserve and strengthen their Union, to inspire them with an ardent disinterested love of their Country; to give wisdom and stability to their Councils; and direct them to the most efficacious measures for establishing the Rights of America on the most honorable and permanent basis--that he would be graciously pleased to bless all his People in these Colonies with Health and Plenty, and grant that a spirit of incorruptible Patriotism and of pure undefiled Religion may unversally prevail; and this Continent be speedily restored to the blessings of Peace and Liberty, and enabled to transmit them inviolate to the latest Posterity. And it is recommended to Christians of all denominations to assemble for Public Worship, and abstain from servile Labour on the said Day...........By Order of Congress,
JOHN HANCOCK, President


Title: America's Real Roots 2
Post by: nChrist on March 27, 2005, 02:48:23 PM
(From The Library of Congress)

In CONGRESS,
NOVEMBER 1, 1777.

FORASMUCH as it is the indispensible duty of all men to adore the superintending providence of Almighty God; to acknowledge with gratitude their obligations to Him for benefits received; and to implore such farther blessings as they stand in need of: And it having pleased him in his abundant mercy, not only to continue to us the innumerable bounties of his common providence; but also to smile upon us, in the prosecution of a just and necessary war for the defence and establishment of our unalienable rights and liberties: Particularly in that he hath been pleased in so great a measure, to prosper the means used for the support of our troops, and to crown our arms with most signal success:

It is therefore recommended to the legislative or executive powers of these United States, to set apart THURSDAY, the eighteenth day of December next, for Solemn Thanksgiving and Praise: That at one time and with one voice, the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts, and consecrate themselves to the service of their Divine Benefactor: and that, together with their sincere acknowledgments and offerings, they may join the penitent confession of their sins, whereby they had forfeited every favor; and their humble and earnest supplications that it may please God through the merits of Jesus Christ, mercifully to forgive and blot them out of remembrance. That it may please him graciously to afford his blessing on the Governments of these States respectively, and prosper the PUBLIC Council of the whole. To inspire our commanders both by land and sea, and all under them, with that wisdom and fortitude which may render them fit instruments, under the providence of Almighty God, to secure for these United States, the greatest of all human blessings, INDEPENDENCE and PEACE. That it may please him, to prosper the trade and manufactures of the people, and the labour of the husbandman, that our land may yet yield its increase. To take schools and seminaries of education, so necessary for cultivating the principles of true liberty, virtue and piety, under his nurturing hand: and to prosper the means of religion, for the promotion and enlargement of that kingdom which consisteth "IN RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE AND JOY IN THE Holy Ghost."

And it is further recommended, that servile labour, and such recreation as, though at other times innocent, may be unbecoming the purpose of this appointment, may be omitted on so solemn an occasion.

By order of CONGRESS,
HENRY LAURENS, President.


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 27, 2005, 02:54:45 PM
"We have this day restored the Sovereign to whom alone men ought to be obedient. From the rising to the setting of the sun may His kingdom come." - Samuel Adams ("Firebrand of the Revolution"), after signing the Declaration of Independence

(My Note:  What would happen if we had politicians like this today?)


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 27, 2005, 02:57:01 PM
"Let us enter on this important business under the idea that we are Christians on whom the eyes of the world are now turned. ... Let us in the first place..... humbly and penitently implore the aid of the Almighty God whom we profess to serve. Let us earnestly call and beseech Him for Christ's sake to preside in our councils." - Elias Boudnot - President of the Continental Congress

(My Note:  What would happen if we had politicians like this today?)


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 27, 2005, 03:00:01 PM
"It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible." - George Washington

(My Note:  What would happen if we had politicians like this today?)


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 27, 2005, 03:07:57 PM
"Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer's mission upon earth? That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christ?"

"The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were.... the general principles of Christianity."

"Why is it friends and fellow citizens that we are here assembled? Why is it that next to the birthday of the Savior of the World that our joyous and most venerated festival occurs on this day? Is it not that in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior, that it forms a leading event in the progress of the Gospel dispensation?"

By John Quincy Adams (1830s - 6th President of the United States)

(My Note:  What would happen if we had politicians like this today?)


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 27, 2005, 03:56:38 PM
"It is extremely important to our nation , in a political as well as religious view , that all possible authority and influence should be given to the scriptures, for these furnish the best principles of civil liberty , and the most effectual support of republican government. The principles of all genuine liberty , and of wise laws and administrations are to be drawn from the Bible and sustained by it's authority. The man therefore who weakens or destroys the divine authority of that book may be accessory to all the public disorders which society is doomed to suffer...." - Noah Webster


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 21, 2005, 11:46:34 PM
"Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say, 'What should be the reward of such sacrifices?' Bid us and our posterity bow the knee, supplicate the friendship, and plough, and sow, and reap, to glut the avarice of the men who have let loose on us the dogs of war to riot in our blood and hunt us from the face of the earth? If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!"                                            --Samuel Adams


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 21, 2005, 11:49:20 PM
"We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount....The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants."          --General Omar Bradley


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on April 25, 2005, 12:35:26 AM
"We have to fix it or Rumsfeld may never retire." --President Bush, on Social Security, at the annual Gridiron Dinner
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"Oprah is so rich that I saw John Kerry proposing to her just an hour ago." --Chris Rock, at the Academy Awards


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 25, 2005, 02:20:29 PM
 ;D   ;D  Good one, especially on John Kerry.


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 25, 2005, 03:51:26 PM
"What is it that causes trouble in marriages?  It is amazing how many people don't seem to know.  Essentially, it is one thing: Sin!  I don't care whether it the sin of pride, hard-hearted unwillingness to forgive or to humble oneself or to admit mistakes, selfishness, lust, or whatever other sin of infidelity there might be, all of these are simply sins. The Word of God is the great cleansing water that washes away our sin and wears down the rough edges in our personalities, which makes us livable for other people."                 --Dr. D. James Kennedy


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 25, 2005, 03:56:47 PM
"A day of decision is upon us.  Whether it was the legalization
of abortion, the banning of school prayer, the expulsion of the 10
Commandments from public spaces, or the starvation of Terri Schiavo, decisions by the courts have not only changed our nation's course, but even led to the taking of human lives.  As the liberal, anti-Christian dogma of the left has been repudiated in almost every recent election, the courts have become the last great bastion for liberalism.  For years activist courts, aided by liberal interest groups like the ACLU, have been quietly working under the veil of the judiciary, like thieves in the night, to rob us of our Christian heritage and our religious freedoms.  Federal judges have systematically grabbed power, usurping the constitutional authority that resides in the other two branches of
government and, ultimately, in the American people."                   --Tony Perkins


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 10, 2005, 05:07:47 AM
THE FOUNDATION

"The belief in a God All Powerful wise and good, is so essential to the moral order of the world and to the happiness of man, that arguments which enforce it cannot be drawn from too many sources nor adapted with too much solicitude to the different characters and capacities impressed with it." --James Madison



THE GIPPER

"To our mothers we owe our highest esteem, for it is from their gift of life that the flow of events begins that shapes our destiny.  A mother's love, nurturing and beliefs are among the strongest influences molding the development and character of our youngsters.  As Henry Ward Beecher wrote, 'What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin'." --Ronald Reagan

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Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 16, 2005, 05:02:04 PM
"Non-Christians seem to think that the Incarnation implies some
particular merit or excellence in humanity.  But of course it implies
just the reverse: a particular demerit and depravity.  No creature
that deserved Redemption would need to be redeemed.  They that are whole need not the physician.  Christ died for men precisely because men are not worth dying for; to make them worth it."    
               --C. S. Lewis


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 06, 2005, 05:21:12 PM
"If children prayed together, would they not understand what they have in common, and would this not, indeed, bring them closer, and is this not to be desired?  So, I submit to you that those who claim to be fighting for tolerance on this issue may not be tolerant at all. ...The churches of America do not exist by the grace of the state; the churches of America are not mere citizens of the state.  The churches of America exist apart; they have their own vantage point, their own authority.  Religion is its own realm; it makes its own claims.  We establish no religion in this country, nor will we ever.  We command no worship.  We mandate no belief. But we poison our society when we remove its theological underpinnings. We court corruption when we leave it bereft of belief.  All are free to believe or not believe; all are free to practice a faith or not. But those who believe must be free to speak of and act on their belief, to apply moral teaching to public questions.  I submit to you that the tolerant society is open to and encouraging of all religions. And this does not weaken us; it strengthens us. ... You know, if we look back through history to all those great civilizations, those great nations that rose up to even world dominance and then deteriorated, declined, and fell, we find they all had one thing in common.  One of the significant forerunners of their fall was their turning away from their God. ... Without God, there is no virtue, because there's no prompting of the conscience.  Without God, we're mired in the material, that flat world that tells us only what the senses perceive.  Without God, there is a coarsening of the society.  And without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.  If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."      --Ronald Reagan


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 20, 2005, 09:51:46 PM
"We have a strange illusion that mere time cancels sin.  I have heard others, and I have heard myself, recounting cruelties and falsehoods committed in boyhood as if they were not concern of the present speaker's, and even with laughter.  But mere time does nothing either to the fact or to the guilt of a sin. The guilt is washed out not by time but by repentance and the blood of Christ."              

C. S. Lewis


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: JudgeNot on June 20, 2005, 11:38:05 PM
At the risk of rerunning a quote (even though it deserves to be rerun):

"The nine most feared words in the English language are, "I'm from the government and I'm here to help."
Ronald Reagan


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 21, 2005, 09:20:27 AM
JudgeNot,

 :D  Good one - I think that I actually remember him saying that. I liked President Reagan and really enjoyed listening to him talk.  Another one for the GIPPER.

Love In Christ,
Tom

Romans 11:33  O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 18, 2005, 07:12:16 PM
"The president and those who wish to see the Constitution restored to its 'original intent' need to reteach it if they are to overcome the liberal orthodoxy expressed by the late Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes and echoed recently by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales that 'the Constitution is what the judges say it is.'  Try that at the supermarket. Is a pound what the shopper says it is, or do scales, which rely on a standard, determine a pound's true weight? Would we get away with telling a police officer who pulls us over for speeding, 'I decided that 70 miles per hour is 55 for me'? Why, then, this constantly changing Constitution that is in the minds of liberals to be altered like a suit of clothes to fit the wearer, rather than a document to which all must conform if the general welfare is to be promoted? It is because those revisionists know they can't use the legislative process to ram through any of their social engineering ideas.... They know the people (with the possible exception of a majority in Massachusetts) would vote them out of office and so they turn to unelected judges, appointed for life, to do their ideological dirty work for them.  If the Constitution is to again be seen as a finished document that has been refinished in recent years, the president must foreswear any talk of 'moderation' and 'conciliation' in his choice of court nominees.  Truth cannot be moderated. ... The president owes the country an ideological battle, which he can win if he is willing to fight it. ... He should not only campaign for his nominee(s), he should act like a teacher, quoting the Federalist Papers and the Constitution and making his case that this great document served America well until some judges began tampering with it." --Cal Thomas


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on July 26, 2005, 12:39:46 AM
"abstinence works every time it's tried." When has abstinence created AIDS, STDs and unplanned pregnancies? Answer: NOT ONCE!"
Rush Limbaugh


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 26, 2005, 07:09:16 AM
Good one Dreamweaver!
____________________

"What would happen if all these neutral nations...were with
one spontaneous impulse to do their duty...and were to stand
together...against aggression and wrong? At present their plight is lamentable; and it will become much worse. They bow humbly and in fear to...threats of violence. ... Each one hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last. All of them hope that the storm will pass before their turn comes to be devoured. But I fear...the storm will not pass. It will rage and it will roar, ever more loudly, ever more widely. It will spread to the South; it will spread to the North. There is no chance of a speedy end except through united action."    --Sir Winston Churchill


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 26, 2005, 07:15:14 AM
"In this era of hyper-sensitivity and political-correctness, words no longer have meaning. Those who are good are too often portrayed as evil; indefensibly wicked acts are made less so by the way they are described. Words like 'hero' and 'hatred' have lost definition. In the midst of a struggle for survival, the inability to discern attackers from allies, friends from foes and heroes from cowards is potentially catastrophic. ... The word 'hero' no longer means one who has willingly put himself in grave physical jeopardy for the benefit of another. Heroes are people who overcome evil by doing good at great personal risk. Through self-sacrifice, fortitude and action -- whether they succeed or fail -- heroes provide a moral and ethical framework -- and inspiration -- for the rest of us. Unfortunately, our modern definition of 'hero' has been corrupted to include all manner of people who do not warrant the title. The athlete who just set a new sports record isn't a hero. Nor is the 'daring' movie star or even the adventurer out to be the first solo climber to scale Mt. Everest. They may be brave -- but they don't meet the definition
of a hero, for whatever they achieve benefits only 'self.' Real heroes are selfless." --Oliver North


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 26, 2005, 07:18:07 AM
"There are those who believe that men in uniform are somehow
associated with starting wars.  That's like saying policemen cause
crime. ... Keeping the peace is the most important problem we face. And I believe that because young men...are willing to put on the uniform and endure the rigors of military life, peace is more secure."   --Ronald Reagan


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on July 27, 2005, 12:46:51 AM
"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan - to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations." Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865.


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on July 27, 2005, 12:49:49 AM
"We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature." Lincoln's First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861.


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: JudgeNot on July 27, 2005, 11:06:47 AM
Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.  It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.
Ronald Reagan


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on July 30, 2005, 09:55:21 PM
The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them.

The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore to resolve to conquer or die.

General George Washington
general order to the Continental Army
July 2, 1776



Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on July 30, 2005, 10:02:07 PM
Too much reasoning is a great distraction. Those who reason the indevout wise quench the inward spirit as the wind extinguishes a candle. After being with them for awhile, we perceive our hearts dry, and our mind off its centre. - François Fénelon


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on July 30, 2005, 10:03:40 PM
God has wisely kept us in the dark concerning future events and reserved for himself the knowledge of them, that he may train us up in a dependence upon himself and a continued readiness for every event.  -  Matthew Henry


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: JudgeNot on August 02, 2005, 12:46:43 PM
1) Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. ..........Mark Twain

2) I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. ..........Winston Churchill

3) A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. ..........George Bernard Shaw

4) A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. ..........G. Gordon Liddy

5) Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. ..........James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

6) Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. ..........Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown Univ.

7) Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. ..........P. J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

8) Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. ..........Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)

9) Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. ..........Ronald Reagan (1986)

10) I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. ..........Will Rogers

11) If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free. ..........P.J. O'Rourke

12) In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one group of the citizens to give to the other. ..........Voltaire (1764)

13) Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you. ..........Pericles (430 B.C.)

14) No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. ..........Mark Twain (1866)

15) Talk is cheap... except when Congress does it. ..........Ronio (2005)

16) The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. ..........Ronald Reagan

17) The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. ..........Winston Churchill

18) The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. ..........Mark Twain

19) The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. .........Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

20) There is no distinctly native American criminal class... save Congress. ..........Mark Twain

21) What this country needs are more unemployed politicians. ..........Edward Langley, Artist (1928 - 1995)

22) A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. ..........Thomas Jefferson


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 03, 2005, 01:23:33 AM
 :D   :D  Good ones - a great addition to my quotes collection. Thanks!


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on August 04, 2005, 08:55:08 AM
British corespondent, who himself was an imigrant to England, was on Fox News. When asked about Muslims in England in regards to the recent bomb attacks by suicide bombers he made the comment (paraphrased):

Britain is a multi-racial multi-cultural society. The Muslims can fit in or fly out.



Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on August 04, 2005, 08:58:23 AM
British corespondent, who himself was an imigrant to England, was on Fox News. When asked about Muslims in England in regards to the recent bomb attacks by suicide bombers he made the comment (paraphrased):

Britain is a multi-racial multi-cultural society. The Muslims can fit in or fly out.


;D


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on August 05, 2005, 01:11:25 AM
" You do well to wish to learn our arts and our ways of life, and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ. Congress will do everything they can to assist you in this wise intention." - George Washington

" Let...statesmen and patriots unite their endeavors to renovate the age by...educating their little boys and girls...and leading them in the study and practice of the exalted virtues of the Christian system." -  Samuel Adams

"History will also afford frequent opportunities of showing the necessity of a public religion...and the excellency of the Christian religion above all others, ancient or modern." -  Benjamin Franklin

"Only one adequate plan has ever appeared in the world, and that is the Christian dispensation." - John Jay, ORIGINAL CHIEF-JUSTICE U.S. SUPREME COURT

"The United States of America were no longer Colonies. They were an independent nation of Christians." - John Qunicy Adams


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on August 07, 2005, 03:44:25 AM
God of our life, there are days when the burdens we carry chafe our shoulders and weigh us down; when the road seems dreary and endless, the skies grey and threatening; when our lives have no music in them, and our hearts are lonely, and our souls have lost their courage. Flood the path with light, run our eyes to where the skies are full of promise; tune our hearts to brave music; give us the sense of comradeship with heroes and saints of every age; and so quicken our spirits that we may be able to encourage the souls of all who journey with us on the road of life, to Your honour and glory. - Augustine

Jesus Christ is not valued at all until He is valued above all. - Augustine


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: JudgeNot on August 08, 2005, 11:14:11 AM
This is not as much a worthy quote, as a worthy reminder:

"My object in life is to dethrone God and destroy capitalism."
Karl Marx


Remember!  A HUGE percentage of the world's population are Marxist.  The ACLU comes to mind...


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 08, 2005, 09:07:32 PM
This is not as much a worthy quote, as a worthy reminder:

"My object in life is to dethrone God and destroy capitalism."
Karl Marx


Remember!  A HUGE percentage of the world's population are Marxist.  The ACLU comes to mind...

JudgeNot,

Brother, this is a bad reminder that's been shoved into the face of every Christian more and more frequently. I was just giving thanks that JESUS wins at HIS appointed time and I pray that time is soon.

Love In Christ,
Tom

John 14:16-18 ASV  And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may be with you for ever, even the Spirit of truth: whom the world cannot receive; for it beholdeth him not, neither knoweth him: ye know him; for he abideth with you, and shall be in you.  I will not leave you desolate: I come unto you.


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on August 10, 2005, 02:20:00 AM
It is the part of a Christian to take care of his own body for the very purpose that by its soundness and wellbeing he may be enabled to labor... for the aid of those who are in want, that thus the stronger member may serve the weaker member, and we may be children of God, and busy for one another, bearing one another's burdens, and so fulfilling the law of Christ. - Martin Luther


The first service one owes to others in the fellowship consists in listening to them. Just as love of God begins in listening to His Word, so the beginning of love for the brethren is learning to listen to them. It is God's love for us that He not only gives us His Word but lends us His ear. So it is His work that we do for our brother when we learn to listen to him. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: JudgeNot on August 10, 2005, 01:06:06 PM
We did indeed know much about your preparedness. We knew that probably every second home in your country contained firearms. We knew that your country actually had state championships for private citizens shooting military rifles. We were not fools to set foot in such quicksand.
A Japanese Admiral explains why Japan didn't invade the US mainland in WWII


This quote makes an anti-2nd Ammendment liberal foam at the mouth.
That's why I like it.  ;D


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on August 10, 2005, 11:32:13 PM
Rich is the person who has a praying friend. - Janice Hughes

How can we be strangers, if we both follow Christ? - Anonymous

Never believe anything bad about anybody unless you positively know it to be true; never tell even that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary — and that God is listening while you tell it. - William Penn

Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So one hundred worshipers [meeting] together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be, were they to become 'unity' conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship. - A.W. Tozer

Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. - Elizabeth Bibesco


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 16, 2005, 02:51:36 AM
"So we are we left with Judeo-Christian values and secular left values. The latter, as noted, hold sway among the world's elites.  But they are personally so unfulfilling and morally so confused that they cannot work.  Western Europe will hopefully awaken to this fact as its socialist economies fail and as it realizes that you cannot fight faith (radical Islam) with no faith (secularism). ... The Judeo-Christian value system is not only the best value system for humanity; it is the only viable one.  If we do not promote it, moral chaos will ensue. And we can't promote it if we don't know what it is."   --Dennis Prager


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 16, 2005, 03:24:35 AM
"I think the so-called conservative is today what was, in the classic sense, the liberal.  The classical liberal, during the Revolutionary time, was a man who wanted less power for the king and more power for the people.  He wanted people to have more say in the running of their lives and he wanted protection for the God-given rights of the people. He did not believe those rights were dispensations granted by the king to the people, he believed that he was born with them.  Well, that today is the conservative." --Ronald Reagan


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on August 16, 2005, 02:35:33 PM
Come work for the Lord. The work is hard, the hours are long, and the pay is low, but the retirement benefits are out of this world. - Anonymous

"If Barbara Bush gets her hands on John Kerry, he might get another Purple Heart." - Former President George H.W. Bush, telling an audience that his wife is angry about Kerry's attacks on her son. ;D Some how, I just couldn't help it! ;D

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the acts. - Will Rogers
Guess I'm in a humorus mood today. :D


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 16, 2005, 03:09:04 PM
 :D

If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time--a tremendous whack. - Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 19, 2005, 04:41:23 PM
"Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it,
derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned
and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates,
their pleasure, and their blood." --John Adams


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 22, 2005, 12:43:17 PM
"I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is
Mass Psychology... Its importance has been enormously increased by the growth of modern methods of propaganda... Although this science will be diligently studied, it will be rigidly confined to the governing class. The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated."   ---Bertrand Russell

(My Note:  WOW! - This is TRUE!!)
 


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 22, 2005, 12:53:57 PM
"There's a change happening in America. Realignment is real. What the American people see is that the other party just keeps going in circles. And that's just like...when you get lost in the woods; if every time you come to a decision you lean to the left, you will wind up going in circles. Now, in contrast, we're going forward with confidence and with gusto. Gusto---that's Republican for vigor... One of the reasons the American people have turned to us is that we don't waver from our commitment to do what's necessary to keep our country safe and to secure the blessings of liberty for our children and our children's children."   ---Ronald Reagan


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: JudgeNot on August 23, 2005, 02:10:13 PM
I don't care how many times this quote has been posted - it's time to do so again:

"Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants."
William Penn


Truely yours,
JudgeNot

aka 'Taliban Jim'   ::)  ::)


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: JudgeNot on August 23, 2005, 02:21:27 PM
Whoa! Good one Phil.
How applicable is THAT today?


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 23, 2005, 06:08:11 PM
Amen JudgeNot and Phil121!

I love both quotes, and we do need to hear them frequently.

Brother Jim, curiosity is killing me. Has someone tried to tag you with "Taliban Jim"?  :D

Love In Christ,
Tom

Proverbs 24:3-4 NASB  By wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established; And by knowledge the rooms are filled With all precious and pleasant riches.


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: JudgeNot on August 24, 2005, 12:14:33 AM
Amen JudgeNot and Phil121!

I love both quotes, and we do need to hear them frequently.

Brother Jim, curiosity is killing me. Has someone tried to tag you with "Taliban Jim"?  :D

Love In Christ,
Tom

Proverbs 24:3-4 NASB  By wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established; And by knowledge the rooms are filled With all precious and pleasant riches.


Bro Tom -
No one one on this board has tagged me that I am aware of.  (The liberals who visit us here are generally very polite - I hope they stay - it's entertaining and thought provoking having them with us.)  But just as I am a proud, dues paying member of Hillary's "Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy", I must also be part of the religious right so often compared to the Taliban by the leftist marooooons.  It's actually another badge I wear proudly when correctly equated to my unshakable belief that Jesus Christ is, indeed, who He says He is - which He is....
 ;D

I have a confession to make - liberals may sometimes make me feel superior... particularly when they believe that to win a debate they must rely on the definition of "is" being a variable. :-X

Lord - grant me humility. I ask you, Lord, for the strength You showed as You cleared the temple of the money changers.
Amen!

 :)


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 24, 2005, 07:27:01 AM
JudgeNot,

 ;D   ;D   ;D   ;D   ;D

ROFL - Brother, you're killin' me.

We are both probably moderate conservatives, but we are most certainly Christians first, so that makes us very dangerous people.  :D  YES! - I enjoy being a dangerous person, and I plan to remain a dangerous person for the rest of my life.

Maybe we can become missionaries and teachers for the ACLU during our retirement years. We can teach the GOSPEL and American History if we can catch them.  :D

Love In Christ,
Tom

Isaiah 48:17 NASB  Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, Who leads you in the way you should go.


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on August 24, 2005, 12:46:40 PM
Confronted with a cancer or a slum the Pantheist can say, "If you could only see it from the divine point of view, you would realize that this also is God." The Christian replies, "Don't talk ... nonsense." - C. S. Lewis

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 A chasm is opening between the men who believe their Bibles and the men who are prepared for an advance upon Scripture. Inspiration and speculation cannot long abide in peace. Compromise there can be none. We cannot hold the inspiration of the Word, and yet reject it; we cannot believe in the atonement and deny it; we cannot hold the doctrine of the fall and yet talk of the evolution of spiritual life from human nature; we cannot recognize the punishment of the impenitent and yet indulge the "larger hope." One way or the other we must go. Decision is the virtue of the hour. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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The Gospel is not a new law. It is not a code of morals or ethics. It is not a creed to be accepted. It is not a system of religion to be adhered to. It is the good news that God will forgive and accept any person who trusts His provision of the crucified and risen Christ as the answer to their rebellion and sin. - Anonymous


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on August 24, 2005, 01:16:16 PM
Amen JudgeNot and Phil121!

I love both quotes, and we do need to hear them frequently.

Brother Jim, curiosity is killing me. Has someone tried to tag you with "Taliban Jim"?  :D

Love In Christ,
Tom

Proverbs 24:3-4 NASB  By wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established; And by knowledge the rooms are filled With all precious and pleasant riches.


Bro Tom -
No one one on this board has tagged me that I am aware of.  (The liberals who visit us here are generally very polite - I hope they stay - it's entertaining and thought provoking having them with us.)  But just as I am a proud, dues paying member of Hillary's "Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy", I must also be part of the religious right so often compared to the Taliban by the leftist marooooons.  It's actually another badge I wear proudly when correctly equated to my unshakable belief that Jesus Christ is, indeed, who He says He is - which He is....
 ;D

I have a confession to make - liberals may sometimes make me feel superior... particularly when they believe that to win a debate they must rely on the definition of "is" being a variable. :-X

Lord - grant me humility. I ask you, Lord, for the strength You showed as You cleared the temple of the money changers.
Amen!

 :)


ROFL ....  I think you just tagged yourself.

Welcome to the land of the tagged.

 ;) ;) :D :D ;D ;D



Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on August 25, 2005, 01:11:08 AM
Amen JudgeNot and Phil121!

I love both quotes, and we do need to hear them frequently.

Brother Jim, curiosity is killing me. Has someone tried to tag you with "Taliban Jim"?  :D

Love In Christ,
Tom

Proverbs 24:3-4 NASB  By wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established; And by knowledge the rooms are filled With all precious and pleasant riches.


Bro Tom -
No one one on this board has tagged me that I am aware of.  (The liberals who visit us here are generally very polite - I hope they stay - it's entertaining and thought provoking having them with us.)  But just as I am a proud, dues paying member of Hillary's "Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy", I must also be part of the religious right so often compared to the Taliban by the leftist marooooons.  It's actually another badge I wear proudly when correctly equated to my unshakable belief that Jesus Christ is, indeed, who He says He is - which He is....
 ;D

I have a confession to make - liberals may sometimes make me feel superior... particularly when they believe that to win a debate they must rely on the definition of "is" being a variable. :-X

Lord - grant me humility. I ask you, Lord, for the strength You showed as You cleared the temple of the money changers.
Amen!

 :)


ROFL ....  I think you just tagged yourself.

Welcome to the land of the tagged.

 ;) ;) :D :D ;D ;D


Well at least I've never been tagged here. Least to my knowledge. ;D
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One thing we may be sure of, however: For the believer all pain has meaning; all adversity is profitable. There is no question that adversity is difficult. It usually takes us by surprise and seems to strike where we are most vulnerable. To us it often appears completely senseless and irrational, but to God none of it is either senseless or irrational. He has a purpose in every pain He brings or allows in our lives. We can be sure that in some way He intends it for our profit and His glory. - Jerry Bridges
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I am not a theologian or a scholar, but I am very aware of the fact that pain is necessary to all of us. In my own life, I think I can honestly say that out of the deepest pain has come the strongest conviction of the presence of God and the love of God. - Elisabeth Elliot


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on August 26, 2005, 03:22:03 PM
When we choose to forgive the victory is attainable. When bad things happen, good CAN come out of it! Romans 8:28 declares it is so! My life declares it is so and I am not alone in that statement. So many people have looked evil in the face and said, "I will find good in this." Some times the evil and bad things are changed or converted or whatever and sometimes it is US that is changed. But ALL things work for good and can bring about change for the good. - Elizabeth Fabiani

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If your reputation is perfectly intact on every front, if you never irritate anyone, if you never make a stir, you might be doing something wrong - or more likely, you're not doing something right. "Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for in the same way their fathers used to treat the false prophets" (Luke 6:26). The Bible has a crystal clear promise: All who live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution" (2 Tim. 3:12). If we never experience persecution, if we never make a single soul angry (as Christ often did), something is probably wrong. - R Terry


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: dcyple on September 01, 2005, 05:33:33 AM
Ism, shows how well he does with the english laguage, he forgot the L and A


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Itsthejourney on September 01, 2005, 08:45:17 PM
"The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him."
- G.W. Bush, 9/13/01

"I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority."
- G.W. Bush, 3/13/02


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: JudgeNot on September 01, 2005, 08:48:40 PM
"I never slept with that...woman!"
Billy Clinton
The father of progressive morality


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Itsthejourney on September 02, 2005, 09:51:57 AM
"We've had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved in Sept. 11." [President Bush, 9/17/03]


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: JudgeNot on September 02, 2005, 10:31:40 AM
<snicker>
 :-X

A fool and his money are soon elected.
Will Rogers


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on September 04, 2005, 12:21:37 AM
        * "The Constitution is a written instrument. As such, its meaning does not alter. That which it meant when it was adopted, it means now."
          -- South Carolina v. United States, 199 U.S. 437, 448 (1905)




Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 04, 2005, 01:55:59 PM
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength
from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto
death."          ---Thomas Paine


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 04, 2005, 03:52:06 PM
"We all share the love of peace, but our sons and daughters must learn two lessons men everywhere and in every time have had to learn; that the price of freedom is dear but not nearly so costly as the loss of freedom---and that the advance and continuation of civilization depend on those values for which men have always been willing to die."       ---Ronald Reagan


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: JudgeNot on September 05, 2005, 02:35:40 AM
"You can't say you love your country and hate your government."
Bill Clinton, 1995


I could now go into a long-winded tirade concerning the hypocrisy of the left.  But I'll stifle myself.  

Those who have ears let them hear.  


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on September 05, 2005, 02:48:53 AM
"YOU CAN'T SUPPORT YOUR TROOPS AND STILL HATE WHAT THEY ARE DOING" The U.S. Military Personell.





Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on September 12, 2005, 01:26:01 AM
I can't think of a better quote, then this today.   :'(

"Are you guys ready? "Let's Roll !" by Todd Beamer, 32, from Cranbury, NJ
Died 9/11/01 Shanksville, Pa.  

To those who fought back, and were the first to fight terrorism and die. May God Bless Flight 93.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/DreamWeaver000/resized_lets_roll.jpg)


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 13, 2005, 03:42:35 AM
Dreamweaver,

Brother Bob, that's an awesome picture that I will add to my Navy collection. I don't know which aircraft carrier that is, but I've stood on the deck of the Nimitz and taken a tour of it. It was and is awesome. I'm biased because that is the carrier my son served on, but I think that anyone would be amazed at the size and capability of a Nimitz Class aircraft carrier.

I also love he quote, "Let's Roll." It's now recognized as a term of extreme respect and courage by people who know they are going forward, facing death for the safety and preservation of others. It actually means "I might die for what I believe in, but I will do it with pride, dignity, honor, and backbone as generations before me have done." Folks like this are the ones who paid for our freedoms and safety. Nothing should ever be done to disrespect them or their families. I salute them in the same way that I salute the Flag. In fact, the Flag is representative of those who fought, bled, and died for what every American enjoys - FREEDOM!!

Love In Christ,
Tom

Psalms 27:1-3 NASB  A Psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread? When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell. Though a host encamp against me, My heart will not fear; Though war arise against me, In spite of this I shall be confident.



Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on September 13, 2005, 04:54:01 AM
That is the USS BELLEAU WOOD LHA 3. It is a Tarawa class helicopter carrier. It is quite a bit smaller than the Nimitz or Enterprise. I have never been on board her but I do have that picture hanging on my wall already.

"Let's Roll" has been a well used term through out the Military for many, many years. It was brought out in the publics eye by Todd Beamer making me wonder if he wasn't at least prior Military.

Quote
"I might die for what I believe in, but I will do it with pride, dignity, honor, and backbone as generations before me have done." Folks like this are the ones who paid for our freedoms and safety. Nothing should ever be done to disrespect them or their families. I salute them in the same way that I salute the Flag. In fact, the Flag is representative of those who fought, bled, and died for what every American enjoys - FREEDOM!!

Amen!



Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: JudgeNot on September 16, 2005, 09:28:14 PM
Never raise your hands to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
- Red Buttons
 :)


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 17, 2005, 04:56:34 PM
Never raise your hands to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
- Red Buttons
 :)

 ;D   ;D   ;D  ROFL

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i160/tlr10/favor/favor051.gif)
 


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 01, 2005, 02:00:32 AM
"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders."
 
-- Samuel Adams

(My Note:  This quote should hit the people of any country turning away from God right between the eyes. Only a nation whose God is the LORD will be blessed.)


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on October 02, 2005, 02:09:04 AM
"A government big enough to give you everything you want is big
enough to take away everything you have." ---President Gerald Ford


"We may not imagine how our lives could be more frustrating and
complex---but Congress can." ---Cullen Hightower




Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on October 02, 2005, 02:22:08 AM
Confronted with a cancer or a slum the Pantheist can say, "If you could only see it from the divine point of view, you would realize that this also is God." The Christian replies, "Don't talk ... nonsense." - C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis


Someone once asked Billy Graham, "If Christianity is valid, why is there so much evil in the world?" To this the famous preacher replied, "With so much soap, why are there so many dirty people in the world? Christianity, like soap, must be personally applied if it is to make a difference in our lives." - Billy Graham


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on October 03, 2005, 12:13:32 PM
"The principle of free speech is no new doctrine born of
the Constitution of the United States. It is a heritage of
English-speaking peoples, which has been won by incalculable
sacrifice, and which they must preserve so long as they hope to
live as free men." ---Robert Lafollette, Sr.


"No where in the scripture has God ever assured anyone, baptized
or not, of a carefree, no conflict existence... When (not if)
the trials come, we can be certain that they will reveal our
courage, call, commitment and convictions... Regardless of how
disheartening the difficulties can be, they should not send us
into a tailspin. Rather, they should bring out the best in the
believer. They can, if played correctly, bring us back to the
biblical basics of faith, hope and love." ---Doug Giles



Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on October 03, 2005, 12:18:28 PM
"I was a Democrat once...for a long time, a large part of my
life. But in those days, its leaders didn't belong to the 'blame
America first' crowd. Its leaders were men like Harry Truman, who understood the challenges of our times. They didn't reserve all their indignation for America. They knew the difference between freedom and tyranny and they stood up for one and damned the other. To all the good Democrats who respect that tradition...and I hope there are many...you're not alone. We're asking you to come walk with us down the new path of hope and opportunity, and we'll make it a bipartisan salvation of our country." ---Ronald Reagan




Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 03, 2005, 06:54:18 PM
A DAILY PRAYER OF OUR FIRST PRESIDENT

"Almighty God…I yield thee humble and hearty thanks that thou has preserved me from the danger of the night past, and brought me to the light of the day, and the comforts thereof, a day which is consecrated to thine own service and for thine own honor. Let my heart, therefore, Gracious God, be so affected with the glory and majesty of it, that I may not do mine own works, but wait on thee, and discharge those weighty duties thou requirest of me.

Give me grace to hear thee calling on me in thy word, that it may be wisdom, righteousness, reconciliation and peace to the saving of the soul in the day of the Lord Jesus.

Grant that I may hear it with reverence, receive it with meekness, mingle it with faith, and that it may accomplish in me, Gracious God, the good work for which thou has sent it. Bless my family, kindred, friends and country, be our God and guide this day and for ever for His sake, who lay down in the Grave and arose again for us, Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen."

--From the Prayer Journal of George Washington


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 06, 2005, 04:27:15 AM
"The propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained."
 
-- George Washington


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on October 11, 2005, 01:57:47 AM
"All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed
frequent instances of superintending providence in our favor. To
that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in
peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity.
And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? Or do we imagine
that we no longer need his assistance? I have lived, Sir, a
long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs
I see of this truth-that God governs in the affairs of men.
And if a sparrow cannot fall to the Ground without his Notice,
is it probable that an Empire can rise without his Aid?""

-- Benjamin Franklin (To Colleagues at the Constitutional
Convention)



Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 27, 2005, 11:29:38 PM
The Federalist Patriot
Founders' Quote Daily

"No country upon earth ever had it more in its power to attain
these blessings than United America.  Wondrously strange, then,
and much to be regretted indeed would it be, were we to neglect the means and to depart from the road which Providence has pointed us to so plainly; I cannot believe it will ever come to pass."

-- George Washington (letter to Benjamin Lincoln, 29 June 1788)

Reference: George Washington: A Collection, W.B. Allen, ed. (403)

(My Note: This one speaks volumes. It makes me sad when I think about our nation turning its back on GOD and departing from HIS ways.)


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 27, 2005, 11:41:05 PM
The Federalist Patriot
Founders' Quote Daily

"It is too probable that no plan we propose will be adopted.
Perhaps another dreadful conflict is to be sustained.  If, to
please the people, we offer what we ourselves disprove, how can we afterwards defend our work?  Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair.  The event is in the hand of God. "

-- George Washington (as quoted by Gouverneur Morris in Farrand's Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, 25 March 1787)

Reference: George Washington and the New Nation, James Flexner (116-7)

(My Note:  I was just thinking about how wonderful it would be if all of our leaders went back to this type of thinking. There is no way to defend much of their work. I would also question how many of our legislators pray about what they do and what they say.)


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on October 29, 2005, 11:56:22 AM
With hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, fires,  severe T-storms and earthquakes tearing up the country from one end to another,  

"Are we sure  this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance??"  - Jay Leno


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on October 31, 2005, 11:54:13 PM
"About the time of the end, a body of men will be raised up, who will turn their attention to the prophecies, in the midst of much clamor and opposition." - Sir Isaac Newton


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 21, 2005, 03:09:43 PM
The Federalist Patriot
Founders' Quote Daily

"It is the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons, to worship the SUPREME BEING, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping GOD in the manner most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience; or for his religious profession or sentiments; provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or obstruct others in their religious worship."

-- John Adams (Thoughts on Government, 1776)

Reference: The Works of John Adams, Charles Adams, ed., 221.

(My Note:  Any casual student of American History, even a beginner, should have no problem at all in determining that the modern concept of Separation of Church and State is and always has been nothing but a lie! It is an invented lie that doesn't exist, and it never did exist, but it has been repeated so many times now by folks like the ACLU that many Americans actually believe the twisted and manufactured lie of Separation of Church and State! All it is and all it's ever been is an invention of activist judges WHO ARE AND HAVE BEEN VIOLATING OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS!! All but the last 50 years of this nation's history proves it is a lie, AND THE JUDGES WHO ISSUED THE OPINION KNEW IT WAS A LIE!!!!!!


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on November 26, 2005, 01:30:44 PM
"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion…Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people . It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." (President John Adams. October 11, 1798. Address to the Military.)



President John Quincy Adams

"The highest glory of the American Revolution was this, it connected in one indissoluble bond, principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity." (July 4, 1821.)




"The original version (of the First Amendment) proposed in the Senate on September 3, 1789, stated, 'Congress shall not make any law establishing any religious denomination.' Their second version stated, 'Congress shall make no law establishing any particular denomination.' The third version was very similar, 'Congress shall make no law establishing any particular denomination in preference to others.' The final version passed on that day declared, 'Congress shall make no law establishing religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.'…According to their records, the word 'religion' was interchangeable with 'denomination.'" (pp. 4-5. The Foundations of American Government. WallBuilder Press: Aledo, TX. 1993)



Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on November 26, 2005, 01:50:37 PM
Patrick Henry

"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ."




Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 27, 2005, 11:41:08 PM
"To grant that there is a supreme intelligence who rules the
world and has established laws to regulate the actions of his
creatures; and still to assert that man, in a state of nature,
may be considered as perfectly free from all restraints of law
and government, appears to a common understanding altogether
irreconcilable.  Good and wise men, in all ages, have embraced
a very dissimilar theory.  They have supposed that the deity,
from the relations we stand in to himself and to each other, has
constituted an eternal and immutable law, which is indispensably
obligatory upon all mankind, prior to any human institution
whatever.  This is what is called the law of nature.... Upon this
law depend the natural rights of mankind."

-- Alexander Hamilton


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 27, 2005, 11:43:35 PM
The Federalist Patriot
Founders' Quote Daily

"It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of
Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits,
and humbly to implore his protection and favors."

-- George Washington (Thanksgiving Proclamation, 3 October 1789)

Reference: George Washington: A Collection, W.B. Allen, ed. (543)


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 02, 2005, 01:34:14 PM
The Federalist Patriot
Founders' Quote Daily

"A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of
nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate."

-- Thomas Jefferson (Rights of British America, 1774)

Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Lipscomb and Bergh,
eds., 1:209.

(My Note:  The laws of nature means the Laws of God or Rights given by God.)


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 02, 2005, 01:37:10 PM
The Federalist Patriot
Founders' Quote Daily

"The law of nature and the law of revelation are both Divine: they flow, though in different channels, from the same adorable source. It is indeed preposterous to separate them from each other."

-- James Wilson (of the Law of Nature, 1804)

Reference: The Works of the Honourable James Wilson, Wilson, ed.,
vol. 1 (120)

(My Note:  Again, the laws of nature means the Laws of God or Rights given by God.)


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 02, 2005, 01:41:54 PM
"Terrorists are also winning the psychological warfare, partly because the jihadists are unified behind a goal and we often are not. They want territory and they want to kill 'infidels.' American leftists want 'peace,' without realizing that peace is a byproduct of defeating evil. The left also wants to use the war for partisan political gain and will seek to deprive President Bush of any credit for victory because it could benefit him politically. How sick is that?"  — Cal Thomas


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on December 05, 2005, 12:14:50 AM
In regard to this Great Book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Savior gave to the world was communicated through this book. - Abraham Lincoln    


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: JudgeNot on December 06, 2005, 04:17:53 PM
Hold on to your hats for this quote, folks:

“Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever!”
Jesus Christ


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on December 07, 2005, 01:04:09 AM
Hold on to your hats for this quote, folks:

“Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever!”
Jesus Christ

AMEN brother! :D


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 07, 2005, 03:32:01 AM
Hold on to your hats for this quote, folks:

“Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever!”
Jesus Christ


JudgeNot, I must add a second AMEN! Brother, it's great to see you back on the forum. We missed you.

Love In Christ,
Tom

John 17:11 NASB  "I am no longer in the world; and yet they themselves are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are.


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 12, 2005, 01:37:41 AM
"We pray for the military families who mourn the loss of loved ones. We hold them in our hearts—and we honor the memory of every fallen soldier, sailor, airman, Coast Guardsman, and Marine. One of those fallen heroes is a Marine Corporal named Jeff Starr, who was killed fighting the terrorists in Ramadi earlier this year. After he died, a letter was found on his laptop computer. Here's what he wrote, he said, 'If you're reading this, then I've died in Iraq. I don't regret going. Everybody dies, but few get to do it for something as important as freedom. It may seem confusing why we are in Iraq, it's not to me. I'm here helping these people, so they can live the way we live. Not to have to worry about tyrants or vicious dictators. Others have died for my freedom, now this is my mark'."    —President George W. Bush


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 12, 2005, 01:40:27 AM
"Suppressing the language, symbols, or customs of Christians in a predominantly Christian society is not inclusive. It's insulting. It's discriminatory, too. Hanukkah menorahs are never referred to as 'holiday lamps' —not even the giant menorahs erected in Boston Common and many other public venues each year by Chabad, the Hasidic Jewish outreach movement. No one worries that calling the Muslim holy month of Ramadan by its name—or even celebrating it officially, as the White House does with an annual 'iftaar' dinner — might be insensitive to non-Muslims. In this tolerant and open-hearted nation, religious minorities are not expected to keep their beliefs out of sight or to squelch their traditions lest someone, somewhere, take offense. Surely the religious majority shouldn't be expected to either."     —Jeff Jacoby


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 12, 2005, 01:43:21 AM
"Discount if you will (as fashionable anti-Americanism does) the Statue of Liberty as ostentatious self-advertising or perhaps a relic of an earlier, more pure America. But as you walk the streets of Washington, it is harder to discount America's quiet homage to foreign liberators — statues built decades apart without self-consciousness and without any larger architectural (let alone political) plan. They have but one thing in common: They share America's devotion to liberty. Liberty not just here but everywhere. Indeed, liberty for its own sake. America has long proclaimed this principle, but in the post-9/11 era, it has pursued it with unusual zeal and determination... This is not for show. It is from the heart, the heart of a people conceived in liberty and still believing in liberty. How can they not? It is written in stone all around them."    —Charles Krauthammer


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on December 12, 2005, 11:55:21 AM
"In every child who is born, no matter what circumstances, and of no matter what parents, the potentiality of the human race is born again: and in him, too, once more, and of each of us, our terrific responsibility toward human life; toward the utmost idea of goodness, of the horror of terror, and of God." -  James Agee


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on December 16, 2005, 11:32:54 PM
Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born. - Ronald Reagan

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free. - Ronald Reagan

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.' - Ronald Reagan


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on December 16, 2005, 11:43:54 PM
Sir, we are not weak, if we make a proper use of the means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. Three millions of people,  armed in the Holy cause of Liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us.
     Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battle for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.…
     Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! - Patrick Henry


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on December 16, 2005, 11:44:36 PM
Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. - George Washington

Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government. - George Washington

The rights of the colonists as Christians … may be best understood by reading and carefully studying the institutes of the great Lawgiver and Head of the Christian Church, which are to be found clearly written and promulgated in the New Testament.… - Samuel Adams  


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: shanobeigh on January 07, 2006, 09:12:00 PM
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. "  

"He that would live in peace & at ease, must not speak all he knows, nor judge all he sees. "

"The noblest question in the world is 'What Good may I do in it?'"

"Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor liberty to purchase power."

"Wish not so much to live long as to live well. "

"Search others for their virtues, thy self for thy vices. "
 
All by Benjamin Franklin


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on January 07, 2006, 10:02:21 PM
He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself.  ~Thomas Paine

Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.  ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.  ~Napoleon Bonaparte

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.  ~Abraham Lincoln

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.  ~Dick Cheney

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.  ~Thomas Paine

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt


Title: Re:A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on January 09, 2006, 11:58:02 AM
In his life Christ is an example showing us how to live, in his death, he is a sacrifice satisfying for our sins; in his resurrection, a conqueror; in his ascension, a king; in his intercession, a high priest. - Martin Luther


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 11, 2006, 12:39:44 AM
"Let us thank God for life and the blessings He's put before us. High among them are our families, our freedom, and the opportunities of a new year. Let us renew our faith that as free men and women we still have the power to better our lives, and let us resolve to face the challenges of the new year holding that conviction firmly in our hearts. That, after all, is our greatest strength and our greatest gift as Americans."   —Ronald Reagan


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on January 11, 2006, 01:10:23 AM
Never raise your hands to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected. - Red Buttons
Now then to more serious notes;

It is the part of a Christian to take care of his own body for the very purpose that by its soundness and wellbeing he may be enabled to labor... for the aid of those who are in want, that thus the stronger member may serve the weaker member, and we may be children of God, and busy for one another, bearing one another's burdens, and so fulfilling the law of Christ. - Martin Luther


The first service one owes to others in the fellowship consists in listening to them. Just as love of God begins in listening to His Word, so the beginning of love for the brethren is learning to listen to them. It is God's love for us that He not only gives us His Word but lends us His ear. So it is His work that we do for our brother when we learn to listen to him. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 17, 2006, 07:06:29 AM
"My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me. That is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave."       —Thomas Stonewall Jackson


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: sincereheart on January 17, 2006, 07:23:28 AM
Wow! Good homeschooling stuff through here! Thanks guys!

This one doesn't really fit in the political area but I love it!

You'll never realize Jesus is all you need until Jesus is all you've got.
      -- Mother Theresa


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 17, 2006, 05:33:28 PM
The love of God is one of the great realities of the universe,
a pillar upon which the hope of the world rests.
But it is a personal, intimate thing too.
God does not love populations, He loves people.
He loves not masses, but men. - A. W. Tozer


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 30, 2006, 04:01:07 PM
"When you insist upon legal protection for all human life, you're simply being true to our most basic principles and convictions as Americans. We'll continue to work together with Members of the Congress to overturn the tragedy of Roe versus Wade. By your presence today, you reaffirm the self-evident truths set forth in our Declaration of Independence. Each year remarkable advances in prenatal medicine bring even more dramatic confirmation of what common sense has told us all along: that the child in the womb is simply what each of us once was, a very young, very small, dependent, and very vulnerable live member of the human family... Our nation's affirmation of the sacredness of all human life must begin with respect for our most basic civil right: the right to life." —Ronald Reagan


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 11, 2006, 07:53:38 AM
"America was born in the midst of a great revolution sparked by oppressive taxation. There was something about the American character—open, hard-working and honest—that rebelled at the very thought of taxes that were not only heavy but unfair... But slowly and subtly, surrendering first to this political pressure and then to that, our system of taxation has turned into something completely foreign to our nature—something complicated, unfair and, in a fundamental sense, un-American. Well, my friends, the time has come for a second American revolution." —Ronald Reagan


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: sincereheart on February 21, 2006, 07:56:35 AM
The Church Dare Not Have an Influence

In his penetrating book The First Circle, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the
famous Russian author who defected to America, makes an interesting
observation about how the Russian authorities handle the church. He writes:

"No one stops them from ringing their bells; they can break communion bread anyway they please. They can have their processions with the cross. But they will in no way allow them to have any connection with social or civic affairs."

The church was allowed to go through the motions;
it could have a presence, but it dare not have an influence.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on February 21, 2006, 09:11:41 AM
The Church Dare Not Have an Influence

In his penetrating book The First Circle, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the
famous Russian author who defected to America, makes an interesting
observation about how the Russian authorities handle the church. He writes:

"No one stops them from ringing their bells; they can break communion bread anyway they please. They can have their processions with the cross. But they will in no way allow them to have any connection with social or civic affairs."

The church was allowed to go through the motions;
it could have a presence, but it dare not have an influence.


Amen sister. There are many that want it that way here in America including 'Christians'.



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on March 07, 2006, 01:53:36 PM
We are all called upon by the highest obligations of duty to renew our thanks and our devotion to our Heavenly Parent, who has continued to vouchsafe to us the eminent blessings which surround us and who has so signally crowned the year with His goodness. If we find ourselves increasing beyond example in numbers, in strength, in wealth, in knowledge, in everything which promotes human and social happiness, let us ever remember our dependence for all these on the protecting and merciful dispensations of Divine Providence.
--John Tyler, December 7, 1841


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 12, 2006, 04:49:48 PM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die: Our won Country's
Honor, all call upon us for vigorous and manly exertion, and if we
now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world.
Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the
aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate
and encourage us to great and noble Actions. "

-- George Washington (General Orders, 2 July 1776)

Reference: George Washington: A Collection, W.B. Allen, ed. (71)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 12, 2006, 04:55:49 PM
"For too long, the world was paralyzed by the argument that terrorism could not be stopped until the grievances of terrorists were addressed. The complicated and heartrending issues that perplex mankind are no excuse for violent, inhumane attacks, nor do they excuse not taking aggressive action against those who deliberately slaughter innocent people." —Ronald Reagan


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on March 12, 2006, 10:16:02 PM
A generation of Christians reared among push buttons and automatic machines is impatient of slower and less direct methods of reaching their goals. We have been trying to apply machine-age methods to our relations with God. We read our chapter, have our short devotions, and rush away, hoping to make up for our deep inward bankruptcy by attending another gospel meeting or listening to another thrilling story told by a religious adventurer lately returned from afar. The tragic results of this spirit are all about us. Shallow lives, hollow religious philosophies, the preponderance of the element of fun in gospel meetings, the glorification of men, trust in religious externalities, quasi-religious fellowships, salesmanship methods, the mistaking of dynamic personality for the power of the Spirit; these and such as these are the symptoms of an evil disease, a deep and serious malady of the soul.   - A. W. Tozer


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 13, 2006, 03:13:14 PM
"As much as we humans try to convince ourselves that we can determine the exact time when certain legislation should be passed, the reality is that it is God's time that is important. We pray that God will use the efforts of the people in South Dakota and other states to bring a full recognition of the personhood of every human being from its point of creation to its natural death." —American Life League President Judie Brown


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 13, 2006, 03:18:51 PM
"'One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.' That's a catchy phrase but also misleading. Freedom fighters do not need to terrorize a population into submission. Freedom fighters target the military forces and the organized instruments of repression keeping dictatorial regimes in power. Freedom fighters struggle to liberate their citizens from oppression and to establish a form of government that reflects the will of the people.  One has to be blind, ignorant, or simply unwilling to see the truth if he or she is unable to distinguish between those I just described and terrorists."  —  Ronald Reagan


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on March 18, 2006, 02:56:47 PM
Various are the pleas and arguments which men of corrupt minds frequently urge against yielding obedience to the just and holy commands of God.  But, perhaps, one of the most common objections that they make is this, that our Lord's commands are not practicable, because contrary to flesh and blood; and consequently, that he is ‘an hard master, reaping where he has not sown, and gathering where he has not strewed.’   These we find were the sentiments entertained by that wicked and slothful servant mentioned in the 25th of St. Matthew; and are undoubtedly the same with many which are maintained in the present wicked and adulterous generation. (George Whitfield, Walking With God)



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on March 18, 2006, 03:16:53 PM
We hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable; that all men are created equal & independant, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent & inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, & liberty, & the pursuit of happiness. - Thomas Jefferson



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on March 19, 2006, 03:45:25 PM
Whatever thy hand findest to do, do it with all thy heart. - Jesus Christ



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: sincereheart on March 20, 2006, 07:56:52 AM
The 7 modern sins: politics without principles, pleasures
without conscience, wealth without work, knowledge without
character, industry without morality, science without humanity,
worship without sacrifice.


~Canon Frederic Donaldson


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on March 20, 2006, 05:09:18 PM
Had the doctrines of Jesus been preached always as pure as they came from his lips, the whole civilized world would now have been Christians. - Thomas Jefferson


If Christians would really live the teachings of Christ, as found in the Bible, all of India would be Christian today. - Mohandas Gandhi

No civilization other than that which is Christian, is worth seeking or possessing. - Otto von Bismarck


There never was found in any age of the world, either philosopher or sect, or law, or discipline which did so highly exalt the public good as the Christian faith. - Francis Bacon




Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on March 20, 2006, 09:47:27 PM
“Before prayer ever starts toward God;  before its petition is preferred, before its requests are made known – faith must have gone on ahead;  must have asserted its belief in the existence of God;  must have given its assent to the gracious truth that ‘God is a rewarder of those that diligently seek his face.’  This is the primary step in praying.  In this regard, while faith does not bring the blessing, yet it puts prayer in a position to ask for it, and leads to another step toward realization, by aiding the petitioner to believe that God is able and willing to bless.” - E. M. Bounds


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 23, 2006, 06:00:46 AM
"In our world there are innumerable groups and organizations with grievances, some justified, some not. Only a tiny fraction has been ruthless enough to try to achieve their ends through vicious and cowardly acts of violence upon unarmed victims. Perversely, it is often the terrorists themselves who prevent peacefully negotiated solutions. So, perhaps the first step in solving some of these fundamental challenges in getting to the root cause of conflict is to declare that terrorism is not an acceptable alternative and will not be tolerated." —Ronald Reagan


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 23, 2006, 06:06:49 AM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God.  I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"

-- Patrick Henry (Speech to the Virginia Convention, 23 March 1775)

Reference: Respectfully Quoted


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on March 25, 2006, 12:50:37 PM
God's answers are wiser than our prayers.
--Unknown

“Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to the garage makes you a car.”
--Laurence J. Peter

The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.'
--Billy Graham



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on March 26, 2006, 01:06:15 PM
Religion today is not transforming people; rather it is being transformed by the people. It is not raising the moral level of society; it is descending to society's own level, and congratulating itself that it has scored a victory because society is smilingly accepting its surrender.

... A. W. Tozer (1897-1963)



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on March 26, 2006, 05:42:44 PM
Jesus of Nazareth, without money and arms, conquered more millions than Alexander, Caesar, Mahomet, and Napoleon; without science and learning, He shed more light on things human and divine than all philosophers and schools combined; without the eloquence of schools, He spoke words of life such as never were spoken before or since, and produced effects which lie beyond the reach of any orator or poet; without writing a single line, He has set more pens in motion, and furnished themes for more sermons, orations, discussions, learned volumes, works of art and sweet songs of praise, than the whole army of great men of ancient and modern times. Born in a manger, and crucified as a malefactor, He now controls the destinies of the civilized world, and rules a spiritual empire which embraces one-third of the inhabitants of the globe. There never was in this world a life so unpretending, modest, and lowly in its outward form and condition, and yet producing such extraordinary effects upon all ages, nations, and classes of men. The annals of history produce no other example of such complete and astonishing success in spite of the absence of those material, social, literary, and artistic powers and influences which are indispensable to success for a mere man.  - Philip Schaff


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 26, 2006, 11:29:31 PM
Hello Dreamweaver,

Brother, I think it will be a worthy quote to simply say AMEN! AND AMEN! to your post.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on April 02, 2006, 01:18:53 PM
Pro 30:5  Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
Pro 30:6  Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.




Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on April 02, 2006, 04:08:28 PM
Psalm 94:9 He Who planted the ear, shall He not hear? He Who formed the eye, shall He not see?

Psalm 115:5-6 They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;  6 They have ears, but they hear not; noses have they, but they smell not;


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on April 06, 2006, 06:21:30 AM
The authority of Scripture is greater than the comprehension of the whole of man's reason.

... Martin Luther (1483-1546)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on April 06, 2006, 01:41:12 PM
“You have rights antecedent to all earthly governments; rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws; rights derived from the Great Legislator of the Universe.” John Adams, Second President of the United States.


LINCOLN said “Study the Constitution!”
“Let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislatures, and enforced in courts of justice.”







Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on April 16, 2006, 05:20:04 PM
I was pleased last year to proclaim 1983 the year of the Bible. But you know, a group called the ACLU severely criticized me for doing that. Well, I wear their indictment like a badge of honor.
- - - President Reagan, January 1984


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on April 17, 2006, 12:52:44 AM
We the people
of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. - 55 Brave men of the signing of the Constitution.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on April 17, 2006, 12:55:25 AM
 "God grant, that not only the Love of Liberty, but a thorough Knowledge of the Rights of Man, may pervade all the Nations of the Earth, so that a Philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its Surface, and say, "This is my Country."" -  Benjamin  Franklin

"Where annual elections end, there slavery begins." - John Quincy Adams

"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." - John Quincy Adams


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: airIam2worship on April 17, 2006, 07:58:27 AM
Of more worth is one honest man to society, and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived. --Thomas Paine
 


satan would tempt us to despair; but good hope keeps us trusting in God and rejoicing in Him. -Henry

 
When men surrender themselves to the Spirit of God, they will learn more concerning God and Christ and the Atonement and immorality in a week, than they would learn in a lifetime, apart from the Spirit. --John Brown


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on April 18, 2006, 01:36:00 AM
Psa 9:16  The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.
Psa 9:17  The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.





Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on April 23, 2006, 11:24:45 AM
"It is hoped that by God's assistance, some of the continents in the Ocean will be discovered....for the Glory of God."

Christopher Columbus

"My hope in the One who created us all sustains me; He is an ever present help in trouble...When I was extremely depressed, He raised me with His right hand, saying,`O man of little faith, get up, it is I; do not be afraid."

Christopher Columbus


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: airIam2worship on April 24, 2006, 08:09:31 AM
 Ps 33:12 ¶ Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance

 
God is searching for men who are unique, thoroughly saved, and filled to running over with His spirit.  God and the world need men who will stand in the gap....  --Frank Carlson

God answers prayer in the best way, not sometimes, but every time, although the immediate manifestation of the answer in the domain in which we want it may not always follow. --Oswald Chambers


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on April 25, 2006, 05:32:24 PM
The ACLU and the courts are “basically cleansing America of religion and particularly Christianity. It’s almost like a genocide.”

-- Richard Thompson, president of the Michigan-based Thomas More Law Center


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: airIam2worship on April 26, 2006, 01:49:54 AM
Ro 8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
 Ro 14:8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.


I have now concentrated all my prayers into one, and that one prayer is this, that I may die to self, and live wholly to him. -Spurgeon
 
Be dogmatically true, obstinately holy, immovably honest, desperately kind, fixedly upright. -Spurgeon


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on April 26, 2006, 02:12:55 AM
"The ACLU has stood foursquare against the recurring tides of hysteria that from time to time threaten freedoms everywhere..." - Chief Justice Earl Warren

"The American Civil Liberties Union is closely affiliated with the communist movement in the United States, and fully 90 percent of its efforts are on behalf of communists who have come into conflict with the law. It claims to stand for free speech, free press, and free assembly; but it is quite apparent that the main function of the ACLU is to attempt to protect the communists in their advocacy of force and violence to overthrow the government, replacing the American flag by a red flag and erecting a Soviet government in place of the republican form of government guaranteed to each state by the federal Constitution... Since its beginnings, the ACLU has waged war against Christianity..."  - the Special House Committee to Investigate Communist Activities, 1931

"Finally, the ACLU -- we talked about this yesterday and I -- and, you know, I have to pick on the ACLU because they're the most dangerous organization in the United States of America right now. There's by far. There's nobody even close to that. They're, like, second next to Al Qaeda." - Bill O'Reilly on 2 June 2004


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on April 27, 2006, 12:38:19 AM
The Anti Christian Lawless Union (ACLU)  reminds me of the Nazi leadership from WW2. - DreamWeaver aka. Bob


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: airIam2worship on April 27, 2006, 02:24:36 AM


If this country had more respect for divine guidance it might have less need for guided missiles. --Chilton

 
Father, in the Name of Jesus, I ask that You uproot all evil persons and organizations that rise up against You and Your people. Father that this country, the United States of America, will continue to choose You as the Leader of our country. That Your Name be glorified, from coast to coast. Amen.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on April 27, 2006, 02:34:28 AM
Day and night I pray for the restoration of peace in this mad world of ours. It is not necessary that I, the President ask the American people to pray in behalf of such a cause--for I know you are praying with me. I am certain that out of the hearts of every man, woman and child in this land, in every waking minute, a supplication goes up to Almighty God; that all of us beg that suffering and starving, that death and destruction may end -- and that peace may return to the world. - Franklin D. Roosevelt, May 26, 1940


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on April 28, 2006, 02:21:15 PM
The Bible is not an end in itself, but a means to bring men to an intimate and satisfying knowledge of God, that they may enter into Him, that they may delight in His Presence, may taste and know the inner sweetness of the very God Himself in the core and center of their hearts. - A.W. Tozer



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on April 30, 2006, 06:45:07 PM
God’s Book is packed full of overwhelming riches; they are unsearchable—the more we have the more there is to have.

Oswald Chambers (1874–1917)




Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on April 30, 2006, 08:14:48 PM
One controlling, guiding, unifying mind must have been operative through all the weary ages to produce out of such composite elements a result so wonderfully unique, uplifting, and unfathomable as the Bible; and that mind in the nature of things could not have been human.

William Gladstone (1809–1898)

______________________________

I am sorry for men who do not read the Bible every day. I wonder why they deprive themselves of the strength and the pleasure.

Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on April 30, 2006, 10:35:34 PM
Hearts that are "fit to break" with love for the Godhead are those who have been in the Presence and have looked with opened eye upon the majesty of Deity. Men of the breaking hearts had a quality about them not known to or understood by common men. They habitually spoke with spiritual authority. They had been in the Presence of God and they reported what they saw there. They were prophets, not scribes: for the scribe tells us what he has read, and the prophet tells us what he has seen. The distinction is not an imaginary one. Between the scribe who has read and the prophet who has seen, there is a difference as wide as the sea. We are today overrun with orthodox scribes; but the prophets, where are they? The hard voice of the scribe sounds over evangelicalism, but the Church waits for the tender voice of the saint who has penetrated the veil and has gazed with inward eye upon the Wonder that is God.  - A.W. Tozer


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on April 30, 2006, 10:37:41 PM
Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!  - Patrick Henry


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on May 02, 2006, 03:38:17 PM
A single line in the Bible has consoled me more than all the books I have ever read.

Immanuel Kant (1724–1804)



One of the many divine qualities of the Bible is this: that it does not yield its secrets to the irreverent and censorious.

J. I. Packer



However powerful and learned he may be, the Bible always sets man face to face with God, reminding him thus of his frailty and his weakness.

Paul Tournier (1898–1986)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on May 02, 2006, 04:37:28 PM
Such being the impressions under which I have, in obedience to the public summons, repaired to the present station, it would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official act my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe, who presides in the councils of nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that His benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the people of the United States a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes, and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success the functions allotted to his charge. In tendering this homage to the Great Author of every public and private good, I assure myself that it expresses your sentiments not less than my own…
--George Washington, in his first inaugural address, April 30, 1789


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on May 02, 2006, 04:37:57 PM
Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said "the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether." With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.
--Abraham Lincoln, 2nd Inaugural Address


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on May 02, 2006, 04:38:45 PM
Day and night I pray for the restoration of peace in this mad world of ours. It is not necessary that I, the President ask the American people to pray in behalf of such a cause—for I know you are praying with me.

I am certain that out of the hearts of every man, woman and child in this land, in every waking minute, a supplication goes up to Almighty God; that all of us beg that suffering and starving, that death and destruction may end -- and that peace may return to the world. In common affection for all mankind, your prayers join with mine -- that God will heal the wounds and the hearts of humanity.
--Franklin D. Roosevelt, Radio Address, May 26, 1940, delivered from the White House


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on May 02, 2006, 04:39:19 PM
But all of us--at home, at war, wherever we may be--are within reach of God's love and power. We all can pray. We all should pray. We should ask the fulfillment of God's will. We should ask for courage, wisdom, for the quietness of soul which comes alone to them who place their lives in His hands. We should pray for a peace which is the fruit of righteousness. The Nation already is in the midst of a Crusade of Prayer. On the last Sunday of the old year, there will be special services devoted to a revival of faith. I call upon all of you to enlist in this common cause. I call upon you no matter what your spiritual allegiance.
--Harry S. Truman in remarks made at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree, 1950, while the nation was at war in Korea


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on May 02, 2006, 04:39:46 PM
Every day, millions of Americans pray for the safety of our troops, for the protection of innocent life, and for the peace we all hope for. Americans continue to pray for the recovery of the wounded, and to pray for the Almighty's comfort on those who have lost a loved one. We give thanks daily for the brave and decent men and women who wear our nation's uniform, and we thank their families, as well.

In this country, we recognize prayer is a gift from God to every human being. It is a gift that allows us to come before our Maker with heartfelt requests and our deepest hopes. Prayer reminds us of our place in God's creation. It reminds us that when we bow our heads or fall to our knees, we are all equal and precious in the eyes of the Almighty.

In prayer, we're reminded we're never alone in our personal trials or individual suffering. In prayer, we offer our thanksgiving and praise, recognizing our lives, our talents and all that we own ultimately flow from the Creator. And in these moments of our deepest gratitude, the Almighty reminds us that for those to whom much has been given, much is required.
--President George W. Bush, National Prayer Breakfast, February 2, 2006


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on May 02, 2006, 05:01:15 PM
Other books were given for our information, the Bible was given for our transformation.

Dwight L. Moody (1837–1899)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on May 02, 2006, 05:01:53 PM
The Bible holds up before us ideals that are within sight of the weakest and the lowliest, and yet so high that the best and the noblest are kept with their faces turned ever upward.

William Jennings Bryan (1860–1925)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on May 02, 2006, 05:02:20 PM
The Bible shows how the world progresses. It begins with a garden, but ends with a holy city.

Phillips Brooks (1835–1893)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on May 02, 2006, 05:02:52 PM
All things desirable to men are contained in the Bible.

Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on May 02, 2006, 05:03:36 PM
I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.
     ~ Abraham Lincoln


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on May 02, 2006, 05:24:28 PM
Other books were given for our information, the Bible was given for our transformation.

Dwight L. Moody (1837–1899)

AMEN!!


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 02, 2006, 06:36:11 PM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"May the father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness,
upon our paths, and make us in all our several vocations useful
here, and in His own due time and way everlastingly happy. "

-- George Washington (letter to the  Hebrew Congregation in
Newport, August  1790)

Reference: George Washington: A Collection, W.B. Allen, ed. (548)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 02, 2006, 06:41:28 PM
"The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If 'Thou shalt not covet' and 'Thou shalt not steal' were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society before it can be civilized or made free."   —John Adams


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 02, 2006, 06:54:06 PM
"Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith."  — Paul of Tarsus


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 02, 2006, 07:00:11 PM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"There is a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to
pray, but those times have passed away. There is a time to fight,
and that time has now come."

-- Peter Muhlenberg (from a Lutheran sermon read at Woodstock,
Virginia, January 1776)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 04, 2006, 09:12:53 AM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"It is the right as well as the duty of all men in society,
publicly and at stated seasons, to worship the Supreme Being, the
great Creator and Preserver of the universe.  And no subject shall
be hurt, molested, or restrained in his person, liberty, or estate,
for worshipping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the
dictates of his own conscience; or for his religion profession
of sentiments; provided he doth not disturb the public peace,
or obstruct others in their religious worship...."

Massachusetts Bill of Rights, Part the First, 1780

Reference: Documents of American History, Commager, ed., vol. 1
(107)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on May 05, 2006, 03:43:18 AM
I  rise at about 7 am; write until breakfast, about 8:30 am. After breakfast prayers, the reading of a chapter in the Bible, each one present reading a verse in turn, and all kneeling repeat the Lord's Prayer. - Rutherford B. Hayes


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 08, 2006, 12:59:45 PM
"More than two hundred years ago, James Madison wrote...that 'the duty which we owe to our Creator and the manner of discharging it can be directed only by reason and conviction and not by force or violence.' In this statement, Madison acknowledged our duty to our God. In our day, some have sought to alienate what Madison thought was unalienable. The attempt to drive religious free speech—and those who would speak it—from the public square must be resisted. We owe it to the martyrs of twenty centuries. We owe it to our fellow Americans. And we owe it to God Himself. Let us honor Him."    — Tony Perkins


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 08, 2006, 01:02:53 PM
"Before we point the finger at Hollywood, the government, or the business community for what is happening to America's youth, we must look at ourselves. I've worked on family public policy issues for 20 years, and I know the solutions to these problems do not rest in Washington, DC. Most of the solutions can be found in active, loving parenting. It doesn't take an act of Congress to take back your home... [A] 13-year-old boy [doesn't] have 60 bucks to buy a video game unless his daddy gave it to him. Eleven-year-old girls can't drive themselves to the mall, nor do they have the cash to buy trashy clothes that make them look like street walkers. And who pays for the cable television, orders the Internet connection and buys CDs for Christmas presents? Well-meaning moms and dads who are too busy or too absorbed with their own lives to see that their kids need them to push back against the toxic culture, not invite and pay for it to invade their homes. Many parents are more concerned about being their children's friend than they are about parenting. But kids don't need more drifting friends; they need their moms and dads. Our children are feeling around for boundaries, for a firm foundation on which they can build their lives, for love and nurture."    — Rebecca Hagelin


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on May 08, 2006, 10:11:20 PM
"I do believe in Almighty God! And I believe also in the Bible...Let us look forward to the time when we can take the flag of our country and nail it below the Cross, and there let it wave as it waved in the olden times, and let us gather around it and inscribed for our motto: "Liberty and Union, one and inseparable, now and forever," and exclaim, Christ first, our country next!" - Andrew Johnson (Abraham Lincoln's choice for Vice-President)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on May 08, 2006, 10:12:47 PM
President Abraham Lincoln issued a historic day of fasting and prayer on March 30, 1863 and he began by saying, "Whereas, the Senate of the United States devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God in all the affairs of men and of nations, has, by a resolution, requested the President to designate and set apart a day for national prayer and humiliation: And whereas, it is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon, and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history: that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord..."

5 days after the Civil War had ended, Abraham Lincoln went to Ford's theatre with his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. She recalled his last words as they sat there: " He said he wanted to visit the Holy Land and see those places hallowed by the footprints of the Saviour. He was saying there was no city he so much desired to see as Jerusalem. And with the words half spoken on his tongue, the bullet of the assassin entered the brain, and the soul of the great and good President was carried by the angels to the New Jerusalem above"


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 16, 2006, 02:40:05 PM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"At the establishment of our constitutions, the judiciary bodies were supposed to be the most helpless and harmless members of the government. Experience, however, soon showed in what way they were to become the most dangerous; that the insufficiency of the means provided for their removal gave them a freehold and irresponsibility in office; that their decisions, seeming to concern individual suitors only, pass silent and unheeded by the public at large; that these decisions, nevertheless, become law by precedent, sapping, by little and little, the foundations of the constitution, and working its change by construction, before any one has perceived that that invisible and helpless worm has been busily employed in consuming its substance. In truth, man is not made to be trusted for life, if secured against all
liability to account."

-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to Monsieur A. Coray, 31 October 1823)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Dave... on May 21, 2006, 04:20:41 PM
I've been using some of the quotes from this thread on another forum. I figured that I should give back a little. I hope that these were not used yet.

This first quote was taken from a book by either Anne Coulter or Shawn Hannity, I don't remember which one it came from.

"A nation can survive it's fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly wispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.

For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguements, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear."


MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO
Roman orator, statesman 42 B.C.

I'm thankful that the Biblically sound churches are starting to trend towards forfeiting their right to a 501C3 (tax exempt) for this reason alone...

"The Framers of America's Founding Documents relied heavily upon the writings of the French political philosopher, Baron de Montesquieu. Typical of Montesquieu's brilliant insight, he once wrote that:

“A more certain way to attack religion is by favor, by the comforts of life, by the hope of wealth; not by what reminds one of it, but by what makes one forget it; not by what makes one indignant, but by what makes men lukewarm, when other passions act on our souls, and those which religion inspires are silent. In the matter of changing religion, State favors are stronger than penalties.”

The Spirit of the Laws, Baron de Montesquieu (1748)"
http://hushmoney.org/

Dave


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on May 21, 2006, 11:18:22 PM
But let not the foundation of our hope rest upon man's wisdom. It will not be sufficient that sectional prejudices find no place in the public deliberations. It will not be sufficient that the rash counsels of human passion are rejected. It must be felt that there is no national security but in the nation's humble, acknowledged dependence upon God and His overruling providence.
- Franklin Pierce, Inaugural Address, March 4, 1853


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on May 21, 2006, 11:19:26 PM
He who cannot cast his burden upon the Lord must bear it himself. - O. Hallesby, Author and pastor


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on May 22, 2006, 01:13:34 AM
"May the Father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths, and make us in all our several vocations useful here, and in His own due time and way everlastingly happy." - George Washington


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 24, 2006, 09:43:14 AM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"Our unalterable resolution would be to be free.  They have
attempted to subdue us by force, but God be praised! in vain.
Their arts may be more dangerous then their arms.  Let us then
renounce all treaty with them upon any score but that of total
separation, and under God trust our cause to our swords."

-- Samuel Adams (letter to James Warren, 16 April 1776)

Reference: The Spirit of `Seventy-Six, Commager and Morris (294);
original Warren-Adams Letters, vol. 1 (224-225)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: airIam2worship on May 24, 2006, 10:14:11 AM

No revolution that has ever taken place in society can be compared to that which has been produced by the words of Jesus Christ. --Mark Hopkins

 
No man can tell whether he is rich or poor by turning to his ledger.  It is the heart that makes a man rich.  He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has. -Beecher


When you have accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace; God is awake. -Hugo
 
Nothing binds me to my Lord like a strong belief in his changeless love. -Spurgeon


The appearance of religion only on Sunday proves that it is only an appearance. -Adams


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on May 25, 2006, 06:12:15 AM
We, the living, have not forgotten--and the world will never forget--the deeds or the words of Gettysburg. We honor them now as we join on this Memorial Day of 1963 in a prayer for permanent peace of the world and fulfillment of our hopes for universal freedom and justice. We are called to honor our own words of reverent prayer with resolution in the deeds we must perform to preserve peace and the hope of freedom. We keep a vigil of peace around the world.  -  Lyndon B. Johnson, May 30, 1963


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on May 27, 2006, 03:41:48 PM
The Heart of Our Government: "In God We Trust"

The anticipation of the crowd was contagious! All eyes were riveted on Gen. George Washington. The man was legendary - the hero of the decade! He approached the outdoor balcony of Federal Hall in New York City on April 30, 1789; viewed the podium; paused; then asked for a Bible. Stepping onto the balcony, the General placed his right hand on the open Book and took the oath of office, becoming the First President of the United States of America.

"It is impossible to account for the creation of the universe without the agency of a Supreme Being. And it is impossible to govern the universe without the aid of a Supreme Being."

General George Washington
1st President of the United States 1789 - 1797



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on May 27, 2006, 03:49:45 PM
God's holy word has surely been
inspired of God and not of men;

No power or eloquence of men
Could ever conceive God's wondrous plan.

Withstanding all tests of time,
It stands unchanged, unique, sublime;

Proving to every tongue and race,
God's wisdom, mercy, love and grace.

So hammer on, ye hostile hands;
Your hammers break, God's anvil stands.

M. E. H.



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on May 28, 2006, 10:46:19 PM
The Heart of Our Govenment

"In God We Trust"

"The Bible is the Rock on which our republic stands."

General Andrew Jackson
7th President of the United States 1829 - 1837

An entry in his diary states that he read three to five chapters of the Bible daily.



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on May 29, 2006, 03:23:15 PM
The Heart of Our Government

"In God We Trust"

"Hold fast to the Bible as the anchor of your liberty; write its precepts in your hands and practice them in your lives."

General Ulysses S. Grant,

18th President of the United States 1869 - 1877




Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on May 30, 2006, 10:30:55 AM
The Heart of Our Government

"In God We Trust"

"Before all else, we seek, upon our common labor as a nation, the blessings of Almighty God."

General Dwight D. Eisenhower,
34th President of the United States 1953 - 1961

Eisenhower was very much influenced bt the deep faith of his family. The Bible was read daily at family devotions as he grew up.





Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: airIam2worship on May 30, 2006, 10:36:28 AM

Equal rights for all, special privileges for none. -Jefferson
 
The Lord so constituted everybody that no matter what color you are you require the same amount of food. -Will Rogers
 


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 10, 2006, 07:06:01 PM
"For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us. So that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a by-word throughout the world. We shall open the mouths of enemies to speak evil of the ways of God... We shall shame the faces of many of God's worthy servants, and cause their prayers to be turned into curses upon us till we be consumed out of the good land whither we are going."   —  John Winthrop


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on June 14, 2006, 12:45:56 AM
A thoughtful mind, when it sees a Nation's flag, sees not the flag only, but the Nation itself; and whatever may be its symbols, its insignia, he reads chiefly in the flag the Government, the principles, the truths, the history which belongs to the Nation which belongs to the Nation that sets it forth. -- Henry Ward Beecher


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on June 16, 2006, 10:24:29 PM
I am exceedingly anxious that this Union, the Constitution , and the liberties of the people shall be perpetuated in accordance with the original idea for which that struggle was made, and I shall be most happy indeed if I shall be an humble instrument in the hands of the Almighty, and of this, His almost chosen people, for perpetuating the object of that great struggle. -- Abraham Lincoln


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on June 20, 2006, 03:42:45 AM
When you call God “Father,” you are saying there is One in heaven who hears, knows, understands, cares. Whatever a good father on earth would do for his children, that’s what God in heaven will do for his children.  --  Ray Pritchard, pastor and author


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 20, 2006, 07:57:00 PM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"With hearts fortified with these animating reflections, we most
solemnly, before God and the world, declare, that, exerting the
utmost energy of those powers, which our beneficent Creator hath
graciously bestowed upon us, the arms we have compelled by our
enemies to assume, we will, in defiance of every hazard, with
unabating firmness and perseverance employ for the preservation
of our liberties; being with one mind resolved to die freemen
rather than to live as slaves."

-- John Dickinson and Thomas Jefferson (Declaration of the Cause
and Necessity of Taking up Arms, 6 July 1775)

Reference: Documents of American History, Commager, ed., vol. 1
(95)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: airIam2worship on June 21, 2006, 07:37:01 AM
Billy Graham: "I am convinced the greatest act of love we can ever perform for people is to tell them about God's love for them in Christ."

Unknown: "Our greatest legacy will be those who live eternally in heaven because of our efforts."


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 22, 2006, 03:41:47 AM
From The Federalist Patriot:

Off the charts: "The entire country may disagree with me, but I don't understand the necessity for patriotism. Why do you have to be a patriot? About what? This land is our land? Why? You can like where you live and like your life, but as for loving the whole country... I don't see why people care about patriotism." —Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks

(My Note:  DUH!   ???   ::)  )


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 22, 2006, 03:50:04 AM
"I think that most Christians would be better pleased if the Lord did not inquire into their personal affairs too closely. They want Him to save them, to keep them happy, and to take them off to heaven at last, but not to be too inquisitive about their conduct or services." — A. W. Tozer


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on June 22, 2006, 04:14:32 AM
From The Federalist Patriot:

Off the charts: "The entire country may disagree with me, but I don't understand the necessity for patriotism. Why do you have to be a patriot? About what? This land is our land? Why? You can like where you live and like your life, but as for loving the whole country... I don't see why people care about patriotism." —Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks

(My Note:  DUH!   ???   ::)  )
She can stick that comment in her ear.................... sideways.  ;D


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on June 22, 2006, 01:24:07 PM
From The Federalist Patriot:

Off the charts: "The entire country may disagree with me, but I don't understand the necessity for patriotism. Why do you have to be a patriot? About what? This land is our land? Why? You can like where you live and like your life, but as for loving the whole country... I don't see why people care about patriotism." —Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks

(My Note:  DUH!   ???   ::)  )

A big
DUH!!


Without true Patriots this nation would not be a place to live nor like your life. To many of these people do not understand what it takes to have the freedoms that they so enjoy. I guess that old saying "you don't know what you have until it's gone" really applies in this situation.

Unfortunately when that time comes the majority of these people will say "Somebody should do something about this" all the while they just sit there and cry about the situation.



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on June 22, 2006, 01:24:49 PM
Jefferson in 1787 wrote: "Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect
that God is just, and that His justice cannot sleep forever."




Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: airIam2worship on June 22, 2006, 02:08:06 PM

It is amazing how much God can accomplish through an imperfect person who has put all his imperfections completely at God's disposal. --Unknown


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: airIam2worship on June 22, 2006, 02:10:27 PM
 
The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, who ever he is. -C.S. Lewis



(HMMMMM I could break that down and say 60 seconds a minute, and by the time you read it you would be in your past, present and future. things that make you go hmmmmm) just my thoughts.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: airIam2worship on June 22, 2006, 02:15:49 PM
 
There was a Man who dwelt in the East centuries ago and now I cannot look at a sheep or a sparrow, a lily or a cornfield, a raven or a sunset, a vineyard or a mountain without thinking of Him. -Chesterton


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on June 22, 2006, 02:23:30 PM

There was a Man who dwelt in the East centuries ago and now I cannot look at a sheep or a sparrow, a lily or a cornfield, a raven or a sunset, a vineyard or a mountain without thinking of Him. -Chesterton

Amen!



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: airIam2worship on June 22, 2006, 11:18:49 PM
HUMOR
 
 
Falling downstairs if you do it while in the act of warning your wife not to. -Bird
 
Humor is the harmony of the heart. -Douglas Jerrold


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: airIam2worship on June 22, 2006, 11:19:52 PM

The husband should be the houseband, binding all together like a cornerstone, but no crushing everything like a millstone. -Spurgeon


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: airIam2worship on June 22, 2006, 11:22:17 PM
You don't have to go to heathen lands today to find false gods, America is full of them.  Whatever you love more than God is your idol. -Moody


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: airIam2worship on June 22, 2006, 11:28:00 PM
 
I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.  My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for that day. --Abraham Lincoln
 
If your knees are knocking, kneel on them. --Sign outside London Air Raid Post, W.W. II


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on June 22, 2006, 11:43:31 PM
God puts something good and lovable in every man His hands create. - Mark Twain: - "The American Vandal," speech, 1868


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on June 27, 2006, 01:20:56 AM
Belief in a God All Powerful wise and good, is so essential to the moral order of the World and to the happiness of man, that arguments which enforce it cannot be drawn from too many sources. - James Madison


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on June 27, 2006, 01:22:19 AM
"Whoever will not take time for prayer may as well give up all hope of obtaining the fullness of power God has for him. It is 'they that wait upon the Lord' who 'shall renew their strength." -  R.A. Torrey


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: airIam2worship on June 27, 2006, 10:47:41 AM
Amen Brother, another saying,
A day started in prayer, seldom unravels.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: airIam2worship on June 27, 2006, 10:36:04 PM
Don't nurse grudges: "Failing to forgive is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die."


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on June 28, 2006, 02:45:59 PM
"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men." -- Samuel Adams


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on June 28, 2006, 02:48:26 PM
"Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country."-- Calvin Coolidge


"Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace--but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" -- Patrick Henry


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: airIam2worship on June 28, 2006, 03:00:46 PM
Make me a captive, Lord, And then I shall be free; Force me to render up my sword, And I shall conqueror be.  I sink in life's alarms When by myself I stand; Imprison me within Thine arms, And strong shall be my Hand. -Matheson


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on June 28, 2006, 03:51:22 PM
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.  ~Thomas Paine


This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.  ~Elmer Davis


Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.  ~Dwight D. Eisenhower


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on June 28, 2006, 08:33:51 PM
We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God...We have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!  -  Abraham Lincoln


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on June 28, 2006, 08:35:24 PM
Often, in the midst of great problems, we stop short of the real blessing God has for us, which is a fresh vision of who He is.  -  Anne Graham Lotz

God is there to meet you in the center of all your trials, and to whisper His secrets, which will make you come forth with a shining face and an indomitable faith that all the demons of hell shall never afterwards cause to waver.   -  E. A. Kilbourne


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on June 28, 2006, 08:38:05 PM
The readiest way to escape from our sufferings is, to be willing they should endure as long as God pleases.  -  John Wesley

There is one vice of which no man in the world is free; which every one in the world loathes when he sees it in someone else; and of which hardly any people, except Christians ever imagine that they are guilty themselves....The essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride. Unchastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere fleabites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the devil; Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind...As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.  -  (Clive Staples) C. S. Lewis


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 29, 2006, 02:54:55 AM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"I now make it my earnest prayer, that God would have you,
and the State over which you preside, in his holy protection,
that he would incline the hearts of the Citizens to cultivate a
spirit of subordination and obedience to Government, to entertain
a brotherly affection and love for one another, for their fellow
Citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their
brethren who have served in the Field, and finally, that he would
most graciously be pleased to dispose us all, to do Justice, to
love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that Charity, humility
and pacific temper of mind, which were the Characteristicks of
the Divine Author of our blessed Religion, and without an humble
imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to
be a happy Nation. "

-- George Washington (circular letter of farewell to the Army,
8 June 1783)

Reference: George Washington: A Collection, W.B. Allen, ed. (249)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 29, 2006, 03:05:16 AM
"One of these days they are going to remove so much of the 'hooey' and the thousands of things the schools have become clogged up with, and we will find that we can educate our broods for about one-tenth of the price and learn 'em something that they might accidentally use after they escape." —Will Rogers


(Small Print:   ;D  )


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 29, 2006, 03:10:35 AM
"The Marxist vision of man without God must eventually be seen as an empty and a false faith...first proclaimed in the Garden of Eden with whispered words of temptations: 'Ye shall be as gods.' The crisis of the Western World, Whittaker Chambers reminded us, exists to the degree in which it is indifferent to God. 'The western World does not know it,' he said about our struggle, 'but it already possesses the answer to this problem—but only provided that its faith in God and the freedom He enjoins is as great as communism's faith in man.' This is the real task before us: to reassert our commitment as a nation to a law higher than our own, to renew our spiritual strength. Only by building a wall of such spiritual resolve can we, as a free people, hope to protect our own heritage and make it someday the birthright of all men." — Ronald Reagan


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 29, 2006, 03:26:08 AM
"One day, our grandchildren may ask us what we did when Islamic fascism threatened the free world. Some of us will say we were preoccupied with fighting that threat wherever possible; others will be able to say they fought carbon dioxide emissions. One of us will look bad." — Dennis Prager


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: ibTina on June 29, 2006, 08:20:34 AM
FAITH IS NOT BELIEVING THAT GOD CAN....
IT IS KNOWING THAT HE WILL.



Religion tends to want to fix us from the outside in. God wants to fix us from the inside out. The first can become an impossible burden. The latter is what brings freedom. Christianity is not a set of rules and regulations. It is experiencing divine love, divine acceptance and divine forgiveness.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on June 29, 2006, 01:27:37 PM
If there is no final authority, then there can be no law that has legitimacy.

"If there is no absolute moral standard then one cannot say in a final sense that anything is right or wrong. By absolute we mean that which applies (to all people), that which provides a final ultimate standard. There must be an absolute if there are to be real values. If there is no absolute beyonds man's ideas, then there is no final appeal to judge between individuals and groups whose moral judgements conflict. We are merely left with conflicting opinions."    Fancis Sxhaeffer


"God's written law, back through the New Testament to Moses' written law; and the content and authority of that written law is rooted back to Him who is the final reality."     Francis Schaeffer



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Rookieupgrade1 on June 29, 2006, 01:37:17 PM
If there is no final authority, then there can be no law that has legitimacy.

"If there is no absolute moral standard then one cannot say in a final sense that anything is right or wrong. By absolute we mean that which applies (to all people), that which provides a final ultimate standard. There must be an absolute if there are to be real values. If there is no absolute beyonds man's ideas, then there is no final appeal to judge between individuals and groups whose moral judgements conflict. We are merely left with conflicting opinions."    Fancis Sxhaeffer


"God's written law, back through the New Testament to Moses' written law; and the content and authority of that written law is rooted back to Him who is the final reality."     Francis Schaeffer



Used similar reasoning with my father-in-law. Who without rational basis said........"well, its just human nature for people to be good"

the deceiver is still waging a successful campain


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: airIam2worship on June 29, 2006, 04:35:28 PM
He not only perfectly understands our caseand our problem, but He has morally, actively, finally solved it.  -  P.T. Forsyth


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: airIam2worship on June 29, 2006, 04:39:04 PM
For all at once all sin is atoned for on the Cross, the entire fall is erased, and the whole obligation to satan and the entire sentence passed upon the fall of Adam is torn up, cancelled, and annulled by the nails of Jesus. - Count Ludwig Von Zinzendorf


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Rookieupgrade1 on June 29, 2006, 04:45:31 PM
For all at once all sin is atoned for on the Cross, the entire fall is erased, and the whole obligation to satan and the entire sentence passed upon the fall of Adam is torn up, cancelled, and annulled by the nails of Jesus. - Count Ludwig Von Zinzendorf

AMEN!


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on June 29, 2006, 08:52:52 PM
God is our true Friend, who always gives us the counsel and comfort we need. Our danger lies in resisting Him; so it is essential that we acquire the habit of hearkening to His voice, or keeping silence within, and listening so as to lose nothing of what He says to us. We know well enough how to keep outward silence, and to hush our spoken words, but we know little of interior silence. It consists in hushing our idle, restless, wandering imagination, in quieting the promptings of our worldly minds, and in suppressing the crowd of unprofitable thoughts which excite and disturb the soul.  -  François Fénelon


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on June 29, 2006, 08:54:23 PM
We don't always need to know where we are going as long as we know whom we are following. God is in control. Even when we wind up in strange places or unusual circumstances, the Father is not caught by surprise.  =  Mike Clay

Deepest communion with God is beyond words, on the other side of silence.  = Madeleine L'Engle


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on June 29, 2006, 08:56:21 PM
Adversity is not simply a tool. It is God's most effective tool for the advancement of our spiritual lives. The circumstances and events that we see as setbacks are oftentimes the very things that launch us into periods of intense spiritual growth. Once we begin to understand this, and accept it as a spiritual fact of life, adversity becomes easier to bear.  =  Charles Stanley

There seems to be a notion abroad that if we talk enough and pray enough, revival will set in like a stock market boom or a winning streak on a baseball club. We appear to be waiting for some sweet chariot to swing low and carry us into the Big Rock Candy Mountain of religious experience... a kind of benign miracle, a feverish renaissance of religious activity that will come upon us, leaving us morally as we are now, except that we will be a lot happier and there will be a great many more of us....  =  A. W. Tozer


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on July 02, 2006, 02:16:39 PM
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds"- Samuel Adams


"If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may be even a worse fate. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."
-- Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on the eve of Britain's entry into World War II




Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on July 02, 2006, 02:24:33 PM
Samuel Adams,
All might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they should.



The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on July 02, 2006, 02:31:27 PM
Pro 1:7  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.





Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: airIam2worship on July 03, 2006, 10:04:11 AM
 
The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express. -Bacon
 
The serene, silent beauty of a holy life is the most powerful influence in the world, next to the might of God. -Pasca


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 04, 2006, 04:00:53 PM
"The day of our nation's birth in that little hall in Philadelphia, [was] a day on which debate had raged for hours. The men gathered there were honorable men hard-pressed by a king who had flouted the very laws they were willing to obey. Even so, to sign the Declaration of Independence was such an irretrievable act that the walls resounded with the words 'treason, the gallows, the headsman's axe,' and the issue remained in doubt. [On that day] 56 men, a little band so unique we have never seen their like since, had pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. Some gave their lives in the war that followed, most gave their fortunes, and all preserved their sacred honor... In recent years, however, I've come to think of that day as more than just the birthday of a nation. It also commemorates the only true philosophical revolution in all history. Oh, there have been revolutions before and since ours. But those revolutions simply exchanged one set of rules for another. Ours was a revolution that changed the very concept of government. Let the Fourth of July always be a reminder that here in this land, for the first time, it was decided that man is born with certain God-given rights; that government is only a convenience created and managed by the people, with no powers of its own except those voluntarily granted to it by the people. We sometimes forget that great truth, and we never should." — Ronald Reagan


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 04, 2006, 04:10:38 PM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants
thereof - Lev. XXV, v. X"

Inscription on the Liberty Bell, from Leviticus 25:10


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on July 04, 2006, 08:22:31 PM
In worship our relationship with Christ is established, maintained, and repaired. Christ meets us in our act of celebrating his death and resurrection. In this worship encounter, the Spirit brings us the very real benefits of Christ's death - salvation, healing, comfort, hope, guidance, and assurance. Through this encounter, order and meaning come into our lives. Through worship, a right ordering of God, the world, self, and neighbour is experienced, and the worshiper receives a peace that passes understanding. Simply put, worship is an it-is-well-with-my-soul experience. - Robert Webber


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on July 04, 2006, 08:23:27 PM
To every toiling, heavy-laden sinner, Jesus says, "Come to me and rest". But there are many toiling, heavy-laden believers, too. For them this same invitation is meant. Note well the words of Jesus, if you are heavy-laden with your service, and do not mistake it. It is not, "Go, labor on," as perhaps you imagine. On the contrary, it is stop, turn back, "Come to me and rest." Never, never did Christ send a heavy laden one to work; never, never did He send a hungry one, a weary one, a sick or sorrowing one, away on any service. For such the Bible only says, "Come, come, come." - James Hudson Taylor


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on July 04, 2006, 08:26:28 PM
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.  -  Daniel Webster
======================================================

It is in vain, sir, to extentuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace--but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! - Patrick Henry 


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on July 06, 2006, 12:26:26 PM
Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September the 11th; malicious lies that attempt to shift the blame away from the terrorists, themselves, away from the guilty.

George W. Bush




Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on July 06, 2006, 12:30:29 PM
The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.

Samuel Adams


This was said about the United States yet we could change a few words here and there and it would also apply to Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of Heaven. We need to support our Lord without fear of others and what they might do to us. To stand fast in His word without wavering.



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on July 06, 2006, 04:32:18 PM
Jesus, like any good fisherman, first catches the fish; then He cleans them.  -  Mark Potter


What are our lame praises in comparison with His love? Nothing, and less than nothing; but love will stammer rather than be dumb.  -  Robert Leighton


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: airIam2worship on July 06, 2006, 08:18:01 PM
 
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies; for the hardest victory is victory over self. --Aristotle


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: airIam2worship on July 06, 2006, 08:18:43 PM
 
If any lift of mine may ease the burden of another, God give me love and care and strength to help my ailing brother. -Anonymous


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 11, 2006, 12:49:38 AM
"An informed patriotism is what we want. And are we doing a good enough job teaching our children what America is and what she represents in the long history of the world? Those of us who are over thirty-five or so years of age grew up in a different America. We were taught, very directly, what it means to be an American. And we absorbed, almost in the air, a love of country and an appreciation of its institutions. If you didn't get these things from your family, you got them from the neighborhood, from the father down the street who fought in Korea or the family who lost someone at Anzio. Or you could get a sense of patriotism from school. And if all else failed, you could get a sense of patriotism from the popular culture. The movies celebrated democratic values and implicitly reinforced the idea that America was special." — Ronald Reagan

(My Note: This was even more true regarding the Things of GOD, respect for GOD, reverence for GOD, and the diligent teaching of the things of GOD to children before they could even talk. This upsets me much more than patriotism, but I must add that GOD was also a big part of patriotism.)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on July 11, 2006, 02:13:26 AM
What shall I give you, Lord, in return for all Your kindness?

Glory to You for Your love.
Glory to You for Your mercy.
Glory to You for Your patience.
Glory to You for forgiving us all our sins.
Glory to You for coming to save our souls.
Glory to You for Your incarnation in the virgin's womb.
Glory to You for Your bonds.
Glory to You for receiving the cut of the lash.
Glory to You for accepting mockery.
Glory to You for Your crucifixion.
Glory to You for Your burial.
Glory to You for Your resurrection.
Glory to You who were preached to men and women.
Glory to You in whom they believed.
Glory to You who were taken up into heaven.
Glory to You who sit in great glory at the Father's right hand.
Glory to You whose will it is that the sinner should be saved through Your great mercy and compassion.

Ephraem of Syria (ca. 306-373)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: airIam2worship on July 11, 2006, 06:21:23 AM
Amen and Amen!! Glory to God in the highest.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 13, 2006, 07:04:21 PM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time;
the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them."

-- Thomas Jefferson (Rights of British America, 1774)

Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Lipscomb and Bergh,


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 13, 2006, 07:07:40 PM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"Remember, my Eliza, you are a Christian."

-- Alexander Hamilton (speaking to his grieving wife, 7/12/1804)

Reference: Facts and Documments..., Editor of the Evening Post,
ed. (23); original letter from David Hosack, August 17, 1804


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on July 13, 2006, 09:33:25 PM
If we exalt money, status, or sex above the Word of God, we are living in idolatry. Every time we inwardly submit to the strongholds of fear, bitterness, and pride, we are bowing to the rulers of darkness. Each of these idols must be smashed, splintered, and obliterated from the landscape of our hearts. - Francis Frangipane


From a heart overflowing with gratitude, we will want to honour and glorify God by gratefully offering back to Him the many good gifts He has bestowed on us. We will not go to church to be entertained, to see "what we can get out of it" for our own private gratification, but rather to praise and worship the triune God of grace and glory - Anonymous


When we go through trials and troubles we can always rely on God and know that He will be with us and will help us through. Clouds and rain can help make your roots strong and give you stability if you let God work through them. David in Psalms 124:1 - 8 expressed the same idea. So let us rejoice in our clouds and rain and know that God is still in control even when we can't see Him. - David Vincent


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on July 15, 2006, 01:32:03 PM
"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution,are worth defending at all hazards and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors;
they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood."
... Samuel Adams, 1771


"Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in that field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me give me liberty or give me death!"
........Patrick Henry



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on July 15, 2006, 01:37:42 PM
C. S. Lewis

A man may have to die for our country: but no man must, in any exclusive sense, live for his country. He who surrenders himself without reservation to the temporal claims of a nation, or a party, or a class is rendering to Caesar that which, of all things, most emphatically belongs to God: himself.


Thomas Paine

These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as Freedom should not be highly rated.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on July 15, 2006, 09:49:57 PM
"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, brave, hated, and scorned. When his cause succeeds however, the timid join him, For then it costs nothing to be a patriot." -- Mark Twain




Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on July 16, 2006, 08:08:55 PM
All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson


God enters by a private door into every individual. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on July 16, 2006, 08:29:02 PM
Dwight Lyman Moody (1837–1899)


Prayer does not mean that I am to bring God down to my thoughts and
my purposes, and bend his government according to my foolish,
silly, and sometimes sinful notions. Prayer means that I am to be
raised up into feeling, into union and design with him; that I am
to enter into his counsel and carry out his purpose fully.




Salvation is worth working for. It is worth a man's going round the
world on his hands and knees, climbing its mountains, crossing its
valleys, swimming its rivers, going through all manner of hardship in
order to attain it. But we do not get it in that way. It is to him who
believes.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 25, 2006, 07:13:40 AM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"It is impossible for the man of pious reflection not to perceive
in it [the Constitution] a finger of that Almighty hand which
has been so frequently and signally extended to our relief in
the critical stages of the revolution."

-- James Madison (Federalist No. 37, 11 January 1788 )


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 25, 2006, 07:17:42 AM
"There is a terrible lot of us who don't think that we come from a monkey, but if there are some people who think that they do, why, it's not our business to rob them of what little pleasure they might get out of imagining it." — Will Rogers

(My Note:   ;D )


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 25, 2006, 07:35:42 AM
"I have a dream that some day, every child will be conceived from an act of true love between parents who love each other, are married to each other, and eagerly welcome him. I have a dream that every child will spend his childhood with those parents who brought him into being. Parents see the value of the small society they have created between themselves and their children, and do everything humanly possible to sustain that society. I have a dream that children can be children, take joy in their childhood innocence, and not become sexualized before puberty... I have a dream that the market accommodates the needs of the family, rather than the family adapting itself to the needs of the market. We create an economy in which people are prepared to earn a living before the age of twenty-five or thirty. Young people graduate from college without crushing debt, and without the prospect of unmanageable housing costs and tax burdens. Families can support themselves on one income, at least for a while... I want us to...become what we should have been from the beginning." — Jennifer Roback Morse


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 25, 2006, 07:39:48 AM
"Those who would trade our freedom for the soup kitchen of the welfare state have told us that they have a utopian solution of peace without victory. They call their policy 'accommodation.' And they say if we only avoid any direct confrontation with the enemy, he will forget his evil ways and learn to love us. All who oppose them are indicted as warmongers. They say we offer simple answers to complex problems. Well, perhaps there is a simple answer—not an easy one, but a simple one—if you and I have the courage to tell our elected officials that we want our national policy based upon what we know in our hearts is morally right... Every lesson in history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement, and this is the specter our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face." — Ronald Reagan


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Rookieupgrade1 on July 25, 2006, 08:13:38 AM
ROFL!!!


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on July 26, 2006, 06:06:04 PM
“No foreign power or combination of foreign powers could by force take a drink from the Ohio or make a track on the Blue Ridge in a trial of a thousand years.  At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected?  I answer, if it ever reach us it must spring up from among us, it cannot come from abroad.  If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher.  As a nation of freemen we must live through all time or die of suicide.”  Abraham Lincoln


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on July 26, 2006, 06:07:44 PM
“The patriot who feels himself in the service of God, who acknowledges Him in all his ways, has the promise of Almighty direction, and will find His word in his greatest darkness, ‘a lantern to his feet and a lamp unto his path.’ He will therefore seek to establish for his country in the eyes of the world, such a character as shall make her not unworthy of the name of a Christian nation.” Francis Scott Key (1779-1843)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on August 04, 2006, 05:38:15 PM
Have you ever realized that you can give things to God that are of value to Him? Or are you just sitting around daydreaming about the greatness of His redemption, while neglecting all the things you could be doing for Him? I'm not referring to works which could be regarded as divine and miraculous, but ordinary, simple human things - things which would be evidence to God that you are totally surrendered to Him. - Oswald Chambers
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Do little things as if they were great, because of the majesty of the Lord Jesus Christ who dwells in thee. - Blaise Pascal


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: airIam2worship on August 04, 2006, 10:44:43 PM
I pray Heaven bestow the best of blessings on this House and all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but honest and wise men rule under this roof.
- John Adams 2nd President


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on August 04, 2006, 11:14:33 PM
Spoken Introduction:
While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.

 
God bless America, land that I love
Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with the light from above.

From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the ocean white with foam
God bless America,
My home sweet home. - Irving Berlin


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on August 08, 2006, 05:33:45 AM
Thinking about the jihad, that has been declared on Israel, and America.  Theres only one quote, I can think of right now. Course I have to censor two words.  But I think y'all know the word...................
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No Dummy ever won a war by dying for his country. He won the war by making the OTHER DUMMY DIE FOR HIS COUNTRY! - General George S. Patton


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 08, 2006, 09:27:07 PM
We need never shout across the spaces to an absent God. He is nearer than our own soul, closer than our most secret thoughts. -- A. W. Tozer


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on August 09, 2006, 09:01:47 PM
Stay off the far left websites, they only make you look foolish. - Bill O'Reilly


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on August 12, 2006, 11:11:32 AM
"As bats' eyes are to daylight so is our intellectual eye blind to those truths that are most obvious of all."

Aristotle



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on August 16, 2006, 11:16:29 AM
Of all systems of morality, ancient or modern, which have come under my observation, none appear to be so pure as that of Jesus.  -- Thomas Jefferson, To William Canby, 1813


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on August 16, 2006, 11:19:14 AM
I'm proud of our United States military. Many of you volunteered for service after September 11, 2001. You saw that our nation was attacked, and when the country called upon you, you said, let me serve, let me join in the fight to defeat the terrorists, so attacks like that will never occur on our soil again. And that's what you're doing here in Afghanistan. You're changing -- you're helping to change this part of the world, and change the world with your courage and your sacrifice. I assure you that this government of yours will not blink, we will not yield. We're on the right course, and the world is going to be a better place because of your service. -- George W. Bush


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on August 16, 2006, 11:22:13 AM
Prayer is not the mystical experience of a few special people, but an aggressive act. . . an act that may be performed by anyone who will accept the challenge to learn to pray. -- Jack Hayford


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on August 16, 2006, 11:25:48 AM
"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ.
For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here." -- Patrick Henry, original member of the Continental Congress


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on August 16, 2006, 01:36:57 PM
If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made not for the public good so much as for the selfish or local purposes."
 --Daniel Webster


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on August 16, 2006, 01:39:29 PM
“When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you for rulers just men who will rule in the fear of God. The preservation of a republican government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty.”
--Noah Webster


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on August 16, 2006, 01:50:07 PM
"It is the duty of nations, as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God and to recognize the sublime truth announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord." --Abraham Lincoln


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on August 16, 2006, 01:50:58 PM
"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here." --Patrick Henry, original member of the Continental Congress


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on August 16, 2006, 01:51:37 PM
"Work as if you were to live 100 years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow." --Benjamin Franklin


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on August 16, 2006, 01:52:20 PM
"We've staked the whole future of American civilization not on the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us . . . to Govern ourselves according to the commandments of God. The future and success of America is not in this Constitution, but in the laws of God upon which this Constitution is founded."
 --President James Madison


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on August 16, 2006, 01:53:19 PM
"I conceive we cannot better express ourselves than by humbly supplicating the Supreme Ruler of the world…that the confusions that are and have been among the nations may be overruled by the promoting and speedily bringing in the holy and happy period when the kingdoms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ may be everywhere established."
 --Samuel Adams, American Revolutionist and signer of the Declaration of Independence


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on August 16, 2006, 01:55:40 PM
HARVARD
The Founding Fathers placed a strong priority on higher education with the Bible as the cornerstone. On September 26, 1642 the guidelines that would govern Harvard University, our nation's first college, were established. They read, in part, "Let every student be plainly instructed, and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life (John 17:3), and therefore to lay Christ in the bottom, as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning. And seeing the Lord only giveth wisdom, let every one seriously set himself by prayer in secret to seek it of him (Proverbs 2:3)." The motto of Harvard was Christi Gloriam (Christ be glorified) and the college was later dedicated Christo et Ecclesiae (for Christ and for the Church). The founders of Harvard believed that "All knowledge without Christ was vain."


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on August 16, 2006, 02:13:42 PM
John Adams and John Hancock:
We Recognize No Sovereign but God, and no King but Jesus! [April 18, 1775]


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on August 16, 2006, 02:15:13 PM
"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here." --Patrick Henry, original member of the Continental Congress


Look at post, 315. (http://bestsmileys.com/lol/1.gif)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on August 16, 2006, 02:45:24 PM
Patrick Henry


"It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains."


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on August 17, 2006, 12:19:37 AM
"A great many people say
that if they keep the commandments
they do not need to be forgiven and saved through Christ.
But have you kept them?
I will admit
that if you perfectly keep the commandments,
you do not need to be saved by Christ;
but is there a man in the wide world
who can truly say that he has done this?
Young lady, can you say: '
I am ready to be weighed by the law.'?
Can you, young man?
Will you step into the scales and be weighed
one by one by the Ten Commandments?"

--D. L. Moody, from "The Ten Commandments"




Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on August 18, 2006, 05:50:32 PM
HARVARD
The Founding Fathers placed a strong priority on higher education with the Bible as the cornerstone. On September 26, 1642 the guidelines that would govern Harvard University, our nation's first college, were established. They read, in part, "Let every student be plainly instructed, and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life (John 17:3), and therefore to lay Christ in the bottom, as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning. And seeing the Lord only giveth wisdom, let every one seriously set himself by prayer in secret to seek it of him (Proverbs 2:3)." The motto of Harvard was Christi Gloriam (Christ be glorified) and the college was later dedicated Christo et Ecclesiae (for Christ and for the Church). The founders of Harvard believed that "All knowledge without Christ was vain."


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on August 18, 2006, 05:54:06 PM
John Quincy Adams:
• “Why is it that, next to the birthday of the Savior of the world, your most joyous and most venerated festival returns on this day [the Fourth of July]?" “Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior? That it forms a leading event in the progress of the Gospel dispensation? Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer's mission upon earth? That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity"?
--1837, at the age of 69, when he delivered a Fourth of July speech at Newburyport, Massachusetts


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on August 18, 2006, 05:56:29 PM
Benjamin Franklin: | Portrait of Ben Franklin
“ God governs in the affairs of man. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured in the Sacred Writings that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it. I firmly believe this. I also believe that, without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel” –Constitutional Convention of 1787 | original manuscript of this speech


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on August 18, 2006, 05:57:06 PM
“In the beginning of the contest with Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayers in this room for Divine protection. Our prayers, Sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered… do we imagine we no longer need His assistance?” [Constitutional Convention, Thursday June 28, 1787]

In Benjamin Franklin's 1749 plan of education for public schools in Pennsylvania, he insisted that schools teach "the excellency of the Christian religion above all others, ancient or modern."

In 1787 when Franklin helped found Benjamin Franklin University, it was dedicated as "a nursery of religion and learning, built on Christ, the Cornerstone."


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on August 18, 2006, 05:58:02 PM
Alexander Hamilton:
• Hamilton began work with the Rev. James Bayard to form the Christian Constitutional Society to help spread over the world the two things which Hamilton said made America great:
(1) Christianity
(2) a Constitution formed under Christianity.
“The Christian Constitutional Society, its object is first: The support of the Christian religion. Second: The support of the United States.”

On July 12, 1804 at his death, Hamilton said, “I have a tender reliance on the mercy of the Almighty, through the merits of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am a sinner. I look to Him for mercy; pray for me.”


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on August 20, 2006, 06:34:49 PM
George Washington

“ It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and Bible.”


“What students would learn in American schools above all is the religion of Jesus Christ.” [speech to the Delaware Indian Chiefs May 12, 1779]

"To the distinguished character of patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian" [May 2, 1778, at Valley Forge]



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on August 20, 2006, 06:36:29 PM
“ I have sinned against heaven and before Thee in thought, word, and deed. I have contemned Thy majesty and holy laws. I have likewise sinned by omitting what I ought to have done and committing what I ought not. I have rebelled against the light, despising Thy mercies and judgment, and broken my vows and promise. I have neglected the better things. My iniquities are multiplied and my sins are very great. I confess them, O Lord, with shame and sorrow, detestation and loathing and desire to be vile in my own eyes as I have rendered myself vile in Thine. I humbly beseech Thee to be merciful to me in the free pardon of my sins for the sake of Thy dear Son and only Savior Jesus Christ who came to call not the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Thou gavest Thy Son to die for me.”
[George Washington; from a 24 page authentic handwritten manuscript book dated April 21-23, 1752
William J. Johnson George Washington, the Christian (New York: The Abingdon Press, New York & Cincinnati, 1919), pp. 24-35.]


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on August 20, 2006, 06:43:38 PM
John Quincy Adams

July 4, 1837

"Why is it that, next to the birthday of the Savior of the World, your most joyous and most venerated festival returns on this day. Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday ofthe Savior? That it forms a leading event in the Progress of the Gospel dispensation? Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation ofthe Redeemer's mission upon earth? That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity and gave to the world the first irrevocable pledge of the fulfillment of the prophecies announced directly from Heaven at the birth of the Saviour and predicted by the greatest of the Hebrew prophets 600 years before."






"I speak as a man of the world to men of the world; and I say to you, Search the Scriptures! The Bible is the book of all others, to be read at all ages, and in all conditions of human life; not to be read in small portions of one or two chapters every day, and never to be intermitted, unless by some overruling necessity."


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on August 20, 2006, 07:10:41 PM
Patrick Henry

"It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains."


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on August 24, 2006, 01:26:38 AM
John Dickinson, a signer of the Declaration of Independance said, "To my Creator, I resign myself, humbly confiding in His goodness and in His mercy through Jesus Christ for the events of eternity."



Gabriel Duvall, also a signer of the Declaration of Independance, later a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and an appointee to the Supreme Court said, "I resign my soul into the hands of the Almighty who gave it in humble hopes of his mercy through our Savior Jesus Christ."


John Witherspoon, another signer of the Declaration of Independance, pastor and President of New Jersey College (Princeton University today) said, "I shall entreat ... you in the most earnest manner to believe in Jesus Christ, for there is no salvation in any other" [Acts 4:12] ... f you are not clothed with the spotless robe of His righteousness, you must forever perish."





Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 26, 2006, 07:54:44 AM
Amen Pastor Roger,

I was just thinking about how different this country would be had we continued in the steps that the founders fought for. They were not ashamed of JESUS CHRIST, as they mentioned him often. Further, the vast majority of them believed strongly in prayer for guidance of anyone holding a public office.

Today, I know that all Christians should still be praying for our leaders every day, even though many of them don't stand up very often, especially in the things of the LORD. It may also be possible that many of our leaders don't know JESUS CHRIST, so our prayers would be even more important. As we all know, many politicians who profess JESUS CHRIST make themselves targets of the left, and they can expect to be attacked at every turn. So, our Christian politicians are also desperate for our prayers.

Love In Christ,
Tom

Matthew 5:13 NASB  "You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on August 28, 2006, 12:28:02 PM
"I go to the word and learn there
all the characteristics of a child of God;
and after each one of them I write:
this Jesus shall work in me:
I have him to make me to be a child of God."
(taken from THE NEW LIFE, Chapter 8: CHILDREN OF GOD)    Dr. Andrew Murray


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on August 30, 2006, 11:46:18 PM
The Gospel has not lost its power; it is just as powerful today as it ever has been. We don’t want any new doctrine. It is still the old Gospel with the old power, the Holy Ghost power; and if the churches will but confess their sins and put them away, and lift the standard instead of pulling it down, and pray to God to lift us all up into a higher and holier life, then the fear of the Lord will come upon the people around us.

D. L. Moody




Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on August 31, 2006, 12:43:51 AM
A great man people say, you must hear both sides; but if a man should write me a most slanderous letter about my wife, I don’t think I would have to read it; I would tear it up and throw it to the winds. Have I to read all the infidel books that are written, to hear both sides? Have I to take up a book that is slander on my Lord and Master, Who has redeemed me with His blood? Ten thousand times no! I will not touch it.

Dwight Lyman Moody




Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 31, 2006, 05:44:57 AM
Amen Pastor Roger!

I'm just now finding some sources for some old and very beautiful things written by D.L. Moody. I'll have to remember to make a list and share them with you soon. D.L. Moody was a mighty man of God, and God is still using D.L. Moody's writing in a mighty way.

Love In Christ,
Tom

Psalms 127:1 NASB  Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: airIam2worship on August 31, 2006, 07:59:25 AM
I concieve we cannot better express ourselves than by humbly supplicating the Supreme Ruler of the world....that the confusions that are and have been among the nations may be overruled by the promoting and speedily bringing in the holy and happy period when the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ may be everywhere established. Samuel Adams


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: airIam2worship on August 31, 2006, 08:02:35 AM
The Lord our God be with us, as He was with our fathers; may He not leave us or forsake us; so that He may incline our hearts to Him, to walk in all His ways...that all peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no other. George Bush 41st President


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: airIam2worship on August 31, 2006, 08:06:57 AM
We think it is incumbent upon this people to humble themselves before God on account of their sins.....[And] also to implore the Divine Blessing upon us, that by the assistance of His grace, we may be enabled to reform whatever is amiss among us, that so God may be pleased to continue to us the blessings we enjoy.
John Hancock


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on September 03, 2006, 11:46:43 PM
"Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in that field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me give me liberty or give me death!"
........Patrick Henry



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on September 03, 2006, 11:47:13 PM
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." -- Abraham Lincoln




Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on September 05, 2006, 12:06:18 PM
Anne Graham Lotz, Billy Graham's daughter, was interviewed on the Early Morning Show regarding Katrina (could have easily been 9/11) and Jane Clayson asked her "How could God let something like this happen?"


She said, "I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And, being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?"



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on September 22, 2006, 02:40:30 AM
That from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. - Abraham Lincoln in the Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on September 22, 2006, 02:42:26 AM
Every civilized nation, including those in the Muslim world, must support those in the region who are offering a more hopeful alternative. We know that when people have a voice in their future, they are less likely to blow themselves up in suicide attacks. We know that when leaders are accountable to their people, they are more likely to seek national greatness in the achievements of their citizens, rather than in terror and conquest. So we must stand with democratic leaders and moderate reformers across the broader Middle East. We must give them voice to the hopes of decent men and women who want for their children the same things we want for ours. We must seek stability through a free and just Middle East where the extremists are marginalized by millions of citizens in control of their own destinies. - George W. Bush


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 22, 2006, 07:48:15 PM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."

-- Nathan Hale (before being hanged by the British, 22 September
1776)

Reference: The Spirit of `Seventy-Six, Commager and Morris (476);
original General William Hull, Campbell (37-38)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on September 22, 2006, 11:27:48 PM
The flame of Christian ethics is still our highest guide.
- Sir Winston Churchill



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on September 22, 2006, 11:30:25 PM
All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on September 22, 2006, 11:30:43 PM
So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it, the more confident my hope that they will prove useful citizens, and respectful members of society.
- John Quincy Adams


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 02, 2006, 08:16:17 PM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can
any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is
preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant,
and debauchd in their Manners, they will sink under their own
weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders."

-- Samuel Adams (letter to James Warren, 4 November 1775)

Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett (261)

(My Note: The Old English spelling is correct, BUT THE MESSAGE IS REALLY CORRECT.)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on October 03, 2006, 12:13:22 AM
A former USMC Sergeant, Ben Weihrich

Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you: Jesus Christ and the American G. I. One died for your soul, the other for your freedom. PASS THIS ON! MANY SEEM TO FORGET BOTH OF THEM!! SEMPER FI






Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 10, 2006, 01:02:59 AM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn
Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with
Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, guns, Bells, Bonfires
and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from
this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with
Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood
and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration,
and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom
I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that
the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will
tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it,
which I trust in God We shall not."

-- John Adams (letter to Abigail Adams, 3 July 1776)

Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett (64)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 10, 2006, 01:06:16 AM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail
fast; for I intend to go in harm's way."

-- John Paul Jones (letter to M. Le Ray de Chaumont, 16 November
1778)

Reference: John Paul Jones: Fighter for Freedom and Glory, Lorenz
(xii)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on October 16, 2006, 01:53:31 PM
George Washington

"To the distinguished Character of a Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the most distinguished Character of Christian."


"It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible."


"Of all the habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports...Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on October 16, 2006, 02:00:13 PM
Thomas Jefferson


"The Bible is the cornerstone of liberty . . . students' perusal of the sacred volume will make us better citizens."



John Jay, First Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court:

    "Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 17, 2006, 08:57:14 AM
“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” — Winston Churchill


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 17, 2006, 09:01:20 AM
“We Americans are blessed in so many ways. We’re a nation under God, a living and loving God. But Thomas Jefferson warned us, ‘I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.’ We cannot expect Him to protect us in crisis if we turn away from Him in our everyday living. But you know, He told us what to do in II Chronicles. Let us reach out to Him. He said, ‘If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land’.” — Ronald Reagan


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on October 17, 2006, 04:18:23 PM



“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness—these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles.”
– George Washington


“God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.”
–Thomas Jefferson


t 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 greater 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


“...The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that ‘except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it.’ ”
– Benjamin Franklin


“Were my soul trembling on the wing of eternity, were this hand freezing to death, were my voice choking with the last struggle, I would still, with the last gasp of that voice, implore you to remember the truth: God has given America to be free.”
– Patrick Henry


“And whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions, in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.”
– Abraham Lincoln


“Let us look forward to the time when we can take the flag of our country and nail it below the Cross, and there let it wave as it waved in the olden times, and let us gather around it and inscribed for our motto: ‘Liberty and Union, one and inseparable, now and forever,’ and exclaim, ‘Christ first, our country next!’ ”
– Andrew Johnson


“We cannot read the history of our rise and development as a nation, without reckoning with the place the Bible has occupied in shaping the advances of the Republic. Where we have been the truest and most consistent in obeying its precepts, we have attained the greatest measure of contentment and prosperity.”
– Franklin Roosevelt


“Without God, there is no virtue, because there’s no prompting of the conscience. Without God, we’re mired in the material, that flat world that tells us only what the senses perceive. Without God, there is a coarsening of the society. And without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure. If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”
– Ronald Reagan




Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on October 18, 2006, 02:47:15 PM



"The time has come that Christians must vote for honest men, and take consistent ground in politics or the Lord will curse them…. Christians have been exceedingly guilty in this matter. But the time has come when they must act differently…. God will bless or curse this nation, according to the course Christians take."
Rev. Charles G. Finney (1792-1875)





Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on October 18, 2006, 02:48:25 PM



"Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty -- as well as the privilege and interest -- of our Christian nation, to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."
John Jay, (1745-1829, Original Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court)





Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on October 18, 2006, 02:49:11 PM
"If the time comes when America shall go to pieces, it will…[be] from…losing sight of the fact that 'Righteousness exalteth a nation, but that sin is a reproach to any people'…Unless we hold…to these great fundamental principles of righteousness, America will be only a covenant with death and an agreement with hell."
Rev. Francis Grimke (1850-1937), Minister of the Gospel


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on October 18, 2006, 02:51:51 PM


"The people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities…If the next centennial does not find us a great nation…it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces."
Rev. James A. Garfield, (1831-1881), United States President, Minister of the Gospel.






Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 25, 2006, 09:23:43 PM
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"It has ever been my hobby-horse to see rising in America an empire
of liberty, and a prospect of two or three hundred millions of
freemen, without one noble or one king among them. You say it
is impossible. If I should agree with you in this, I would still
say, let us try the experiment, and preserve our equality as long
as we can. A better system of education for the common people
might preserve them long from such artificial inequalities as are
prejudicial to society, by confounding the natural distinctions
of right and wrong, virtue and vice."

-- John Adams (letter to Count Sarsfield, 3 February 1786)

Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett, 264.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 25, 2006, 09:43:00 PM
“Why is it that many, if not all, of us think twice before we say what we really think or believe? Have we been silenced by the popular hecklers? Are we afraid? Is there a cultural inquisitor who stalks us all? Then, why is it that so many of us who know better about so much that we see around us cower and speak in hushed, mousy voices?” —  Justice Clarence Thomas


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 25, 2006, 09:55:36 PM
“Democrats think military tribunals aren’t good enough for the terrorists plotting to kill Americans today. Liberals are going to make the terrorists love us!” — Ann Coulter


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 15, 2006, 10:23:34 AM
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"It is too probable that no plan we propose will be adopted.
Perhaps another dreadful conflict is to be sustained.  If, to
please the people, we offer what we ourselves disprove, how can we
afterwards defend our work?  Let us raise a standard to which the
wise and the honest can repair.  The event is in the hand of God. "

-- George Washington (as quoted by Gouverneur Morris in Farrand's
Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, 25 March 1787)

Reference: George Washington and the New Nation, James Flexner
(116-7)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on November 16, 2006, 01:24:28 PM
"I consider the government of the U.S. as interdicted by the
Constitution from intermeddling with religious institutions,
their doctrines, discipline, or exercises."

-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to Samuel Miller, 23 January 1809)



Title: John Adams Thoughts on Government - 1776
Post by: nChrist on November 21, 2006, 03:18:13 AM
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"It is the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated
seasons, to worship the SUPREME BEING, the great Creator
and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt,
molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for
worshipping GOD in the manner most agreeable to the dictates of
his own conscience; or for his religious profession or sentiments;
provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or obstruct others
in their religious worship."

-- John Adams (Thoughts on Government, 1776)

Reference: The Works of John Adams, Charles Adams, ed., 221.


Title: James Madison - 1785
Post by: nChrist on November 21, 2006, 06:51:45 AM
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"It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage,
and such only, as he believes to be acceptable to him. This duty
is precedent both in order of time and degree of obligation, to
the claims of Civil Society. Before any man can be considered as
a member of Civil Society, he must be considered as a subject of
the Governor of the Universe."

-- James Madison (A Memorial and Remonstrance, 1785)

Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett (327)


Title: The Laws Of Nature
Post by: nChrist on November 22, 2006, 11:55:29 AM
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"To grant that there is a supreme intelligence who rules the
world and has established laws to regulate the actions of his
creatures; and still to assert that man, in a state of nature,
may be considered as perfectly free from all restraints of law
and government, appears to a common understanding altogether
irreconcilable.  Good and wise men, in all ages, have embraced
a very dissimilar theory.  They have supposed that the deity,
from the relations we stand in to himself and to each other, has
constituted an eternal and immutable law, which is indispensably
obligatory upon all mankind, prior to any human institution
whatever.  This is what is called the law of nature....Upon this
law depend the natural rights of mankind."

-- Alexander Hamilton

(My Note:  The law of nature is the Laws of GOD. It's interesting to note that "The Laws of Nature" is an adopted legal term in the foundation of American Law. For those who don't know, the Holy Bible was quoted verbatim, Chapter and Verse, for many of the laws first adopted in this country. Violations of certain types are still known as against the "Laws of Nature".)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Pizza_Mahal on November 23, 2006, 04:27:35 AM
"All war is based on deception." -- Sun Tzu, The Art of War


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 23, 2006, 11:09:49 AM
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"It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of
Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits,
and humbly to implore his protection and favors."

-- George Washington (Thanksgiving Proclamation, 3 October 1789)

Reference: George Washington: A Collection, W.B. Allen, ed. (543)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on December 10, 2006, 07:48:38 PM
George Washington's Morning Prayer:
O eternal and everlasting God, I presume to present myself this morning before thy Divine majesty, beseeching thee to accept of my humble and hearty thanks, that it hath pleased thy great goodness to keep and preserve me the night past from all the dangers poor mortals are subject to, and has given me sweet and pleasant sleep, whereby I find my body refreshed and comforted for performing the duties of this day, in which I beseech thee to defend me from all perils of body and soul.
Direct my thoughts, words and work. Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the lamb, and purge my heart by thy Holy Spirit, from the dross of my natural corruption, that I may with more freedom of mind and liberty of will serve thee, the ever lasting God, in righteousness and holiness this day, and all the days of my life.
Increase my faith in the sweet promises of the Gospel. Give me repentance from dead works. Pardon my wanderings, & direct my thoughts unto thyself, the God of my salvation. Teach me how to live in thy fear, labor in thy service, and ever to run in the ways of thy commandments. Make me always watchful over my heart, that neither the terrors of conscience, the loathing of holy duties, the love of sin, nor an unwillingness to depart this life, may cast me into a spiritual slumber. But daily frame me more and more into the likeness of thy son Jesus Christ, that living in thy fear, and dying in thy favor, I may in thy appointed time attain the resurrection of the just unto eternal life. Bless my family, friends & kindred unite us all in praising & glorifying thee in all our works begun, continued, and ended, when we shall come to make our last account before thee blessed Saviour, who hath taught us thus to pray, our Father.




Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on December 10, 2006, 07:48:58 PM
1Ti 2:1  I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
1Ti 2:2  For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.


Pro 28:2  For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.


Pro 21:1  The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.


Pro 8:15  By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.


Title: Our Country Is In Danger!
Post by: nChrist on December 13, 2006, 02:13:30 PM
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"Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies
are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining
to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you
depend the fortunes of America. You are to decide the important
question, on which rest the happiness and liberty of millions
yet unborn. Act worthy of yourselves."

-- Joseph Warren (Boston Massacre Oration, 6 March 1775)

Reference: Life and Times of Joseph Warren, Frothingham (435)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 08, 2007, 11:10:16 AM
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"Were the pictures which have been drawn by the political jealousy
of some among us faithful likenesses of the human character, the
inference would be, that there is not sufficient virture among
men for self-government; and that nothing less than the chains
of despotism can restrain them from destroying and devouring
one another."

-- Alexander Hamilton and James Madison (Federalist No. 55,
15 February 1788)

Reference: The Federalist


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on January 18, 2007, 01:24:20 PM
"The only title in our democracy superior to that of president is the title of citizen."

President Woodrow Wilson in 1916



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on February 28, 2007, 07:13:53 AM
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"Nothing then is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable
rights of man."

-- Thomas Jefferson (Letter to John Cartwright, 5 June 1824)



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on February 28, 2007, 07:14:22 AM
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"Some talked, some wrote, and some fought to promote and establish
it, but you and Mr. Jefferson thought for us all.  I never take
a retrospect of the years 1775 and 1776 without associating
your opinions and speeches and conversations with all the great
political, moral, and intellectual achievements of the Congress
of those memorable years."

-- Benjamin Rush (to John Adams, 17 February 1812)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on February 28, 2007, 07:15:01 AM
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"Citizens by birth or choice of a common country, that country has
a right to concentrate your affections.  The name of American,
which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always
exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation
derived from local discriminations."

-- George Washington (Farewell Address, 19 September 1796)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on February 28, 2007, 07:15:35 AM
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"... [The Judicial Branch] may truly be said to have neither FORCE
nor WILL, but merely judgment; and must ultimately depend upon the
aid of the executive arm even for the efficacy of its judgments."

-- Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 78, 1788)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on February 28, 2007, 07:16:09 AM
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"His person, you know, was fine, his stature exactly what one
would wish, his deportment easy, erect and noble."

-- Thomas Jefferson (on George Washington in a letter to Dr. Walter
Jones, 2 January 1814)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on February 28, 2007, 07:16:58 AM
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"When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen;
and we shall most sincerely rejoice with you in the happy hour
when the establishment of American Liberty, upon the most firm
and solid foundations shall enable us to return to our Private
Stations in the bosom of a free, peacefully and happy Country."

-- George Washington (address to the New York Legislature, 26
June 1775)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on February 28, 2007, 07:17:33 AM
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"The example of changing a constitution by assembling the wise
men of the state, instead of assembling armies, will be worth as
much to the world as the former examples we had give them. The
constitution, too, which was the result of our deliberation,
is unquestionably the wisest ever yet presented to men."

-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to David Humphreys, 18 March 1789)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on February 28, 2007, 07:18:05 AM
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"His Example is now complete, and it will teach wisdom and virtue
to magistrates, citizens, and men, not only in the present age,
but in future generations, as long as our history shall be read."

-- John Adams (message to the U.S. Senate, 19 December 1799)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on February 28, 2007, 07:18:36 AM
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"Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary
for the support of societies as natural affection is for the
support of families."

-- Benjamin Rush (letter to His Fellow Contrymen: On Patriotism,
20 October 1773)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on February 28, 2007, 07:19:09 AM
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"The same prudence which in private life would forbid our
paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the
dispensation of the public moneys."

-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to Shelton Gilliam, 19 June 1808)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on February 28, 2007, 07:19:39 AM
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"I leave to others the sublime delights of riding in the
storm, better pleased with sound sleep & a warmer berth below
it encircled, with the society of neighbors, friends & fellow
laborers of the earth rather than with spies & sycophants...I have
no ambition to govern men. It is a painful and thankless office."

-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Adams, 28 December 1796)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on February 28, 2007, 07:20:08 AM
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"In my judgement it is not only ripe for the measure, but in
danger of becoming rotten for the want of it."

-- John Witherspoon (debate over the Declaration, July 1776)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on February 28, 2007, 07:20:39 AM
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"If men through fear, fraud or mistake, should in terms renounce
and give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of
reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate
such renunciation; the right to freedom being the gift of God
Almighty, it is not in the power of Man to alienate this gift,
and voluntarily become a slave."

-- John Adams (Rights of the Colonists, 1772)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on February 28, 2007, 07:21:15 AM
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"That wise Men have in all Ages thought Government necessary
for the Good of Mankind; and, that wise Governments have always
thought Religion necessary for the well ordering and well-being
of Society, and accordingly have been ever careful to encourage
and protect the Ministers of it, paying them the highest publick
Honours, that their Doctrines might thereby meet with the greater
Respect among the common People."

-- Benjamin Franklin (On that Odd Letter of the Drum, April 1730)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on February 28, 2007, 07:21:56 AM
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"If the federal government should overpass the just bounds of its
authority and make a tyrannical use of its powers, the people,
whose creature it is, must appeal to the standard they have
formed, and take such measures to redress the injury done to the
Constitution as the exigency may suggest and prudence justify."

-- Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 33, 3 January 1788)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 28, 2007, 02:31:34 AM
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"Since private and publick Vices, are in Reality, though not
always apparently, so nearly connected, of how much Importance,
how necessary is it, that the utmost Pains be taken by the Publick,
to have the Principles of Virtue early inculcated on the Minds
even of children, and the moral Sense kept alive, and that the
wise institutions of our Ancestors for these great Purposes be
encouraged by the Government. For no people will tamely surrender
their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is
diffusd and Virtue is preservd. On the Contrary, when People are
universally ignorant, and debauchd in their Manners, they will
sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders."

-- Samuel Adams (letter to James Warren, 4 November 1775)

Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett, 261.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 28, 2007, 02:34:54 AM
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"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.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 31, 2007, 07:48:41 AM
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"Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a
noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and
blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and
faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity
all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of
liberty, property, religion, and independence."

-- Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833)

Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 718.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 10, 2007, 02:24:35 AM
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"It is the right as well as the duty of all men in society,
publicly and at stated seasons, to worship the Supreme Being, the
great Creator and Preserver of the universe.  And no subject shall
be hurt, molested, or restrained in his person, liberty, or estate,
for worshipping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the
dictates of his own conscience; or for his religion profession
of sentiments; provided he doth not disturb the public peace,
or obstruct others in their religious worship...."

Massachusetts Bill of Rights, Part the First, 1780

Reference: Documents of American History, Commager, ed., vol. 1


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 10, 2007, 02:25:35 AM
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"I have sometimes asked myself whether my country is the better
for my having lived at all? I do not know that it is. I have been
the instrument of doing the following things; but they would have
been done by others; some of them, perhaps, a little better."

-- Thomas Jefferson (Jefferson, on Jefferson, in, 1800)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 10, 2007, 02:26:30 AM
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"In the first place, it is to be remembered, that the general
government is not to be charged with the whole power of making
and administering laws: its jurisdiction is limited to certain
enumerated objects, which concern all the members of the republic,
but which are not to be attained by the separate provisions
of any."

-- James Madison (Federalist No. 14, 30 November 1787)

Reference: Madison, Federalist No. 14


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on May 14, 2007, 01:41:41 PM
"I think that it's time to call in the big guns. Where's Elmer Fudd when you need him? I can only imagine the shock and awe of Elmer Fudd stomping through the woods in complete stealth mode." -  By blackeyedpeas ;D ;D


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 14, 2007, 02:19:54 PM
"I think that it's time to call in the big guns. Where's Elmer Fudd when you need him? I can only imagine the shock and awe of Elmer Fudd stomping through the woods in complete stealth mode." -  By blackeyedpeas ;D ;D

 ;D   ;D   ;D   ROFL!! Coffee looks good on the computer monitor.


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Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on May 14, 2007, 03:09:33 PM
;D   ;D   ;D   ROFL!! Coffee looks good on the computer monitor.


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Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on May 14, 2007, 03:17:31 PM
"I think that it's time to call in the big guns. Where's Elmer Fudd when you need him? I can only imagine the shock and awe of Elmer Fudd stomping through the woods in complete stealth mode." -  By blackeyedpeas ;D ;D

Now that's an excellent quote.



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 14, 2007, 03:38:46 PM
 ;D   ;D


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Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on May 14, 2007, 03:47:02 PM
;D   ;D


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YIKES!!!!

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Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on May 14, 2007, 04:03:46 PM
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Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on May 14, 2007, 08:38:24 PM
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Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 15, 2007, 11:14:28 AM
OK! - You woke up the attack rabbits.

Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?


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Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on May 15, 2007, 11:18:33 AM
Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?

Invite them for dinner??

 ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 16, 2007, 11:31:24 AM
Invite them for dinner??

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

 ;D

UM? - Trying to eat those attack rabbits would be a bad mistake - maybe even a last mistake. These are covert attack rabbits, and the razor-like fangs are hidden under massive and powerful jaws.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 16, 2007, 11:32:23 AM
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"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one
who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve
it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are
inevitably ruined."

-- Patrick Henry (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,
5 June 1778)

Reference: The Debates of the Several State..., Elliot, vol. 3 (45)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on May 16, 2007, 11:37:02 AM
;D

UM? - Trying to eat those attack rabbits would be a bad mistake - maybe even a last mistake. These are covert attack rabbits, and the razor-like fangs are hidden under massive and powerful jaws.

An easy task for an expert wabbit hunter.   :D :D



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on May 16, 2007, 02:36:49 PM
An easy task for an expert wabbit hunter.   :D :D



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Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 16, 2007, 08:50:46 PM
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 ;D

Those attack rabbits just might have met their match. I had no idea that they would send a barbarian with a horned helmet to dispatch these baby attack rabbits.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 18, 2007, 08:21:42 AM
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"[W]e are confirmed in the opinion, that the present age would be
deficient in their duty to God, their posterity and themselves,
if they do not establish an American republic.  This is the
only form of government we wish to see established; for we can
never be willingly subject to any other King than He who, being
possessed of infinite wisdom, goodness and rectitude, is alone
fit to possess unlimited power."

Instructions of Malden, Massachusetts for a Declaration of
Independence, 27 May 1776

Reference: Documents of American Histroy, Commager, vol. 1 (97)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 12, 2007, 01:17:55 AM
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"Justice is the end of government. It is the end of civil society.
It ever has been and ever will be pursued until it be obtained,
or until liberty be lost in the pursuit."

-- James Madison (Federalist No. 51, 8 February 1788)

Reference: Madison, Federalist No. 51.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 15, 2007, 03:06:37 AM
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"I have lived, Sir, a long time; and the longer I live, the
more convincing proofs I see of this Truth, that God governs in
the Affairs of Men. And if a Sparrow cannot fall to the Ground
without his Notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without
his Aid?"

-- Benjamin Franklin (Motion for Prayers in the Constitutional
Convention, 28 June 1787)

Reference: Franklin: Collected Works, Lemay, ed. (1138)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 25, 2007, 12:10:11 PM
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"[T]he only foundation for a useful education in a republic is
to be laid in religion.  Without this there can be no virtue,
and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the
object and life of all republican governments."

-- Benjamin Rush (On the Mode of Education Proper in a Republic,
1806)

Reference: Original Intent, Barton (153); original Essays,
Literary, Moral and Philosophical, Rush (8 )

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Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 23, 2007, 03:00:14 PM
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"There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which
will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation
of weakness.  If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to
repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful
instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we
are at all times ready for war."
 
-- George Washington (Fifth Annual Message, 3 December 1793)
 
Reference: George Washington: A Collection, W.B. Allen, ed. (488)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 23, 2007, 03:02:06 PM
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"It is not necessary to enumerate the many advantages, that arise
from this custom of early marriages.  They comprehend all the
society can receive from this source; from the preservation, and
increase of the human race.  Every thing useful and beneficial
to man, seems to be connected with obedience to the laws of
his nature, the inclinations, the duties, and the happiness
of individuals, resolve themselves into customs and habits,
favourable, in the highest degree, to society.  In no case is this
more apparent, than in the customs of nations respecting marriage."
 
-- Samuel Williams (The Natural and Civil History of Vermont, 1794)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: gymforlord on July 23, 2007, 03:03:27 PM
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"There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which
will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation
of weakness.  If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to
repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful
instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we
are at all times ready for war."
 
-- George Washington (Fifth Annual Message, 3 December 1793)
 
Reference: George Washington: A Collection, W.B. Allen, ed. (488)
Excellent Words form Our Founding Father, Tom-and still so relevant now...


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 23, 2007, 03:03:30 PM
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"Nevertheless, to the persecution and tyranny of his cruel ministry
we will not tamely submit - appealing to Heaven for the justice
of our cause, we determine to die or be free...."
 
-- Joseph Warren (American account of the Battle of Lexington,
26 April 1775)
 
Reference: Documents of American History, Commager, ed., vol. 1
(99)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 03, 2007, 06:58:41 PM
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"Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left
to our option; that however moderate or unambitious we may be,
we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the
ambition of others."

-- Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 34, 4 January 1788)

Reference: The Federalist


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 06, 2007, 09:33:18 PM
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"[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are
left in full possession of them."

-- Zacharia Johnson (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,
25 June 1778)

Reference: The Debates of the Several State..., Elliot, vol. 3
(646)

(My Note:    WHY?  Self-defense is a GOD given right, and it was also recognized that the people might have to rise up against tyranny again.)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 08, 2007, 02:09:50 AM
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"It is impossible for the man of pious reflection not to perceive
in it [the Constitution] a finger of that Almighty hand which
has been so frequently and signally extended to our relief in
the critical stages of the revolution."

-- James Madison (Federalist No. 37, 11 January 1788)

Reference: Madison, Federalist No. 37 (230-31)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 15, 2007, 05:16:26 PM
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"The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is
not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force
of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny
commence. If `Thou shalt not covet' and `Thou shalt not steal'
were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable
precepts in every society before it can be civilized or made free."

-- John Adams (A Defense of the American Constitutions, 1787)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 23, 2007, 12:52:37 PM
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"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among
the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to
knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has
given them understandings, and a desire to know; but besides this,
they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible,
divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge;
I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers."

-- John Adams (Dissertation on Canon and Feudal Law, 1765)

Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett, 253.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 28, 2007, 01:29:50 PM
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"The reformation was preceded by the discovery of America, as
if the Almighty graciously meant to open a sanctuary to the
persecuted in future years, when home should afford neither
friendship nor safety."

-- Thomas Paine (Common Sense, 1776)

Reference: Paine Writings, Foner, ed., 25.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 30, 2007, 10:48:22 AM
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"Your love of liberty - your respect for the laws - your habits
of industry - and your practice of the moral and religious
obligations, are the strongest claims to national and individual
happiness."

-- George Washington (letter to the Residents of Boston, 27
October 1789)

Reference: Maxims of George Washington, Schroeder, ed. (139)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 03, 2007, 09:12:35 PM
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"Work as if you were to live 100 Years, Pray as if you were to
die To-morrow."

-- Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1757)

Reference: Franklin: Writings, Lemay, ed., Library of America
(1290)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 07, 2007, 01:52:05 PM
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"Taxes should be proportioned to what may be annually spared by
the individual."

-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to James Madison, 1784)

Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson (Memorial Edition),
Lipscomb and Bergh, eds., 4:15.

(My Note:  I don't think that the founders would approve of our current taxes, and they certainly wouldn't approve in what the money is spent for.)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 07, 2007, 01:53:52 PM
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"It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made
by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they
cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood;
if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or
undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the
law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow."

-- Alexander Hamilton and James Madison (Federalist No. 62, 1788)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 15, 2007, 07:21:50 PM
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"Wish not so much to live long as to live well."

-- Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, June 1746)

Reference: Franklin: Writings, Lemay, Library of America (1209)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on September 18, 2007, 05:35:27 AM
"Two basic reasons underlie the attempt to separate America from its spiritual roots.

First, the liberal goal of state socialism is incompatible with a citizenry who look to themselves and to God, rather than the state, for the satisfaction of their needs. Socialism requires that citizens do obeisance to the state as the Source from which all blessings flow. The supreme State can have no other God before it.

The second reason for outlawing religion derives from the lobbying of those who wish their sins declared virtues. They seek the validation of the law, in the futile belief that the legal right to be wrong makes wrong right."
---- Linda Bowles


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 18, 2007, 09:21:32 AM
"Two basic reasons underlie the attempt to separate America from its spiritual roots.

First, the liberal goal of state socialism is incompatible with a citizenry who look to themselves and to God, rather than the state, for the satisfaction of their needs. Socialism requires that citizens do obeisance to the state as the Source from which all blessings flow. The supreme State can have no other God before it.

The second reason for outlawing religion derives from the lobbying of those who wish their sins declared virtues. They seek the validation of the law, in the futile belief that the legal right to be wrong makes wrong right."
---- Linda Bowles

Brother, I had to save a copy of this one. It's short, speaks volumes, and hits the nail square on the head. In short, I like it! THANKS!


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 18, 2007, 10:49:00 AM
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"Democracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy
that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man's
life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every
one of these will soon mould itself into a system of subordination
of all the moral virtues and intellectual abilities, all the powers
of wealth, beauty, wit and science, to the wanton pleasures, the
capricious will, and the execrable cruelty of one or a very few."

-- John Adams (An Essay on Man's Lust for Power, 29 August 1763)

Reference: Original Intent, Barton (338); original The Papers of
John Adams, Taylor, ed., vol. 1 (83)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on September 18, 2007, 11:21:44 AM
Brother, I had to save a copy of this one. It's short, speaks volumes, and hits the nail square on the head. In short, I like it! THANKS!

Naturally you're welcome to it. Yes, I thought it said it all in a brief few words also and one that I am going to try to remember.



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 26, 2007, 01:30:14 AM
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"Let the pulpit resound with the doctrine and sentiments of
religious liberty. Let us hear of the dignity of man's nature,
and the noble rank he holds among the works of God... Let it
be known that British liberties are not the grants of princes
and parliaments."

-- John Adams (Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1765)

Reference: The Most Nearly Perfect Solution, Guinness, 3-26;
and John Adams and the Spirit of Liberty, Thompson, 54.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 01, 2007, 11:52:13 PM
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"We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die: Our won Country's
Honor, all call upon us for vigorous and manly exertion, and if we
now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world.
Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the
aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate
and encourage us to great and noble Actions. "

-- George Washington (General Orders, 2 July 1776)

Reference: George Washington: A Collection, W.B. Allen, ed. (71)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 02, 2007, 06:14:33 PM
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"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can
any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is
preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant,
and debauchd in their Manners, they will sink under their own
weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders."

-- Samuel Adams (letter to James Warren, 4 November 1775)

Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett (261)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 14, 2007, 05:49:50 PM
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"If by the liberty of the press were understood merely the liberty
of discussing the propriety of public measures and political
opinions, let us have as much of it as you please: But if it means
the liberty of affronting, calumniating and defaming one another,
I, for my part, own myself willing to part with my share of it,
whenever our legislators shall please so to alter the law and
shall chearfully consent to exchange my liberty of abusing others
for the privilege of not being abused myself."

-- Benjamin Franklin (An Account of the Supremest Court of
Judicature in Pennsylvania, viz. The Court of the Press, 12
September 1789)

Reference: Franklin Collected Works, Lemay, ed., 1152.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 18, 2007, 11:52:09 PM
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"But if we are to be told by a foreign Power ... what we shall
do, and what we shall not do, we have Independence yet to seek,
and have contended hitherto for very little."

-- George Washington (letter to Alexander Hamilton, 8 May 1796)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 18, 2007, 11:53:35 PM
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"I have not yet begun to fight!"

-- John Paul Jones (response to enemy demand to surrender, 23
September 1779)

Reference: The Spirit of `Seventy-Six, Commager and Morris (948);
original Life and Character of Jones, Sherburne (126-129)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 18, 2007, 11:55:37 PM
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"If there is a form of government, then, whose principle and
foundation is virtue, will not every sober man acknowledge it
better calculated to promote the general happiness than any
other form?"

-- John Adams (Thoughts on Government, 1776)

Reference: The Works of John Adams, Charles Adams, ed., 194.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 01, 2007, 03:02:01 PM
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"It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth
can stand by itself. Subject opinion to coercion: whom will you
make your inquisitors?"

-- Thomas Jefferson (Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 17,
1781)

Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America
(286)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 07, 2007, 11:36:18 PM
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"He [King George] has waged cruel war against human nature itself,
violating its most sacred right of life and liberty in the persons
of a distant people who never offended him, captivating & carrying
them into slavery in another hemisphere, or to incur miserable
death in their transportation thither."

-- Thomas Jefferson (deleted portion of a draft of the Declaration
of Independence, June 1776)

Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America
(22)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 15, 2007, 09:01:24 AM
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"Excessive taxation...will carry reason and reflection to every
man's door, and particularly in the hour of election."

-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Taylor, 1798)

Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson (Memorial Edition),
Lipscomb and Bergh, eds., 10:64.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 17, 2007, 08:02:01 AM
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"The multiplication of public offices, increase of expense beyond
income, growth and entailment of a public debt, are indications
soliciting the employment of the pruning knife."

-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to Spencer Roane, 9 March 1821)

Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Memorial Edition,
Lipscomb and Bergh, eds., vol. 15 (325)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 19, 2007, 07:31:23 AM
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"It is the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated
seasons, to worship the SUPREME BEING, the great Creator
and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt,
molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for
worshipping GOD in the manner most agreeable to the dictates of
his own conscience; or for his religious profession or sentiments;
provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or obstruct others
in their religious worship."

-- John Adams (Thoughts on Government, 1776)

Reference: The Works of John Adams, Charles Adams, ed., 221.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 20, 2007, 11:07:29 PM
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"It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage,
and such only, as he believes to be acceptable to him. This duty
is precedent both in order of time and degree of obligation, to
the claims of Civil Society. Before any man can be considered as
a member of Civil Society, he must be considered as a subject of
the Governor of the Universe."

-- James Madison (A Memorial and Remonstrance, 1785)

Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett (327)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 22, 2007, 03:07:52 AM
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"To grant that there is a supreme intelligence who rules the
world and has established laws to regulate the actions of his
creatures; and still to assert that man, in a state of nature,
may be considered as perfectly free from all restraints of law
and government, appears to a common understanding altogether
irreconcilable.  Good and wise men, in all ages, have embraced
a very dissimilar theory.  They have supposed that the deity,
from the relations we stand in to himself and to each other, has
constituted an eternal and immutable law, which is indispensably
obligatory upon all mankind, prior to any human institution
whatever.  This is what is called the law of nature....Upon this
law depend the natural rights of mankind."

-- Alexander Hamilton ()


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 24, 2007, 09:46:58 AM
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"It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of
Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits,
and humbly to implore his protection and favors."

-- George Washington (Thanksgiving Proclamation, 3 October 1789)

Reference: George Washington: A Collection, W.B. Allen, ed. (543)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 26, 2007, 01:24:51 PM
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"Give up money, give up fame, give up science, give the earth
itself and all it contains rather than do an immoral act. And never
suppose that in any possible situation, or under any circumstances,
it is best for you to do a dishonorable thing, however slightly so
it may appear to you... From the practice of the purest virtue,
you may be assured you will derive the most sublime comforts in
every moment of life, and in the moment of death."

-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to Peter Carr, 19 August 1785)

Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America
(814-815)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on November 29, 2007, 02:22:37 PM
"Those who cling to the untrue doctrine that violence never settles anything would be advised to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and of the Duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler could referee, and the jury might well be the Dodo, the Great Auk, and the Passenger Pigeon. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Nations and peoples who forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms. " Robert A. Heinlein


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 30, 2007, 04:33:04 PM
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"Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a
wretched situation. No theoretical checks-no form of government
can render us secure. To suppose that any form of government will
secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is
a chimerical idea, if there be sufficient virtue and intelligence
in the community, it will be exercised in the selection of these
men. So that we do not depend on their virtue, or put confidence
in our rulers, but in the people who are to choose them."

-- James Madison (speech at the Virginia Ratifying Convention,
20 June 1788 )

Reference: The True Republican, French, ed. (28-29)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 05, 2007, 12:08:02 PM
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"An elective despotism was not the government we fought for;
but one in which the  powers of government should be so divided
and balanced among the several bodies of magistracy as that no
one could transcend their legal limits without being effectually
checked and restrained by the others."

-- James Madison (Federalist No. 58, 1788)

Reference: Madison, Federalist No. 48


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on December 08, 2007, 11:43:38 PM
Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong -- Daniel O’Connell (1775-1847)




Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 11, 2007, 05:10:42 PM
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"There exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble
union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage;
between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy,
and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity; since we
ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven
can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal
rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained."

-- George Washington (First Inaugural Address, 1789)

Reference: Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the U.S.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 12, 2007, 03:26:28 PM
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"This country and this people seem to have been made for each
other, and it appears as if it was the design of Providence that
an inheritance so proper and convenient for a band of brethren,
united to each other by the strongest of ties, should never be
split into a number of unsocial, jealous, and alien sovereignties."

-- John Jay (Federalist No. 2)

Reference: Jay, Federalist No. 2 (38)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 30, 2007, 10:10:24 PM
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"As riches increase and accumulate in few hands, as luxury prevails
in society, virtue will be in a greater degree considered as
only a graceful appendage of wealth, and the tendency of things
will be to depart from the republican standard. This is the real
disposition of human nature; it is what neither the honorable
member nor myself can correct. It is a common misfortunate that
awaits our State constitution, as well as all others."

-- Alexander Hamilton (speech to the New York Ratifying Convention,
June 1788)

Reference: The Works of Alexander Hamilton, Henry Cabot Lodge,
ed., II, 26.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 30, 2007, 10:11:53 PM
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"Strangers are welcome because there is room enough for them
all, and therefore the old Inhabitants are not jealous of them;
the Laws protect them sufficiently so that they have no need of
the Patronage of great Men; and every one will enjoy securely the
Profits of his Industry. But if he does not bring a Fortune with
him, he must work and be industrious to live."

-- Benjamin Franklin (Those Who Would Remove to America,
February 1784)

Reference: Franklin Collected Works, Lemay, ed., 977.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 30, 2007, 10:13:15 PM
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"Government is instituted to protect property of every sort;
as well that which lies in the various rights of individuals, as
that which the term particularly expresses.  This being the end
of government, that alone is a just government which impartially
secures to every man whatever is his own."

-- James Madison (Essay on Property, 29 March 1792)

Reference: Madison: Writings, Rakove, ed., Library of America (515)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 30, 2007, 10:14:20 PM
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"The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave."

-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to Richard Rush, 20 October 1820)

Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson (Memorial Edition),
Lipscomb and Bergh, eds., 15:283.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 30, 2007, 10:15:45 PM
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"The deliberate union of so great and various a people in such a
place, is without all partiality or prejudice, if not the greatest
exertion of human understanding, the greatest single effort of
national deliberation that the world has ever seen."

-- John Adams (quoted in a letter from Rufus King to Theophilus
Parsons, 20 February 1788)

Reference: The Life and Correspondence of Rufus King, King, vol. 1
(321)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 30, 2007, 10:16:54 PM
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"How many observe Christ's birth-day!  How few, his
precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep Holidays than Commandments."

-- Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richards Almanack, 1743)

Reference: Poor Richard: The Almanacks, for the Years, 1733-1758,
Intro by Van Wyck Brooks (111)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 30, 2007, 10:18:12 PM
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"The circumstances that endanger the safety of nations are
infinite, and for this reason no constitutional shackles can wisely
be imposed on the power to which the care of it is committed. "

-- Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 23, 17 December 1787)

Reference: Hamilton, Federalist No. 23 (153)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 30, 2007, 10:19:30 PM
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"Fear is the foundation of most governments; but it is so
sordid and brutal a passion, and renders men in whose breasts it
predominates so stupid and miserable, that Americans will not be
likely to approve of any political institution which is founded
on it."

-- John Adams (Thoughts on Government, 1776)

Reference: The Works of John Adams, Charles Adams, ed., 194.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 31, 2007, 05:18:15 PM
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"If we resort for a criterion to the different principles on
which different forms of government are established, we may
define a republic to be, or at least may bestow that name on,
a government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly
from the great body of the people, and is administered by persons
holding their offices during pleasure for a limited period,
or during good behavior."

-- James Madison (Federalist No. 39)

Reference: Madison, Federalist No. 39 (241)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 02, 2008, 11:02:10 PM
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"[W]here there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves
the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its
operation upon all the members of the community."

-- Benjamin Rush (letter to David Ramsay, Circa April 1788)

Reference: Letters of Benjamin Rush, Butterfield, ed., vol. 1 (454)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 10, 2008, 05:46:30 AM
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"To grant that there is a supreme intelligence who rules the
world and has established laws to regulate the actions of his
creatures; and still to assert that man, in a state of nature,
may be considered as perfectly free from all restraints of law
and government, appears to a common understanding altogether
irreconcilable.  Good and wise men, in all ages, have embraced
a very dissimilar theory.  They have supposed that the deity,
from the relations we stand in to himself and to each other, has
constituted an eternal and immutable law, which is indispensably
obligatory upon all mankind, prior to any human institution
whatever.  This is what is called the law of nature....Upon this
law depend the natural rights of mankind."

-- Alexander Hamilton (The Farmer Refuted, 1775)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 14, 2008, 03:09:51 PM
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"The constitution of the United States is to receive a reasonable
interpretation of its language, and its powers, keeping in view the
objects and purposes, for which those powers were conferred. By
a reasonable interpretation, we mean, that in case the words are
susceptible of two different senses, the one strict, the other
more enlarged, that should be adopted, which is most consonant
with the apparent objects and intent of the Constitution."

-- Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833)

Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 140.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 19, 2008, 02:03:02 AM
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"The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which
the ambitious call, and ignorant believe to be liberty."

-- Fisher Ames (speech in the Massachusetts Ratifying Convention,
15 January 1788)

Reference: The Works of Fisher Ames, W.B. Allen, ed., vol. 1 (546)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 22, 2008, 09:39:46 AM
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"In such a performance you may lay the foundation of national
happiness only in religion, not by leaving it doubtful "whether
morals can exist without it," but by asserting that without
religion morals are the effects of causes as purely physical as
pleasant breezes and fruitful seasons."

-- Benjamin Rush (letter to John Adams, 20 August 1811)

Reference: Americanism, Gebhardt (12); original Letters, Rush,
Butterfield, ed., vol. 2 (1096-97)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 25, 2008, 06:08:42 AM
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"The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time;
the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them."

-- Thomas Jefferson (Summary View of the Rights of British America,
August 1774)

Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America
(122)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 28, 2008, 03:21:50 PM
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"No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible
hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People
of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced
to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been
distinguished by some token of providential agency."

-- George Washington (First Inaugural Address, 30 April 1789)

Reference: resp. quoted

(My Note:  "Providential Agency" used by George Washington in this quote was referring to none other than ALMIGHTY GOD.)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 29, 2008, 04:04:13 PM
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"It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have
refused to do justice; and even mercy, where conquest is the
object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as
murderous as the violence of the wolf."

-- Thomas Paine (The American Crisis, No. 1, 19 December 1776)

Reference: Thomas Paine: Collected Writings , Foner ed., Library
of America (97)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 30, 2008, 08:31:22 AM
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"There is no part of the administration of government that requires
extensive information and a thorough knowledge of the principles
of political economy, so much as the business of taxation. The
man who understands those principles best will be least likely
to resort to oppressive expedients, or sacrifice any particular
class of citizens to the procurement of revenue. It might be
demonstrated that the most productive system of finance will
always be the least burdensome."

-- Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 35, 1788)

Reference: The Federalist


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 31, 2008, 11:40:05 PM
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"It is the duty of every good citizen to use all the opportunities
which occur to him, for preserving documents relating to the
history of our country."

-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to Hugh P. Taylor, 4 October 1823)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 04, 2008, 07:49:23 PM
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"As there is a degree of depravity in mankind which requires
a certain degree of circumspection and distrust: So there are
other qualities in human nature, which justify a certain portion
of esteem and confidence. Republican government presupposes the
existence of these qualities in a higher degree than any other
form. Were the pictures which have been drawn by the political
jealousy of some among us, faithful likenesses of the human
character, the inference would be that there is not sufficient
virtue among men for self-government; and that nothing less than
the chains of despotism can restrain them from destroying and
devouring one another."

-- James Madison (Federalist No. 55, 15 February 1788)

Reference: Madison, Federalist No. 55.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 06, 2008, 10:44:02 AM
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"All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed
frequent instances of superintending providence in our favor. To
that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in
peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity.
And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? Or do we imagine
that we no longer need his assistance? I have lived, Sir, a
long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs
I see of this truth-that God governs in the affairs of men.
And if a sparrow cannot fall to the Ground without his Notice,
is it probable that an Empire can rise without his Aid?""

-- Benjamin Franklin (To Colleagues at the Constitutional
Convention)

Reference: Quoted by James Madison, Notes of Debates in the
Federal Convention of 1787. (New York: W.W. Norton and Company,
1987), pp. 209-


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 06, 2008, 11:39:03 AM
"And whatever else history may say about me when I'm gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears, to your confidence rather than your doubts. My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty's lamp guiding your steps and opportunity's arm steadying your way. My fondest hope for each one of you — and especially for young people — is that you will love your country, not for her power or wealth, but for her selflessness and her idealism. May each of you have the heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, and the hand to execute works that will make the world a little better for your having been here. May all of you as Americans never forget your heroic origins, never fail to seek divine guidance, and never lose your natural, God-given optimism. And finally, my fellow Americans, may every dawn be a great new beginning for America and every evening bring us closer to that shining city upon a hill." —Ronald Reagan


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 08, 2008, 06:43:57 PM
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"Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their
attention. Do not be too severe upon their errors, but reclaim
them by enlightening them. If once they become inattentive to the
public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges,
and Governors, shall all become wolves."

-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to Edward Carrington, 16 January 1787)

Reference: The Learning of Liberty, Prangle, 111.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 15, 2008, 05:31:17 PM
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"His Example is now complete, and it will teach wisdom and virtue
to magistrates, citizens, and men, not only in the present age,
but in future generations, as long as our history shall be read."

-- John Adams (message to the U.S. Senate, 19 December 1799)

Reference: Life of Washington, John Marshal, vol. 5


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 21, 2008, 08:56:51 PM
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"Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in
its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an
intolerable one; for when we suffer or are exposed to the same
miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country
without government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that
we furnish the means by which we suffer."

-- Thomas Paine (Common Sense, 1776)

Reference: Thomas Paine: Collected Writings , Foner ed., Library
of America (6)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 26, 2008, 07:57:44 PM
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"The true test is, whether the object be of a local character, and
local use; or, whether it be of general benefit to the states. If
it be purely local, congress cannot constitutionally appropriate
money for the object. But, if the benefit be general, it matters
not, whether in point of locality it be in one state, or several;
whether it be of large, or of small extent."

-- Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833)

Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 453.

(My Note:  I think that someone forgot to tell our current representatives.)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 27, 2008, 09:57:31 PM
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"Without justice being freely, fully, and impartially administered,
neither our persons, nor our rights, nor our property, can be
protected. And if these, or either of them, are regulated by no
certain laws, and are subject to no certain principles, and are
held by no certain tenure, and are redressed, when violated, by
no certain remedies, society fails of all its value; and men may
as well return to a state of savage and barbarous independence."

-- Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833)

Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 175.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 05, 2008, 08:27:40 AM
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"A general dissolution of principles and manners will more
surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force
of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot
be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be
ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or
internal invader."

-- Samuel Adams (letter to James Warren, 12 February 1779)

Reference: The Writings of Samuel Adams, Cushing, ed., vol. 4 (124)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 06, 2008, 07:13:32 AM
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"I own myself the friend to a very free system of commerce, and
hold it as a truth, that commercial shackles are generally unjust,
oppressive and impolitic - it is also a truth, that if industry
and labour are left to take their own course, they will generally
be directed to those objects which are the most productive, and
this in a more certain and direct manner than the wisdom of the
most enlightened legislature could point out."

-- James Madison (speech to the Congress, 9 April 1789)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 10, 2008, 07:15:22 AM
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"Each State, in ratifying the Constitution, is considered as
a sovereign body, independent of all others, and only to be
bound by its own voluntary act. In this relation, then, the
new Constitution will, if established, be a FEDERAL, and not a
NATIONAL constitution."

-- James Madison (Federalist No. 39, 1788)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 11, 2008, 10:33:09 AM
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"In the supposed state of nature, all men are equally bound
by the laws of nature, or to speak more properly, the laws of
the Creator."

-- Samuel Adams (letter to the Legislature of Massachusetts,
17 January 1794)

Reference: Original Intent, Barton (224); original The Writings
of Samuel Adams, Cushing, ed., vol. 4 (356)

My Note:  Brothers and Sisters,  this is the foundation of legal concepts labelled in the laws as "Crimes Against Nature". These were and ARE crimes against GOD. We must remember that many of our Laws come right out of the Holy Bible - RIGHTFULLY SO. Our foundation was by Christians and for Christians MOST OBVIOUSLY UNDER GOD!


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 13, 2008, 07:29:25 AM
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"If the federal government should overpass the just bounds of its
authority and make a tyrannical use of its powers, the people,
whose creature it is, must appeal to the standard they have
formed, and take such measures to redress the injury done to the
Constitution as the exigency may suggest and prudence justify."

-- Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 33, 3 January 1788)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 17, 2008, 08:40:50 AM
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"We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang
separately."

-- Benjamin Franklin (at the signing of the Declaration of
Independence, 4 July 1776)

Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett (29) and Respectfully Quoted


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 19, 2008, 01:27:23 AM
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"Strive to be the greatest man in your country, and you may
be disappointed.  Strive to be the best and you may succeed:
he may well win the race that runs by himself."

-- Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1747)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 19, 2008, 06:43:59 AM
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"Religion and good morals are the only solid foundation of public
liberty and happiness."

-- Samuel Adams (letter to John Trumbull, 16 October 1778)

Reference: Original Intent, Barton (320); original The Writings
of Samuel Adams, Cushing, ed., vol. 4 (74)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 22, 2008, 07:02:42 AM
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"May the father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness,
upon our paths, and make us in all our several vocations useful
here, and in His own due time and way everlastingly happy. "

-- George Washington (letter to the  Hebrew Congregation in
Newport, August  1790)

Reference: George Washington: A Collection, W.B. Allen, ed. (548)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 24, 2008, 09:02:33 AM
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"If men are so wicked with religion, what would they be if
without it?"

-- Benjamin Franklin (to Thomas Paine, Date Unknown)

Reference: Original Intent, Barton (297); original The Works of
Benjamin Franklin, Sparks, ed., vol. 10 (281-282)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 26, 2008, 12:08:37 PM
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"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for
one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected
them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the earth,
the separate and equal station to which the Law of Nature and
Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of
mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel
them to the separation."

The Declaration of Independence, 4 July 1776

Reference: Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence

(My Note:  Everyone needs to remember the reasons why we fought the Revolutionary War. One of the biggest ones was RELIGIOUS FREEDOM!


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 28, 2008, 10:52:28 PM
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"For I agree with you that there is a natural aristocracy
among men.  The grounds of this are virtue and talents."

-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Adams, 28 October 1813)

Reference: Jefferson Writings, Lemay, ed., 1305.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 31, 2008, 07:18:58 AM
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"Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin
sisters, friends, and mutual assistants. Indeed, these two sciences
run into each other. The divine law, as discovered by reason and
the moral sense, forms an essential part of both."

-- James Wilson ()

Reference: The Works of James Wilson, McCloskey, ed., 125.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 01, 2008, 06:15:40 AM
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"The regular distribution of power into distinct departments; the
introduction of legislative balances and checks; the institution
of courts composed of judges holding their offices during good
behavior; the representation of the people in the legislature by
deputies of their own election... They are means, and powerful
means, by which the excellences of republican govenrment may be
retained and its imperfections lessened or avoided."

-- Alexander Hamilton (Federalist  No. 9, 1787)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 03, 2008, 08:53:26 AM
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"Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a
noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and
blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and
faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity
all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of
liberty, property, religion, and independence."

-- Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833)

Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 718.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 04, 2008, 09:53:11 AM
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"Children should be educated and instructed in the principles
of freedom."

-- John Adams (Defense of the Constitutions, 1787)

Reference: The Learning of Liberty, Prangle and Prangle (96);
original The Works of John Adams, C.F. Adams, ed., vol. 6 (168)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 07, 2008, 02:19:48 PM
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"If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it
be otherwise in a body to which the people send 150 lawyers,
whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, & talk
by the hour? That 150 lawyers should do business together ought
not to be expected."

-- Thomas Jefferson (Autobiography, 1821)

Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America
(53)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 08, 2008, 09:09:35 PM
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"The Declaration of Independence...[is the] declaratory charter
of our rights, and the rights of man."

-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to Samuel Adams Wells, 12 May 1821)

Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Memorial Edition,
Lipscomb and Bergh, eds., vol. 15 (200)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 10, 2008, 07:27:38 PM
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"Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions
of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice
without constraint."

-- Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 15)

Reference: Hamilton, Federalist No. 15.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 11, 2008, 05:14:23 PM
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"'Tis done.  We have become a nation."

-- Benjamin Rush (on the ratification of the Constitution, letter
to Boudinot, 9 July 1788 )


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 14, 2008, 08:17:17 PM
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"[T]he States can best govern our home concerns and the general
government our foreign ones.  I wish, therefore...never to see
all offices transferred to Washington, where, further withdrawn
from the eyes of the people, they may more secretly be bought
and sold at market."

-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to Judge William Johnson, 12 June 1823)

Reference: Original Intent, Barton (261); original Memoir,
Correspondence, and Miscellanies, From the Papers of Thomas
Jefferson


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 15, 2008, 08:00:49 AM
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"If duties are too high, they lessen the consumption; the
collection is eluded; and the product to the treasury is not
so great as when they are confined within proper and moderate
bounds. This forms a complete barrier against any material
oppression of the citizens by taxes of this class, and is itself
a natural limitation of the power of imposing them."

-- Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 21, 1787)

Reference: The Federalist


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 16, 2008, 07:08:11 AM
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"The value of liberty was thus enhanced in our estimation by
the difficulty of its attainment, and the worth of characters
appreciated by the trial of adversity."

-- George Washington (letter to the people of South Carolina,
Circa 1790)

Reference: Maxims of George Washington, Schroeder, ed. (16);
original The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Fitzpatrick, ed.,
vol. 31 (67)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 23, 2008, 11:37:03 PM
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"It seems to have been reserved to the people of this country,
by their conduct and example, to decide the important question,
whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing
good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are
forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on
accident and force. If there be any truth in the remark, the
crisis at which we are arrived may with propriety be regarded
as the era in which that decision is to be made; and a wrong
election of the part we shall act may, in this view, deserve to
be considered as the general misfortune of mankind."

-- Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 1, 27 October 1787)

Reference: Hamilton, Federalist No. 1.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 24, 2008, 08:05:42 AM
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"No country upon earth ever had it more in its power to attain
these blessings than United America.  Wondrously strange, then,
and much to be regretted indeed would it be, were we to neglect
the means and to depart from the road which Providence has pointed
us to so plainly; I cannot believe it will ever come to pass."

-- George Washington (letter to Benjamin Lincoln, 29 June 1788 )

Reference: George Washington: A Collection, W.B. Allen, ed. (403)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 26, 2008, 01:37:02 AM
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"The citizens of the United States of America have the right to
applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an
enlarged and liberal policy worthy of imitation. All possess
alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship. It
is now no more that toleration is spoken of as if it were by
the indulgence of one class of citizens that another enjoyed
the exercise of their inherent natural rights, for happily
the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no
sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they
who live under its protection should demean themselves as good
citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support."

-- George Washington (letter to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport,
Rhode Island, 9 September 1790)

Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett (330)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 01, 2008, 08:13:36 AM
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"It is the right as well as the duty of all men in society,
publicly and at stated seasons, to worship the Supreme Being, the
great Creator and Preserver of the universe.  And no subject shall
be hurt, molested, or restrained in his person, liberty, or estate,
for worshipping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the
dictates of his own conscience; or for his religion profession
of sentiments; provided he doth not disturb the public peace,
or obstruct others in their religious worship...."

Massachusetts Bill of Rights, Part the First, 1780

Reference: Documents of American History, Commager, ed., vol. 1
(107)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 09, 2008, 02:00:35 AM
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"Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes
oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its
name, and becomes licentiousness."

-- James Wilson (Of the Study of the Law in the United States,
Circa 1790)

Reference: The Works of James Wilson, Andrews, ed., vol. 1 (7)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 09, 2008, 09:53:45 AM
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"The foundation of national morality must be laid in private
families. . . . How is it possible that Children can have any
just Sense of the sacred Obligations of Morality or Religion if,
from their earliest Infancy, they learn their Mothers live in
habitual Infidelity to their fathers, and their fathers in as
constant Infidelity to their Mothers?"

-- John Adams (Diary, 2 June 1778 )

Reference: The Works of John Adams, C.F. Adams, ed., vol. 3 (171)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 12, 2008, 09:01:49 AM
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"If, for instance, the president is required to do any act, he is
not only authorized, but required, to decide for himself, whether,
consistently with his constitutional duties, he can do the act."

-- Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833)

Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 124.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 13, 2008, 08:24:08 AM
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"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.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 16, 2008, 04:02:26 PM
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"The ingredients which constitute energy in the Executive are,
first, unity; secondly, duration; thirdly, an adequate provision
for its support; fourthly, competent powers. ... The ingredients
which constitute safety in the republican sense are, first,
a due dependence on the people, secondly, a due responsibility."

-- Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 70, 14 March 1788 )

Reference: The Federalist


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 19, 2008, 05:18:46 PM
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"The Grecians and Romans were strongly possessed of the spirit of
liberty but not the principle, for at the time they were determined
not to be slaves themselves, they employed their power to enslave
the rest of mankind."

-- Thomas Paine (The American Crisis, No. 5, 21 March 1778 )

Reference: Paine Writings, Foner, 169.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 20, 2008, 04:08:57 PM
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of
servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in
peace. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity
forget that ye were our countrymen!" -- Samuel Adams


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 21, 2008, 11:44:41 PM
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"Don't fire unless fired upon. But if they want a war let it
begin here."

-- Captain John Parker (commander of the militiamen at Lexington,
Massachusetts, on siting British Troops (attributed), 19 April
1775)

Reference: The Spirit of 'Seventy-Six, Commanger and Morris (70)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 23, 2008, 10:28:34 AM
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"Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess
over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of
subordinate governments, to which the people are attached and by
which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against
the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which
a simple government of any form can admit of."

-- James Madison (Federalist No. 46, 1 February 1788 )

Reference: Madison, Federalist No. 46.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 26, 2008, 11:43:20 AM
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"These are the times that try men's souls.  The summer soldier
and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the
service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the
love and thanks of man and woman."

-- Thomas Paine (The American Crisis, No. 1, 19 December 1776)

Reference: Thomas Paine: Collected Writings , Foner ed., Library
of America (91)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 03, 2008, 09:49:25 AM
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"The best service that can be rendered to a Country, next to that
of giving it liberty, is in diffusing the mental improvement
equally essential to the preservation, and the enjoyment of
the blessing."

-- James Madison (letter to Littleton Dennis Teackle, 29 March
1826)

Reference: Advice to My Country, Mattern ed. (42); original
Madison Papers in the Library of Congress


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 07, 2008, 11:32:25 AM
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"First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his
countrymen, he was second to none in humble and enduring scenes
of private life.  Pious, just humane, temperate, and sincere;
uniform dignified, and commanding; his example was as edifying
to all around him as were the effects of that example lasting;
correct throughout, vice shuddered in his presence and virtue
always felt his fostering hand.  The purity of his private charter
gave effulgence to his public virtues;.  Such was the man for
whom our nation morns"

-- John Marshall (official eulogy of George Washington, delivered
by Richard Henry Lee, 26 December 1799)

Reference: Patriot Sage, Spalding


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 07, 2008, 11:34:36 AM
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"Reading, reflection and time have convinced me that the interests
of society require the observation of those moral precepts...in
which all religions agree."

-- Thomas Jefferson (Westmoreland County Petition, 2 November 1785)

Reference: Religion and the Founding of the American Republic,
Hutson, (84); original Westmoreland County, petition, November 2,
1785, to V


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 10, 2008, 01:05:14 AM
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"My confidence is that there will for a long time be virtue and
good sense enough in our countrymen to correct abuses."

-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to Edward Rutledge, 1788 )

Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson (Memorial Edition),
Lipscomb and Bergh, eds., 7:81.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 11, 2008, 06:53:32 AM
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"We have heard of the impious doctrine in the old world, that
the people were made for kings, not kings for the people. Is
the same doctrine to be revived in the new, in another shape -
that the solid happiness of the people is to be sacrificed to
the views of political institutions of a different form? It is
too early for politicians to presume on our forgetting that the
public good, the real welfare of the great body of the people, is
the supreme object to be pursued; and that no form of government
whatever has any other value than as it may be fitted for the
attainment of this object."

-- James Madison (Federalist No. 45)

Reference: Federalist No. 45.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on June 11, 2008, 07:07:59 PM
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
- Mark Twain, a Biography

 

All Congresses and Parliaments have a kindly feeling for idiots, and a compassion for them, on account of personal experience and heredity.
- Mark Twain's Autobiography; also in Mark Twain in Eruption

It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.
- Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 11, 2008, 08:53:21 PM
Quote
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
- Mark Twain, a Biography

 ;D   ;D   ROFL!   Mark Twain did have a way with words!


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 13, 2008, 11:01:48 PM
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"Where liberty dwells, there is my country."

-- Benjamin Franklin (letter to Benjamin Vaughn, 14 March 1783)

Reference: Respectfully Quoted, p. 201


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 13, 2008, 11:02:52 PM
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"The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national
capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more
than any appellation derived from local discriminations."

-- George Washington (Farewell Address, 1796)

Reference: Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United
States.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 16, 2008, 09:15:08 AM
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"So that the executive and legislative branches of the national
government depend upon, and emanate from the states. Every
where the state sovereignties are represented; and the national
sovereignty, as such, has no representation."

-- Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833)

Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 191.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 17, 2008, 10:19:39 AM
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"A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of
nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate."

-- Thomas Jefferson (Rights of British America, 1774)

Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Lipscomb and Bergh,
eds., 1:209.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 23, 2008, 05:42:06 PM
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"The first transactions of a nation, like those of an individual
upon his first entrance into life make the deepest impression,
and are to form the leading traits in its character."

-- George Washington ( letter to John Armstrong, 25 April 1788 )

Reference: A Sacred Union of Citizens, Spalding and Garrity (10);
original The Writings of George Washington from the Original
Manuscript


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 02, 2008, 04:51:39 AM
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"Liberty must at all hazards be supported.  We have a right to it,
derived from our Maker.  But if we had not, our fathers have earned
and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates,
their pleasure, and their blood."

-- John Adams (A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1765)

Reference: The Revolutionary Writings of John Adams, Thompson,
ed. ( 28 )


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 04, 2008, 08:23:42 AM
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"Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants
thereof - Lev. XXV, v. X"

Inscription on the Liberty Bell, from Leviticus 25:10

Reference: TK

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"Thomas Jefferson still lives."

-- John Adams (after waking momentarily, afternoon July 4 1826)

Reference: The Works of John Adams, C.F. Adams, ed., vol. 1 (636)

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"Is it the Fourth?"

-- Thomas Jefferson (evening July 3; Jefferson died the next
morning, July 4th 1826)

Reference: Thomas Jefferson: A Life, Randal (594)


Title: A GOOD ONE!
Post by: nChrist on July 07, 2008, 07:09:40 PM
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"The blessed Religion revealed in the word of God will remain an
eternal and awful monument to prove that the best Institution may
be abused by human depravity; and that they may even, in some
instances be made subservient to the vilest purposes.  Should,
hereafter, those incited by the lust of power and prompted by
the Supineness or venality of their Constituents, overleap the
known barriers of this Constitution and violate the unalienable
rights of humanity: it will only serve to shew, that no compact
among men (however provident in its construction and sacred in
its ratification) can be pronounced everlasting an inviolable,
and if I may so express myself, that no Wall of words, that no
mound of parchm[en]t can be so formed as to stand against the
sweeping torrent of boundless ambition on the side, aided by the
sapping current of corrupted morals on the other."

-- George Washington (fragments of the Draft First Inaugural
Address, April 1789)



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 08, 2008, 01:38:01 PM
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"As our president bears no resemblance to a king so we shall
see the Senate has no similitude to nobles.  First, not being
hereditary, their collective knowledge, wisdom, and virtue are
not precarious.  For by these qualities alone are they to obtain
their offices, and they will have none of the peculiar qualities
and vices of those men who possess power merely because their
father held it before them."

-- Tench Coxe (An American Citizen, No.2, 28 September 1787)

Reference: Independent Gazeteer,


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 15, 2008, 08:31:36 PM
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"Energy in the executive is a leading character in the definition
of good government. It is essential to the protection of the
community against foreign attacks; it is not less essential
to the steady administration of the laws; to the protection of
property against those irregular and high-handed combinations
which sometimes interrupt the ordinary course of justice; to
the security of liberty against the enterprises and assaults of
ambition, of faction, and of anarchy."

-- Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 69, 14 March 1788 )

Reference: Hamilton, Federalist No. 69.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 16, 2008, 05:16:07 PM
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"We are confirmed in the opinion, that the present age would be
deficient in their duty to God, their posterity and themselves,
if they do not establish an American republic.  This is the
only form of government we wish to see established; for we can
never be willingly subject to any other King than He who, being
possessed of infinite wisdom, goodness and rectitude, is alone
fit to possess unlimited power."

Instructions of Malden, Massachusetts for a Declaration of
Independence, 27 May 1776

Reference: Documents of American Histroy, Commager, vol. 1 (97)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 17, 2008, 01:32:47 PM
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"Without Freedom of Thought there can be no such Thing as Wisdom;
and no such Thing as Public Liberty, without Freedom of Speech."

-- Benjamin Franklin (writing as Silence Dogood, No. 8, 9 July
1722)

Reference: The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Labaree, ed., vol. 1
(27)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 18, 2008, 08:09:43 AM
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"A popular Government, without popular information, or the means
of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or,
perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a
people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves
with the power which knowledge gives."

-- James Madison (letter to W.T. Barry, 4 August 1822)

Reference: Letters and other Writings of James Madison, vol. 3
(276)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 23, 2008, 03:12:48 PM
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"Without wishing to damp the ardor of curiosity or influence the
freedom of inquiry, I will hazard a prediction that, after the
most industrious and impartial researchers, the longest liver
of you all will find no principles, institutions or systems of
education more fit in general to be transmitted to your posterity
than those you have received from your ancestors."

-- John Adams (letter to the young men of the Philadelphia,
7 May 1798 )

Reference: The Works of John Adams, C.F. Adams, ed., vol. 9 ( 188 )


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 25, 2008, 08:45:45 AM
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"It is not necessary to enumerate the many advantages, that arise
from this custom of early marriages.  They comprehend all the
society can receive from this source; from the preservation, and
increase of the human race.  Every thing useful and beneficial
to man, seems to be connected with obedience to the laws of
his nature, the inclinations, the duties, and the happiness
of individuals, resolve themselves into customs and habits,
favourable, in the highest degree, to society.  In no case is this
more apparent, than in the customs of nations respecting marriage."

-- Samuel Williams (The Natural and Civil History of Vermont, 1794)

Reference: American Political Writing during the Founding Era:
1760-1805, Hyneman and Lutz, ed., vol. 2 (952)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 30, 2008, 07:11:27 AM
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"The moral precepts delivered in the sacred oracles form a part
of the law of nature, are of the same origin and of the same
obligation, operating universally and perpetually."

-- James Wilson (Of the Law of Nature, 1804)

Reference: The Works of the Honourable James Wilson, Wilson, ed.,
vol. 1 ( 137-138 )


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 30, 2008, 07:12:53 AM
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"The fabric of American empire ought to rest on the solid basis of
THE CONSENT OF THE PEOPLE. The streams of national power ought
to flow from that pure, original fountain of all legitimate
authority."

-- Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 22, 14 December 1787)

Reference: Hamilton, Federalist No. 22.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 31, 2008, 01:47:07 PM
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"I believe a time will come when an opportunity will be offered
to abolish this lamentable evil. Everything we do is to improve
it, if it happens in our day; if not, let us transmit to our
descendants, together with our slaves, a pity for their unhappy
lot and an abhorrence of slavery."

-- Patrick Henry (letter to Robert Pleasants, 18 January 1773)

Reference: The Spirit of 'Seventy-Six, Henry Commager and Richard
Morris, 402.
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Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 02, 2008, 05:18:07 AM
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"To exclude foreign intrigues and foreign partialities,
so degrading to all countries and so baneful to free ones; to
foster a spirit of independence too just to invade the rights of
others, too proud to surrender our own, too liberal to indulge
unworthy prejudices ourselves and too elevated not to look down
upon them in others; to hold the union of the States on the basis
of their peace and happiness; to support the Constitution, which
is the cement of the Union, as well in its limitations as in its
authorities; to respect the rights and authorities reserved to
the States and to the people as equally incorporated with and
essential to the success of the general... as far as sentiments
and intentions such as these can aid the fulfillment of my duty,
they will be a resource which can not fail me."

-- James Madison (Second Inaugural Address, March 1813)

Reference: Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United
States.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 06, 2008, 01:01:09 PM
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"Is the relinquishment of the trial by jury and the liberty of the
press necessary for your liberty? Will the abandonment of your most
sacred rights tend to the security of your liberty? Liberty, the
greatest of all earthly blessings - give us that precious jewel,
and you may take every things else! Guard with jealous attention
the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel."

-- Patrick Henry (Speech to the Virginia Convention, 5 June 1788 )


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 06, 2008, 01:02:28 PM
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"Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap,
we should soon want bread."

-- Thomas Jefferson (Autobiography, 1821)

Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America
(74)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 06, 2008, 01:04:30 PM
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"In the next place, the state governments are, by the very theory
of the constitution, essential constituent parts of the general
government. They can exist without the latter, but the latter
cannot exist without them."

-- Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833)

Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 191.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 16, 2008, 10:51:07 PM
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"If it be asked what is to restrain the House of Representatives
from making legal discriminations in favor of themselves and
a particular class of the society? I answer, the genius of the
whole system, the nature of just and constitutional laws, and
above all the vigilant and manly spirit which actuates the people
of America, a spirit which nourishes freedom, and in return is
nourished by it."

-- James Madison ( Federalist No. 57, 19 February 1788 )

Reference: Madison, Federalist No. 57.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 16, 2008, 10:52:57 PM
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"I entirely concur in the propriety of resorting to the sense in
which the Constitution was accepted and ratified by the nation. In
that sense alone it is the legitimate Constitution. And if that
is not the guide in expounding it, there may be no security "

-- James Madison (letter to Henry Lee, 25 June 1824)

Reference: Advice to my Country, Mattern, 34-35.



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 18, 2008, 01:44:35 PM
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"The hour is fast approaching, on which the Honor and Success of
this army, and the safety of our bleeding Country depend. Remember
officers and Soldiers, that you are Freemen, fighting for the
blessings of Liberty - that slavery will be your portion, and
that of your posterity, if you do not acquit yourselves like men."

-- George Washington (General Orders, 23 August 1776)

Reference: Maxims of George Washington, Schroeder, ed. (86)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 27, 2008, 09:47:09 AM
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"At the establishment of our constitutions, the judiciary bodies
were supposed to be the most helpless and harmless members of
the government. Experience, however, soon showed in what way
they were to become the most dangerous; that the insufficiency
of the means provided for their removal gave them a freehold
and irresponsibility in office; that their decisions, seeming to
concern individual suitors only, pass silent and unheeded by the
public at large; that these decisions, nevertheless, become law
by precedent, sapping, by little and little, the foundations of
the constitution, and working its change by construction, before
any one has perceived that that invisible and helpless worm
has been busily employed in consuming its substance. In truth,
man is not made to be trusted for life, if secured against all
liability to account."

-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to Monsieur A. Coray, 31 October 1823)
__________________________


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 27, 2008, 09:48:14 AM
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"Among the features peculiar to the political system of the United
States, is the perfect equality of rights which it secures to
every religious sect. "

-- James Madison (letter to Jacob de la Motta, August  1820)

Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett, pg. 333
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Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 27, 2008, 09:49:15 AM
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"I never expect to see a perfect work from imperfect man."

-- Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 85, 1788 )

Reference: The Federalist
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Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 29, 2008, 10:48:21 AM
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"Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy,
and wise."

-- Benjamin Franklin ( Advice to Young Tradesman, 1748 )

Reference: Franklin: Writings, Lemay, Library of America (320)

(My Note:  Now you know who made this famous quote.)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 02, 2008, 08:57:47 AM
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"It is very imprudent to deprive America of any of her
privileges. If her commerce and friendship are of any importance
to you, they are to be had on no other terms than leaving her in
the full enjoyment of her rights."

-- Benjamin Franklin (Political Observations)

Reference: The Works of Benjamin Franklin, Jared Sparks, ed., 297.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 02, 2008, 08:59:12 AM
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"Work as if you were to live 100 Years, Pray as if you were to
die To-morrow."

-- Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1757)

Reference: Franklin: Writings, Lemay, ed., Library of America
(1290)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 05, 2008, 01:51:16 PM
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"There is little need of commentary upon this clause. No man
can well doubt the propriety of placing a president of the
United States under the most solemn obligations to preserve,
protect, and defend the constitution. It is a suitable pledge of
his fidelity and responsibility to his country; and creates upon
his conscience a deep sense of duty, by an appeal, at once in the
presence of God and man, to the most sacred and solemn sanctions,
which can operate upon the human mind."

-- Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833)

Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 545.
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Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 05, 2008, 01:52:27 PM
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"To prevent crimes, is the noblest end and aim of criminal
jurisprudence.  To punish them, is one of the means necessary
for the accomplishment of this noble end and aim."

-- James Wilson (Of the Study of the Law in the United States,
Circa 1790)

Reference: The Works of James Wilson, McCloskey, ed., vol. 1
(441-43) [Sheehan (5:14)]
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Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 05, 2008, 01:53:35 PM
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"Now is the seedtime of continental union, faith and honor.
The least fracture now, will be like a name engraved with the point
of a pin on the tender rind of a young oak; the wound would enlarge
with the tree, and posterity read in it full grown characters."

-- Thomas Paine (Common Sense, 1776)

Reference: Paine: Collected Writings, Foner ed., Library of America
(21)
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Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 09, 2008, 06:04:38 AM
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"Finally, there seem to be but three Ways for a Nation to acquire
Wealth. The first is by War as the Romans did in plundering their
conquered Neighbours. This is Robbery. The second by Commerce
which is generally Cheating. The third by Agriculture the only
honest Way; wherein Man receives a real Increase of the Seed
thrown into the Ground, in a kind of continual Miracle wrought by
the Hand of God in his favour, as a Reward for his innocent Life,
and virtuous Industry."

-- Benjamin Franklin (Positions to be Examined, 4 April 1769)

Reference: Franklin Collected Works, Lemay, ed., 645.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 11, 2008, 10:35:03 AM
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"How could a readiness for war in time of peace be safely
prohibited, unless we could prohibit, in like manner, the
preparations and establishments of every hostile nation?"

-- James Madison ( Federalist No. 41, 1788 )

Reference: The Federalist


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 14, 2008, 12:58:16 PM
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"Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance
that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said
to be certain, except death and taxes."

-- Benjamin Franklin (letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, 13 November
1789)

Reference: The Works of Benjamin Franklin, Begelow, ed., vol. 12
(161)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 17, 2008, 08:58:09 AM
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"Conscience is the most sacred of all property. "

-- James Madison (essay on Property, 29 March 1792)

Reference: Madison: Writings, Rakove, ed., Library of America (516)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 17, 2008, 09:00:53 AM
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"The freedom and happiness of man...[are] the sole objects of
all legitimate government."

-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to Thaddeus Kosciusko, 1810)

Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Lipscomb and Bergh,
eds., 12:369.



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 17, 2008, 09:07:02 AM
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"The present Constitution is the standard to which we are to
cling. Under its banners, bona fide must we combat our political
foes - rejecting all changes but through the channel itself
provides for amendments."

-- Alexander Hamilton (letter to James Bayard, April 1802)

Reference: Selected Writings and Speeches of Alexander Hamilton,
Frisch, ed. (511)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 19, 2008, 07:11:16 AM
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"The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent
and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all
Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation
of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of
conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment."

-- George Washington (Address to the Members of the Volunteer
Association of Ireland, 2 December 1783)

Reference: George Washington, Address to the Members of the
Volunteer Association of Ireland, December 2, 1783.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 19, 2008, 07:12:46 AM
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"The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to
the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most
erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection,
rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled
to, and ought to enjoy."

-- Benjamin Franklin (Emblematical Representations, Circa 1774)

Reference: The Works of Benjamin Franklin, Sparks, ed. (457)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 22, 2008, 07:09:54 PM
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"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."

-- Nathan Hale (before being hanged by the British, 22 September
1776)

Reference: The Spirit of `Seventy-Six, Commager and Morris (476);
original General William Hull, Campbell ( 37-38 )



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 24, 2008, 03:45:09 PM
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"The belief in a God All Powerful wise and good, is so essential
to the moral order of the world and to the happiness of man,
that arguments which enforce it cannot be drawn from too many
sources nor adapted with too much solicitude to the different
characters and capacities impressed with it."

-- James Madison (letter to Frederick Beasley, 20 November 1825)

Reference: Writings of Madison, Hunt, ed., vol. 9 (230)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 24, 2008, 03:46:25 PM
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"The greatest good we can do our country is to heal its party
divisions and make them one people."

-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Dickinson, 23 July 1801)

Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Ford Edition, vol. 8
(76)



Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 25, 2008, 06:32:22 PM
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Founders' Quote Daily

"It is important also to consider, that the surest means of
avoiding war is to be prepared for it in peace."

-- Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833)

Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 415.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 29, 2008, 08:42:06 PM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"Our own Country's Honor, all call upon us for a vigorous
and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall
become infamous to the whole world. Let us therefore rely upon
the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being,
in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great
and noble Actions - The Eyes of all our Countrymen are now upon
us, and we shall have their blessings, and praises, if happily
we are the instruments of saving them from the Tyranny mediated
against them. Let us therefore animate and encourage each other,
and shew the whole world, that a Freeman contending for Liberty
on his own ground is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth."

-- George Washington (General Orders, 2 July 1776)

Reference: Washington, General Orders, July 2, 1776.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 01, 2008, 08:02:14 AM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"[W]hereas, to preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole
body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike,
especially when young, how to use them; nor does it follow from
this, that all promiscuously must go into actual service on
every occasion. The mind that aims at a select militia, must be
influenced by a truly anti-republican principle; and when we see
many men disposed to practice upon it, whenever they can prevail,
no wonder true republicans are for carefully guarding against it."

-- Federal Farmer ( Antifederalist Letter, No.18, 25 January 1778 )


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 03, 2008, 10:29:01 PM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can
any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is
preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant,
and debauchd in their Manners, they will sink under their own
weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders."

-- Samuel Adams (letter to James Warren, 4 November 1775)

Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett (261)

(My Note:  This quote is particularly appropriate for the times we are going through now! Please read this again and let it sink in.)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 06, 2008, 06:05:49 AM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among
the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to
knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has
given them understandings, and a desire to know; but besides this,
they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible,
divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge;
I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers."

-- John Adams (Dissertation on Canon and Feudal Law, 1765)

Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett, 253.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 07, 2008, 07:57:01 AM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"Tis folly in one Nation to look for disinterested favors from
another; that it must pay with a portion of its Independence
for whatever it may accept under that character; that by such
acceptance, it may place itself in the condition of having given
equivalents for nominal favours and yet of being reproached with
ingratitude for not giving more. There can be no greater error than
to expect, or calculate upon real favours from Nation to Nation.
'Tis an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride
ought to discard."

-- George Washington (Farewell Address, 19 September 1796)

Reference: Washington's Maxims, 71.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 11, 2008, 02:56:29 AM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"We established however some, although not all its
[self-government] important principles . The constitutions of most
of our States assert, that all power is inherent in the people;
that they may exercise it by themselves, in all cases to which they
think themselves competent, (as in electing their functionaries
executive and legislative, and deciding by a jury of themselves,
in all judiciary cases in which any fact is involved,) or they
may act by representatives, freely and equally chosen; that it
is their right and duty to be at all times armed."

-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Cartwright, 1824)

Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Memorial Edition,
Lipscomb and Bergh, ed., vol. 16 (45)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 11, 2008, 03:00:37 AM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"Democracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy
that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man's
life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every
one of these will soon mould itself into a system of subordination
of all the moral virtues and intellectual abilities, all the powers
of wealth, beauty, wit and science, to the wanton pleasures, the
capricious will, and the execrable cruelty of one or a very few."

-- John Adams (An Essay on Man's Lust for Power, 29 August 1763)

Reference: Original Intent, Barton ( 338 ); original The Papers of
John Adams, Taylor, ed., vol. 1 (83)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 13, 2008, 10:52:41 PM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"Let the pulpit resound with the doctrine and sentiments of
religious liberty. Let us hear of the dignity of man's nature,
and the noble rank he holds among the works of God... Let it
be known that British liberties are not the grants of princes
and parliaments."

-- John Adams (Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1765)

Reference: The Most Nearly Perfect Solution, Guinness, 3-26;
and John Adams and the Spirit of Liberty, Thompson, 54.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 14, 2008, 09:37:55 PM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"That the people have a right to keep and bear arms; that a
well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people trained
to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defence of a free state;
that standing armies, in time of peace, are dangerous to liberty,
and therefore ought to be avoided, as far as the circumstances
and protection of the community will admit; and that, in all
cases, the military should be under strict subordination to,
and governed by, the civil power."

Recommended Bill of Rights from the Virginia Ratifying Convention,
27 June 1778

Reference: The Debates of the Several State..., Elliot, vol. 3
(659)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 06, 2008, 01:40:30 PM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the
people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than
by violent and sudden usurpations."

-- James Madison (speech to the Virginia Ratifying Convention,
16 June 1788 )

Reference: Bartlett's Quotations (352)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 06, 2008, 01:41:26 PM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"In America, no other distinction between man and man had ever
been known but that of persons in office exercising powers by
authority of the laws, and private individuals.  Among these last,
the poorest laborer stood on equal ground with the wealthiest
millionaire, and generally on a more favored one whenever their
rights seem to jar."

-- Thomas Jefferson (Answers to de Meusnier Questions, 1786)

Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Lipscomb and Bergh,
eds.,  17:8.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 06, 2008, 01:42:20 PM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"But ambitious encroachments of the federal government, on the
authority of the State governments, would not excite the opposition
of a single State, or of a few States only. They would be signals
of general alarm... But what degree of madness could ever drive
the federal government to such an extremity."

-- James Madison (Federalist No. 46, 29 January 1788 )

Reference: The Federalist


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 06, 2008, 01:43:10 PM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"Wish not so much to live long as to live well."

-- Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, June 1746)

Reference: Franklin: Writings, Lemay, Library of America (1209)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 06, 2008, 01:43:57 PM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"That wise Men have in all Ages thought Government necessary
for the Good of Mankind; and, that wise Governments have always
thought Religion necessary for the well ordering and well-being
of Society, and accordingly have been ever careful to encourage
and protect the Ministers of it, paying them the highest publick
Honours, that their Doctrines might thereby meet with the greater
Respect among the common People."

-- Benjamin Franklin (On that Odd Letter of the Drum, April 1730)

Reference: Franklin Collected Writings, Lemay, ed., 148.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 06, 2008, 01:44:42 PM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"The most important consequence of marriage is, that the husband
and the wife become in law only one person...  Upon this principle
of union, almost all the other legal consequences of marriage
depend.  This principle, sublime and refined, deserves to be
viewed and examined on every side."

-- James Wilson (Of the Natural Rights of Individuals, 1792)

Reference: The Works of James Wilson, Andrews, ed., vol. 1 (324)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 06, 2008, 01:45:29 PM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"A good government implies two things; first, fidelity to the
objects of the government; secondly, a knowledge of the means,
by which those objects can be best attained."

-- Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833)

Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 206


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 06, 2008, 01:46:12 PM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"The republican is the only form of government which is not
eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind."

-- Thomas Jefferson (Letter to William Hunter, 11 March 1790)

Reference: Bartlett's; check LOA edition


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 06, 2008, 01:47:01 PM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men,
undergo the fatigues of supporting it."

-- Thomas Paine (The Crisis, no. 4, 11 September 1777)

Reference: resp. quoted


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 06, 2008, 01:47:46 PM
The Patriot Post
Founders' Quote Daily

"Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever persuasion,
religious or political."

-- Thomas Jefferson (First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1801)

Reference: Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United
States.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 06, 2008, 01:48:33 PM
==============================
The Patriot Post Founder's Quote Daily
==============================

"Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the
consent of the governed."

Declaration of Independence, 4 July 1776

Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson (Memorial Edition), Lipscomb and
Bergh, eds., 1:29.

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Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 06, 2008, 01:49:18 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm."
—James Madison, Federalist No. 10


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 06, 2008, 01:50:09 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence."
—Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833)

Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 718.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 12, 2008, 07:02:20 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind."

—Thomas Jefferson, Letter to William Hunter, March 11, 1790
______________________

Founder's Quote Daily

"Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives."

—John Adams, letter to Benjamin Rush, April 18, 1808


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 12, 2008, 07:03:39 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn."

—George Washington, letter to the Legislature of Pennsylvania, September 5, 1789


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 17, 2008, 01:05:55 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"Love your neighbor as yourself and your country more than yourself."

—Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thomas Jefferson Smith, February 21, 1825


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 17, 2008, 01:06:57 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families."

—Benjamin Rush, letter to His Fellow Countrymen: On Patriotism, October 20, 1773


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 17, 2008, 01:08:10 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"No country upon earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings than United America. Wondrously strange, then, and much to be regretted indeed would it be, were we to neglect the means and to depart from the road which Providence has pointed us to so plainly; I cannot believe it will ever come to pass."

—George Washington, letter to Benjamin Lincoln, June 29, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 18, 2008, 10:47:58 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"The constitution of the United States is to receive a reasonable interpretation of its language, and its powers, keeping in view the objects and purposes, for which those powers were conferred. By a reasonable interpretation, we mean, that in case the words are susceptible of two different senses, the one strict, the other more enlarged, that should be adopted, which is most consonant with the apparent objects and intent of the Constitution."

—Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 19, 2008, 11:10:25 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world's believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good disposition."

—Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August, 19 1785


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 21, 2008, 06:59:27 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives."

—John Adams, Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1756


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 21, 2008, 07:00:16 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained."

—George Washington, First Inaugural Address, April 30, 1789


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 25, 2008, 02:30:06 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"The Hand of providence has been so conspicuous in all this, that he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and more than wicked, that has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his obligations."

—George Washington, letter to Thomas Nelson, August 20, 1778


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 25, 2008, 07:03:34 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground that 'all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states or to the people.' To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around the powers of  Congress, is to take possession of a boundless field of power, not longer susceptible of any definition."

—Thomas Jefferson (Opinion on the Constitutionality of a National Bank, 15 February 1791)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 01, 2008, 06:08:19 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"Human nature itself is evermore an advocate for liberty. There is also in human nature a resentment of injury, and indignation against wrong. A love of truth and a veneration of virtue. These amiable passions, are the "latent spark"... If the people are capable of understanding, seeing and feeling the differences between true and false, right and wrong, virtue and vice, to what better principle can the friends of mankind apply than to the sense of this difference?"

--John Adams, the Novanglus, 1775


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 03, 2008, 01:19:31 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"The good Education of Youth has been esteemed by wise Men in all Ages, as the surest Foundation of the Happiness both of private Families and of Common-wealths. Almost all Governments have therefore made it a principal Object of their Attention, to establish and endow with proper Revenues, such Seminaries of Learning, as might supply the succeeding Age with Men qualified to serve the Publick with Honour to themselves, and to their Country."

--Benjamin Franklin, Proposals Relating to the Education of Youth in Pensilvania, 1749


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 09, 2008, 11:56:08 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"There is not a more important and fundamental principle in legislation, than that the ways and means ought always to face the public engagements; that our appropriations should ever go hand in hand with our promises. To say that the United States should be answerable for twenty-five millions of dollars without knowing whether the ways and means can be provided, and without knowing whether those who are to succeed us will think with us on the subject, would be rash and unjustifiable. Sir, in my opinion, it would be hazarding the public faith in a manner contrary to every idea of prudence."

--James Madison, Speech in Congress, 22 April 1790


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 09, 2008, 11:57:05 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys."

--Thomas Jefferson, letter to Shelton Gilliam, 19 June 1808


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 11, 2008, 07:28:14 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"No pecuniary consideration is more urgent, than the regular redemption and discharge of the public debt: on none can delay be more injurious, or an economy of time more valuable."

--George Washington, Message to the House of Representatives, 3 December 1793


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 11, 2008, 07:29:11 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"No compact among men ... can be pronounced everlasting and inviolable, and if I may so express myself, that no Wall of words, that no mound of parchment can be so formed as to stand against the sweeping torrent of boundless ambition on the one side, aided by the sapping current of corrupted morals on the other."

--George Washington, draft of first Inaugural Address, April 1789


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 16, 2008, 07:13:19 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world's believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good disposition."

--Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, 19 August 1785


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 16, 2008, 07:14:20 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"'Tis well."

--George Washington, last words, 14 December 1799


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 16, 2008, 07:15:16 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"The virtues of men are of more consequence to society than their abilities; and for this reason, the heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head."

--Noah Webster, On the Education of Youth in America, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 18, 2008, 08:25:44 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics. There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honour, power and glory, established in the minds of the people, or there can be no republican government, nor any real liberty: and this public passion must be superiour to all private passions."

--John Adams, letter to Mercy Warren, 16 April 1776


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 18, 2008, 08:26:35 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"Since private and publick Vices, are in Reality, though not always apparently, so nearly connected, of how much Importance, how necessary is it, that the utmost Pains be taken by the Publick, to have the Principles of Virtue early inculcated on the Minds even of children, and the moral Sense kept alive, and that the wise institutions of our Ancestors for these great Purposes be encouraged by the Government. For no people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauchd in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders."

--Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 4 November 1775


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 22, 2008, 02:10:17 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"Citizens by birth or choice of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations."

--George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 22, 2008, 12:04:13 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"Let the pulpit resound with the doctrine and sentiments of religious liberty. Let us hear of the dignity of man's nature, and the noble rank he holds among the works of God."

--John Adams, Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1765


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 23, 2008, 10:52:15 AM
I love you and care about you so much. The Christian faith is not a buffet
where you can pick and choose what you want to believe. We don't get to
determine what Truth is, God has already done that and given it to us in the
Bible. The public statements Obama has made about being a Christian and his
position on key spiritual issues are totally inconsistent with someone who
has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. His chief campaign slogan was
CHANGE. I pray that President-elect Barack Obama will CHANGE from being an
enemy of God to a friend of God!!!


In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 23, 2008, 10:55:28 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"Religion, or the duty which we owe to our creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence; and therefore all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience; and this is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love, and charity towards each other."

--Virginia Bill of Rights, Article 16


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 01, 2009, 01:01:42 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"I have often expressed my sentiments, that every man, conducting himself as a good citizen, and being accountable to God alone for his religious opinions, ought to be protected in worshipping the Deity according to the dictates of his own conscience."

--George Washington, letter to the General Committee of the United Baptist Churches in Virginia, May 1789


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 01, 2009, 01:02:47 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"Religion and good morals are the only solid foundation of public liberty and happiness."

--Samuel Adams, letter to John Trumbull, 16 October 1778


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 01, 2009, 01:03:42 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"The constitution of the United States is to receive a reasonable interpretation of its language, and its powers, keeping in view the objects and purposes, for which those powers were conferred. By a reasonable interpretation, we mean, that in case the words are susceptible of two different senses, the one strict, the other more enlarged, that should be adopted, which is most consonant with the apparent objects and intent of the Constitution."

--Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 01, 2009, 01:04:40 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"We have duties, for the discharge of which we are accountable to our Creator and benefactor, which no human power can cancel. What those duties are, is determinable by right reason, which may be, and is called, a well informed conscience."

--Theophilus Parsons the Essex Result, 1778


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 01, 2009, 01:05:30 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"It will not be denied that power is of an encroaching nature and that it ought to be effectually restrained from passing the limits assigned to it. After discriminating, therefore, in theory, the several classes of power, as they may in their nature be legislative, executive, or judiciary, the next and most difficult task is to provide some practical security for each, against the invasion of the others."

--James Madison, Federalist No. 48, 1 February 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 01, 2009, 01:06:15 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create whatever the form of government, a real despotism. A just estimate of that love of power, and proneness to abuse it, which predominates in the human heart is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position."

--George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 02, 2009, 06:14:15 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve."

--Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography, 1771


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 02, 2009, 06:15:27 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"A government ought to contain in itself every power requisite to the full accomplishment of the objects committed to its care, and to the complete execution of the trusts for which it is responsible, free from every other control but a regard to the public good and to the sense of the people."

--Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 31, 1 January 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 05, 2009, 02:08:20 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"But of all the views of this law none is more important, none more legitimate, than that of rendering the people the safe, as they are the ultimate, guardians of their own liberty. For this purpose the reading in the first stage, where they will receive their whole education, is proposed, as has been said, to be chiefly historical. History by apprising them of the past will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; and knowing it, to defeat its views."

--Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 14, 1781


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 09, 2009, 09:41:44 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man who knows what the law is today can guess what it will be to-morrow."

--James Madison (likely), Federalist No. 62, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 09, 2009, 09:42:26 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious."

--Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thomas Cooper, 29 November 1802


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on January 09, 2009, 09:43:17 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"To cherish and stimulate the activity of the human mind, by multiplying the objects of enterprise, is not among the least considerable of the expedients, by which the wealth of a nation may be promoted."

--Alexander Hamilton, Report on Manufactures, December 1791


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Post by: nChrist on January 09, 2009, 09:44:13 AM
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"Each individual of the society has a right to be protected by it in the enjoyment of his life, liberty, and property, according to standing laws. He is obliged, consequently, to contribute his share to the expense of this protection; and to give his personal service, or an equivalent, when necessary. But no part of the property of any individual can, with justice, be taken from him, or applied to public uses, without his own consent, or that of the representative body of the people. In fine, the people of this commonwealth are not controllable by any other laws than those to which their constitutional representative body have given their consent."

--John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on January 12, 2009, 11:34:40 AM
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"This process of election affords a moral certainty that the office of President will seldom fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications."

--Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 68, 14 March 1788


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Post by: nChrist on January 15, 2009, 10:38:04 PM
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"For myself the delay [in assuming the office of the President] may be compared with a reprieve; for in confidence I assure you, with the world it would obtain little credit that my movements to the chair of Government will be accompanied by feelings not unlike those of a culprit who is going to the place of his execution: so unwilling am I, in the evening of a life nearly consumed in public cares, to quit a peaceful abode for an Ocean of difficulties, without that competency of political skill, abilities and inclination which is necessary to manage the helm."

--George Washington, comment to General Henry Knox, March 1789


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Post by: nChrist on January 15, 2009, 10:38:59 PM
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"[The President] is the dignified, but accountable magistrate of a free and great people. The tenure of his office, it is true, is not hereditary; nor is it for life: but still it is a tenure of the noblest kind: by being the man of the people, he is invested; by continuing to be the man of the people, his investiture will be voluntarily, and cheerfully, and honourably renewed."

--James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1791


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Post by: nChrist on January 15, 2009, 10:39:52 PM
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"On the other hand, the duty imposed upon him to take care, that the laws be faithfully executed, follows out the strong injunctions of his oath of office, that he will 'preserve, protect, and defend the constitution.' The great object of the executive department is to accomplish this purpose; and without it, be the form of government whatever it may, it will be utterly worthless for offence, or defence; for the redress of grievances, or the protection of rights; for the happiness, or good order, or safety of the people."

--Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833


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Post by: nChrist on January 18, 2009, 11:58:37 AM
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"No man can well doubt the propriety of placing a president of the United States under the most solemn obligations to preserve, protect, and defend the constitution. It is a suitable pledge of his fidelity and responsibility to his country; and creates upon his conscience a deep sense of duty, by an appeal, at once in the presence of God and man, to the most sacred and solemn sanctions, which can operate upon the human mind."

--Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833


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Post by: nChrist on January 19, 2009, 03:44:43 PM
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"I Pray Heaven to Bestow The Best of Blessing on THIS HOUSE, and on ALL that shall hereafter Inhabit it. May none but Honest and Wise Men ever rule under This Roof!"

--John Adams, letter to his wife Abigail, 2 November 1800


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Post by: nChrist on January 22, 2009, 03:41:42 AM
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"There exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity; since we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained."

--George Washington, First Inaugural Address, 1789


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Post by: nChrist on January 22, 2009, 03:42:33 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"[The President] is the dignified, but accountable magistrate of a free and great people. The tenure of his office, it is true, is not hereditary; nor is it for life: but still it is a tenure of the noblest kind: by being the man of the people, he is invested; by continuing to be the man of the people, his investiture will be voluntarily, and cheerfully, and honourably renewed."

--James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1791


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Post by: nChrist on January 22, 2009, 02:44:32 PM
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"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

--Declaration of Independence


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Post by: nChrist on January 25, 2009, 03:53:54 AM
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"History affords us many instances of the ruin of states, by the prosecution of measures ill suited to the temper and genius of their people. The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy... These measures never fail to create great and violent jealousies and animosities between the people favored and the people oppressed; whence a total separation of affections, interests, political obligations, and all manner of connections, by which the whole state is weakened."

--Benjamin Franklin, Emblematical Representations


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Post by: nChrist on January 26, 2009, 11:28:41 AM
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"Judges, therefore, should be always men of learning and experience in the laws, of exemplary morals, great patience, calmness, coolness, and attention. Their minds should not be distracted with jarring interests; they should not be dependent upon any man, or body of men."

--John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on January 27, 2009, 06:20:54 AM
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"The opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves, in their, own sphere of action, but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres, would make the Judiciary a despotic branch."

--Thomas Jefferson, letter to Abigail Adams, 11 September 1804


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Post by: nChrist on January 29, 2009, 10:51:45 AM
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"We have duties, for the discharge of which we are accountable to our Creator and benefactor, which no human power can cancel. What those duties are, is determinable by right reason, which may be, and is called, a well informed conscience."

--Theophilus Parsons, the Essex Result, 1778


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Post by: nChrist on January 29, 2009, 10:52:41 AM
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"Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing. And that you may be always doing good, my dear, is the ardent prayer of yours affectionately."

--Thomas Jefferson, letter to Martha Jefferson, 5 May 1787


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Post by: nChrist on January 31, 2009, 01:54:45 PM
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"The Citizens of America, placed in the most enviable condition, as the sole Lords and Proprietors of a vast Tract of Continent, comprehending all the various soils and climates of the World, and abounding with all the necessaries and conveniencies of life, are now by the late satisfactory pacification, acknowledged to be possessed of absolute freedom and Independency; They are, from this period, to be considered as the Actors on a most conspicuous Theatre, which seems to be peculiarly designated by Providence for the display of human greatness and felicity; Here, they are not only surrounded with every thing which can contribute to the completion of private and domestic enjoyment, but Heaven has crowned all its other blessings, by giving a fairer opportunity for political happiness, than any other Nation has ever been favored with. Nothing can illustrate these observations more forcibly, than a recollection of the happy conjuncture of times and circumstances, under which our Republic assumed its rank among the Nations."

--George Washington, Circular to the States, 8 June 1783


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Post by: nChrist on February 08, 2009, 06:01:28 PM
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"All Men being naturally equal, as descended from a common Parent, enbued with like Faculties and Propensities, having originally equal Rights and Properties, the Earth being given to the Children of Men in general, without any difference, distinction, natural Preheminence, or Dominion of one over another, yet Men not being equally industrious and frugal, their Properties and Enjoyments would be unequal."

--Abraham Williams An Election Sermon, 1762


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Post by: nChrist on February 08, 2009, 06:02:21 PM
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"We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt."

--Thomas Jefferson, letter to Samuel Kercheval, 12 July 1816


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Post by: nChrist on February 08, 2009, 06:03:10 PM
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"The fabric of American empire ought to rest on the solid basis of THE CONSENT OF THE PEOPLE. The streams of national power ought to flow from that pure, original fountain of all legitimate authority."

--Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 22, 14 December 1787


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Post by: nChrist on February 08, 2009, 06:04:01 PM
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"Wish not so much to live long as to live well."

--Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1746


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Post by: nChrist on February 08, 2009, 06:04:56 PM
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"Strive to be the greatest man in your country, and you may be disappointed. Strive to be the best and you may succeed: he may well win the race that runs by himself."

--Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1746


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Post by: nChrist on February 11, 2009, 11:00:38 AM
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"It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world's believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good disposition."

--Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, 19 August 1785


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Post by: nChrist on February 11, 2009, 11:02:12 AM
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"This country and this people seem to have been made for each other, and it appears as if it was the design of Providence that an inheritance so proper and convenient for a ban of brethren, united to each other by the strongest of ties, should never be split into a number of unsocial, jealous, and alien sovereignties."

--John Jay, Federalist No. 2


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Post by: nChrist on February 11, 2009, 11:03:24 AM
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"Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience."

--George Washington, The Rules of Civility, Circa 1748


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Post by: nChrist on February 13, 2009, 01:26:30 AM
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"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure."

--Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Stephens Smith, 13 November 1787

(My Note:  Sadly, there does come a time when tyrants must be dealt with. We should know about many impossible things to tolerate that are associated with the tyrants of history. This is all about the ancient struggle of good against evil. Liberty is never free, but the cost is worth it. As a Christian analogy, JESUS CHRIST died on the CROSS to liberate great hosts from the curse of sin and death. There is no greater Love than to lay down your life for another.)


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Post by: nChrist on February 14, 2009, 01:16:04 AM
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"This new world hath been the asylum for the persecuted lovers of civil and religious liberty from every part of Europe. Hither have they fled, not from the tender embraces of the mother, but from the cruelty of the monster; and it is so far true of England, that the same tyranny which drove the first emigrants from home, pursues their descendants still."

--Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on February 16, 2009, 03:31:57 PM
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"First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen, he was second to none in humble and enduring scenes of private life. Pious, just humane, temperate, and sincere; uniform dignified, and commanding; his example was as edifying to all around him as were the effects of that example lasting.... The purity of his private charter gave effulgence to his public virtues...."

--John Marshall, official eulogy of George Washington, delivered by Richard Henry Lee, 26 December 1799


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Post by: nChrist on February 17, 2009, 02:14:06 PM
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"The multiplication of public offices, increase of expense beyond income, growth and entailment of a public debt, are indications soliciting the employment of the pruning knife."

--Thomas Jefferson, letter to Spencer Roane, 9 March 1821


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Post by: nChrist on February 19, 2009, 01:49:09 PM
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"It might be demonstrated that the most productive system of finance will always be the least burdensome."

--Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 35


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Post by: nChrist on February 19, 2009, 01:50:06 PM
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"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms ... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."

--Cesare Beccaria, On Crimes and Punishment, quoted by Thomas Jefferson in Commonplace Book, 1774-1776


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Post by: nChrist on February 21, 2009, 09:07:29 AM
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"Whereas, to preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them; nor does it follow from this, that all promiscuously must go into actual service on every occasion. The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle; and when we see many men disposed to practice upon it, whenever they can prevail, no wonder true republicans are for carefully guarding against it."

--Richard Henry Lee, Letters from the Federal Farmer, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on February 25, 2009, 01:18:25 AM
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"When the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, - who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia."

--George Mason, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 14 June 1778

(My Note:  Read this carefully and consider an application for today.)


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Post by: nChrist on February 25, 2009, 01:19:19 AM
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"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined."

--Patrick Henry, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 5 June 1778

(My Note:  Again, read this carefully and consider an application for today.)


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Post by: nChrist on February 26, 2009, 11:05:19 PM
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"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States."

--Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, 10 October 1787


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Post by: nChrist on February 26, 2009, 11:06:19 PM
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"To suppose arms in the hands of citizens, to be used at individual discretion, except in private self-defense, or by partial orders of towns, counties or districts of a state, is to demolish every constitution, and lay the laws prostrate, so that liberty can be enjoyed by no man; it is a dissolution of the government. The fundamental law of the militia is, that it be created, directed and commanded by the laws, and ever for the support of the laws."

--John Adams, A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America, 1787-1788


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Post by: nChrist on February 27, 2009, 08:27:01 PM
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"Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? It is feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American. ...The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people."

--A Pennsylvanian, The Pennsylvania Gazette, 20 February 1788


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Post by: nChrist on February 27, 2009, 08:27:58 PM
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"To suppose arms in the hands of citizens, to be used at individual discretion, except in private self-defense, or by partial orders of towns, counties or districts of a state, is to demolish every constitution, and lay the laws prostrate, so that liberty can be enjoyed by no man; it is a dissolution of the government. The fundamental law of the militia is, that it be created, directed and commanded by the laws, and ever for the support of the laws."

--John Adams, A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America, 1787-1788


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Post by: nChrist on March 03, 2009, 08:08:57 PM
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"The prosperity of commerce is now perceived and acknowledged by all enlightened statesmen to be the most useful as well as the most productive source of national wealth, and has accordingly become a primary object of its political cares."

--Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 12, 27 November 1787


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Post by: nChrist on March 03, 2009, 08:09:44 PM
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"I think all the world would gain by setting commerce at perfect liberty."

--Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Adams, 7 July 1785


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Post by: nChrist on March 04, 2009, 02:59:16 PM
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"Harmony, liberal intercourse with all Nations, are recommended by policy, humanity and interest. But even our Commercial policy should hold an equal and impartial hand: neither seeking nor granting exclusive favours or preferences; consulting the natural course of things; diffusing and diversifying by gentle means the streams of Commerce, but forcing nothing; establishing with Powers so disposed; in order to give trade a stable course."

--George Washington, Farewell Address, 19 September 1796


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Post by: nChrist on March 05, 2009, 11:40:54 PM
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"Commercial shackles are generally unjust, oppressive and impolitic. ...If industry and labour are left to take their own course, they will generally be directed to those objects which are the most productive, and this in a more certain and direct manner than the wisdom of the most enlightened legislature could point out."

--James Madison, speech to Congress, 9 April 1789


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Post by: nChrist on March 06, 2009, 02:01:58 PM
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"War is not the best engine for us to resort to; nature has given us one in our commerce, which if properly managed, will be a better instrument for obliging the interested nations of Europe to treat us with justice."

--Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thomas Pickney, 29 May 1797


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Post by: nChrist on March 15, 2009, 06:04:05 PM
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"On every unauthoritative exercise of power by the legislature must the people rise in rebellion or their silence be construed into a surrender of that power to them? If so, how many rebellions should we have had already?"

--Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia, Query 12, 1782


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Post by: nChrist on March 15, 2009, 06:05:09 PM
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"If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions."

--James Madison, letter to Edmund Pendleton, 21 January 1792


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Post by: nChrist on March 15, 2009, 06:05:55 PM
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"If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send 150 lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, & talk by the hour? That 150 lawyers should do business together ought not to be expected."

--Thomas Jefferson, autobiography, 1821


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Post by: nChrist on March 15, 2009, 06:06:45 PM
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"The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virture to pursue, the common good of the society; and in the next place, to take the most effectual precautions for keeping them virtuous whilst they continue to hold their public trust."

--Alexander Hamilton or James Madison, Federalist No. 57, 19 February 1788


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Post by: nChrist on March 15, 2009, 06:07:34 PM
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"If in the opinion of the people the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this in one instance may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed. The precedent must always greatly overbalance in permanent evil any partial or transient benefit which the use can at any time yield."

--George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796


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Post by: nChrist on March 18, 2009, 06:28:40 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"History affords us many instances of the ruin of states, by the prosecution of measures ill suited to the temper and genius of their people. The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy... These measures never fail to create great and violent jealousies and animosities between the people favored and the people oppressed; whence a total separation of affections, interests, political obligations, and all manner of connections, by which the whole state is weakened."

--Benjamin Franklin, Emblematical Representations


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Post by: nChrist on March 18, 2009, 06:30:13 PM
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"Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse the history of his own country."

--Noah Webster, On the Education of Youth in America, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on March 18, 2009, 06:31:11 PM
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"Without wishing to damp the ardor of curiosity or influence the freedom of inquiry, I will hazard a prediction that, after the most industrious and impartial researchers, the longest liver of you all will find no principles, institutions or systems of education more fit in general to be transmitted to your posterity than those you have received from your ancestors."

--John Adams, letter to the young men of the Philadelphia, 7 May 1798


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Post by: nChrist on March 25, 2009, 02:06:18 PM
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"Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness."

--George Washington, Circular to the States, 9 May 1753


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Post by: nChrist on March 25, 2009, 02:06:58 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"A fondness for power is implanted, in most men, and it is natural to abuse it, when acquired."

--Alexander Hamilton, The Farmer Refuted, 23 February 1775


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Post by: nChrist on March 25, 2009, 02:07:56 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"It will not be denied that power is of an encroaching nature and that it ought to be effectually restrained from passing the limits assigned to it. After discriminating, therefore, in theory, the several classes of power, as they may in their nature be legislative, executive, or judiciary, the next and most difficult task is to provide some practical security for each, against the invasion of the others."

--James Madison, Federalist No. 48


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Post by: nChrist on March 25, 2009, 02:08:46 PM
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"Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding generations to that wretchedness which inevitably awaits them if we basely entail hereditary bondage on them."

--Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of the Causes and Necessities of Taking up Arms, 6 July 1775


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Post by: nChrist on March 25, 2009, 02:10:16 PM
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"It has ever been my hobby-horse to see rising in America an empire of liberty, and a prospect of two or three hundred millions of freemen, without one noble or one king among them. You say it is impossible. If I should agree with you in this, I would still say, let us try the experiment, and preserve our equality as long as we can."

--John Adams, letter to Count Sarsfield, 3 February 1786


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Post by: nChrist on March 27, 2009, 10:43:22 AM
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"Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other. The divine law, as discovered by reason and the moral sense, forms an essential part of both."

--James Wilson, law lectures at the University of Pennsylvania


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 27, 2009, 10:44:37 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy."

--Benjamin Franklin, Emblematical Representations, circa 1774


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Post by: nChrist on April 07, 2009, 10:43:29 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"Wise politicians will be cautious about fettering the government with restrictions that cannot be observed, because they know that every break of the fundamental laws, though dictated by necessity, impairs that sacred reverence which ought to be maintained in the breast of rulers towards the constitution of a country."

--Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 25, 21 December 1787


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Post by: nChrist on April 07, 2009, 10:44:28 PM
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"I am commonly opposed to those who modestly assume the rank of champions of liberty, and make a very patriotic noise about the people. It is the stale artifice which has duped the world a thousand times, and yet, though detected, it is still successful."

--Fisher Ames, letter to George Richard Minot, 23 June 1789


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Post by: nChrist on April 07, 2009, 10:45:44 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing."

--Thomas Jefferson, letter to Martha Jefferson, 5 May 1787


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Post by: nChrist on April 07, 2009, 10:46:52 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"It is necessary for every American, with becoming energy to endeavor to stop the dissemination of principles evidently destructive of the cause for which they have bled. It must be the combined virtue of the rulers and of the people to do this, and to rescue and save their civil and religious rights from the outstretched arm of tyranny, which may appear under any mode or form of government."

--Mercy Warren, History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution, 1805


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Post by: nChrist on April 07, 2009, 10:50:25 PM
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"The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create whatever the form of government, a real despotism. A just estimate of that love of power, and proneness to abuse it, which predominates in the human heart is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position."

--George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796


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Post by: nChrist on April 07, 2009, 10:51:50 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"Let the pulpit resound with the doctrine and sentiments of religious liberty. Let us hear of the dignity of man's nature, and the noble rank he holds among the works of God... Let it be known that British liberties are not the grants of princes and parliaments."

--John Adams, Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1765


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Post by: nChrist on April 07, 2009, 10:52:42 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"There is not a single instance in history in which civil liberty was lost, and religious liberty preserved entire. If therefore we yield up our temporal property, we at the same time deliver the conscience into bondage."

--John Witherspoon, The Dominion of Providence Over the Passions of Men, 1776


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 11, 2009, 10:31:53 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"The reformation was preceded by the discovery of America, as if the Almighty graciously meant to open a sanctuary to the persecuted in future years, when home should afford neither friendship nor safety."

--Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 11, 2009, 10:32:59 PM
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"Religion, or the duty which we owe to our creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence; and therefore all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience; and this is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love, and charity towards each other."

--Virginia Bill of Rights, Article 16, June 12, 1776


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 11, 2009, 10:33:51 PM
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"It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage and such only as he believes to be acceptable to him. This duty is precedent, both in order of time and in degree of obligation, to the claims of Civil Society."

--James Madison, Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments, 1785


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 13, 2009, 02:33:20 PM
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"Would it not be better to simplify the system of taxation rather than to spread it over such a variety of subjects and pass through so many new hands."

--Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, 1784


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 15, 2009, 12:21:04 AM
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"The apportionment of taxes on the various descriptions of property is an act which seems to require the most exact impartiality; yet there is, perhaps, no legislative act in which greater opportunity and temptation are given to a predominant party to trample on the rules of justice. Every shilling which they overburden the inferior number is a shilling saved to their own pockets."

--James Madison, Federalist No. 10


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Post by: nChrist on April 21, 2009, 04:11:38 AM
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"An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation."

--John Marshall, McCullough v. Maryland, 1819


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Post by: nChrist on April 21, 2009, 04:12:29 AM
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"Don’t fire unless fired upon. But if they want a war let it begin here."

--Captain John Parker, commander of the militiamen at Lexington, Massachusetts, on sighting British Troops (attributed), 19 April 1775


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 21, 2009, 04:13:23 AM
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"What a glorious morning this is!"

--Samuel Adams to John Hancock at the Battle of Lexington, Massachusetts, 19 April 1775


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 21, 2009, 04:14:13 AM
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"The hour is fast approaching, on which the Honor and Success of this army, and the safety of our bleeding Country depend. Remember officers and Soldiers, that you are Freemen, fighting for the blessings of Liberty - that slavery will be your portion, and that of your posterity, if you do not acquit yourselves like men."

--George Washington, General Orders, 23 August 1776


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 23, 2009, 12:11:58 AM
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"But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments, of their duties and obligations... This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people was the real American Revolution."

--John Adams, letter to H. Niles, 13 February 1818


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Post by: nChrist on April 23, 2009, 12:13:16 AM
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"To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it."

--Thomas Jefferson, letter to Joseph Milligan, 6 April 1816


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Post by: nChrist on April 25, 2009, 01:49:30 AM
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"The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite."

--James Madison, Federalist No. 45


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Post by: nChrist on April 25, 2009, 01:50:23 AM
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"Besides, to lay and collect internal taxes in this extensive country must require a great number of congressional ordinances, immediately operation upon the body of the people; these must continually interfere with the state laws and thereby produce disorder and general dissatisfaction till the one system of laws or the other, operating upon the same subjects, shall be abolished."

--Federal Farmer, Antifederalist Letter, 10 October 1787


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 28, 2009, 12:58:59 PM
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"History affords us many instances of the ruin of states, by the prosecution of measures ill suited to the temper and genius of their people. The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy... These measures never fail to create great and violent jealousies and animosities between the people favored and the people oppressed; whence a total separation of affections, interests, political obligations, and all manner of connections, by which the whole state is weakened."

--Benjamin Franklin, Emblematical Representations


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Post by: nChrist on April 28, 2009, 12:59:48 PM
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"It is a misfortune, inseparable from human affairs, that public measures are rarely investigated with that spirit of moderation which is essential to a just estimate of their real tendency to advance or obstruct the public good; and that this spirit is more apt to be diminished than prompted, by those occasions which require an unusual exercise of it."

--James Madison, Federalist No. 37


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Post by: nChrist on May 02, 2009, 02:34:45 AM
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"As riches increase and accumulate in few hands, as luxury prevails in society, virtue will be in a greater degree considered as only a graceful appendage of wealth, and the tendency of things will be to depart from the republican standard. This is the real disposition of human nature."

--Alexander Hamilton, speech to the New York Ratifying Convention, June 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 02, 2009, 02:35:58 AM
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"Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the Spirit of Party generally. ... A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into a flame, lest, instead of warming, it should consume."

--George Washington, Farewell Address, 19 September 1796


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 02, 2009, 02:36:58 AM
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"We have heard of the impious doctrine in the old world, that the people were made for kings, not kings for the people. Is the same doctrine to be revived in the new, in another shape -- that the solid happiness of the people is to be sacrificed to the views of political institutions of a different form? It is too early for politicians to presume on our forgetting that the public good, the real welfare of the great body of the people, is the supreme object to be pursued; and that no form of government whatever has any other value than as it may be fitted for the attainment of this object."

--James Madison, Federalist No. 45


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 04, 2009, 06:09:15 PM
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"We may with reverence say, that our Creator designed men for society, because otherwise they cannot be happy. They cannot be happy without freedom; nor free without security; that is, without the absence of fear; nor thus secure, without society. The conclusion is strictly syllogistic—that man cannot be free without society. Of course, they cannot be equally free without society, which freedom produces the greatest happiness."

--John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on May 07, 2009, 12:41:35 PM
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"In the supposed state of nature, all men are equally bound by the laws of nature, or to speak more properly, the laws of the Creator."

--Samuel Adams, letter to the Legislature of Massachusetts, 17 January 1794


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Post by: nChrist on May 07, 2009, 12:42:17 PM
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"If individuals be not influenced by moral principles; it is in vain to look for public virtue; it is, therefore, the duty of legislators to enforce, both by precept and example, the utility, as well as the necessity of a strict adherence to the rules of distributive justice."

--James Madison in response to Washington's first Inaugural address, 18 May 1789


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 07, 2009, 12:43:13 PM
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"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


Title: Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 08, 2009, 11:18:00 AM
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"Since private and publick Vices, are in Reality, though not always apparently, so nearly connected, of how much Importance, how necessary is it, that the utmost Pains be taken by the Publick, to have the Principles of Virtue early inculcated on the Minds even of children, and the moral Sense kept alive, and that the wise institutions of our Ancestors for these great Purposes be encouraged by the Government. For no people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauchd in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders."

--Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 4 November 1775


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Soldier4Christ on May 16, 2009, 06:28:19 PM
A MS. letter from Benjamin Franklin to Charles Thomson, dated Passy, May
13 1784, once in my possession is interesting.  It gives us lasting good
advice &c., saying, "Yesterday evening, Mr. Hartley met Mr. Jay and myself,
when the ratifications of the definitive treaty were exchanged.  Thus the
great and hazardous enterprize is, God be praised, happily completed !  An
event I hardly expected I should live to see !  A few years of peace, well
improved, will restore and increase our strength.  But our future safety
will depend on our union and our virtue.  Britain will be long watching for
advantage to recover what she has lost.  Let us beware of being lulled into
a dangerous security, and of being enervated and impoverished by luxury --
of being weakened by internal contentions and divisions -- of being
shamefully extravagant in contracting private debts, while we are backward
in discharging honorably those of the public -- of neglect in military
exercises and discipline -- and in providing stores of arms and munitions of
war to be ready on occasion.  For all these are circumstances that give
confidence to enemies and diffidence to friends; and the expenses required
to prevent a war are much higher than those that will, if not prevented, be
absolutely necessary to maintain one."


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 22, 2009, 01:35:53 AM
A MS. letter from Benjamin Franklin to Charles Thomson, dated Passy, May
13 1784, once in my possession is interesting.  It gives us lasting good
advice &c., saying, "Yesterday evening, Mr. Hartley met Mr. Jay and myself,
when the ratifications of the definitive treaty were exchanged.  Thus the
great and hazardous enterprize is, God be praised, happily completed !  An
event I hardly expected I should live to see !  A few years of peace, well
improved, will restore and increase our strength.  But our future safety
will depend on our union and our virtue.  Britain will be long watching for
advantage to recover what she has lost.  Let us beware of being lulled into
a dangerous security, and of being enervated and impoverished by luxury --
of being weakened by internal contentions and divisions -- of being
shamefully extravagant in contracting private debts, while we are backward
in discharging honorably those of the public -- of neglect in military
exercises and discipline -- and in providing stores of arms and munitions of
war to be ready on occasion.  For all these are circumstances that give
confidence to enemies and diffidence to friends; and the expenses required
to prevent a war are much higher than those that will, if not prevented, be
absolutely necessary to maintain one."


EXCELLENT ADVICE THAT SHOULD BE HEEDED!


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 22, 2009, 01:37:16 AM
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"Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the spot of every wind. With such persons, gullability, which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand of reason and the mind becomes a wreck."

--Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Smith, December 8, 1822


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 22, 2009, 01:38:50 AM
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"To cherish and stimulate the activity of the human mind, by multiplying the objects of enterprise, is not among the least considerable of the expedients, by which the wealth of a nation may be promoted."

--Alexander Hamilton, Report on Manufactures, December 1791


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 22, 2009, 01:39:34 AM
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"Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing."

--Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 22, 2009, 01:40:47 AM
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"Men, to act with vigour and effect, must have time to mature measures, and judgment and experience, as to the best method of applying them. They must not be hurried on to their conclusions by the passions, or the fears of the multitude. They must deliberate, as well as resolve."

--Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, January 6, 1833


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 22, 2009, 01:41:34 AM
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"It has been said that all Government is an evil. It would be more proper to say that the necessity of any Government is a misfortune. This necessity however exists; and the problem to be solved is, not what form of Government is perfect, but which of the forms is least imperfect."

--James Madison, to an unidentified correspondent, 1833


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 22, 2009, 01:42:25 AM
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"The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse."

--James Madison, speech in the Virginia constitutional convention, December 2, 1829


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 22, 2009, 01:43:19 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"The freedom and happiness of man...[are] the sole objects of all legitimate government."

--Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thaddeus Kosciusko, 1810


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 22, 2009, 01:44:07 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"This Government, the offspring of your own choice, uninfluenced and unawed, adopted upon full investigation and mature deliberation, completely free in its principles, in the distribution of its powers, uniting security with energy, and containing within itself a provision for its own amendment, has a just claim to your confidence and your support."

--George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 22, 2009, 01:44:54 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"There is no maxim in my opinion which is more liable to be misapplied, and which therefore needs elucidation than the current one that the interest of the majority is the political standard of right and wrong.... In fact it is only reestablishing under another name and a more specious form, force as the measure of right...."

--James Madison, letter to James Monroe, October 5, 1786


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 26, 2009, 12:40:29 AM
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"Gentlemen, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for, I have grown not only gray, but almost blind in the service of my country."

--George Washington, upon fumbling for his glasses before delivering the Newburgh Address, March 15, 1783


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 26, 2009, 12:41:31 AM
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"Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives."

--John Adams, letter to Benjamin Rush, April 18, 1808


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 28, 2009, 04:40:39 PM
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"Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism."

--George Washington, Farewell Address, September 19, 1796


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 28, 2009, 04:41:21 PM
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"The eyes of the world being thus on our Country, it is put the more on its good behavior, and under the greater obligation also, to do justice to the Tree of Liberty by an exhibition of the fine fruits we gather from it."

--James Madison, letter to James Monroe, December 16, 1824


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 28, 2009, 04:42:10 PM
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"It has long, however, been my opinion, and I have never shrunk from its expression ... that the germ of dissolution of our federal government is in the constitution of the federal Judiciary; ... working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped."

--Thomas Jefferson, letter to Charles Hammond, August 18, 1821


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 30, 2009, 03:30:56 PM
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"The Constitution ... is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary which they may twist and shape into any form they please."

--Thomas Jefferson, letter to Judge Spencer Roane, September 6, 1819


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 02, 2009, 02:49:08 PM
"There is not a syllable in the plan under consideration which directly empowers the national courts to construe the laws according to the spirit of the Constitution."

--Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 81, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 02, 2009, 02:49:53 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"The truth is, that, even with the most secure tenure of office, during good behavior, the danger is not, that the judges will be too firm in resisting public opinion, and in defence of private rights or public liberties; but, that they will be ready to yield themselves to the passions, and politics, and prejudices of the day."

--Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 03, 2009, 10:42:07 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"One single object ... [will merit] the endless gratitude of the society: that of restraining the judges from usurping legislation."

--Thomas Jefferson, letter to Edward Livingston, March 25, 1825


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 04, 2009, 07:11:38 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virture to pursue, the common good of the society; and in the next place, to take the most effectual precautions for keeping them virtuous whilst they continue to hold their public trust."

--Federalist No. 57 (Alexander Hamilton or James Madison), 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 05, 2009, 01:25:37 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"His Example is now complete, and it will teach wisdom and virtue to magistrates, citizens, and men, not only in the present age, but in future generations, as long as our history shall be read."

--John Adams, message to the U.S. Senate on George Washington's death, December 19, 1799


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 09, 2009, 02:48:53 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"If men through fear, fraud or mistake, should in terms renounce and give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation; the right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of Man to alienate this gift, and voluntarily become a slave."

--John Adams, Rights of the Colonists, 1772


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 09, 2009, 09:46:17 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate."

--Thomas Jefferson, Rights of British America, 1774


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 10, 2009, 03:50:12 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"Government, in my humble opinion, should be formed to secure and to enlarge the exercise of the natural rights of its members; and every government, which has not this in view, as its principal object, is not a government of the legitimate kind."

--James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1790


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 11, 2009, 12:11:12 PM
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"Under all those disadvantages no men ever show more spirit or prudence than ours. In my opinion nothing but virtue has kept our army together through this campaign."

--Colonel John Brooks, letter to a friend, January 5, 1778


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 12, 2009, 10:40:59 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"The hour is fast approaching, on which the Honor and Success of this army, and the safety of our bleeding Country depend. Remember officers and Soldiers, that you are Freemen, fighting for the blessings of Liberty - that slavery will be your portion, and that of your posterity, if you do not acquit yourselves like men."

--George Washington, General Orders, August 23, 1776


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 20, 2009, 12:35:54 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"Justice is the end of government. It is the end of civil society. It ever has been and ever will be pursued until it be obtained, or until liberty be lost in the pursuit."

--James Madison, Federalist No. 51, February 8, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 20, 2009, 12:36:42 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"It is the duty of every good citizen to use all the opportunities which occur to him, for preserving documents relating to the history of our country."

--Thomas Jefferson, letter to Hugh P. Taylor, October 4, 1823


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 20, 2009, 12:37:33 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse the history of his own country."

--Noah Webster, On the Education of Youth in America, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 20, 2009, 12:38:23 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"As parents, we can have no joy, knowing that this government is not sufficiently lasting to ensure any thing which we may bequeath to posterity: And by a plain method of argument, as we are running the next generation into debt, we ought to do the work of it, otherwise we use them meanly and pitifully. In order to discover the line of our duty rightly, we should take our children in our hand, and fix our station a few years farther into life; that eminence will present a prospect, which a few present fears and prejudices conceal from our sight."

--Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 20, 2009, 12:39:14 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families. ... How is it possible that Children can have any just Sense of the sacred Obligations of Morality or Religion if, from their earliest Infancy, they learn their Mothers live in habitual Infidelity to their fathers, and their fathers in as constant Infidelity to their Mothers?"

--John Adams, Diary, June 2, 1778


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 22, 2009, 07:33:49 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"The first and governing maxim in the interpretation of a statute is to discover the meaning of those who made it."

--James Wilson, Of the Study of Law in the United States, Circa, 1790


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 28, 2009, 10:09:48 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"The Constitution ought to be the standard of construction for the laws, and that wherever there is an evident opposition, the laws ought to give place to the Constitution. But this doctrine is not deducible from any circumstance peculiar to the plan of convention, but from the general theory of a limited Constitution."

--Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 81, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 28, 2009, 10:11:01 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If `Thou shalt not covet' and `Thou shalt not steal' were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society before it can be civilized or made free."

--John Adams, A Defense of the American Constitutions, 1787


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 28, 2009, 10:11:46 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"Work as if you were to live 100 Years, Pray as if you were to die To-morrow."

--Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1757


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 28, 2009, 10:12:38 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"To cherish and stimulate the activity of the human mind, by multiplying the objects of enterprise, is not among the least considerable of the expedients, by which the wealth of a nation may be promoted."

--Alexander Hamilton, Report on Manufactures, December, 1791


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on June 29, 2009, 03:44:00 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"Where liberty dwells, there is my country."

--Benjamin Franklin (attributed), letter to Benjamin Vaughn, March 14, 1783


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 01, 2009, 11:32:33 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood."

--John Adams, A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1765


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 01, 2009, 11:33:18 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!"

--George Washington, letter to James Warren, March 31, 1779


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 07, 2009, 10:34:46 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"It behooves you, therefore, to think and act for yourself and your people. The great principles of right and wrong are legible to every reader; to pursue them requires not the aid of many counselors. The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest. Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail."

--Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View of the Rights of British America, 1775


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 12, 2009, 01:03:25 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"If men of wisdom and knowledge, of moderation and temperance, of patience, fortitude and perseverance, of sobriety and true republican simplicity of manners, of zeal for the honour of the Supreme Being and the welfare of the commonwealth; if men possessed of these other excellent qualities are chosen to fill the seats of government, we may expect that our affairs will rest on a solid and permanent foundation."

--Samuel Adams, letter to Elbridge Gerry, November 27, 1780


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 12, 2009, 01:04:10 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"Nothing so strongly impels a man to regard the interest of his constituents, as the certainty of returning to the general mass of the people, from whence he was taken, where he must participate in their burdens."

--George Mason, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 17, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 12, 2009, 01:04:55 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"We have duties, for the discharge of which we are accountable to our Creator and benefactor, which no human power can cancel. What those duties are, is determinable by right reason, which may be, and is called, a well informed conscience."

--Theophilus Parsons, the Essex Result, 1778


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 13, 2009, 07:45:26 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"If men through fear, fraud or mistake, should in terms renounce and give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation; the right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of Man to alienate this gift, and voluntarily become a slave."

--John Adams, Rights of the Colonists, 1772


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 14, 2009, 09:23:15 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"Government, in my humble opinion, should be formed to secure and to enlarge the exercise of the natural rights of its members; and every government, which has not this in view, as its principal object, is not a government of the legitimate kind."

--James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1791


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 17, 2009, 02:27:17 PM
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"It is sufficiently obvious, that persons and property are the two great subjects on which Governments are to act; and that the rights of persons, and the rights of property, are the objects, for the protection of which Government was instituted. These rights cannot well be separated."

--James Madison, Speech at the Virginia Convention, December 2, 1829


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 17, 2009, 02:28:04 PM
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"All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride legitimately, by the grace of God."

--Thomas Jefferson, letter to Roger C. Weightman, June 24, 1826


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 17, 2009, 02:28:54 PM
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"As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights. Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions."

--James Madison, National Gazette Essay, March 27, 1792


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 20, 2009, 05:47:43 PM
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"Let justice be done though the heavens should fall."

--John Adams, letter to Elbridge Gerry, December 5, 1777


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 21, 2009, 12:32:24 PM
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"The best and only safe road to honor, glory, and true dignity is justice."

--George Washington letter to Marquis de Lafayette, September 30, 1779


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on July 22, 2009, 02:58:11 PM


Forgiveness is not a sign of weakness,
it is a sign of strength.

Bob McKown


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 24, 2009, 11:00:08 PM
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"If individuals be not influenced by moral principles; it is in vain to look for public virtue; it is, therefore, the duty of legislators to enforce, both by precept and example, the utility, as well as the necessity of a strict adherence to the rules of distributive justice." --James Madison, response to Washington's first Inaugural address, 1789


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 24, 2009, 11:00:50 PM
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"It will be worthy of a free, enlightened, and, at no distant period, a great Nation, to give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a People always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence." --George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 29, 2009, 02:07:24 PM
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"In all very numerous assemblies, of whatever character composed, passion never fails to wrest the sceptre from reason. ... Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob." --Federalist No. 55, February 15, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 29, 2009, 02:08:10 PM
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"The house of representatives ... can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as the great mass of society. This has always been deemed one of the strongest bonds by which human policy can connect the rulers and the people together. It creates between them that communion of interest, and sympathy of sentiments, of which few governments have furnished examples; but without which every government degenerates into tyranny." --Federalist No. 57, February 19, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on July 29, 2009, 02:09:13 PM
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"As our president bears no resemblance to a king so we shall see the Senate has no similitude to nobles." --Tench Coxe, An American Citizen, No. 2, 1787


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 01, 2009, 11:20:38 PM
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"If, from the more wretched parts of the old world, we look at those which are in an advanced stage of improvement, we still find the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping the spoil of the multitude. Invention is continually exercised, to furnish new pretenses for revenues and taxation. It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without tribute." --Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 01, 2009, 11:21:26 PM
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"If it be asked what is to restrain the House of Representatives from making legal discriminations in favor of themselves and a particular class of the society? I answer, the genius of the whole system, the nature of just and constitutional laws, and above all the vigilant and manly spirit which actuates the people of America, a spirit which nourishes freedom, and in return is nourished by it." --Federalist No. 57, February 19, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 03, 2009, 08:40:05 PM
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"The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy." --Benjamin Franklin, Emblematical Representations, 1774


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 06, 2009, 03:34:19 PM
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"We lay it down as a fundamental, that laws, to be just, must give a reciprocation of right; that, without this, they are mere arbitrary rules of conduct, founded in force, and not in conscience." --Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the state of Virginia, 1782


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 06, 2009, 03:35:03 PM
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"[W]here there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community." --Benjamin Rush, letter to David Ramsay, circa April 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 06, 2009, 03:35:50 PM
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"Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness." --James Wilson, Of the Study of the Law in the United States, 1790


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 08, 2009, 09:33:15 PM
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"I am commonly opposed to those who modestly assume the rank of champions of liberty, and make a very patriotic noise about the people. It is the stale artifice which has duped the world a thousand times, and yet, though detected, it is still successful. I love liberty as well as anybody. I am proud of it, as the true title of our people to distinction above others; but ... I would guard it by making the laws strong enough to protect it." --Fisher Ames, letter to George Richard Minot, 1789


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 11, 2009, 08:59:28 PM
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"Repeal that [welfare] law, and you will soon see a change in their manners. St. Monday and St. Tuesday, will soon cease to be holidays. Six days shalt thou labor, though one of the old commandments long treated as out of date, will again be looked upon as a respectable precept; industry will increase, and with it plenty among the lower people; their circumstances will mend, and more will be done for their happiness by inuring them to provide for themselves, than could be done by dividing all your estates among them." --Benjamin Franklin, letter to Collinson, 1753


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 11, 2009, 09:00:25 PM
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"Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition." --Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia, Query 19, 1781


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 13, 2009, 02:56:47 PM
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"What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value." --Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 1, 1776


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 13, 2009, 02:57:42 PM
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"Can you then consent to be the only sufferers by this revolution, and retiring from the field, grow old in poverty, wretchedness and contempt? Can you consent to wade through the vile mire of dependency, and owe the miserable remnant of that life to charity, which has hitherto been spent in honor? If you can -- GO -- and carry with you the jest of tories and scorn of whigs -- the ridicule, and what is worse, the pity of the world. Go, starve, and be forgotten!" --George Washington, letter to the Officers of the Army, 1783


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 16, 2009, 02:59:19 PM
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"Why give through agents whom we know not, to persons whom we know not, and in countries from which we get no account, where we can do it at short hand, to objects under our eye, through agents we know, and to supply wants we see?" --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Michael Megear, 1823


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 17, 2009, 02:17:04 PM
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"No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency." --George Washington, First Inaugural Address, April 30, 1789


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 18, 2009, 08:51:00 AM
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"I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Charles Jarvis, 1820


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 20, 2009, 01:17:30 AM
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"It is an unquestionable truth, that the body of the people in every country desire sincerely its prosperity. But it is equally unquestionable that they do not possess the discernment and stability necessary for systematic government. To deny that they are frequently led into the grossest of errors, by misinformation and passion, would be a flattery which their own good sense must despise." --Alexander Hamilton, speech to the Ratifying Convention of New York, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 20, 2009, 01:16:29 PM
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"Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." --Declaration of Independence


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 21, 2009, 03:22:58 PM
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"The pyramid of government-and a republican government may well receive that beautiful and solid form-should be raised to a dignified altitude: but its foundations must, of consequence, be broad, and strong, and deep. The authority, the interests, and the affections of the people at large are the only foundation, on which a superstructure proposed to be at once durable and magnificent, can be rationally erected." --James Wilson, Legislative Department, 1804


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 26, 2009, 05:00:34 PM
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"We are, heart and soul, friends to the freedom of the press. It is however, the prostituted companion of liberty, and somehow or other, we know not how, its efficient auxiliary. It follows the substance like its shade; but while a man walks erect, he may observe that his shadow is almost always in the dirt. It corrupts, it deceives, it inflames. It strips virtue of her honors, and lends to faction its wildfire and its poisoned arms, and in the end is its own enemy and the usurper's ally, It would be easy to enlarge on its evils. They are in England, they are here, they are everywhere. It is a precious pest, and a necessary mischief, and there would be no liberty without it." --Fisher Ames, Review of the Pamphlet on the State of the British Constitution, 1807


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 26, 2009, 05:01:30 PM
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"To the haranguers of the populace among the ancients, succeed among the moderns your writers of political pamphlets and news-papers, and your coffee-house talkers." --Benjamin Franklin, Reply to Coffee House Orators, 1767


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 26, 2009, 05:02:31 PM
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"Newspapers ... serve as chimnies to carry off noxious vapors and smoke." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thaddeus Kosciusko, 1802


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 27, 2009, 04:30:47 PM
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"The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men." --Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren November 4, 1775


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 28, 2009, 01:36:37 PM
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"It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigor. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution." --Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia Query 19, 1781


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 31, 2009, 02:23:06 PM
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"The people can never wilfully betray their own interests; but they may possibly be betrayed by the representatives of the people; and the danger will be evidently greater where the whole legislative trust is lodged in the hands of one body of men, than where the concurrence of separate and dissimilar bodies is required in every public act." --Federalist No. 63


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 01, 2009, 12:38:52 PM
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"Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people; commencing demagogues, and ending tyrants." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 1


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 02, 2009, 08:57:58 PM
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"I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Benjamin Rush, 1800


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 03, 2009, 04:37:53 PM
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"It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives." --John Adams, Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1756


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 04, 2009, 05:18:01 PM
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"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given them understandings, and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge; I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers." --John Adams, Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1756


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 07, 2009, 03:14:13 PM
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"To cherish and stimulate the activity of the human mind, by multiplying the objects of enterprise, is not among the least considerable of the expedients, by which the wealth of a nation may be promoted." --Alexander Hamilton, Report on Manufactures, 1791


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 08, 2009, 03:31:04 PM
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"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauchd in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders." --Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1775


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 09, 2009, 12:39:50 PM
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"Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. Do not be too severe upon their errors, but reclaim them by enlightening them. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Edward Carrington, 1787


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 11, 2009, 07:18:51 PM
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"To judge from the history of mankind, we shall be compelled to conclude that the fiery and destructive passions of war reign in the human breast with much more powerful sway than the mild and beneficent sentiments of peace; and that to model our political systems upon speculations of lasting tranquillity would be to calculate on the weaker springs of human character." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 34, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 14, 2009, 04:56:04 PM
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"It is an object of vast magnitude that systems of education should be adopted and pursued which may not only diffuse a knowledge of the sciences but may implant in the minds of the American youth the principles of virtue and of liberty and inspire them with just and liberal ideas of government and with an inviolable attachment to their own country." --Noah Webster, On Education of Youth in America, 1790


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 15, 2009, 05:29:04 PM
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"Law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge." --James Wilson, Of the Study of the Law in the United States, 1790


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 17, 2009, 12:32:56 AM
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"We ought to deprecate the hazard attending ardent and susceptible minds, from being too strongly, and too early prepossessed in favor of other political systems, before they are capable of appreciating their own." --George Washington, letter to the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, 1795


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 17, 2009, 02:39:29 PM
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"The present Constitution is the standard to which we are to cling. Under its banners, bona fide must we combat our political foes." --Alexander Hamilton, letter to James Bayard, 1802


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 18, 2009, 01:51:49 PM
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"I trust that the proposed Constitution afford a genuine specimen of representative government and republican government; and that it will answer, in an eminent degree, all the beneficial purposes of society." --Alexander Hamilton, speech to the New York Ratifying Convention, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 21, 2009, 06:12:16 PM
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"No morn ever dawned more favorable than ours did; and no day was every more clouded than the present! Wisdom, and good examples are necessary at this time to rescue the political machine from the impending storm." --George Washington, letter to James Madison, 1786


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 22, 2009, 04:35:20 PM
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"I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth -- that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the Ground without his Notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his Aid?" --Benjamin Franklin, to Colleagues at the Constitutional Convention


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 24, 2009, 01:40:20 AM
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"The first and governing maxim in the interpretation of a statute is to discover the meaning of those who made it." --James Wilson, Of the Study of Law in the United States, 1790


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 24, 2009, 06:58:23 PM
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"The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave." --Patrick Henry, speech in the Virginia Convention, 1775


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 25, 2009, 03:36:55 PM
Founder's Quote Daily
"With hearts fortified with these animating reflections, we most solemnly, before God and the world, declare, that, exerting the utmost energy of those powers, which our beneficent Creator hath graciously bestowed upon us, the arms we have compelled by our enemies to assume, we will, in defiance of every hazard, with unabating firmness and perseverance employ for the preservation of our liberties; being with one mind resolved to die freemen rather than to live as slaves." --John Dickinson and Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of the Cause and Necessity of Taking up Arms, 1775


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 29, 2009, 12:27:09 AM
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"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death." --Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 1, 1776


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 29, 2009, 12:10:39 PM
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We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die: Our won Country's Honor, all call upon us for vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world. Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions." --George Washington, General Orders, 1776


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 30, 2009, 04:39:07 PM
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"There is a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away. There is a time to fight, and that time has now come." --Peter Muhlenberg,  from a Lutheran sermon read at Woodstock, Virginia, 1776


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on October 01, 2009, 01:01:08 AM

On earth are many atheists, in hell there is not a one. - Bob


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 01, 2009, 01:15:32 AM
On earth are many atheists, in hell there is not a one. - Bob


Amen! - This is an Absolute Fact. They finally learn the Ultimate Truth - The Absolute Truth.


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 02, 2009, 04:17:56 AM
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"They define a republic to be a government of laws, and not of men." --John Adams, Novanglus No. 7, 1775


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 02, 2009, 10:06:49 PM
Founder's Quote Daily
"I am commonly opposed to those who modestly assume the rank of champions of liberty, and make a very patriotic noise about the people. It is the stale artifice which has duped the world a thousand times, and yet, though detected, it is still successful. I love liberty as well as anybody. I am proud of it, as the true title of our people to distinction above others; but ... I would guard it by making the laws strong enough to protect it." --Fisher Ames, letter to George Richard Minot, 1789


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 05, 2009, 03:45:15 PM
Founder's Quote Daily
"The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy." --Benjamin Franklin, Emblematical Representations, 1774


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 06, 2009, 07:32:27 PM
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"Wise politicians will be cautious about fettering the government with restrictions that cannot be observed, because they know that every break of the fundamental laws, though dictated by necessity, impairs that sacred reverence which ought to be maintained in the breast of rulers towards the constitution of a country."  --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 25, 1787


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 07, 2009, 08:20:49 PM
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"We lay it down as a fundamental, that laws, to be just, must give a reciprocation of right; that, without this, they are mere arbitrary rules of conduct, founded in force, and not in conscience." --Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the state of Virginia, 1782


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 09, 2009, 01:13:44 AM
Founder's Quote Daily
"Where there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community." --Benjamin Rush, letter to David Ramsay, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 09, 2009, 05:57:52 PM
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"If the public are bound to yield obedience to laws to which they cannot give their approbation, they are slaves to those who make such laws and enforce them." --Candidus in the Boston Gazette, 1772


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 12, 2009, 10:54:49 AM
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"The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people." --George Washington, First Inaugural Address, 1789


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 13, 2009, 08:16:18 PM
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"Although a republican government is slow to move, yet when once in motion, its momentum becomes irresistible." --Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Francis C. Gray, 1815


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 14, 2009, 04:51:25 PM
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"A republic, by which I mean a government in which the scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect and promises the cure for which we are seeking." --James Madison, letter to William Hunter, 1790


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 16, 2009, 03:22:53 AM
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"The regular distribution of power into distinct departments; the introduction of legislative balances and checks; the institution of courts composed of judges holding their offices during good behavior; the representation of the people in the legislature by deputies of their own election... They are means, and powerful means, by which the excellences of republican government may be retained and its imperfections lessened or avoided." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 9, 1787


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 16, 2009, 01:39:39 PM
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"The republican principle demands that the deliberate sense of the community should govern the conduct of those to whom they entrust the management of their affairs; but it does not require an unqualified complaisance to every sudden breeze of passion or to every transient impulse which the people may receive from the arts of men, who flatter their prejudices to betray their interests." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 71, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 20, 2009, 04:30:22 PM
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"More permanent and genuine happiness is to be found in the sequestered walks of connubial life than in the giddy rounds of promiscuous pleasure." --George Washington, letter to the Marquis de la Rourie, 1786


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 20, 2009, 06:32:29 PM
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"Every thing useful and beneficial to man, seems to be connected with obedience to the laws of his nature, the inclinations, the duties, and the happiness of individuals, resolve themselves into customs and habits, favourable, in the highest degree, to society. In no case is this more apparent, than in the customs of nations respecting marriage." --Samuel Williams, The Natural and Civil History of Vermont, 1794


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 22, 2009, 04:23:22 AM
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"The happy State of Matrimony is, undoubtedly, the surest and most lasting Foundation of Comfort and Love; the Source of all that endearing Tenderness and Affection which arises from Relation and Affinity; the grand Point of Property; the Cause of all good Order in the World, and what alone preserves it from the utmost Confusion; and, to sum up all, the Appointment of infinite Wisdom for these great and good Purposes." --Benjamin Franklin, Rules and Maxims for Promoting Matrimonial Happiness, 1730


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 22, 2009, 11:01:00 PM
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"I have always considered marriage as the most interesting event of one's life, the foundation of happiness or misery." --George Washington, letter to Burwell Bassett, 1785


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 26, 2009, 01:12:04 PM
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"Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards." --Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1738


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 26, 2009, 01:12:40 PM
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"The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families. ... How is it possible that Children can have any just Sense of the sacred Obligations of Morality or Religion if, from their earliest Infancy, they learn their Mothers live in habitual Infidelity to their fathers, and their fathers in as constant Infidelity to their Mothers?" --John Adams, Diary, 1778


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 31, 2009, 12:28:52 PM
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"Religion in a Family is at once its brightest Ornament & its best Security." --Samuel Adams, letter to Thomas Wells, 1780


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 31, 2009, 12:29:25 PM
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"What is it that affectionate parents require of their Children; for all their care, anxiety, and toil on their accounts? Only that they would be wise and virtuous, Benevolent and kind." --Abigail Adams, letter to John Quincy Adams, 1783


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Post by: nChrist on October 31, 2009, 12:30:20 PM
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"It is the duty of parents to maintain their children decently, and according to their circumstances; to protect them according to the dictates of prudence; and to educate them according to the suggestions of a judicious and zealous regard for their usefulness, their respectability and happiness." --James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1791


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Post by: nChrist on October 31, 2009, 12:30:52 PM
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"The most important consequence of marriage is, that the husband and the wife become in law only one person... Upon this principle of union, almost all the other legal consequences of marriage depend. This principle, sublime and refined, deserves to be viewed and examined on every side." --James Wilson, Of the Natural Rights of Individuals, 1792


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Post by: nChrist on November 01, 2009, 10:29:55 AM
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"The most important consequence of marriage is, that the husband and the wife become in law only one person... Upon this principle of union, almost all the other legal consequences of marriage depend. This principle, sublime and refined, deserves to be viewed and examined on every side." --James Wilson, Of the Natural Rights of Individuals, 1792


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Post by: nChrist on November 02, 2009, 01:51:36 PM
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"And as to the Cares, they are chiefly what attend the bringing up of Children; and I would ask any Man who has experienced it, if they are not the most delightful Cares in the World; and if from that Particular alone, he does not find the Bliss of a double State much greater, instead of being less than he expected." --Benjamin Franklin, Reply to a Piece of Advice


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Post by: nChrist on November 03, 2009, 11:20:12 AM
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"[T]he importance of piety and religion; of industry and frugality; of prudence, economy, regularity and an even government; all ... are essential to the well-being of a family." --Samuel Adams, letter to Thomas Wells, 1780


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Post by: nChrist on November 06, 2009, 02:15:55 PM
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"Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience." --George Washington, The Rules of Civility, 1748


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Post by: nChrist on November 06, 2009, 02:16:24 PM
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"It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world's believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good disposition." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, 1785


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Post by: nChrist on November 06, 2009, 02:16:56 PM
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"As parents, we can have no joy, knowing that this government is not sufficiently lasting to ensure any thing which we may bequeath to posterity: And by a plain method of argument, as we are running the next generation into debt, we ought to do the work of it, otherwise we use them meanly and pitifully. In order to discover the line of our duty rightly, we should take our children in our hand, and fix our station a few years farther into life; that eminence will present a prospect, which a few present fears and prejudices conceal from our sight." --Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on November 09, 2009, 05:14:47 PM
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"Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing. And that you may be always doing good, my dear, is the ardent prayer of yours affectionately." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Martha Jefferson, 1787


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Post by: nChrist on November 15, 2009, 11:14:13 PM
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"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it." --Thomas Paine, The Crisis, No. 4, 1777


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Post by: nChrist on November 15, 2009, 11:14:47 PM
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"Gentlemen, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for I have grown not only gray, but almost blind in the service of my country." --George Washington, upon fumbling for his glasses before delivering the Newburgh Address, 1783


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Post by: nChrist on November 15, 2009, 11:15:28 PM
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"Human Felicity is produced not so much by great Pieces of good Fortune that seldom happen, as by little Advantages that occur every Day." --Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography, 1771


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Post by: nChrist on November 15, 2009, 11:16:08 PM
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"Strive to be the greatest man in your country, and you may be disappointed. Strive to be the best and you may succeed: he may well win the race that runs by himself." --Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1747


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Post by: nChrist on November 29, 2009, 11:46:19 PM
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"In planning, forming, and arranging laws, deliberation is always becoming, and always useful." --James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1791


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Post by: nChrist on November 29, 2009, 11:46:54 PM
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"This country and this people seem to have been made for each other, and it appears as if it was the design of Providence that an inheritance so proper and convenient for a band of brethren, united to each other by the strongest of ties, should never be split into a number of unsocial, jealous, and alien sovereignties." --John Jay, Federalist No. 2


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Post by: nChrist on November 29, 2009, 11:47:36 PM
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"The great Searcher of human hearts is my witness, that I have no wish, which aspires beyond the humble and happy lot of living and dying a private citizen on my own farm." --George Washington, letter to Charles Pettit, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on November 29, 2009, 11:48:15 PM
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"We should never despair, our Situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new Exertions and proportion our Efforts to the exigency of the times." --George Washington, letter to Philip Schuyler, 1777


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Post by: nChrist on November 29, 2009, 11:48:51 PM
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"It is a happy circumstance in human affairs that evils which are not cured in one way will cure themselves in some other." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Sinclair, 1791


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Post by: nChrist on November 29, 2009, 11:49:28 PM
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"Wish not so much to live long as to live well." --Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1746


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Post by: nChrist on November 29, 2009, 11:50:11 PM
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"It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage, and such only, as he believes to be acceptable to him. This duty is precedent both in order of time and degree of obligation, to the claims of Civil Society. Before any man can be considered as a member of Civil Society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe." --James Madison, A Memorial and Remonstrance, 1785


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Post by: nChrist on November 29, 2009, 11:50:54 PM
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George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to "recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:"

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October, A.D. 1789.


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Post by: nChrist on November 29, 2009, 11:51:42 PM
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"Religion, or the duty which we owe to our creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence; and therefore all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience; and this is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love, and charity towards each other." --Virginia Bill of Rights, Article 16, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on November 29, 2009, 11:52:27 PM
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"Adore God. Reverence and cherish your parents. Love your neighbor as yourself, and your country more than yourself. Be just. Be true. Murmur not at the ways of Providence. So shall the life into which you have entered be the portal to one of eternal and ineffable bliss." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thomas Jefferson Smith, 1825


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Post by: nChrist on December 02, 2009, 04:56:56 PM
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"It will not be doubted, that with reference either to individual, or National Welfare, Agriculture is of primary importance. In proportion as Nations advance in population, and other circumstances of maturity, this truth becomes more apparent; and renders the cultivation of the Soil more and more, an object of public patronage." --George Washington, Eighth Annual Message to Congress, 1796


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Post by: nChrist on December 02, 2009, 04:57:26 PM
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"I hope, some day or another, we shall become a storehouse and granary for the world." --George Washington, letter to Marquis de Lafayette, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on December 02, 2009, 04:58:02 PM
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"No country upon earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings than United America. Wondrously strange, then, and much to be regretted indeed would it be, were we to neglect the means and to depart from the road which Providence has pointed us to so plainly; I cannot believe it will ever come to pass." --George Washington, letter to Benjamin Lincoln, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on December 04, 2009, 04:16:19 PM
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"We are either a United people, or we are not. If the former, let us, in all maters of general concern act as a nation, which have national objects to promote, and a national character to support. If we are not, let us no longer act a farce by pretending to it." --George Washington, letter to James Madison, 1785


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Post by: nChrist on December 04, 2009, 04:16:51 PM
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"The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind." --Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on December 07, 2009, 08:07:12 PM
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"Every man who loves peace, every man who loves his country, every man who loves liberty ought to have it ever before his eyes that he may cherish in his heart a due attachment to the Union of America and be able to set a due value on the means of preserving it." --James Madison, Federalist No. 41


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Post by: nChrist on December 14, 2009, 03:14:51 PM
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"We are firmly convinced, and we act on that conviction, that with nations as with individuals our interests soundly calculated will ever be found inseparable from our moral duties, and history bears witness to the fact that a just nation is trusted on its word when recourse is had to armaments and wars to bridle others." --Thomas Jefferson, Second Inaugural Address, 1805


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Post by: nChrist on December 14, 2009, 03:15:23 PM
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"Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence." --Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833


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Post by: nChrist on December 14, 2009, 03:15:59 PM
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"Is it not the glory of the people of America, that whilst they have paid a decent regard to the opinions of former times and other nations, they have not suffered a blind veneration for antiquity, for custom, or for names, to overrule the suggestions of their own good sense, the knowledge of their own situation, and the lessons of their own experience? To this manly spirit, posterity will be indebted for the possession, and the world for the example of the numerous innovations displayed on the American theatre, in favor of private rights and public happiness." --James Madison, Federalist No. 14


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Post by: nChrist on December 14, 2009, 03:16:37 PM
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"The steady character of our countrymen is a rock to which we may safely moor; and notwithstanding the efforts of the papers to disseminate early discontents, I expect that a just, dispassionate and steady conduct, will at length rally to a proper system the great body of our country. Unequivocal in principle, reasonable in manner, we shall be able I hope to do a great deal of good to the cause of freedom & harmony." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Elbridge Gerry, 1801


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Post by: nChrist on December 14, 2009, 03:17:12 PM
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"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States." --Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, 1787


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Post by: nChrist on December 16, 2009, 01:35:00 PM
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"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, 1785


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Post by: nChrist on December 16, 2009, 01:35:34 PM
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"One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to George Washington, 1796


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Post by: nChrist on December 20, 2009, 08:57:28 PM
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"We established however some, although not all its [self-government] important principles. The constitutions of most of our States assert, that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves, in all cases to which they think themselves competent, (as in electing their functionaries executive and legislative, and deciding by a jury of themselves, in all judiciary cases in which any fact is involved,) or they may act by representatives, freely and equally chosen; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Cartwright, 1824


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Post by: nChrist on December 29, 2009, 06:06:09 PM
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"Whereas, to preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them; nor does it follow from this, that all promiscuously must go into actual service on every occasion. The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle; and when we see many men disposed to practice upon it, whenever they can prevail, no wonder true republicans are for carefully guarding against it." --Federal Farmer, Antifederalist Letter, No.18


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Post by: nChrist on December 29, 2009, 06:08:03 PM
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"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined." --Patrick Henry, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1778


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Post by: nChrist on December 29, 2009, 06:08:35 PM
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 "O sir, we should have fine times, indeed, if, to punish tyrants, it were only sufficient to assemble the people! Your arms, wherewith you could defend yourselves, are gone; and you have no longer an aristocratical, no longer a democratical spirit. Did you ever read of any revolution in a nation, brought about by the punishment of those in power, inflicted by those who had no power at all?" --Patrick Henry, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1778


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Post by: nChrist on December 29, 2009, 06:09:12 PM
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"The only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments." --Benjamin Rush, On the Mode of Education Proper in a Republic, 1806


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Post by: nChrist on December 29, 2009, 06:09:47 PM
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"In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn." --Luke 2:1-7


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Post by: nChrist on December 29, 2009, 06:10:21 PM
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"When the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, - who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia." --George Mason, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on December 29, 2009, 06:10:56 PM
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"The people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full possession of them." --Zacharia Johnson, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on January 02, 2010, 05:34:40 PM
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"The whole of that Bill [of Rights] is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals... It establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of." --Albert Gallatin, letter to Alexander Addison, 1789


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Post by: nChrist on January 02, 2010, 05:35:14 PM
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"Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of." --James Madison, Federalist No. 46


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Post by: nChrist on January 02, 2010, 05:35:51 PM
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"If a well-regulated militia be the most natural defense of a free country, it ought certainly to be under the regulation and at the disposal of that body which is constituted the guardian of the national security. If standing armies are dangerous to liberty, an efficacious power over the militia in the same body ought, as far as possible, to take away the inducement and the pretext to such unfriendly institutions. If the federal government can command the aid of the militia in those emergencies which call for the military arm in support of the civil magistrate, it can the better dispense with the employment of a different kind of force. If it cannot avail itself of the former, it will be obliged to recur to the latter. To render an army unnecessary will be a more certain method of preventing its existence than a thousand prohibitions upon paper." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 29


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Post by: nChrist on January 05, 2010, 02:18:54 PM
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"There is something so far-fetched and so extravagant in the idea of danger to liberty from the militia that one is at a loss whether to treat it with gravity or with raillery; whether to consider it as a mere trial of skill, like the paradoxes of rhetoricians; as a disingenuous artifice to instil prejudices at any price; or as the serious." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 29


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Post by: nChrist on January 05, 2010, 02:19:29 PM
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"We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Samuel Kercheval, 1816


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Post by: nChrist on January 07, 2010, 05:16:17 PM
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"The multiplication of public offices, increase of expense beyond income, growth and entailment of a public debt, are indications soliciting the employment of the pruning knife." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Spencer Roane, 1821


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Post by: nChrist on January 07, 2010, 05:16:57 PM
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"A rigid economy of the public contributions and absolute interdiction of all useless expenses will go far towards keeping the government honest and unoppressive." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Marquis de Lafayette, 1823


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Post by: nChrist on January 08, 2010, 07:32:47 PM
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"As on the one hand, the necessity for borrowing in particular emergencies cannot be doubted, so on the other, it is equally evident that to be able to borrow upon good terms, it is essential that the credit of a nation should be well established." --Alexander Hamilton, Report on Public Credit, 1790


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Post by: nChrist on January 14, 2010, 04:14:09 PM
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"It is a wise rule and should be fundamental in a government disposed to cherish its credit, and at the same time to restrain the use of it within the limits of its faculties, never to borrow a dollar without laying a tax in the same instant for paying the interest annually, and the principal within a given term; and to consider that tax as pledged to the creditors on the public faith." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Wayles Eppes, 1813


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Post by: nChrist on January 14, 2010, 04:14:57 PM
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"But with respect to future debt; would it not be wise and just for that nation to declare in the constitution they are forming that neither the legislature, nor the nation itself can validly contract more debt, than they may pay within their own age, or within the term of 19 years." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, 1789


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Post by: nChrist on January 14, 2010, 04:15:31 PM
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"There is not a more important and fundamental principle in legislation, than that the ways and means ought always to face the public engagements; that our appropriations should ever go hand in hand with our promises. To say that the United States should be answerable for twenty-five millions of dollars without knowing whether the ways and means can be provided, and without knowing whether those who are to succeed us will think with us on the subject, would be rash and unjustifiable. Sir, in my opinion, it would be hazarding the public faith in a manner contrary to every idea of prudence." --James Madison, Speech in Congress, 1790


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Post by: nChrist on January 15, 2010, 08:57:56 AM
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"No pecuniary consideration is more urgent, than the regular redemption and discharge of the public debt: on none can delay be more injurious, or an economy of time more valuable." --George Washington, Message to the House of Representatives, 1793


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Post by: nChrist on January 15, 2010, 09:44:15 AM
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"The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Taylor, 1816


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Post by: nChrist on January 19, 2010, 03:24:19 PM
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"He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing." --Benjamin Franklin, writings, 1758


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Post by: nChrist on January 20, 2010, 08:15:29 PM
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"The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Shelton Gilliam, 1808


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Post by: nChrist on January 21, 2010, 12:54:33 PM
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"I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Ludlow, 1824


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Post by: nChrist on January 22, 2010, 11:17:27 AM
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"The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time; the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them." --Thomas Jefferson, Summary View of the Rights of British America, 1774


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Post by: nChrist on January 25, 2010, 02:04:30 PM
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"It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man who knows what the law is today can guess what it will be to-morrow." --Federalist No. 62


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Post by: nChrist on January 28, 2010, 03:00:28 PM
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"There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." --James Madison, speech to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on January 28, 2010, 03:01:10 PM
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"If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thomas Cooper, 1802


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Post by: nChrist on January 28, 2010, 03:01:42 PM
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"In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate - look to his character...." --Noah Webster, Letters to a Young Gentleman Commencing His Education, 1789


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Post by: nChrist on January 31, 2010, 06:44:32 PM
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"A good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should endeavor not only to be learned but virtuous." --George Washington, letter to Steptoe Washington, 1790


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Post by: nChrist on February 01, 2010, 12:31:17 PM
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"Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt." --Samuel Adams, essay in The Public Advertiser, 1749


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Post by: nChrist on February 02, 2010, 05:43:08 PM
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"The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men." --Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1775


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Post by: nChrist on February 03, 2010, 08:15:48 AM
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"It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigor. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution." --Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia Query 19, 1781


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Post by: nChrist on February 05, 2010, 03:20:05 PM
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"Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction. A good form of government may hold the rotten materials together for some time, but beyond a certain pitch, even the best constitution will be ineffectual, and slavery must ensue." --John Witherspoon, The Dominion of Providence Over the Passions of Men, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on February 05, 2010, 03:20:35 PM
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"Your love of liberty -- your respect for the laws -- your habits of industry -- and your practice of the moral and religious obligations, are the strongest claims to national and individual happiness." --George Washington, letter to the residents of Boston, 1789


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Post by: nChrist on February 09, 2010, 03:35:06 PM
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"No compact among men ... can be pronounced everlasting and inviolable, and if I may so express myself, that no Wall of words, that no mound of parchment can be so formed as to stand against the sweeping torrent of boundless ambition on the one side, aided by the sapping current of corrupted morals on the other." --George Washington, draft of first Inaugural Address, 1789


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Post by: nChrist on February 09, 2010, 03:35:46 PM
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"The first transactions of a nation, like those of an individual upon his first entrance into life make the deepest impression, and are to form the leading traits in its character." --George Washington, letter to John Armstrong, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on February 10, 2010, 01:39:17 PM
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"Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manners in a State than that all persons employed in places of power and trust must be men of unexceptionable characters." --Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1775


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Post by: nChrist on February 11, 2010, 01:24:08 PM
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"Citizens by birth or choice of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations." --George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796


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Post by: nChrist on February 13, 2010, 09:51:03 AM
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"When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen; and we shall most sincerely rejoice with you in the happy hour when the establishment of American Liberty, upon the most firm and solid foundations shall enable us to return to our Private Stations in the bosom of a free, peacefully and happy Country." --George Washington, address to the New York legislature, 1775


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Post by: nChrist on February 15, 2010, 11:54:20 AM
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"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual -- or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country." --Samuel Adams, in the Boston Gazette, 1781


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Post by: nChrist on February 19, 2010, 02:50:09 PM
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"The citizens of the United States of America have the right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy worthy of imitation. All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship. It is now no more that toleration is spoken of as if it were by the indulgence of one class of citizens that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights, for happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support." --George Washington, letter to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, Rhode Island, 1790


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 19, 2010, 02:50:48 PM
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"No nation was ever ruined by trade, even seemingly the most disadvantageous." --Benjamin Franklin and George Whaley, Principles of Trade, 1774


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Post by: nChrist on February 19, 2010, 02:51:18 PM
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"I think all the world would gain by setting commerce at perfect liberty." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Adams, 1785


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Post by: nChrist on February 19, 2010, 02:51:51 PM
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"Harmony, liberal intercourse with all Nations, are recommended by policy, humanity and interest. But even our Commercial policy should  hold an equal and impartial hand: neither seeking nor granting exclusive favours or preferences; consulting the natural course of things; diffusing and diversifying by gentle means the streams of Commerce, but forcing nothing; establishing with Powers so disposed; in order to give trade a stable course." --George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796


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Post by: nChrist on February 25, 2010, 12:34:42 PM
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"First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen, he was second to none in humble and enduring scenes of private life. Pious, just humane, temperate, and sincere; uniform dignified, and commanding; his example was as edifying to all around him as were the effects of that example lasting; correct throughout, vice shuddered in his presence and virtue always felt his fostering hand. The purity of his private charter gave effulgence to his public virtues." --John Marshall, official eulogy of George Washington, delivered by Richard Henry Lee, 1799


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Post by: nChrist on February 25, 2010, 12:35:21 PM
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"Measures which serve to abridge the free competition of foreign Articles, have a tendency to occasion an enhancement of prices." --Alexander Hamilton, Report on Manufactures, 1791


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Post by: nChrist on February 25, 2010, 12:36:02 PM
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"Industry is increased, commodities are multiplied, agriculture and manufacturers flourish: and herein consists the true wealth and prosperity of a state." --Alexander Hamilton, Report on a National Bank, 1790


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Post by: nChrist on February 25, 2010, 12:36:40 PM
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"War is not the best engine for us to resort to; nature has given us one in our commerce, which if properly managed, will be a better instrument for obliging the interested nations of Europe to treat us with justice." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thomas Pickney, 1797


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Post by: nChrist on March 03, 2010, 01:36:09 PM
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"Every new regulation concerning commerce or revenue; or in any manner affecting the value of the different species of property, presents a new harvest to those who watch the change and can trace its consequences; a harvest reared not by themselves but by the toils and cares of the great body of their fellow citizens. This is a state of things in which it may be said with some truth that laws are made for the few not for the many." --Federalist No. 62


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Post by: nChrist on March 03, 2010, 01:36:45 PM
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"The prosperity of commerce is now perceived and acknowledged by all enlightened statesmen to be the most useful as well as the most productive source of national wealth, and has accordingly become a primary object of its political cares." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 12


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Post by: nChrist on March 03, 2010, 01:37:19 PM
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"It is very imprudent to deprive America of any of her privileges. If her commerce and friendship are of any importance to you, they are to be  had on no other terms than leaving her in the full enjoyment of her rights." --Benjamin Franklin, Political Observances


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 03, 2010, 01:37:56 PM
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"No nation was ever ruined by trade, even seemingly the most disadvantageous." --Benjamin Franklin and George Whaley, Principles of Trade, 1774


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Post by: nChrist on March 04, 2010, 10:46:56 AM
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"If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions." --James Madison, letter to Edmund Pendleton, 1792


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Post by: nChrist on March 08, 2010, 12:26:10 PM
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"We are not to consider ourselves, while here, as at church or school, to listen to the harangues of speculative piety; we are here to talk of the political interests committed to our charge." --Fisher Ames, speech in the United States House of Representatives, 1789


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Post by: nChrist on March 08, 2010, 12:26:50 PM
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"It would reduce the whole instrument to a single phrase, that of instituting a Congress with power to do whatever would be for the good of the United States; and as they would be the sole judges of the good or evil, it would be also a power to do whatever evil they please. Certainly no such universal power was meant to be given them. It [the Constitution] was intended to lace them up straightly within the enumerated powers and those without which, as means, these powers could not be carried into effect." --Thomas Jefferson, Opinion on a National Bank, 1791


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Post by: nChrist on March 10, 2010, 12:58:30 PM
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"The legislative department is everywhere extending the sphere of its activity and drawing all power into its impetuous vortex." --James Madison, Federalist No. 48


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Post by: nChrist on March 10, 2010, 12:59:04 PM
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"One hundred and seventy-three despots would surely be as oppressive as one." --James Madison, Federalist No. 48


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Post by: nChrist on March 11, 2010, 02:29:43 PM
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"Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob." --James Madison, Federalist No. 55


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Post by: nChrist on March 12, 2010, 10:22:23 PM
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"If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send 150 lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, & talk by the hour? That 150 lawyers should do business together ought not to be expected." --Thomas Jefferson, autobiography, 1821


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Post by: nChrist on March 15, 2010, 01:18:42 PM
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"On every unauthoritative exercise of power by the legislature must the people rise in rebellion or their silence be construed into a surrender of that power to them? If so, how many rebellions should we have had already?" --Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia, Query 12, 1782


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Post by: nChrist on March 16, 2010, 01:52:57 PM
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"A local spirit will infallibly prevail much more in the members of Congress than a national spirit will prevail in the legislatures of the particular States." --James Madison, Federalist No. 46


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Post by: nChrist on March 17, 2010, 05:59:05 PM
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"For the same reason that the members of the State legislatures will be unlikely to attach themselves sufficiently to national objects, the members of the federal legislature will be likely to attach themselves too much to local objects." --James Madison, Federalist No. 46


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Post by: nChrist on March 18, 2010, 10:32:41 PM
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"But they have two other Rights; those of sitting when they please, and as long as they please, in which methinks they have the advantage of your Parliament; for they cannot be dissolved by the Breath of a Minister, or sent packing as you were the other day, when it was your earnest desire to have remained longer together." --Benjamin Franklin, letter to William Strahan, 1784


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Post by: nChrist on March 19, 2010, 06:59:11 PM
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"Next Monday the Convention in Virginia will assemble; we have still good hopes of its adoption here: though by no great plurality of votes. South Carolina has probably decided favourably before this time. The plot thickens fast. A few short weeks will determine the political fate of America for the present generation, and probably produce no small influence on the happiness of society through a long succession of ages to come." --George Washington, letter to Marquis de Lafayette, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 22, 2010, 04:10:09 PM
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"The present Constitution is the standard to which we are to cling. Under its banners, bona fide must we combat our political foes -- rejecting all changes but through the channel itself provides for amendments." --Alexander Hamilton, letter to James Bayard, 1802


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Post by: nChrist on March 23, 2010, 11:03:17 PM
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"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" --Patrick Henry, Speech to the Virginia Convention, March 23, 1775


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Post by: nChrist on March 24, 2010, 03:43:13 PM
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"A constitution founded on these principles introduces knowledge among the people, and inspires them with a conscious dignity becoming  freemen; a general emulation takes place, which causes good humor, sociability, good manners, and good morals to be general. That elevation of sentiment inspired by such a government, makes the common people brave and enterprising. That ambition which is inspired by it makes them sober, industrious, and frugal." --John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on March 24, 2010, 07:08:10 PM


"The only bad thing about socialism, is that sooner or later, you run out of other people's money."
Margaret Thatcher


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Post by: Shammu on March 24, 2010, 07:09:13 PM


"A government that is big enough to give you everything you want, is powerful enough to take everything you have."
Thomas Jefferson


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Post by: nChrist on March 24, 2010, 09:59:21 PM

"The only bad thing about socialism, is that sooner or later, you run out of other people's money."
Margaret Thatcher

I like this one! - It speaks volumes!


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 25, 2010, 02:00:16 PM
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"I trust that the proposed Constitution afford a genuine specimen of representative government and republican government; and that it will  answer, in an eminent degree, all the beneficial purposes of society." --Alexander Hamilton, speech to the New York Ratifying Convention, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on March 26, 2010, 03:19:18 AM

"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it."
Thomas Jefferson


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Post by: Shammu on March 26, 2010, 03:21:08 AM


"Of distinction by birth or badge, [Americans] had no more idea than they had of the mode of existence in the moon or planets. They had heard only that there were such, and knew that they must be wrong."
Thomas Jefferson


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Post by: Shammu on March 26, 2010, 03:22:27 AM



"Instead of that liberty which takes root and growth in the progress of reason, if recovered by mere force or accident, it becomes with an unprepared people a tyranny still of the many, the few, or the one."
Thomas Jefferson


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on March 26, 2010, 03:25:58 AM

"A single good government becomes... a blessing to the whole earth, its welcome to the oppressed restraining within certain limits the measure of their oppressions. But should even this be counteracted by violence on the right of expatriation, the other branch of our example then presents itself for imitation: to rise on their rulers and do as we have done."
Thomas Jefferson

And

"Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God."
Thomas Jefferson


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Post by: nChrist on March 26, 2010, 11:59:32 AM
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"In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution." --Thomas Jefferson, fair copy of the drafts of the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 30, 2010, 11:00:03 PM
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"It is impossible for the man of pious reflection not to perceive in it [the Constitution] a finger of that Almighty hand which has been so frequently and signally extended to our relief in the critical stages of the revolution." --James Madison, Federalist No. 37


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Post by: nChrist on March 30, 2010, 11:00:36 PM
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"In the formation of our constitution the wisdom of all ages is collected -- the legislators are antiquity are consulted, as well as the opinions and interests of the millions who are concerned. It short, it is an empire of reason." --Noah Webster, An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, 1787


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on March 31, 2010, 10:20:55 PM
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"If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws -- the first growing out of the last. ... A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government." --Alexander Hamilton, Essay in the American Daily Advertiser, 1794


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 02, 2010, 02:16:04 PM
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"Constitutions of civil government are not to be framed upon a calculation of existing exigencies, but upon a combination of these with the probable exigencies of ages, according to the natural and tried course of human affairs. Nothing, therefore, can be more fallacious than to infer the extent of any power, proper to be lodged in the national government, from an estimate of its immediate necessities." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 34


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 02, 2010, 02:16:43 PM
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"The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of the society; and in the next place, to take the most effectual precautions for keeping them virtuous whilst they continue to hold their public trust." --James Madison, Federalist No. 57


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 06, 2010, 06:20:23 PM
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"You give me a credit to which I have no claim in calling me 'the writer of the Constitution of the United States.' This was not, like the fabled Goddess of Wisdom, the offspring of a single brain. It ought to be regarded as the work of many heads and many hands." --James Madison, letter to William Cogswell, 1834


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 06, 2010, 06:20:59 PM
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"Whatever may be the judgement pronounced on the competency of the architects of the Constitution, or whatever may be the destiny of the  edifice prepared by them, I feel it a duty to express my profound and solemn conviction ... that there never was an assembly of men, charged with a great and arduous trust, who were more pure in their motives, or more exclusively or anxiously devoted to the object committed to them." --James Madison


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 08, 2010, 11:10:01 PM
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"The example of changing a constitution by assembling the wise men of the state, instead of assembling armies, will be worth as much to the world as the former examples we had give them. The constitution, too, which was the result of our deliberation, is unquestionably the wisest ever yet presented to men." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to David Humphreys, 1789


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 08, 2010, 11:10:47 PM
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"The deliberate union of so great and various a people in such a place, is without all partiality or prejudice, if not the greatest exertion of human understanding, the greatest single effort of national deliberation that the world has ever seen." --John Adams, quoted in a letter from Rufus King to Theophilus Parsons, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 13, 2010, 03:16:05 PM
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"It appears to me, then, little short of a miracle, that the Delegates from so many different States ... should unite in forming a system of national Government, so little liable to well founded objections." --George Washington, letter to Marquis de Lafayette, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 13, 2010, 03:16:36 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"No morn ever dawned more favorable than ours did; and no day was every more clouded than the present! Wisdom, and good examples are necessary at this time to rescue the political machine from the impending storm." --George Washington, letter to James Madison, 1786


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 13, 2010, 03:17:08 PM
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"Jealousy, and local policy mix too much in all our public councils for the good government of the Union. In a words, the confederation appears to me to be little more than a shadow without the substance...." --George Washington, letter to James Warren, 1785


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 15, 2010, 04:42:44 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of superintending providence in our favor. To that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? Or do we imagine that we no longer need his assistance? I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth-that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the Ground without his Notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his Aid?" --Benjamin Franklin, To Colleagues at the Constitutional Convention


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 15, 2010, 04:43:16 PM
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"An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation." --Justice John Marshall, McCullough v. Maryland, 1819


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 17, 2010, 10:54:21 PM
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"The first and governing maxim in the interpretation of a statute is to discover the meaning of those who made it." --James Wilson, Of the Study of Law in the United States, 1790


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 20, 2010, 01:21:51 PM
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"What a glorious morning this is!" --Samuel Adams, to John Hancock at the Battle of Lexington, Massachusetts, 1775


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 20, 2010, 01:22:19 PM
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"The Constitution ought to be the standard of construction for the laws, and that wherever there is an evident opposition, the laws ought to give place to the Constitution. But this doctrine is not deducible from any circumstance peculiar to the plan of convention, but from the general theory of a limited Constitution." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 81


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 22, 2010, 12:42:52 PM
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"Our peculiar security is in the possession of a written Constitution. Let us not make it a blank paper by construction." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Wilson Nicholas, 1803


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 22, 2010, 12:43:29 PM
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"The construction applied ... to those parts of the Constitution of the United States which delegate Congress a power ... ought not to be construed as themselves to give unlimited powers, nor a part to be so taken as to destroy the whole residue of that instrument." --Thomas Jefferson, Draft Kentucky Resolutions, 1798


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 25, 2010, 10:15:13 AM
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"The true key for the construction of everything doubtful in a law is the intention of the law-makers. This is most safely gathered from the words, but may be sought also in extraneous circumstances provided they do not contradict the express words of the law." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Albert Gallatin, 1808


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 27, 2010, 09:29:59 PM
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"On every question of construction carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Johnson, 1823


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 27, 2010, 09:30:35 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"The constitution of the United States is to receive a reasonable interpretation of its language, and its powers, keeping in view the objects and purposes, for which those powers were conferred. By a reasonable interpretation, we mean, that in case the words are susceptible of two different senses, the one strict, the other more enlarged, that should be adopted, which is most consonant with the apparent objects and intent of the Constitution." --Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 28, 2010, 09:24:04 AM
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"The plain import of the clause is, that congress shall have all the incidental and instrumental powers, necessary and proper to carry into execution all the express powers. It neither enlarges any power specifically granted; nor is it a grant of any new power to congress. But it is merely a declaration for the removal of all uncertainty, that the means of carrying into execution those, otherwise granted, are included in the grant." --Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 29, 2010, 12:15:59 PM
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"Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at pleasure." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Johnson, 1823


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on April 30, 2010, 09:17:40 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"The Constitution on which our Union rests, shall be administered by me [as President] according to the safe and honest meaning contemplated by the plain understanding of the people of the United States at the time of its adoption -- a meaning to be found in the explanations of those who advocated, not those who opposed it, and who opposed it merely lest the construction should be applied which they denounced as possible." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Mesrs. Eddy, Russel, Thurber, Wheaton and Smith, 1801


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 03, 2010, 09:51:57 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"They are not to do anything they please to provide for the general welfare, but only to lay taxes for that purpose. To consider the latter phrase not as describing the purpose of the first, but as giving a distinct and independent power to do any act they please which may be good for the Union, would render all the preceding and subsequent enumerations of power completely useless. It would reduce the whole instrument to a single phrase, that of instituting a Congress with power to do whatever would be for the good of the United States; and as they would be the sole judges of the good or evil, it would be also a power to do whatever evil they please.... Certainly no such universal power was meant to be given them. It was intended to lace them up straightly within the enumerated powers and those without which, as means, these powers could not be carried into effect." --Thomas Jefferson, Opinion on National Bank, 1791


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 04, 2010, 11:19:42 AM
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"I entirely concur in the propriety of resorting to the sense in which the Constitution was accepted and ratified by the nation. In that sense alone it is the legitimate Constitution." --James Madison, letter to Henry Lee, 1824


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 05, 2010, 11:58:37 AM
Founder's Quote Daily

"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman." --Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 1, 1776


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 06, 2010, 01:36:07 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"With hearts fortified with these animating reflections, we most solemnly, before God and the world, declare, that, exerting the utmost energy of those powers, which our beneficent Creator hath graciously bestowed upon us, the arms we have compelled by our enemies to assume, we will, in defiance of every hazard, with unabating firmness and perseverance employ for the preservation of our liberties; being with one mind resolved to die freemen rather than to live as slaves." --John Dickinson and Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of the Cause and Necessity of Taking up Arms, 1775


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 07, 2010, 12:54:04 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave." --Patrick Henry, speech at the Virginia Convention, 1775


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 10, 2010, 01:27:51 PM
Founder's Quote Daily

"We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die: Our won Country's Honor, all call upon us for vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now  shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world. Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions." --George Washington, General Orders, 1776


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 11, 2010, 12:02:17 PM
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"I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way." --John Paul Jones, letter to M. Le Ray de Chaumont, 1778


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 12, 2010, 02:53:59 PM
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"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death." --Thomas Paine, The Crisis, No. 1, 1776


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on May 13, 2010, 01:27:47 PM
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An honorable Peace is and always was my first wish! I can take no delight in the effusion of human Blood; but, if this War should continue, I wish to have the most active part in it." --John Paul Jones, letter to Gouverneur Morris, 1782


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Post by: nChrist on May 14, 2010, 01:10:16 PM
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"There is a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away. There is a time to fight, and that time has now come." --Peter Muhlenberg, from a Lutheran sermon read at Woodstock, Virginia, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on May 17, 2010, 01:56:22 PM
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"Democracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man's life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these will soon mould itself into a system of subordination of all the  moral virtues and intellectual abilities, all the powers of wealth, beauty, wit and science, to the wanton pleasures, the capricious will, and the execrable cruelty of one or a very few." --John Adams, An Essay on Man's Lust for Power, 1763


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Post by: nChrist on May 18, 2010, 04:17:32 PM
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"Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." --John Adams, letter to John Taylor, 1814


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Post by: nChrist on May 19, 2010, 08:43:02 PM
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"Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths." --James Madison, Federalist No. 10, 1787


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Post by: nChrist on May 20, 2010, 10:57:56 PM
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"The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and ignorant believe to be liberty." --Fisher Ames, speech in the Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on May 21, 2010, 07:47:31 PM
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"No one more sincerely wishes the spread of information among mankind than I do, and none has greater confidence in its effect towards supporting free and good government." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Trustees for the Lottery of East Tennessee College, 1810


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Post by: nChrist on May 24, 2010, 02:49:42 PM
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"To all of which is added a selection from the elementary schools of subjects of the most promising genius, whose parents are too poor to give them further education, to be carried at the public expense through the college and university. The object is to bring into action that mass of talents which lies buried in poverty in every country, for want of the means of development, and thus give activity to a mass of mind, which, in proportion to our population, shall be double or treble of what it is in most countries." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Jose Correa de Serra, 1817


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Post by: nChrist on May 25, 2010, 04:42:27 PM
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"Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom." --John Adams, Defense of Constitutions, 1787


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Post by: nChrist on May 26, 2010, 03:55:54 PM
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"Knowledge is, in every country, the surest basis of public happiness." --George Washington, First Annual Message, 1790


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Post by: nChrist on May 27, 2010, 01:44:19 PM
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"Law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge." --James Wilson, Of the Study of the Law in the United States, 1790


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Post by: nChrist on May 28, 2010, 09:59:23 AM
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"It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives." --John Adams, Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1756


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Post by: nChrist on May 31, 2010, 12:51:54 PM
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"Our own Country's Honor, all call upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world. Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions - The Eyes of all our Countrymen are now upon us, and we shall have their blessings, and praises, if happily we are the instruments of saving them from the Tyranny mediated against them. Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and shew the whole world, that a Freeman contending for Liberty on his own ground is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth." --George Washington, General Orders, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on June 01, 2010, 01:41:34 PM
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"It is an object of vast magnitude that systems of education should be adopted and pursued which may not only diffuse a knowledge of the sciences but may implant in the minds of the American youth the principles of virtue and of liberty and inspire them with just and liberal ideas of government and with an inviolable attachment to their own country." --Noah Webster, On Education of Youth in America, 1790


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Post by: nChrist on June 02, 2010, 02:30:24 PM
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"The best service that can be rendered to a Country, next to that of giving it liberty, is in diffusing the mental improvement equally essential to the preservation, and the enjoyment of the blessing." --James Madison, letter to Littleton Dennis Teackle, 1826


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Post by: nChrist on June 03, 2010, 02:10:39 PM
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"A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives." --James Madison, letter to W.T. Barry, 1822


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Post by: nChrist on June 04, 2010, 12:30:28 PM
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"What spectacle can be more edifying or more seasonable, than that of Liberty and Learning, each leaning on the other for their mutual & surest support?" --James Madison, letter to W.T. Barry, 1822


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Post by: nChrist on June 07, 2010, 03:01:15 PM
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"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauchd in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of  foreign Invaders." --Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1775


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Post by: nChrist on June 08, 2010, 01:03:23 PM
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"The good Education of Youth has been esteemed by wise Men in all Ages, as the surest Foundation of the Happiness both of private Families and of Common-wealths. Almost all Governments have therefore made it a principal Object of their Attention, to establish and endow with proper Revenues, such Seminaries of Learning, as might supply the succeeding Age with Men qualified to serve the Publick with Honour to themselves, and to their Country." --Benjamin Franklin, Proposals Relating to the Education of Youth in Pennsylvania, 1749


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Post by: nChrist on June 09, 2010, 04:46:33 PM
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"We ought to deprecate the hazard attending ardent and susceptible minds, from being too strongly, and too early prepossessed in favor of other political systems, before they are capable of appreciating their own." --George Washington, letter to the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, 1795


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Post by: nChrist on June 10, 2010, 04:34:11 PM
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"To give to every citizen the information he needs for the transaction of his own business; To enable him to calculate for himself, and to express and preserve his ideas, his contracts and accounts, in writing; To improve, by reading, his morals and faculties; To understand his duties to his neighbors and country, and to discharge with competence the functions confided to him by either; To know his rights; to exercise with order and justice those he retains; to choose with discretion the fiduciary of those he delegates; and to notice their conduct with diligence, with candor, and judgment; And, in general, to observe with intelligence and faithfulness all the social relations under which he shall be placed." --Thomas Jefferson, Report of the Commissioners for the University of Virginia, 1818


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Post by: nChrist on June 11, 2010, 03:07:49 PM
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"Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. Do not be too severe upon their errors, but reclaim them by enlightening them. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Edward Carrington, 1787


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Post by: nChrist on June 14, 2010, 02:31:42 PM
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"The Army (considering the irritable state it is in, its suffering and composition) is a dangerous instrument to play with." --George Washington, letter to Alexander Hamilton, 1783


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Post by: nChrist on June 15, 2010, 03:56:04 PM
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"Laws for the liberal education of the youth, especially of the lower class of the people, are so extremely wise and useful, that, to a humane and generous mind, no expense for this purpose would be thought extravagant." --John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on June 16, 2010, 04:21:07 PM
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"Wisdom and knowledge, as well as virtue, diffused generally among the body of the people, being necessary for the preservation of their rights and liberties, and as these depend on spreading the opportunities and advantages of education in the various parts of the country, and among the different orders of people, it shall be the duty of legislators and magistrates ... to cherish the interest of literature and the sciences, and all seminaries of them." --John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on June 17, 2010, 10:20:51 AM
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"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given them understandings, and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge; I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers." --John Adams, Dissertation on Canon and Feudal Law, 1765


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Post by: Shammu on June 17, 2010, 10:25:12 AM
Most folks use A.S.A.P. for "As Soon As Possible". Christians should be using it as well, A.S.A.P., Always Say A Prayer!!

Have you said a prayer today?? ~ Bob


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Post by: nChrist on June 17, 2010, 01:54:12 PM
Most folks use A.S.A.P. for "As Soon As Possible". Christians should be using it as well, A.S.A.P., Always Say A Prayer!!

Have you said a prayer today?? ~ Bob


Very nice and catchy! Yes, I have prayed today, and I give thanks that God loves to hear our prayers.

Love In Christ,
Tom


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Post by: nChrist on June 18, 2010, 10:30:46 AM
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"A fine genius in his own country is like gold in the mine." --Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1733


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Post by: nChrist on June 21, 2010, 03:03:42 PM
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"Promote then as an object of primary importance, Institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened." --George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796


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Post by: nChrist on June 22, 2010, 12:45:48 PM
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"Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Dupont de Nemours, 1816


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Post by: nChrist on June 23, 2010, 12:48:49 PM
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"Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. Do not be too severe upon their errors, but reclaim them by enlightening them." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Edward Carrington, 1787


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Post by: nChrist on June 24, 2010, 02:16:45 PM
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"A nation under a well regulated government, should permit none to remain uninstructed. It is monarchical and aristocratical government only that requires ignorance for its support." --Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, part 2, 1792


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Post by: nChrist on June 25, 2010, 05:07:46 PM
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"The dons, the bashaws, the grandees, the patricians, the sachems, the nabobs, call them by what names you please, sigh and groan and fret, and sometimes stamp and foam and curse, but all in vain. The decree is gone forth, and it cannot be recalled, that a more equal liberty than has prevailed in other parts of the earth must be established in America." --John Adams, letter to Patrick Henry, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on June 28, 2010, 09:52:01 PM
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"The foundation on which all [constitutions] are built is the natural equality of man, the denial of every preeminence but that annexed to legal office, and particularly the denial of a preeminence by birth." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to George Washington, 1784


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Post by: nChrist on June 29, 2010, 03:37:34 PM
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"I rejoice in a belief that intellectual light will spring up in the dark corners of the earth; that freedom of enquiry will produce liberality of conduct; that mankind will reverse the absurd position that the many were, made for the few; and that they will not continue slaves in one part of the globe, when they can become freemen in another." --George Washington, draft of First Inaugural Address, 1789


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Post by: nChrist on June 30, 2010, 05:02:48 PM
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"Equal laws protecting equal rights; the best guarantee of loyalty and love of country." --James Madison, letter to Jacob de la Motta, 1820


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Post by: nChrist on July 01, 2010, 04:10:36 PM
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"Our unalterable resolution would be to be free. They have attempted to subdue us by force, but God be praised! in vain. Their arts may be more dangerous then their arms. Let us then renounce all treaty with them upon any score but that of total separation, and under God trust our cause to our swords." --Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on July 02, 2010, 02:55:34 PM
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"The hour is fast approaching, on which the Honor and Success of this army, and the safety of our bleeding Country depend. Remember officers and Soldiers, that you are Freemen, fighting for the blessings of Liberty -- that slavery will be your portion, and that of your posterity, if you do not acquit yourselves like men." --George Washington, General Orders, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on July 05, 2010, 02:38:06 PM
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"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." --Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on July 06, 2010, 10:57:54 AM
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"The most important consequence of marriage is, that the husband and the wife become in law only one person... Upon this principle of union, almost all the other legal consequences of marriage depend. This principle, sublime and refined, deserves to be viewed and examined on every side." --James Wilson, Of the Natural Rights of Individuals, 1792


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Post by: nChrist on July 07, 2010, 02:21:13 PM
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"And as to the Cares, they are chiefly what attend the bringing up of Children; and I would ask any Man who has experienced it, if they are  not the most delightful Cares in the World; and if from that Particular alone, he does not find the Bliss of a double State much greater, instead of being less than he expected." --Benjamin Franklin, Reply to a Piece of Advice


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Post by: nChrist on July 08, 2010, 01:28:44 PM
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"The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families. ... How is it possible that Children can have any just Sense of the sacred Obligations of Morality or Religion if, from their earliest Infancy, they learn their Mothers live in habitual Infidelity to their fathers, and their fathers in as constant Infidelity to their Mothers?" --John Adams, Diary, 1778


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Post by: nChrist on July 09, 2010, 07:43:49 PM
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"Religion in a Family is at once its brightest Ornament & its best Security." --Samuel Adams, letter to Thomas Wells, 1780


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Post by: nChrist on July 12, 2010, 04:26:37 PM
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"What is it that affectionate parents require of their Children; for all their care, anxiety, and toil on their accounts? Only that they would be wise and virtuous, Benevolent and kind." --Abigail Adams, letter to John Quincy Adams, 1783


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Post by: nChrist on July 13, 2010, 02:41:13 PM
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"It is the duty of parents to maintain their children decently, and according to their circumstances; to protect them according to the dictates of prudence; and to educate them according to the suggestions of a judicious and zealous regard for their usefulness, their respectability and happiness." --James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1791


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Post by: nChrist on July 14, 2010, 01:05:21 PM
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"As long as Property exists, it will accumulate in Individuals and Families. As long as Marriage exists, Knowledge, Property and Influence will accumulate in Families." --John Adams, letter to Thomas Jefferson, 1814


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Post by: nChrist on July 15, 2010, 12:47:35 PM
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"The importance of piety and religion; of industry and frugality; of prudence, economy, regularity and an even government; all ... are essential to the well-being of a family." --Samuel Adams, letter to Thomas Wells, 1780


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Post by: nChrist on July 16, 2010, 12:22:53 PM
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"As parents, we can have no joy, knowing that this government is not sufficiently lasting to ensure any thing which we may bequeath to posterity: And by a plain method of argument, as we are running the next generation into debt, we ought to do the work of it, otherwise we use them meanly and pitifully. In order to discover the line of our duty rightly, we should take our children in our hand, and fix our station a few years farther into life; that eminence will present a prospect, which a few present fears and prejudices conceal from our sight." --Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on July 19, 2010, 03:47:01 PM
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"The great leading objects of the federal government, in which revenue is concerned, are to maintain domestic peace, and provide for the common defense. In these are comprehended the regulation of commerce that is, the whole system of foreign intercourse; the support of armies and navies, and of the civil administration." --Alexander Hamilton, remarks to the New York Ratifying Convention, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on July 20, 2010, 04:08:49 PM
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"In the first place, it is to be remembered, that the general government is not to be charged with the whole power of making and administering laws. Its jurisdiction is limited to certain enumerated objects, which concern all the members of the republic, but which are not to be attained by the separate provisions of any." --James Madison, Federalist No. 14, 1787


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Post by: nChrist on July 21, 2010, 12:20:10 PM
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"Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread." --Thomas Jefferson, autobiography, 1821


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Post by: nChrist on July 22, 2010, 03:46:48 PM
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"When all government, domestic and foreign, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Charles Hammond, 1821


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Post by: nChrist on July 23, 2010, 04:20:58 PM
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"While the constitution continues to be read, and its principles known, the states, must, by every rational man, be considered as essential component parts of the union; and therefore the idea of sacrificing the former to the latter is totally inadmissible." --Alexander Hamilton, speech to the New York Ratifying Convention, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on July 26, 2010, 03:54:59 PM
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"It becomes all therefore who are friends of a Government based on free principles to reflect, that by denying the possibility of a system partly federal and partly consolidated, and who would convert ours into one either wholly federal or wholly consolidated, in neither of which forms have individual rights, public order, and external safety, been all duly maintained, they aim a deadly blow at the last hope of true liberty on the face of the Earth." --James Madison, Notes on Nullification


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Post by: nChrist on July 27, 2010, 01:06:50 PM
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"This balance between the National and State governments ought to be dwelt on with peculiar attention, as it is of the utmost importance. It forms a double security to the people. If one encroaches on their rights they will find a powerful protection in the other. Indeed, they will  both be prevented from overpassing their constitutional limits by a certain rivalship, which will ever subsist between them." --Alexander Hamilton, speech to the New York Ratifying Convention, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on July 28, 2010, 01:03:33 PM
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"The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite." --James Madison, Federalist No. 45


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Post by: nChrist on July 29, 2010, 08:26:50 PM
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"The States can best govern our home concerns and the general government our foreign ones. I wish, therefore ... never to see all offices transferred to Washington, where, further withdrawn from the eyes of the people, they may more secretly be bought and sold at market." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Judge William Johnson, 1823


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Post by: nChrist on July 30, 2010, 03:52:56 PM
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"The operations of the federal government will be most extensive and important in times of war and danger; those of the State governments, in times of peace and security." --James Madison, Federalist No. 45


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Post by: nChrist on August 02, 2010, 11:42:36 AM
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"Each State, in ratifying the Constitution, is considered as a sovereign body, independent of all others, and only to be bound by its own voluntary act. In this relation, then, the new Constitution will, if established, be a FEDERAL, and not a NATIONAL constitution." --James Madison, Federalist No. 39


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Post by: nChrist on August 03, 2010, 04:00:24 PM
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"So that the executive and legislative branches of the national government depend upon, and emanate from the states. Every where the state sovereignties are represented; and the national sovereignty, as such, has no representation." --Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833


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Post by: nChrist on August 04, 2010, 01:45:57 PM
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"The state governments have a full superintendence and control over the immense mass of local interests of their respective states, which connect themselves with the feelings, the affections, the municipal institutions, and the internal arrangements of the whole population. They possess, too, the immediate administration of justice in all cases, civil and criminal, which concern the property, personal rights, and peaceful pursuits of their own citizens." --Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833


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Post by: nChrist on August 05, 2010, 07:50:52 PM
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"In the next place, the state governments are, by the very theory of the constitution, essential constituent parts of the general government. They can exist without the latter, but the latter cannot exist without them." --Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833


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Post by: nChrist on August 06, 2010, 12:15:05 PM
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"Another not unimportant consideration is, that the powers of the general government will be, and indeed must be, principally employed upon external objects, such as war, peace, negotiations with foreign powers, and foreign commerce. In its internal operations it can touch but few objects, except to introduce regulations beneficial to the commerce, intercourse, and other relations, between the states, and to lay taxes for the common good. The powers of the states, on the other hand, extend to all objects, which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, and liberties, and property of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the state." --Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 09, 2010, 09:44:23 AM
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"When you assemble from your several counties in the Legislature, were every member to be guided only by the apparent interest of his county, government would be impracticable. There must be a perpetual accomodation and sacrifice of local advantage to general expediency." --Alexander Hamilton, Speech at the New York Ratifying Convention, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 10, 2010, 03:10:18 PM
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"The true test is, whether the object be of a local character, and local use; or, whether it be of general benefit to the states. If it be purely local, congress cannot constitutionally appropriate money for the object. But, if the benefit be general, it matters not, whether in point of locality it be in one state, or several; whether it be of large, or of small extent." --Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 11, 2010, 09:00:42 PM
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"I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground that 'all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states or to the people.' To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around the powers of Congress, is to take possession of a boundless field of power, not longer susceptible of any definition." --Thomas Jefferson, Opinion on the Constitutionality of a National Bank, 1791


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 12, 2010, 08:56:32 AM
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"The proposed Constitution, so far from implying an abolition of the State governments, makes them constituent parts of the national sovereignty, by allowing them a direct representation in the Senate, and leaves in their possession certain exclusive and very important portions of sovereign power. This fully corresponds, in every rational import of the terms, with the idea of a federal government." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 9


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Post by: nChrist on August 14, 2010, 01:08:58 PM
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"There is one transcendant advantage belonging to the province of the State governments... --I mean the ordinary administration of criminal and civil justice." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 17


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Post by: nChrist on August 16, 2010, 10:29:05 AM
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"But as the plan of the convention aims only at a partial union or consolidation, the State governments would clearly retain all the rights of sovereignty which they before had, and which were not, by that act, EXCLUSIVELY delegated to the United States." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 32


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 17, 2010, 11:33:59 AM
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"But ambitious encroachments of the federal government, on the authority of the State governments, would not excite the opposition of a single State, or of a few States only. They would be signals of general alarm... But what degree of madness could ever drive the federal government to such an extremity." --James Madison, Federalist No. 46


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on August 17, 2010, 05:50:36 PM

The  reason Politicians try so hard to get re-elected is; they would HATE to have to make a living under the LAWS they've passed. ~ Bob McKown


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 17, 2010, 06:47:55 PM
The  reason Politicians try so hard to get re-elected is; they would HATE to have to make a living under the LAWS they've passed. ~ Bob McKown


So True!


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 18, 2010, 12:38:17 PM
Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage. (Jan. 1954)

-----Dwight D. Eisenhower


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 18, 2010, 12:51:11 PM
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"His was the singular destiny and merit, of leading the armies of his country successfully through an arduous war, for the establishment of its independence; of conducting its councils through the birth of a government, new in its forms and principles, until it had settled down into a quite and orderly train; and of scrupulously obeying the laws through the whole of his career, civil and military, of which the history of the world furnishes no other example."

--Thomas Jefferson, on George Washington in a letter to Dr. Walter Jones, 1814


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 19, 2010, 01:39:33 PM
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"His person, you know, was fine, his stature exactly what one would wish, his deportment easy, erect and noble." --Thomas Jefferson, on George Washington in a letter to Dr. Walter Jones, 1814


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 20, 2010, 12:16:04 PM
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"His temper was excellent, and he generally observed decorum in debate. On one or two occasions I have seen him angry, and his anger was terrible; those who witnessed it, were not disposed to rouse it again." --Thomas Jefferson, on Patrick Henry, 1824


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: Shammu on August 22, 2010, 09:18:53 PM

"It is the soldier, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gives us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag." ~  Dennis Edward O'Brieni, USMC (Ret)


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 23, 2010, 03:03:57 PM
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"Every person seems to acknowledge his greatness. He blends together the profound politician with the scholar." --William Pierce, on James Madison, 1787


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 24, 2010, 01:27:05 PM
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"Well known to be the greatest philosopher of the present age; -- all the operations of nature he seems to understand, --the very heavens obey him, and the Clouds yield up their Lightning to be imprisoned in his rod." --William Pierce, on Benjamin Franklin, 1787


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 25, 2010, 11:38:10 AM
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"Eloquence has been defined to be the art of persuasion. If it included persuasion by convincing, Mr. Madison was the most eloquent man I ever heard." --Patrick Henry, on James Madison, 1790


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 27, 2010, 04:45:55 PM
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"His person, you know, was fine, his stature exactly what one would wish, his deportment easy, erect and noble. " --Thomas Jefferson, on George Washington in a letter to Dr. Walter Jones, 1814


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 27, 2010, 04:46:36 PM
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"If you speak of solid information and sound judgement, Colonel Washington is, unquestionably the greatest man on that floor." --Patrick Henry, on George Washington, 1775


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 30, 2010, 11:56:27 AM
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"He was certainly one of the most learned men of the age. It may be said of him as has been said of others that he was a 'walking Library,' and what can be said of but few such prodigies, that the Genius of Philosophy ever walked hand in hand with him." --James Madison, on Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Samuel Harrison Smith, 1826


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on August 31, 2010, 03:37:49 PM
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"Some talked, some wrote, and some fought to promote and establish it, but you and Mr. Jefferson thought for us all. I never take a retrospect of the years 1775 and 1776 without associating your opinions and speeches and conversations with all the great political, moral, and intellectual achievements of the Congress of those memorable years." --Benjamin Rush, to John Adams, 1812


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 01, 2010, 12:02:09 PM
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"First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen, he was second to none in humble and enduring scenes of private life. Pious, just humane, temperate, and sincere; uniform dignified, and commanding; his example was as edifying to all around him as were the effects of that example lasting; correct throughout, vice shuddered in his presence and virtue always felt his fostering hand. The purity of his private charter gave effulgence to his public virtues;. Such was the man for whom our nation morns." --John Marshall, official eulogy of George Washington, delivered by Richard Henry Lee, 1799


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 02, 2010, 02:03:59 PM
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"His integrity was most pure, his justice the most inflexible I have ever known, no motives of interest or consanguinity, of friendship or hatred, being able to bias his decision. He was indeed, in every sense of the words, a wise, a good, and a great man." --Thomas Jefferson, on George Washington in a letter to Dr. Walter Jones, 1814


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 03, 2010, 02:10:20 PM
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"Perhaps the strongest feature in his character was prudence, never acting until every circumstance, every consideration, was maturely weighed; refraining if he saw a doubt, but, when once decided, going through with his purpose, whatever obstacles opposed." --Thomas Jefferson, on George Washington in a letter to Dr. Walter Jones, 1814


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 06, 2010, 11:55:32 AM
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"Hamilton was indeed a singular character. Of acute understanding, disinterested, honest, and honorable in all private transactions, amiable in society, and duly valuing virtue in private life, yet so bewitched & perverted by the British example, as to be under thoro' conviction that corruption was essential to the government of a nation." --Thomas Jefferson, on Alexander Hamilton in The Anas


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 07, 2010, 01:43:59 PM
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"[He] will live in the memory and gratitude of the wise & good, as a luminary of Science, as a votary of liberty, as a model of patriotism, and as a benefactor of human kind." --James Madison, on Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Nicholas P. Trist, 1826


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 08, 2010, 01:52:54 PM
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"I have sometimes asked myself whether my country is the better for my having lived at all? I do not know that it is. I have been the instrument of doing the following things; but they would have been done by others; some of them, perhaps, a little better." --Thomas Jefferson, 1800


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 09, 2010, 02:48:13 PM
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"And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever." --Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 18, 1781


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 10, 2010, 11:18:58 AM
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"It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage, and such only, as he believes to be acceptable to him. This duty is precedent both in order of time and degree of obligation, to the claims of Civil Society. Before any man can be considered as a member of Civil Society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe." --James Madison, A Memorial and Remonstrance, 1785


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 13, 2010, 02:27:08 PM
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"I have lived, Sir, a long time; and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this Truth, that God governs in the Affairs of Men. And if a Sparrow cannot fall to the Ground without his Notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his Aid?" --Benjamin Franklin, Motion for Prayers in the Constitutional Convention, 1787


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 14, 2010, 11:33:08 AM
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"The belief in a God All Powerful wise and good, is so essential to the moral order of the world and to the happiness of man, that arguments which enforce it cannot be drawn from too many sources nor adapted with too much solicitude to the different characters and capacities impressed with it." --James Madison, letter to Frederick Beasley, 1825


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 15, 2010, 01:36:09 PM
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"A State, I cheerfully admit, is the noblest work of Man: But Man, himself, free and honest, is, I speak as to this world, the noblest work of God…." --James Wilson, Chisholm v. Georgia, 1793


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 16, 2010, 03:44:27 PM
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"And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend? or do we imagine we no longer need its assistance? I have lived, Sir, a long time; and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this Truth, that God governs in the Affairs of Men. And if a Sparrow cannot fall to the Ground without his Notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his Aid?" --Benjamin Franklin, Motion for Prayers in the Constitutional Convention, 1787


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 17, 2010, 10:23:06 AM
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"It is the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons, to worship the SUPREME BEING, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping GOD in the manner most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience; or for his religious profession or sentiments; provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or obstruct others in their religious worship." --John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 20, 2010, 02:07:46 PM
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"To grant that there is a supreme intelligence who rules the world and has established laws to regulate the actions of his creatures; and still to assert that man, in a state of nature, may be considered as perfectly free from all restraints of law and government, appears to a common understanding altogether irreconcilable. Good and wise men, in all ages, have embraced a very dissimilar theory. They have supposed that the deity, from the relations we stand in to himself and to each other, has constituted an eternal and immutable law, which is indispensably obligatory upon all mankind, prior to any human institution whatever. This is what is called the law of nature....Upon this law depend the natural rights of mankind." --Alexander Hamilton


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 21, 2010, 01:51:11 PM
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"I now make it my earnest prayer, that God would have you, and the State over which you preside, in his holy protection, that he would incline the hearts of the Citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government, to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another, for their fellow Citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the Field, and finally, that he would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all, to do Justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that Charity, humility and pacific temper of mind, which were the Characteristicks of the Divine Author of our blessed Religion, and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy Nation." --George Washington, circular letter of farewell to the Army, 1783


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 22, 2010, 05:42:34 PM
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"It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors." --George Washington, Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1789


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 23, 2010, 02:20:49 PM
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"May the father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths, and make us in all our several vocations useful here, and in His own due time and way everlastingly happy." --George Washington,  letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, 1790


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 24, 2010, 01:39:38 PM
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"Stability in government is essential to national character and to the advantages annexed to it, as well as to that repose and confidence in the minds of the people, which are among the chief blessings of civil society." --James Madison, Federalist No. 37, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 27, 2010, 04:36:12 PM
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"The instrument by which [government] must act are either the AUTHORITY of the laws or FORCE. If the first be destroyed, the last must be substituted; and where this becomes the ordinary instrument of government there is an end to liberty! "--Alexander Hamilton, Tully, No. 3, 1794


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 28, 2010, 03:08:58 PM
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"Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer." --Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 29, 2010, 03:25:27 PM
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"The great desideratum in Government is so to modify the sovereignty as that it may be sufficiently neutral between different parts of the Society to controul one part from invading the rights of another, and at the same time sufficiently controuled itself, from setting up an interest adverse to that of the entire Society." --James Madison, letter to Thomas Jefferson, 1787


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on September 30, 2010, 10:24:21 AM
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"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to E. Carrington, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 01, 2010, 03:07:54 PM
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"If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself." --James Madison, Federalist No. 51, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 04, 2010, 03:38:41 PM
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"A wise and frugal government...shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government." --Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, 1801


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 05, 2010, 12:48:08 PM
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"It has been said that all Government is an evil. It would be more proper to say that the necessity of any Government is a misfortune. This necessity however exists; and the problem to be solved is, not what form of Government is perfect, but which of the forms is least imperfect." --James Madison, 1833


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 06, 2010, 01:28:09 PM
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"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Abigail Adams, 1787


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 07, 2010, 01:22:09 PM
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"If mankind were to resolve to agree in no institution of government, until every part of it had been adjusted to the most exact standard of perfection, society would soon become a general scene of anarchy, and the world a desert." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 65, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 08, 2010, 12:12:23 PM
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"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to The Republican Citizens of Washington County, Maryland, 1809


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 11, 2010, 03:38:16 PM
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"How prone all human institutions have been to decay; how subject the best-formed and most wisely organized governments have been to lose their check and totally dissolve; how difficult it has been for mankind, in all ages and countries, to preserve their dearest rights and best privileges, impelled as it were by an irresistible fate of despotism." --James Monroe, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 12, 2010, 11:09:15 AM
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"Human government is more or less perfect as it approaches nearer or diverges farther from the imitation of this perfect plan of divine and moral government." --John Adams, 1770


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 13, 2010, 02:32:35 PM
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"To form a new Government, requires infinite care, and unbounded attention; for if the foundation is badly laid the superstructure must be bad." --George Washington, letter to John Augustine Washington, 1776


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 19, 2010, 03:21:36 PM
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"That wise Men have in all Ages thought Government necessary for the Good of Mankind; and, that wise Governments have always thought Religion necessary for the well ordering and well-being of Society, and accordingly have been ever careful to encourage and protect the Ministers of it, paying them the highest publick Honours, that their Doctrines might thereby meet with the greater Respect among the common People." --Benjamin Franklin, On that Odd Letter of the Drum, 1730


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 19, 2010, 03:22:07 PM
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"The natural aristocracy I consider as the most precious gift of nature for the instruction, the trusts, and government of society. And indeed it would have been inconsistent in creation to have formed man for the social state, and not to have provided virtue and wisdom enough to manage the concerns of the society. May we not even say that that form of government is the best which provides the most – for a pure selection of these natural aristoi into the offices of government?" --Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Adams, 1813


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 19, 2010, 03:22:38 PM
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"A good government implies two things; first, fidelity to the objects of the government; secondly, a knowledge of the means, by which those objects can be best attained." --Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 19, 2010, 03:23:11 PM
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"I will venture to assert that no combination of designing men under heaven will be capable of making a government unpopular which is in its principles a wise and good one, and vigorous in its operations." --Alexander Hamilton, speech to the New York Ratifying Convention, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 20, 2010, 01:35:52 PM
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"The freedom and happiness of man...[are] the sole objects of all legitimate government." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thaddeus Kosciusko, 1810


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 21, 2010, 01:31:04 PM
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"Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." --Declaration of Independence, 1776


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 22, 2010, 01:09:50 PM
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"This I hope will be the age of experiments in government, and that their basis will be founded in principles of honesty, not of mere force." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Adams, 1796


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 25, 2010, 12:23:16 PM
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"Men, to act with vigour and effect, must have time to mature measures, and judgment and experience, as to the best method of applying them. They must not be hurried on to their conclusions by the passions, or the fears of the multitude. They must deliberate, as well as resolve." --Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 26, 2010, 11:55:31 AM
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"The true principle of government is this - make the system compleat in its structure; give a perfect proportion and balance to its parts; and the powers you give it will never affect your security." --Alexander Hamilton, Remarks in the New York Ratifying Convention, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 27, 2010, 12:30:35 PM
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"The history of ancient and modern republics had taught them that many of the evils which those republics suffered arose from the want of a certain balance, and that mutual control indispensable to a wise administration. They were convinced that popular assemblies are frequently misguided by ignorance, by sudden impulses, and the intrigues of ambitious men; and that some firm barrier against these operations was necessary. They, therefore, instituted your Senate." --Alexander Hamilton, speech to the New York Ratifying Convention, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 28, 2010, 02:04:02 PM
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"It may be considered as an objection inherent in the principle, that as every appeal to the people would carry an implication of some defect in the government, frequent appeals would in great measure deprive the government of that veneration which time bestows on every thing, and without which perhaps the wisest and freest governments would not possess the requisite stability." --James Madison, Federalist No. 49, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on October 29, 2010, 03:45:49 PM
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"If there is a form of government, then, whose principle and foundation is virtue, will not every sober man acknowledge it better calculated to promote the general happiness than any other form?" --John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 01, 2010, 01:19:13 PM
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"How much more do they deserve our reverence and praise, whose lives are devoted to the formation of institutions, which, when they and their children are mingled in the common dust, may continue to cherish the principles and the practice of liberty in perpetual freshness and vigor." --Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 02, 2010, 12:28:47 PM
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"Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it." --John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 03, 2010, 10:10:17 AM
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"The Grecians and Romans were strongly possessed of the spirit of liberty but not the principle, for at the time they were determined not to be slaves themselves, they employed their power to enslave the rest of mankind." --Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 5, 1778


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 04, 2010, 02:53:32 PM
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"If our country, when pressed with wrongs at the point of the bayonet, had been governed by its heads instead of its hearts, where should we have been now? Hanging on a gallows as high as Haman's." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Maria Cosway, 1786


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 05, 2010, 02:15:06 PM
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"Wisely, therefore, do they consider union and a good national government as necessary to put and keep them in such a situation as, instead of inviting war, will tend to repress and discourage it. That situation consists in the best possible state of defense, and necessarily depends on the government, the arms, and the resources of the country." --John Jay, Federalist No. 4


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 08, 2010, 05:01:33 PM
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"The diversity in the faculties of men from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to a uniformity of interests. The protection of these faculties is the first object of government." --James Madison, Federalist No. 10, 1787


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 09, 2010, 02:43:09 PM
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"It is the reason alone, of the public, that ought to control and regulate the government." --James Madison, Federalist No. 49, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 10, 2010, 02:23:03 PM
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"The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse." --James Madison, speech in the Virginia constitutional convention, 1829


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 11, 2010, 02:47:56 PM
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"No government, any more than an individual, will long be respected without being truly respectable; nor be truly respectable, without possessing a certain portion of order and stability." --Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, Federalist No. 62, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 12, 2010, 02:32:58 PM
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"History by apprising [citizens] of the past will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; and knowing it, to defeat its views." --Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 14, 1781


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 15, 2010, 10:56:56 AM
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"Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse the history of his own country." --Noah Webster, On the Education of Youth in America, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 16, 2010, 01:49:52 PM
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"Without wishing to damp the ardor of curiosity or influence the freedom of inquiry, I will hazard a prediction that, after the most industrious and impartial researchers, the longest liver of you all will find no principles, institutions or systems of education more fit in general to be transmitted to your posterity than those you have received from your ancestors." --John Adams, letter to the young men of the Philadelphia, 1798


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 17, 2010, 02:34:23 PM
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"History will also give Occasion to expatiate on the Advantage of Civil Orders and Constitutions, how Men and their Properties are protected by joining in Societies and establishing Government; their Industry encouraged and rewarded, Arts invented, and Life made more comfortable: The Advantages of Liberty, Mischiefs of Licentiousness, Benefits arising from good Laws and a due Execution of Justice. Thus may the first Principles of sound Politicks be fix'd in the Minds of Youth." --Benjamin Franklin, Proposals Relating to the Education of Youth in Pensilvania, 1749


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 18, 2010, 03:32:09 PM
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"History affords us many instances of the ruin of states, by the prosecution of measures ill suited to the temper and genius of their people. The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy. ... These measures never fail to create great and violent jealousies and animosities between the people favored and the people oppressed; whence a total separation of affections, interests, political obligations, and all manner of connections, by which the whole state is weakened." --Benjamin Franklin, Emblematical Representations


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 22, 2010, 04:51:13 PM
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"If it be asked, what is to restrain the House of Representatives from making legal discriminations in favor of themselves and a particular class of the society? I answer, the genius of the whole system, the nature of just and constitutional laws, and above all the vigilant and manly spirit which actuates the people of America, a spirit which nourishes freedom, and in return is nourished by it." --James Madison, Federalist No. 57, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 22, 2010, 04:51:54 PM
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The house of representatives ... can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as the great mass of society. This has always been deemed one of the strongest bonds by which human policy can connect the rulers and the people together. It creates between them that communion of interest, and sympathy of sentiments, of which few governments have furnished examples; but without which every government degenerates into tyranny. --James Madison, Federalist No. 57, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on November 23, 2010, 03:40:12 PM
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"They are of the people, and return again to mix with the people, having no more durable preeminence than the different grains of sand in an hourglass. Such an assembly cannot easily become dangerous to liberty. They are the servants of the people, sent together to do the people's business, and promote the public welfare; their powers must be sufficient, or their duties cannot be performed. They have no profitable appointments, but a mere payment of daily wages, such as are scarcely equivalent to their expences; so that, having no chance for great places, and enormous salaries or pensions, as in some countries, there is no triguing or bribing for elections." --Benjamin Franklin, letter to George Whatley, 1785


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Post by: nChrist on November 24, 2010, 03:47:51 PM
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"Such will be the relation between the House of Representatives and their constituents. Duty, gratitude, interest, ambition itself, are the cords by which they will be bound to fidelity and sympathy with the great mass of the people." --James Madison, Federalist No. 57, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on November 25, 2010, 09:48:15 PM
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"In all very numerous assemblies, of whatever character composed, passion never fails to wrest the sceptre from reason. ... Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob." --James Madison, Federalist No. 55, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on November 26, 2010, 01:16:25 PM
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"To model our political system upon speculations of lasting tranquility, is to calculate on the weaker springs of the human character." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 34, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on November 29, 2010, 04:52:34 PM
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"In reality there is perhaps no one of our natural Passions so hard to subdue as Pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will now and then peek out and show itself." --Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography, 1771


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Post by: nChrist on November 30, 2010, 02:05:44 PM
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"There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism." --Alexander Hamilton, The Farmer Refuted, 1775


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Post by: nChrist on December 01, 2010, 07:32:30 PM
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"Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?" --James Madison, Federalist No. 51, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on December 02, 2010, 05:44:38 PM
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"Human nature itself is evermore an advocate for liberty. There is also in human nature a resentment of injury, and indignation against wrong. A love of truth and a veneration of virtue. These amiable passions, are the 'latent spark.' ... If the people are capable of understanding, seeing and feeling the differences between true and false, right and wrong, virtue and vice, to what better principle can the friends of mankind apply than to the sense of this difference?" --John Adams, the Novanglus, 1775


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Post by: nChrist on December 03, 2010, 01:57:25 PM
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"And you will, by the dignity of your conduct, afford occasion for posterity to say, when speaking of the glorious example you have exhibited to mankind, had this day been wanting, the world had never seen the last stage of perfection to which human nature is capable of attaining." --George Washington, The Newburgh Address, 1783


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Post by: nChrist on December 06, 2010, 04:14:11 PM
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"We must take human nature as we find it, perfection falls not to the share of mortals." --George Washington, letter to John Jay, 1786


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Post by: nChrist on December 07, 2010, 02:12:28 PM
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"As riches increase and accumulate in few hands, as luxury prevails in society, virtue will be in a greater degree considered as only a graceful appendage of wealth, and the tendency of things will be to depart from the republican standard. This is the real disposition of human nature; it is what neither the honorable member nor myself can correct. It is a common misfortunate that awaits our State constitution, as well as all others." --Alexander Hamilton, speech to the New York Ratifying Convention, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on December 08, 2010, 03:01:09 PM
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"As there is a degree of depravity in mankind which requires a certain degree of circumspection and distrust: So there are other qualities in human nature, which justify a certain portion of esteem and confidence. Republican government presupposes the existence of these qualities in a higher degree than any other form. Were the pictures which have been drawn by the political jealousy of some among us, faithful likenesses of the human character, the inference would be that there is not sufficient virtue among men for self-government; and that nothing less than the chains of despotism can restrain them from destroying and devouring one another." --James Madison, Federalist No. 55, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on December 09, 2010, 03:01:04 PM
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"There are certain social principles in human nature, from which we may draw the most solid conclusions with respect to the conduct of individuals and of communities. We love our families more than our neighbors; we love our neighbors more than our countrymen in general. The human affections, like solar heat, lose their intensity as they depart from the centre... On these principles, the attachment of the individual will be first and for ever secured by the State governments. They will be a mutual protection and support." --Alexander Hamilton, speech at the New York Ratifying Convention, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on December 10, 2010, 05:25:33 PM
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"In a society under the forms of which the stronger faction can readily unite and oppress the weaker, anarchy may as truly be said to reign as in a state of nature." --James Madison, Federalist No. 52, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on December 13, 2010, 03:00:34 PM
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"Were the pictures which have been drawn by the political jealousy of some among us faithful likenesses of the human character, the inference would be, that there is not sufficient virture among men for self-government; and that nothing less than the chains of despotism can restrain them from destroying and devouring one another." --James Madison, Federalist No. 55, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on December 14, 2010, 10:59:55 AM
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"Born in other countries, yet believing you could be happy in this, our laws acknowledge, as they should do, your right to join us in society, conforming, as I doubt not you will do, to our established rules. That these rules shall be as equal as prudential considerations will admit, will certainly be the aim of our legislatures, general and particular." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Hugh White, 1801


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Post by: nChrist on December 15, 2010, 01:45:27 PM
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"Strangers are welcome because there is room enough for them all, and therefore the old inhabitants are not jealous of them; the laws protect them sufficiently so that they have no need of the patronage of great men; and every one will enjoy securely the profits of his Industry. But if he does not bring a fortune with him, he must work and be industrious to live." --Benjamin Franklin, Those Who Would Remove to America, 1784


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Post by: nChrist on December 16, 2010, 02:06:09 PM
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"The bosom of America is open to receive not only the opulent and respectable stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all nations and religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment." --George Washington, Address to the Members of the Volunteer Association of Ireland, 1783


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Post by: nChrist on December 17, 2010, 01:21:58 PM
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"This new world hath been the asylum for the persecuted lovers of civil and religious liberty from every part of Europe. Hither have they fled, not from the tender embraces of the mother, but from the cruelty of the monster; and it is so far true of England, that the same tyranny which drove the first emigrants from home, pursues their descendants still." --Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on December 20, 2010, 10:34:11 AM
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"Foreign influence is truly the Grecian horse to a republic. We cannot be too careful to exclude its influence." --Alexander Hamilton, Pacificus, No. 6, 1793


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Post by: nChrist on December 21, 2010, 11:50:49 AM
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"But if we are to be told by a foreign power ... what we shall do, and what we shall not do, we have independence yet to seek, and have contended hitherto for very little." --George Washington, letter to Alexander Hamilton, 1796


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Post by: nChrist on December 22, 2010, 11:13:16 AM
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"My ardent desire is, and my aim has been ... to comply strictly with all our engagements foreign and domestic; but to keep the United States free from political connections with every other country. To see that they may be independent of all, and under the influence of none. In a word, I want an American character, that the powers of Europe may be convinced we act for ourselves and not for others; this, in my judgment, is the only way to be respected abroad and happy at home." --George Washington, letter to Partick Henry, 1775


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Post by: nChrist on December 23, 2010, 03:22:53 PM
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"We are firmly convinced, and we act on that conviction, that with nations as with individuals our interests soundly calculated will ever be found inseparable from our moral duties, and history bears witness to the fact that a just nation is trusted on its word when recourse is had to armaments and wars to bridle others." --Thomas Jefferson, Second Inaugural Address, 1805


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Post by: nChrist on December 24, 2010, 01:32:21 PM
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"There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate upon real favours from Nation to Nation. 'Tis an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard." --George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796


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Post by: nChrist on December 27, 2010, 02:37:20 PM
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"States, like individuals, who observe their engagements, are respected and trusted: while the reverse is the fate of those who pursue an opposite conduct." --Alexander Hamilton, Report on Public Credit, 1790


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Post by: nChrist on December 28, 2010, 01:06:15 PM
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"Observe good faith and justice towards all Nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all." --George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796


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Post by: nChrist on December 29, 2010, 02:08:11 PM
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"It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice; and even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as the violence of the wolf." --Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 1, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on December 30, 2010, 02:14:51 PM
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"Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence, (I conjure you to believe me fellow citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of Republican Government." --George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796


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Post by: nChrist on December 31, 2010, 03:12:13 PM
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"Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent Alliances, with any portion of the foreign world." --George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796


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Post by: nChrist on January 03, 2011, 02:06:55 PM
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"I have been happy ... in believing that ... whatever follies we may be led into as to foreign nations, we shall never give up our Union, the last anchor of our hope, and that alone which is to prevent this heavenly country from becoming an arena of gladiators." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Elbridge Gerry, 1797


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Post by: nChrist on January 04, 2011, 02:21:41 PM
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"Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option; that however moderate or unambitious we may be, we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the ambition of others." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 34, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on January 05, 2011, 02:12:37 PM
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"Honesty will be found on every experiment, to be the best and only true policy; let us then as a Nation be just." --George Washington, Circular letter to the States, 1783


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Post by: nChrist on January 06, 2011, 02:28:56 PM
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"If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions." --James Madison, letter to Edmund Pendleton, 1792


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Post by: nChrist on January 07, 2011, 02:52:38 PM
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"We are not to consider ourselves, while here, as at church or school, to listen to the harangues of speculative piety; we are here to talk of the political interests committed to our charge." --Fisher Ames, speech in the United States House of Representatives, 1789


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Post by: nChrist on January 10, 2011, 12:57:16 PM
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"It would reduce the whole instrument to a single phrase, that of instituting a Congress with power to do whatever would be for the good of the United States; and as they would be the sole judges of the good or evil, it would be also a power to do whatever evil they please. Certainly no such universal power was meant to be given them. It [the Constitution] was intended to lace them up straightly within the enumerated powers and those without which, as means, these powers could not be carried into effect." --Thomas Jefferson, Opinion on a National Bank, 1791


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Post by: nChrist on January 11, 2011, 01:22:09 PM
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"For the same reason that the members of the State legislatures will be unlikely to attach themselves sufficiently to national objects, the members of the federal legislature will be likely to attach themselves too much to local objects." --James Madison, Federalist No. 46, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on January 12, 2011, 03:22:11 PM
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"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." --Cesare Beccaria, On Crimes and Punishment, quoted by Thomas Jefferson in Commonplace Book


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Post by: nChrist on January 13, 2011, 04:10:16 PM
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"We established however some, although not all its [self-government] important principles . The constitutions of most of our States assert, that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves, in all cases to which they think themselves competent, (as in electing their functionaries executive and legislative, and deciding by a jury of themselves, in all judiciary cases in which any fact is involved,) or they may act by representatives, freely and equally chosen; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Cartwright, 1824


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Post by: nChrist on January 14, 2011, 03:06:29 PM
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"With hearts fortified with these animating reflections, we most solemnly, before God and the world, declare, that, exerting the utmost energy of those powers, which our beneficent Creator hath graciously bestowed upon us, the arms we have compelled by our enemies to assume, we will, in defiance of every hazard, with unabating firmness and perseverance employ for the preservation of our liberties; being with one mind resolved to die freemen rather than to live as slaves." --John Dickinson & Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of the Cause and Necessity of Taking up Arms, 1775


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Post by: nChrist on January 17, 2011, 03:40:20 PM
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"I rejoice in a belief that intellectual light will spring up in the dark corners of the earth; that freedom of enquiry will produce liberality of conduct; that mankind will reverse the absurd position that the many were, made for the few; and that they will not continue slaves in one part of the globe, when they can become freemen in another." --George Washington, draft of First Inaugural Address, 1789


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Post by: nChrist on January 18, 2011, 02:59:28 PM
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"Give up money, give up fame, give up science, give the earth itself and all it contains rather than do an immoral act. And never suppose that in any possible situation, or under any circumstances, it is best for you to do a dishonorable thing, however slightly so it may appear to you... From the practice of the purest virtue, you may be assured you will derive the most sublime comforts in every moment of life, and in the moment of death." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, 1785


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Post by: nChrist on January 19, 2011, 03:24:10 PM
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"It will not be denied that power is of an encroaching nature and that it ought to be effectually restrained from passing the limits assigned to it. After discriminating, therefore, in theory, the several classes of power, as they may in their nature be legislative, executive, or judiciary, the next and most difficult task is to provide some practical security for each, against the invasion of the others." --James Madison, Federalist No. 48


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Post by: nChrist on January 20, 2011, 01:14:39 PM
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"To get the inestimable good that freedom of the press assures one must know how to submit to the inevitable evil it gives rise to." --Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1835


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Post by: nChrist on January 21, 2011, 02:54:31 PM
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"As on the one hand, the necessity for borrowing in particular emergencies cannot be doubted, so on the other, it is equally evident that to be able to borrow upon good terms, it is essential that the credit of a nation should be well established." --Alexander Hamilton, Report on Public Credit, 1790


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Post by: nChrist on January 24, 2011, 10:12:00 PM
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"As a very important source of strength and security, cherish public credit. One method of preserving it is to use it as sparingly as possible: avoiding occasions of expence by cultivating peace, but remembering also that timely disbursements to prepare for danger frequently prevent much greater disbursements to repel it; avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt, not only by shunning occasions of expence, but by vigorous exertions in time of peace to discharge the debts which unavoidable wars may have occasioned, not ungenerously throwing upon posterity the burthen which we ourselves ought to bear." --George Washington, Farewell Address


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Post by: nChrist on January 25, 2011, 05:34:01 PM
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"In the first place, it is to be remembered, that the general government is not to be charged with the whole power of making and administering laws: its jurisdiction is limited to certain enumerated objects, which concern all the members of the republic, but which are not to be attained by the separate provisions of any." --James Madison, Federalist No. 14, 1787


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Post by: nChrist on January 26, 2011, 02:25:46 PM
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"There exists in the economy and course of nature an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness … we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained." --George Washington, First Inaugural Address, 1789


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Post by: nChrist on January 27, 2011, 12:55:04 PM
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"No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Judge John Tyler, 1804


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Post by: nChrist on January 28, 2011, 02:18:46 PM
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"[The President] is the dignified, but accountable magistrate of a free and great people. The tenure of his office, it is true, is not hereditary; nor is it for life: but still it is a tenure of the noblest kind: by being the man of the people, he is invested; by continuing to be the man of the people, his investiture will be voluntarily, and cheerfully, and honourably renewed." --James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1791


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Post by: nChrist on January 31, 2011, 05:02:13 PM
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"It is … [the citizens] choice, and depends upon their conduct, whether they will be respectable and prosperous, or contemptable and miserable as a Nation. This is the time of their political probation; this is the moment when the eyes of the World are turned upon them." --George Washington, Letter to the Governors, 1783


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Post by: nChrist on February 01, 2011, 02:32:35 PM
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"A republic, by which I mean a government in which the scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect and promises the  cure for which we are seeking." --James Madison, letter to William Hunter, 1790


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Post by: nChrist on February 02, 2011, 02:59:42 PM
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"One of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one's house. A man's house is his castle." --James Otis, On the Writs of Assistance, 1761


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Post by: nChrist on February 03, 2011, 03:13:49 PM
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"What is to be the consequence, in case the Congress shall misconstrue this part [the necessary and proper clause] of the Constitution and  exercise powers not warranted by its true meaning, I answer the same as if they should misconstrue or enlarge any other power vested in them...the success of the usurpation will depend on the executive and judiciary departments, which are to expound and give effect to the legislative acts; and in a last resort a remedy must be obtained from the people, who can by the elections of more faithful representatives, annul the acts of the usurpers." --James Madison, Federalist No. 44


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Post by: nChrist on February 04, 2011, 03:48:58 PM
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"An elective despotism was not the government we fought for; but one in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among the several bodies of magistracy as that no one could transcend their legal limits without being effectually checked and restrained by the others." --James Madison, Federalist No. 48


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Post by: nChrist on February 07, 2011, 04:28:08 PM
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"If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send 150 lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, & talk by the hour? That 150 lawyers should do business together ought not to be expected." --Thomas Jefferson, Autobiography, 1821


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Post by: nChrist on February 08, 2011, 01:38:03 PM
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"The people can never willfully betray their own interests: But they may possibly be betrayed by the representatives of the people; and the danger will be evidently greater where the whole legislative trust is lodged in the hands of one body of men, than where the concurrence of separate and dissimilar bodies is required in every public act." --James Madison, Federalist No. 63, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on February 09, 2011, 04:03:41 PM
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"Men must be ready, they must pride themselves and be happy to sacrifice their private pleasures, passions and interests, nay, their private friendships and dearest connections, when they stand in competition with the rights of society." --John Adams, letter to Mercy Warren, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on February 10, 2011, 04:31:17 PM
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"My ardent desire is, and my aim has been ... to comply strictly with all our engagements foreign and domestic; but to keep the United States free from political connections with every other Country. To see that they may be independent of all, and under the influence of none. In a word, I want an American character, that the powers of Europe may be convinced we act for ourselves and not for others; this, in my judgment, is the only way to be respected abroad and happy at home." --George Washington, letter to Patrick Henry, 1775


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 11, 2011, 07:14:12 PM
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"As on the one hand, the necessity for borrowing in particular emergencies cannot be doubted, so on the other, it is equally evident that to be able to borrow upon good terms, it is essential that the credit of a nation should be well established." --Alexander Hamilton, Report on Public Credit, 1790


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 14, 2011, 06:10:28 PM
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"I have been happy... in believing that... whatever follies we may be led into as to foreign nations, we shall never give up our Union, the last anchor of our hope, and that alone which is to prevent this heavenly country from becoming an arena of gladiators." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Elbridge Gerry, 1797


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 15, 2011, 01:10:26 PM
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"It is a wise rule and should be fundamental in a government disposed to cherish its credit, and at the same time to restrain the use of it within the limits of its faculties, 'never to borrow a dollar without laying a tax in the same instant for paying the interest annually, and the principal within a given term; and to consider that tax as pledged to the creditors on the public faith.'" --Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Wayles Eppes, 1813


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Post by: nChrist on February 16, 2011, 10:10:24 PM
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"It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world's believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good disposition." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, 1785


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 17, 2011, 01:46:36 PM
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"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence; true friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks and adversity before it is entitled to the appellation." --George Washington, Letter to Bushrod Washington, 1783


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 18, 2011, 02:05:31 PM
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"The constitution of the United States is to receive a reasonable interpretation of its language, and its powers, keeping in view the objects and purposes, for which those powers were conferred. By a reasonable interpretation, we mean, that in case the words are susceptible of two different senses, the one strict, the other more enlarged, that should be adopted, which is most consonant with the apparent objects and intent of the Constitution." --Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 21, 2011, 02:28:59 PM
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"I entirely concur in the propriety of resorting to the sense in which the Constitution was accepted and ratified by the nation. In that sense alone it is the legitimate Constitution. And if that is not the guide in expounding it, there may be no security for a consistent and stable, more than for a faithful exercise of its powers. If the meaning of the text be sought in the changeable meaning of the words composing it, it is evident that the shape and attributes of the Government must partake of the changes to which the words and phrases of all living languages are constantly subject. What a metamorphosis would be produced in the code of law if all its ancient phraseology were to be taken in its modern sense. And that the language of our Constitution is already undergoing interpretations unknown to its founder, will I believe appear to all unbiassed Enquirers into the history of its origin and adoption." --James Madison, letter to Henry Lee, 1824


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 22, 2011, 12:22:24 PM
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"The people can never willfully betray their own interests: But they may possibly be betrayed by the representatives of the people; and the danger will be evidently greater where the whole legislative trust is lodged in the hands of one body of men, than where the concurrence of separate and dissimilar bodies is required in every public act." --James Madison, Federalist No. 63, 1788


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 23, 2011, 02:42:00 PM
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"Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence, (I conjure you to believe me fellow citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of Republican Government." --George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 24, 2011, 11:29:07 AM
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"Democracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man's life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these will soon mould itself into a system of subordination of all the moral virtues and intellectual abilities, all the powers of wealth, beauty, wit and science, to the wanton pleasures, the capricious will, and the execrable cruelty of one or a very few." --John Adams, An Essay on Man's Lust for Power, 1763


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on February 25, 2011, 04:18:01 PM
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"It behooves you, therefore, to think and act for yourself and your people. The great principles of right and wrong are legible to every reader; to pursue them requires not the aid of many counselors. The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest. Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail." --Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View of the Rights of British America, 1775


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Post by: nChrist on February 28, 2011, 12:45:29 PM
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"The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy." --Benjamin Franklin, Emblematical Representations, 1774


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Post by: nChrist on March 01, 2011, 10:01:13 AM
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"There is no good government but what is republican. That the only valuable part of the British constitution is so; for the true idea of a republic is 'an empire of laws, and not of men.' That, as a republic is the best of governments, so that particular arrangement of the powers of society, or in other words, that form of government which is best contrived to secure an impartial and exact execution of the law, is the best of republics." -- John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on March 02, 2011, 08:22:26 AM
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"The regular distribution of power into distinct departments; the introduction of legislative balances and checks; the institution of courts composed of judges holding their offices during good behavior; the representation of the people in the legislature by deputies of their own election... They are means, and powerful means, by which the excellences of republican government may be retained and its imperfections lessened or avoided." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 9, 1787


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Post by: nChrist on March 03, 2011, 10:04:17 AM
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"'Tis folly in one Nation to look for disinterested favors from another; that it must pay with a portion of its Independence for whatever it may accept under that character; that by such acceptance, it may place itself in the condition of having given equivalents for nominal favours and yet of being reproached with ingratitude for not giving more. There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate upon real favours from Nation to Nation. 'Tis an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard." --George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796


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Post by: nChrist on March 04, 2011, 11:10:47 AM
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"It is so difficult to draw a clear line of separation between the abuse and the wholesome use of the press, that as yet we have found it better to trust the public judgment, rather than the magistrate, with the discrimination between truth and falsehood. And hitherto the public judgment has performed that office with wonderful correctness." --Thomas Jefferson to M. Pictet, 1803


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Post by: nChrist on March 07, 2011, 11:03:08 AM
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"Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them." --Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833


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Post by: nChrist on March 08, 2011, 12:19:37 PM
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"A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader." --Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1779


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Post by: nChrist on March 09, 2011, 10:44:03 AM
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"In Europe, charters of liberty have been granted by power. America has set the example  … of charters of power granted by liberty. This revolution in the practice of the world, may, with an honest praise, be pronounced the most triumphant epoch of its history, and the most consoling presage of its happiness." --James Madison, National Gazette Essay, 1792


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Post by: nChrist on March 10, 2011, 11:03:51 AM
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"What was the primary and principal object in the institution of government? Was it -- I speak of the primary and principal object -- was it to acquire new rights by a human establishment? Or was it, by human establishment, to acquire new security for the possession or the recovery of those rights, to the enjoyment or acquisition of which we were previously entitled by the immediate gift, or by the unerring law, of our all-wise and all-beneficent Creator? The latter, I presume, was the case…" --James Wilson, 1790


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Post by: nChrist on March 11, 2011, 01:07:03 PM
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"All are subject by nature to equal laws of morality, and in society have a right to equal laws for their government, yet no two men are perfectly equal in person, property, understanding, activity, and virtue, or ever can be made so by any power less than that which created them … all are subject by nature to equal laws of morality, and in society have a right to equal laws for their government." --John Adams, Discourse on Davila—XV, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on March 14, 2011, 12:12:11 PM
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"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death." --Thomas Paine, The Crisis, no 1, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on March 15, 2011, 03:08:55 PM
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"Every new regulation concerning commerce or revenue; or in any manner affecting the value of the different species of property, presents a new harvest to those who watch the change and can trace its consequences; a harvest reared not by themselves but by the toils and cares of the great body of their fellow citizens. This is a state of things in which it may be said with some truth that laws are made for the few not for the many." --James Madison, Federalist No. 62, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on March 16, 2011, 01:31:39 PM
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"I am not among those who fear the people. They, and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom. And to preserve their independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude." --Thomas Jefferson


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Post by: nChrist on March 17, 2011, 01:57:43 PM
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"I am not among those who fear the people. They, and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom. And to preserve their independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude." --Thomas Jefferson


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Post by: nChrist on March 18, 2011, 01:32:42 PM
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"It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth -- and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it." --Patrick Henry, speech in the Virginia Convention, 1775


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Post by: nChrist on March 21, 2011, 11:40:39 AM
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"If we resort for a criterion to the different principles on which different forms of government are established, we may define a republic to be, or at least may bestow that name on, a government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people, and is administered by persons holding their offices during pleasure for a limited period, or during good behavior." --James Madison, Federalist No. 39


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Post by: nChrist on March 22, 2011, 11:19:27 AM
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"Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths." --James Madison, Federalist No. 10, 1787


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Post by: nChrist on March 24, 2011, 01:39:37 PM
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"But the safety of the people of America against dangers from foreign force depends not only on their forbearing to give just causes of war to other nations, but also on their placing and continuing themselves in such a situation as not to invite hostility or insult; for it need not be observed that there are pretended as well as just causes of war." --John Jay, Federalist No. 4


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Post by: nChrist on March 24, 2011, 01:40:06 PM
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"It is necessary for every American, with becoming energy to endeavor to stop the dissemination of principles evidently destructive of the cause for which they have bled. It must be the combined virtue of the rulers and of the people to do this, and to rescue and save their civil and religious rights from the outstretched arm of tyranny, which may appear under any mode or form of government." --Mercy Warren, History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution, 1805


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Post by: nChrist on March 25, 2011, 03:24:24 PM
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"The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and ignorant believe to be liberty." --Fisher Ames, speech in the Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on March 28, 2011, 02:12:51 PM
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"If, from the more wretched parts of the old world, we look at those which are in an advanced stage of improvement, we still find the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping the spoil of the multitude. Invention is continually exercised, to furnish new pretenses for revenues and taxation. It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without tribute." --Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791


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Post by: nChrist on March 29, 2011, 01:59:54 PM
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"It is evident from the state of the country, from the habits of the people, from the experience we have had on the point itself, that it is impracticable to raise any very considerable sums by direct taxation." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 12, 1787


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Post by: nChrist on March 30, 2011, 04:02:44 PM
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"It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives." --John Adams, Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1756


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Post by: nChrist on March 31, 2011, 01:49:27 PM
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"As every appeal to the people would carry an implication of some defect in the government, frequent appeals would in great measure deprive the government of that veneration, which time bestows on everything, and without which perhaps the wisest and freest governments would not possess the requisite stability. If it be true that all governments rest on opinion, it is no less true that the strength of opinion in each individual, and its practical influence on his conduct, depend much on the number which he supposes to have entertained the same opinion. The reason of man, like man himself is timid and cautious, when left alone; and acquires firmness and confidence, in proportion to the number with which it is associated. When the examples, which fortify opinion, are ancient as well as numerous, they are known to have a double effect. In a nation of philosophers, this consideration ought to be disregarded. A reverence for the laws, would be sufficiently inculcated by the voice of an enlightened reason. But a nation of philosophers is as little to be expected as the philosophical race of kings wished for by Plato. And in every other nation, the most rational government will not find it a superfluous advantage, to have the prejudices of the community on its side." --James Madison, Federalist No. 49


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Post by: nChrist on April 01, 2011, 03:53:01 PM
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"Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics. There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honour, power and glory, established in the minds of the people, or there can be no republican government, nor any real liberty: and this public passion must be superiour to all private passions." --John Adams, letter to Mercy Warren, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on April 04, 2011, 10:41:41 PM
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"Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer." --Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on April 05, 2011, 04:44:08 PM
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"Strive to be the greatest man in your country, and you may be disappointed. Strive to be the best and you may succeed: he may well win the race that runs by himself." --Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1747


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Post by: nChrist on April 06, 2011, 02:02:57 PM
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"The first and governing maxim in the interpretation of a statute is to discover the meaning of those who made it." --James Wilson, Of the Study of Law in the United States, 1790


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Post by: nChrist on April 07, 2011, 04:24:19 PM
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"It is sufficiently obvious, that persons and property are the two great subjects on which Governments are to act; and that the rights of persons, and the rights of property, are the objects, for the protection of which Government was instituted. These rights cannot well be separated." --James Madison, Speech at the Virginia Convention, 1829


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Post by: nChrist on April 08, 2011, 05:53:49 PM
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"Whoever attentively considers the different departments of power must perceive, that, in a government in which they are separated from each other, the judiciary, from the nature of its functions, will always be the least dangerous to the political rights of the Constitution; because it will be least in a capacity to annoy or injure them." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 78, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on April 11, 2011, 11:09:24 AM
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"The multiplication of public offices, increase of expense beyond income, growth and entailment of a public debt, are indications soliciting the employment of the pruning knife." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Spencer Roane, 1821


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Post by: nChrist on April 12, 2011, 05:05:40 PM
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"The apportionment of taxes on the various descriptions of property is an act which seems to require the most exact impartiality; yet there is, perhaps, no legislative act in which greater opportunity and temptation are given to a predominant party to trample on the rules of justice. Every shilling which they overburden the inferior number is a shilling saved to their own pockets." --James Madison, Federalist No. 10 , 1787


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Post by: nChrist on April 13, 2011, 02:34:50 PM
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"The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Shelton Gilliam, 1808


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Post by: nChrist on April 14, 2011, 06:19:16 PM
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"Energy in government is essential to that security against external and internal danger and to that prompt and salutary execution of the laws which enter into the very definition of good government. Stability in government is essential to national character and to the advantages annexed to it, as well as to that repose and confidence in the minds of the people, which are among the chief blessings of civil society." --James Madison, Federalist No. 37, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on April 15, 2011, 07:22:33 PM
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"To cherish and stimulate the activity of the human mind, by multiplying the objects of enterprise, is not among the least considerable of the expedients, by which the wealth of a nation may be promoted." --Alexander Hamilton, Report on Manufactures, 1791


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Post by: nChrist on April 18, 2011, 12:19:32 PM
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"The dignity and stability of government in all its branches, the morals of the people, and every blessing of society depend so much upon an upright and skillful administration of justice, that the judicial power ought to be distinct from both the legislative and executive, and independent upon both, that so it may be a check upon both, and both should be checks upon that." --John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on April 19, 2011, 02:03:31 PM
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"To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Joseph Milligan, 1816


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Post by: nChrist on April 20, 2011, 07:09:59 PM
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"An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation." --John Marshall, McCullough v. Maryland, 1819


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Post by: nChrist on April 21, 2011, 04:22:29 PM
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"A rigid economy of the public contributions and absolute interdiction of all useless expenses will go far towards keeping the government honest and unoppressive." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Lafayette, 1823


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Post by: nChrist on April 22, 2011, 04:58:49 PM
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"It is certainly true that a popular government cannot flourish without virtue in the people." --Richard Henry Lee, letter to Colonel Martin Pickett, 1786


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Post by: nChrist on April 25, 2011, 02:37:27 PM
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"In observations on this subject, we hear the legislature mentioned as the people's representatives. The distinction, intimated by concealed implication, through probably, not avowed upon reflection, is, that the executive and judicial powers are not connected with the people by a relation so strong or near or dear. But is high time that we should chastise our prejudices; and that we should look upon the different parts of government with a just and impartial eye." --James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1791


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Post by: nChrist on April 26, 2011, 04:12:08 PM
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"The virtues of men are of more consequence to society than their abilities; and for this reason, the heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head." --Noah Webster, On the Education of Youth in America, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on April 27, 2011, 06:53:40 PM
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"I entirely concur in the propriety of resorting to the sense in which the Constitution was accepted and ratified by the nation. In that sense alone it is the legitimate Constitution. And if that is not the guide in expounding it, there may be no security." --James Madison, letter to Henry Lee, 1824


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Post by: nChrist on May 02, 2011, 08:40:11 PM
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"Repeal that [welfare] law, and you will soon see a change in their manners. St. Monday and St. Tuesday, will soon cease to be holidays. Six days shalt thou labor, though one of the old commandments long treated as out of date, will again be looked upon as a respectable precept; industry will increase, and with it plenty among the lower people; their circumstances will mend, and more will be done for their happiness by inuring them to provide for themselves, than could be done by dividing all your estates among them." -- Benjamin Franklin (letter to Collinson, 9 May 1753)


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Post by: nChrist on May 03, 2011, 06:22:50 PM
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"If individuals be not influenced by moral principles; it is in vain to look for public virtue; it is, therefore, the duty of legislators to enforce, both by precept and example, the utility, as well as the necessity of a strict adherence to the rules of distributive justice." --James Madison, in response to Washington's first Inaugural address, 1789


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Post by: nChrist on May 04, 2011, 01:36:06 PM
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"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death." --Thomas Paine, The Crisis, no 1, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on May 05, 2011, 05:38:44 PM
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"Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing." --Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791


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Post by: nChrist on May 06, 2011, 11:09:06 AM
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"The only foundation of a free Constitution, is pure virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our people, in a greater 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, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on May 09, 2011, 12:35:02 PM
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"It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth -- and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it." --Patrick Henry, speech in the Virginia Convention, 1775


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Post by: nChrist on May 10, 2011, 01:15:50 PM
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"I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Charles Jarvis, 1820


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Post by: nChrist on May 11, 2011, 05:26:14 PM
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"As our president bears no resemblance to a king so we shall see the Senate has no similitude to nobles. First, not being hereditary, their collective knowledge, wisdom, and virtue are not precarious. For by these qualities alone are they to obtain their offices, and they will have none of the peculiar qualities and vices of those men who possess power merely because their father held it before them." --Tench Coxe, An American Citizen, No. 2, 1787


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Post by: nChrist on May 12, 2011, 11:49:56 AM
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"Give up money, give up fame, give up science, give the earth itself and all it contains rather than do an immoral act. And never suppose that in any possible situation, or under any circumstances, it is best for you to do a dishonorable thing, however slightly so it may appear to you... From the practice of the purest virtue, you may be assured you will derive the most sublime comforts in every moment of life, and in the moment of death." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, 1785


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Post by: nChrist on May 13, 2011, 05:41:01 PM
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"The foundations of our national policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality, and the preeminence of free government be exemplified by all the attributes which can win the affections of its citizens, and command the respect of the world." --George Washington, First Inaugural Address, 1789


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Post by: nChrist on May 16, 2011, 04:59:49 PM
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"[The President] is the dignified, but accountable magistrate of a free and great people. The tenure of his office, it is true, is not hereditary; nor is it for life: but still it is a tenure of the noblest kind: by being the man of the people, he is invested; by continuing to be the man of the people, his investiture will be voluntarily, and cheerfully, and honourably renewed." --James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1791


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Post by: nChrist on May 17, 2011, 12:54:45 PM
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"Nothing is so contagious as opinion, especially on questions which, being susceptible of very different glosses, beget in the mind a distrust of itself." --James Madison, letter to Benjamin Rush, 1790


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Post by: nChrist on May 18, 2011, 04:56:32 PM
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"The truth is that the want of common education with us is not from our poverty, but from the want of an orderly system. More money is now paid for the education of a part than would be paid for that of the whole if systematically arranged." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Joseph Cabell , 1820


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Post by: nChrist on May 19, 2011, 10:37:49 PM
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"Law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge." --James Wilson, Of the Study of the Law in the United States, 1790


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Post by: nChrist on May 20, 2011, 05:51:01 PM
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"It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives." --John Adams, Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1756


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Post by: nChrist on May 23, 2011, 06:11:45 PM
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"No people will tamely surrender their liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and virtue is preservd. On the contrary, when people are universally ignorant, and debauchd in their manners, they will sink under their own weight without the aid of foreign Invaders." --Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1775


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Post by: nChrist on May 24, 2011, 04:37:13 PM
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"If we resort for a criterion to the different principles on which different forms of government are established, we may define a republic to be, or at least may bestow that name on, a government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people,  and is administered by persons holding their offices during pleasure for a limited period, or during good behavior." --James Madison, Federalist No. 39


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Post by: nChrist on May 25, 2011, 04:11:14 PM
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"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual - or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country." --Samuel Adams, in the Boston Gazette, 1781


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Post by: nChrist on May 26, 2011, 05:53:39 PM
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"Every man who loves peace, every man who loves his country, every man who loves liberty ought to have it ever before his eyes that he may cherish in his heart a due attachment to the Union of America and be able to set a due value on the means of preserving it." --James Madison, Federalist No. 41.


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Post by: nChrist on May 27, 2011, 05:56:32 PM
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"Whoever attentively considers the different departments of power must perceive, that, in a government in which they are separated from each other, the judiciary, from the nature of its functions, will always be the least dangerous to the political rights of the Constitution; because it will be least in a capacity to annoy or injure them." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 78, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on May 30, 2011, 02:01:24 PM
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"Now is the seedtime of continental union, faith and honor. The least fracture now, will be like a name engraved with the point of a pin on the tender rind of a young oak; the wound would enlarge with the tree, and posterity read in it full grown characters." --Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on May 31, 2011, 03:39:05 PM
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"The only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments." --Benjamin Rush, On the Mode of Education Proper in a Republic, 1806


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Post by: nChrist on June 01, 2011, 05:45:31 PM
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"It is the duty of parents to maintain their children decently, and according to their circumstances; to protect them according to the dictates of prudence; and to educate them according to the suggestions of a judicious and zealous regard for their usefulness, their respectability and happiness." --James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1791


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Post by: nChrist on June 02, 2011, 02:51:47 PM
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"Whatever may be the judgement pronounced on the competency of the architects of the Constitution, or whatever may be the destiny of the edifice prepared by them, I feel it a duty to express my profound and solemn conviction ... that there never was an assembly of men, charged with a great and arduous trust, who were more pure in their motives, or more exclusively or anxiously devoted to the object committed to them." --James Madison, 1835


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Post by: nChrist on June 03, 2011, 08:19:01 PM
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"And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever." --Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 18, 1781


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Post by: nChrist on June 06, 2011, 07:03:43 PM
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"Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse the history of his own country." --Noah Webster, On the Education of Youth in America, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on June 07, 2011, 01:33:09 PM
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"A universal peace, it is to be feared, is in the catalogue of events, which will never exist but in the imaginations of visionary philosophers, or in the breasts of benevolent enthusiasts." --James Madison, essay in the National Gazette, 1792


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Post by: nChrist on June 08, 2011, 02:15:56 PM
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"The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If 'Thou shalt not covet' and 'Thou shalt not steal' were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society before it can be civilized or made free." --John Adams, A Defense of the American Constitutions, 1787


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Post by: nChrist on June 09, 2011, 11:03:21 AM
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"We should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections." --John Adams, Inaugural Address, 1797


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Post by: nChrist on June 10, 2011, 05:29:55 PM
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"The great object of my fear is the federal judiciary. That body, like gravity, ever acting, with noiseless foot, and unalarming advance, gaining ground step by step, and holding what it gains, is ingulfing insidiously the special governments into the jaws of that which feeds them." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Judge Spencer Roane, 1821


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Post by: nChrist on June 13, 2011, 04:44:26 PM
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"During the course of administration, and in order to disturb it, the artillery of the press has been levelled against us, charged with whatsoever its licentiousness could devise or dare. These abuses of an institution so important to freedom and science are deeply to be regretted, inasmuch as they tend to lessen its usefulness and to sap its safety." --Thomas Jefferson, Second Inaugural Address, 1805


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Post by: nChrist on June 14, 2011, 04:24:41 PM
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"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." --John Adams, Address to the Military , 1798


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Post by: nChrist on June 15, 2011, 04:54:29 PM
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"We are teaching the world the great truth that governments do better without kings and nobles than with them. The merit will be doubled by the other lesson that religion flourishes in greater purity, without than with the aid of government." --James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, 1822


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Post by: nChrist on June 16, 2011, 05:39:18 PM
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"The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy." --Benjamin Franklin, Emblematical Representations, 1774


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Post by: nChrist on June 17, 2011, 04:31:37 PM
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"But the safety of the people of America against dangers from foreign force depends not only on their forbearing to give just causes of war to other nations, but also on their placing and continuing themselves in such a situation as not to invite hostility or insult; for it need not be observed that there are pretended as well as just causes of war." --John Jay, Federalist No. 4


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Post by: nChrist on June 20, 2011, 05:31:46 PM
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"It is a wise rule and should be fundamental in a government disposed to cherish its credit, and at the same time to restrain the use of it within the limits of its faculties, 'never to borrow a dollar without laying a tax in the same instant for paying the interest annually, and the principal within a given term; and to consider that tax as pledged to the creditors on the public faith.'" --Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Wayles Eppes, 1813


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Post by: nChrist on June 21, 2011, 11:34:54 AM
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"The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power." --Alexander Hamilton, The Farmer Refuted, 1775


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Post by: nChrist on June 22, 2011, 02:23:05 PM
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"All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression." --Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, 1801


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Post by: nChrist on June 23, 2011, 11:21:15 PM
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"The fundamental source of all your errors, sophisms and false reasonings is a total ignorance of the natural rights of mankind. Were you once to become acquainted with these, you could never entertain a thought, that all men are not, by nature, entitled to a parity of privileges. You would be convinced, that natural liberty is a gift of the beneficent Creator to the whole human race, and that civil liberty is founded in that; and cannot be wrested from any people, without the most manifest violation of justice." --Alexander Hamilton, The Farmer Refuted, 1775


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Post by: nChrist on June 24, 2011, 05:01:21 PM
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"Experience having long taught me the reasonableness of mutual sacrifices of opinion among those who are to act together for any common object, and the expediency of doing what good we can; when we cannot do all we would wish." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Randolph, 1803


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Post by: nChrist on June 27, 2011, 02:03:02 PM
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"As our president bears no resemblance to a king so we shall see the Senate has no similitude to nobles. First, not being hereditary, their collective knowledge, wisdom, and virtue are not precarious. For by these qualities alone are they to obtain their offices, and they will have none of the peculiar qualities and vices of those men who possess power merely because their father held it before them." --Tench Coxe, An American Citizen, No. 2, 1787


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Post by: nChrist on June 28, 2011, 05:24:41 PM
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"The rich, the well-born, and the able, acquire and influence among the people that will soon be too much for simple honesty and plain sense, in a house of representatives. The most illustrious of them must, therefore, be separated from the mass, and placed by themselves in a senate; this is, to all honest and useful intents, an ostracism." --John Adams, A Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America, vol 1 , 1787


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Post by: nChrist on June 29, 2011, 03:06:08 PM
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"The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create whatever the form of government, a real despotism. A just estimate of that love of power, and proneness to abuse it, which predominates in the human heart is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position." --George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796


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Post by: nChrist on June 30, 2011, 05:58:36 PM
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"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual - or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country." --Samuel Adams, in the Boston Gazette, 1781


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Post by: nChrist on July 01, 2011, 03:30:49 PM
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"It would reduce the whole instrument to a single phrase, that of instituting a Congress with power to do whatever would be for the good of the United States; and as they would be the sole judges of the good or evil, it would be also a power to do whatever evil they please. Certainly no such universal power was meant to be given them. [The Constitution] was intended to lace them up straightly within the enumerated powers and those without which, as means, these powers could not be carried into effect." --Thomas Jefferson, Opinion on a National Bank, 1791


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Post by: nChrist on July 04, 2011, 02:37:44 PM
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"Liberty is a word which, according as it is used, comprehends the most good and the most evil of any in the world. Justly understood it is sacred next to those which we appropriate in divine adoration; but in the mouths of some it means anything, which enervate a necessary government; excite a jealousy of the rulers who are our own choice, and keep society in confusion for want of a power sufficiently concentered to promote good." --Oliver Ellsworth, A Landholder, No. III, 1787


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Post by: nChrist on July 05, 2011, 12:21:44 PM
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"This balance between the National and State governments ought to be dwelt on with peculiar attention, as it is of the utmost importance. It forms a double security to the people. If one encroaches on their rights they will find a powerful protection in the other. Indeed, they will both be prevented from overpassing their constitutional limits by a certain rivalship, which will ever subsist between them." --Alexander Hamilton, speech to the New York Ratifying Convention, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on July 06, 2011, 04:36:10 PM
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"There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." --James Madison, speech at the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on July 07, 2011, 03:05:13 PM
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"It will not be denied that power is of an encroaching nature and that it ought to be effectually restrained from passing the limits assigned to it. After discriminating, therefore, in theory, the several classes of power, as they may in their nature be legislative, executive, or judiciary, the next and most difficult task is to provide some practical security for each, against the invasion of the others." --James Madison, Federalist No. 48, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on July 08, 2011, 06:22:59 PM
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"The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create whatever the form of government, a real despotism. A just estimate of that love of power, and proneness to abuse it, which predominates in the human heart is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position." --George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796


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Post by: nChrist on July 11, 2011, 06:26:10 PM
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"A fondness for power is implanted, in most men, and it is natural to abuse it, when acquired." --Alexander Hamilton, The Farmer Refuted, 1775


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Post by: nChrist on July 12, 2011, 07:07:00 PM
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"Men must be ready, they must pride themselves and be happy to sacrifice their private pleasures, passions and interests, nay, their private friendships and dearest connections, when they stand in competition with the rights of society." --John Adams, letter to Mercy Warren, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on July 13, 2011, 05:44:28 PM
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"Where there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community." --Benjamin Rush, letter to David Ramsay, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on July 14, 2011, 05:36:12 PM
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"A fondness for power is implanted, in most men, and it is natural to abuse it, when acquired." --Alexander Hamilton, The Farmer Refuted, 1775


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Post by: nChrist on July 15, 2011, 07:19:02 PM
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"The steady character of our countrymen is a rock to which we may safely moor; and notwithstanding the efforts of the papers to disseminate early discontents, I expect that a just, dispassionate and steady conduct, will at length rally to a proper system the great body of our country. Unequivocal in principle, reasonable in manner, we shall be able I hope to do a great deal of good to the cause of freedom & harmony." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Elbridge Gerry, 1801


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Post by: nChrist on July 18, 2011, 05:59:55 PM
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"Is it not the glory of the people of America, that whilst they have paid a decent regard to the opinions of former times and other nations, they have not suffered a blind veneration for antiquity, for custom, or for names, to overrule the suggestions of their own good sense, the knowledge of their own situation, and the lessons of their own experience? To this manly spirit, posterity will be indebted for the possession, and the world for the example of the numerous innovations displayed on the American theatre, in favor of private rights and public happiness." --James Madison, Federalist No. 14, 1787


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Post by: nChrist on July 19, 2011, 12:32:05 PM
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"Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind. With such persons, gullibility, which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand of reason and the mind becomes a wreck." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Smith, 1822


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Post by: nChrist on July 20, 2011, 07:23:48 PM
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"The eyes of the world being thus on our Country, it is put the more on its good behavior, and under the greater obligation also, to do justice to the Tree of Liberty by an exhibition of the fine fruits we gather from it." --James Madison, letter to James Monroe, 1824


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Post by: nChrist on July 21, 2011, 02:00:08 PM
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"The value of liberty was thus enhanced in our estimation by the difficulty of its attainment, and the worth of characters appreciated by the trial of adversity." --George Washington, letter to the people of South Carolina, 1790


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Post by: nChrist on July 22, 2011, 02:30:56 PM
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"In the midst of these pleasing ideas we should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections." --John Adams, Inaugural Address, 1797


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Post by: nChrist on July 25, 2011, 02:54:39 PM
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"Would it not be better to simplify the system of taxation rather than to spread it over such a variety of subjects and pass through so many new hands." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, 1784


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Post by: nChrist on July 26, 2011, 02:23:38 PM
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"Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction. A good form of government may hold the rotten materials together for some time, but beyond a certain pitch, even the best constitution will be ineffectual, and slavery must ensue." --John Witherspoon, The Dominion of Providence Over the Passions of Men, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on July 27, 2011, 12:49:02 PM
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"The Constitution ... is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary which they may twist and shape into any form they please." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Judge Spencer Roane, 1819


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Post by: nChrist on July 28, 2011, 09:42:56 AM
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"It is the duty of parents to maintain their children decently, and according to their circumstances; to protect them according to the dictates of prudence; and to educate them according to the suggestions of a judicious and zealous regard for their usefulness, their respectability and happiness." --James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1791


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Post by: nChrist on July 29, 2011, 10:30:59 AM
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"But with respect to future debt; would it not be wise and just for that nation to declare in the constitution they are forming that neither the legislature, nor the nation itself can validly contract more debt, than they may pay within their own age, or within the term of 19 years." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, 1789


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Post by: nChrist on August 01, 2011, 09:20:19 PM
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"A constitution founded on these principles introduces knowledge among the people, and inspires them with a conscious dignity becoming freemen; a general emulation takes place, which causes good humor, sociability, good manners, and good morals to be general. That elevation of sentiment inspired by such a government, makes the common people brave and enterprising. That ambition which is inspired by it makes them sober, industrious, and frugal." --John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on August 02, 2011, 02:01:24 PM
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"I suppose, indeed, that in public life, a man whose political principles have any decided character and who has energy enough to give them effect must always expect to encounter political hostility from those of adverse principles." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Richard M. Johnson, 1808


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Post by: nChrist on August 03, 2011, 06:11:02 PM
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"No morn ever dawned more favorable than ours did; and no day was every more clouded than the present! Wisdom, and good examples are necessary at this time to rescue the political machine from the impending storm." --George Washington, letter to James Madison, 1786


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Post by: nChrist on August 04, 2011, 03:46:29 PM
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"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States." --Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, 1787


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Post by: nChrist on August 05, 2011, 04:19:50 PM
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"The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of the society; and in the next place, to take the most effectual precautions for keeping them virtuous whilst they continue to hold their public trust." --James Madison, Federalist No. 57, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on August 08, 2011, 03:52:48 PM
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"An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens....There has never been a moment of my life in which I  should have relinquished for it the enjoyments of my family, my farm, my friends & books." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Melish, 1813


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Post by: nChrist on August 09, 2011, 03:59:34 PM
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"No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because his interest would certainly bias his judgment, and, not improbably, corrupt his integrity." --James Madison, Federalist No. 10, 1787


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Post by: nChrist on August 11, 2011, 03:09:15 AM
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"We have heard of the impious doctrine in the old world, that the people were made for kings, not kings for the people. Is the same doctrine to be revived in the new, in another shape - that the solid happiness of the people is to be sacrificed to the views of political institutions of a different form? It is too early for politicians to presume on our forgetting that the public good, the real welfare of the great body of the people, is the supreme object to be pursued; and that no form of government whatever has any other value than as it may be fitted for the attainment of this object." --James Madison, Federalist No. 45


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Post by: nChrist on August 11, 2011, 03:39:25 PM
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"History by apprising [citizens] of the past will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; and knowing it, to defeat its views." --Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 14, 1781


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Post by: nChrist on August 12, 2011, 06:12:22 PM
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"Not all the treasures of the world, so far as I believe, could have induced me to support an offensive war, for I think it murder; but if a thief breaks into my house, burns and destroys my property, and kills or threatens to kill me, or those that are in it, and to 'bind me in all cases whatsoever' to his absolute will, am I to suffer it?" --Thomas Paine, The American Crises, No. 1, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on August 15, 2011, 05:02:22 PM
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"The citizens of the United States of America have the right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy worthy of imitation. All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship. It is now no more that toleration is spoken of as if it were by the indulgence of one class of citizens that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights, for happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support." --George Washington, letter to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, Rhode Island, 1790


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Post by: nChrist on August 16, 2011, 11:08:50 PM
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"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman." --Thomas Paine, The American Crises, No. 1, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on August 17, 2011, 05:30:13 PM
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"He who is permitted by law to have no property of his own, can with difficulty conceive that property is founded in anything but force." --Thomas Jefferson, to Bancroft, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on August 18, 2011, 12:39:35 PM
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"If by the liberty of the press were understood merely the liberty of discussing the propriety of public measures and political opinions, let us have as much of it as you please: But if it means the liberty of affronting, calumniating and defaming one another, I, for my part, own myself willing to part with my share of it, whenever our legislators shall please so to alter the law and shall cheerfully consent to exchange my liberty of abusing others for the privilege of not being abused myself." --Benjamin Franklin, An Account of the Supremest Court of Judicature in Pennsylvania, viz. The Court of the Press, 1789


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Post by: nChrist on August 19, 2011, 11:35:00 AM
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"I should consider the speeches of Livy, Sallust, and Tacitus, as preeminent specimens of logic, taste and that sententious brevity which, using not a word to spare, leaves not a moment for inattention to the hearer. Amplification is the vice of modern oratory." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to David Harding, 1824


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Post by: nChrist on August 22, 2011, 03:10:50 PM
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"Without justice being freely, fully, and impartially administered, neither our persons, nor our rights, nor our property, can be protected. And if these, or either of them, are regulated by no certain laws, and are subject to no certain principles, and are held by no certain tenure, and are redressed, when violated, by no certain remedies, society fails of all its value; and men may as well return to a state of savage and barbarous independence." --Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833


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Post by: nChrist on August 23, 2011, 02:54:07 PM
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"It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn." --George Washington, letter to the Legislature of Pennsylvania, 1789


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Post by: nChrist on August 25, 2011, 12:07:34 AM
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"In observations on this subject, we hear the legislature mentioned as the people's representatives. The distinction, intimated by concealed implication, through probably, not avowed upon reflection, is, that the executive and judicial powers are not connected with the people by a relation so strong or near or dear. But is high time that we should chastise our prejudices; and that we should look upon the different parts of government with a just and impartial eye." --James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1791


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Post by: nChrist on August 25, 2011, 05:03:41 PM
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"No country upon earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings than United America. Wondrously strange, then, and much to be regretted indeed would it be, were we to neglect the means and to depart from the road which Providence has pointed us to so plainly; I cannot believe it will ever come to pass." --George Washington, letter to Benjamin Lincoln, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on August 26, 2011, 04:16:40 PM
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"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain." --John Adams, letter to Abigail Adams, 1780


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Post by: nChrist on August 29, 2011, 09:01:42 PM
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"They are not to do anything they please to provide for the general welfare, but only to lay taxes for that purpose. To consider the latter phrase not as describing the purpose of the first, but as giving a distinct and independent power to do any act they please which may be good for the Union, would render all the preceding and subsequent enumerations of power completely useless. It would reduce the whole instrument to a single phrase, that of instituting a Congress with power to do whatever would be for the good of the United States; and as they would be the sole judges of the good or evil, it would be also a power to do whatever evil they please." --Thomas Jefferson, Opinion on National Bank, 1791


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Post by: nChrist on August 30, 2011, 10:42:33 PM
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"Democratical States must always feel before they can see: it is this that makes their Governments slow, but the people will be right at last." --George Washington, letter to Marquis de Lafayette, 1785


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Post by: nChrist on August 31, 2011, 03:03:23 PM
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"There is no maxim in my opinion which is more liable to be misapplied, and which therefore needs elucidation than the current one that the interest of the majority is the political standard of right and wrong.... In fact it is only reestablishing under another name and a more specious form, force as the measure of right...." --James Madison, letter to James Monroe, 1786


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Post by: nChrist on September 01, 2011, 05:18:29 PM
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"In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate -- look to his character..." --Noah Webster, Letters to a Young Gentleman Commencing His Education, 1789


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Post by: nChrist on September 02, 2011, 07:15:24 PM
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"It is a principle incorporated into the settled policy of America, that as peace is better than war, war is better than tribute." --James Madison, letter to the Dey of Algiers, 1816


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Post by: nChrist on September 05, 2011, 10:34:11 PM
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"In our private pursuits it is a great advantage that every honest employment is deemed honorable. I am myself a nail-maker." --Thomas Jefferson, Jean Nicolas DÈmeunier, 1795


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Post by: nChrist on September 06, 2011, 04:39:35 PM
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"Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at pleasure." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Johnson, 1823


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Post by: nChrist on September 07, 2011, 07:30:18 PM
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"A good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should endeavor not only to be learned but virtuous." --George Washington, letter to Steptoe Washington, 1790


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Post by: nChrist on September 08, 2011, 08:57:54 PM
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"Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt." --Samuel Adams, essay in The Public Advertiser, 1749


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Post by: nChrist on September 09, 2011, 06:13:40 PM
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"Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience." --George Washington, The Rules of Civility, 1748


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Post by: nChrist on September 12, 2011, 07:10:04 PM
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"Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Martha Jefferson, 1787


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Post by: nChrist on September 13, 2011, 02:12:26 PM
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"Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day." --Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography, 1771


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Post by: nChrist on September 14, 2011, 04:14:51 PM
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"We should never despair, our situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new exertions and proportion our efforts to the exigency of the times." --George Washington, letter to Philip Schuyler, 1777


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Post by: nChrist on September 15, 2011, 06:43:42 PM
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"We are either a United people, or we are not. If the former, let us, in all matters of general concern act as a nation, which have national objects to promote, and a national character to support. If we are not, let us no longer act a farce by pretending to it." --George Washington, letter to James Madison, 1785


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Post by: nChrist on September 16, 2011, 02:30:57 PM
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"Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence." --Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833


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Post by: nChrist on September 19, 2011, 03:38:46 PM
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"The steady character of our countrymen is a rock to which we may safely moor; and notwithstanding the efforts of the papers to disseminate early discontents, I expect that a just, dispassionate and steady conduct, will at length rally to a proper system the great body of our country. Unequivocal in principle, reasonable in manner, we shall be able I hope to do a great deal of good to the cause of freedom & harmony." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Elbridge Gerry, 1801


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Post by: nChrist on September 20, 2011, 05:52:03 PM
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"No pecuniary consideration is more urgent, than the regular redemption and discharge of the public debt: on none can delay be more injurious, or an economy of time more valuable." --George Washington, Message to the House of Representatives, 1793


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Post by: nChrist on September 21, 2011, 04:22:22 PM
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"There is not a more important and fundamental principle in legislation, than that the ways and means ought always to face the public engagements; that our appropriations should ever go hand in hand with our promises. To say that the United States should be answerable for twenty-five millions of dollars without knowing whether the ways and means can be provided, and without knowing whether those who are to succeed us will think with us on the subject, would be rash and unjustifiable." --James Madison, Speech in Congress, 1790


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Post by: nChrist on September 22, 2011, 01:19:15 PM
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"The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Taylor, 1816


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Post by: nChrist on September 23, 2011, 05:43:58 PM
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"There is no part of the administration of government that requires extensive information and a thorough knowledge of the principles of political economy, so much as the business of taxation. The man who understands those principles best will be least likely to resort to oppressive expedients, or sacrifice any particular class of citizens to the procurement of revenue." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 35, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on September 26, 2011, 06:26:14 PM
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"Citizens by birth or choice of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations." --George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796


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Post by: nChrist on September 27, 2011, 06:00:52 PM
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"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual -- or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country." --Samuel Adams, in the Boston Gazette, 1781


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Post by: nChrist on September 28, 2011, 10:27:51 PM
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"Even our Commercial policy should hold an equal and impartial hand: neither seeking nor granting exclusive favours or preferences; consulting the natural course of things; diffusing and diversifying by gentle means the streams of Commerce, but forcing nothing; establishing with Powers so disposed; in order to give trade a stable course." --George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796


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Post by: nChrist on September 29, 2011, 05:40:14 PM
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"War is not the best engine for us to resort to; nature has given us one in our commerce, which if properly managed, will be a better instrument for obliging the interested nations of Europe to treat us with justice." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thomas Pickney, 1797


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Post by: nChrist on September 30, 2011, 01:48:56 PM
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"It is very imprudent to deprive America of any of her privileges. If her commerce and friendship are of any importance to you, they are to be had on no other terms than leaving her in the full enjoyment of her rights." --Benjamin Franklin, Political Observations


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Post by: nChrist on October 03, 2011, 03:39:11 PM
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"If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions." --James Madison, letter to Edmund Pendleton, 1792


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Post by: nChrist on October 04, 2011, 06:31:39 PM
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"It would reduce the whole instrument to a single phrase, that of instituting a Congress with power to do whatever would be for the good of the United States; and as they would be the sole judges of the good or evil, it would be also a power to do whatever evil they please. Certainly no such universal power was meant to be given them. [The Constitution] was intended to lace them up straightly within the enumerated powers and those without which, as means, these powers could not be carried into effect." --Thomas Jefferson, Opinion on a National Bank, 1791


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Post by: nChrist on October 05, 2011, 02:31:35 PM
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"If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send 150 lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, & talk by the hour? That 150 lawyers should do business together ought not to be expected." --Thomas Jefferson, Autobiography, 1821


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Post by: nChrist on October 06, 2011, 02:51:32 PM
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"On every unauthoritative exercise of power by the legislature must the people rise in rebellion or their silence be construed into a surrender of that power to them? If so, how many rebellions should we have had already?" --Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia, Query 12, 1782


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Post by: nChrist on October 07, 2011, 05:18:45 PM
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"The present Constitution is the standard to which we are to cling. Under its banners, bona fide must we combat our political foes -- rejecting all changes but through the channel itself provides for amendments." --Alexander Hamilton, letter to James Bayard, 1802


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Post by: nChrist on October 10, 2011, 07:10:55 PM
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"A constitution founded on these principles introduces knowledge among the people, and inspires them with a conscious dignity becoming freemen; a general emulation takes place, which causes good humor, sociability, good manners, and good morals to be general. That elevation of sentiment inspired by such a government, makes the common people brave and enterprising. That ambition which is inspired by it makes them sober, industrious, and frugal." --John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on October 11, 2011, 03:54:13 PM
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"In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution." --Thomas Jefferson, fair copy of the drafts of the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798


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Post by: nChrist on October 12, 2011, 07:07:49 PM
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"If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws -- the first growing out of the last. ... A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government." --Alexander Hamilton, Essay in the American Daily Advertiser, 1794


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Post by: nChrist on October 13, 2011, 12:46:47 PM
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"No morn ever dawned more favorable than ours did; and no day was every more clouded than the present! Wisdom, and good examples are necessary at this time to rescue the political machine from the impending storm." --George Washington, letter to James Madison, 1786


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Post by: nChrist on October 14, 2011, 04:01:56 PM
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"The first and governing maxim in the interpretation of a statute is to discover the meaning of those who made it." --James Wilson, Of the Study of Law in the United States, 1790


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Post by: nChrist on October 17, 2011, 03:53:44 PM
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"Our peculiar security is in the possession of a written Constitution. Let us not make it a blank paper by construction." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Wilson Nicholas, 1803


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Post by: nChrist on October 18, 2011, 05:44:20 PM
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"The construction applied ... to those parts of the Constitution of the United States which delegate Congress a power ... ought not to be construed as themselves to give unlimited powers, nor a part to be so taken as to destroy the whole residue of that instrument." --Thomas Jefferson, Draft Kentucky Resolutions, 1798


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Post by: nChrist on October 19, 2011, 01:51:33 PM
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"Democracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man's life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these will soon mould itself into a system of subordination of all the moral virtues and intellectual abilities, all the powers of wealth, beauty, wit and science, to the wanton pleasures, the capricious will, and the execrable cruelty of one or a very few." --John Adams, An Essay on Man's Lust for Power, 1763


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Post by: nChrist on October 24, 2011, 04:07:46 PM
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"To all of which is added a selection from the elementary schools of subjects of the most promising genius, whose parents are too poor to give them further education, to be carried at the public expense through the college and university. The object is to bring into action that mass of talents which lies buried in poverty in every country, for want of the means of development, and thus give activity to a mass of mind, which, in proportion to our population, shall be double or treble of what it is in most countries." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Jose Correa de Serra, 1817


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Post by: nChrist on October 25, 2011, 04:28:47 PM
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"Knowledge is, in every country, the surest basis of public happiness." --George Washington, First Annual Message, 1790


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Post by: nChrist on October 26, 2011, 08:28:39 PM
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"Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people, commencing demagogues and ending tyrants." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 1, 1787


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Post by: nChrist on October 27, 2011, 05:10:00 PM
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"We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately." --Benjamin Franklin, at the signing of the Declaration of Independence, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on October 28, 2011, 07:53:17 PM
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"This was the object of the Declaration of Independence. Not to find out new principles, or new arguments, never before thought of, not merely to say things which had never been said before; but to place before mankind the common sense of the subject, in terms so plain and firm as to command their assent, and to justify ourselves in the independent stand we are compelled to take. Neither aiming at originality of principle or sentiment, nor yet copied from any particular and previous writing, it was intended to be an expression of the American mind, and to give to that expression the proper tone and spirit called for by the occasion." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Henry Lee, 1825


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Post by: nChrist on October 31, 2011, 02:22:39 PM
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"The flames kindled on the 4 of July 1776, have spread over too much of the globe to be extinguished by the feeble engines of despotism; on the contrary, they will consume these engines and all who work them." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Adams, 1821


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Post by: nChrist on November 01, 2011, 02:25:16 PM
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"Everything that is right or reasonable pleads for separation. The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries; tis time to part." --Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on November 02, 2011, 11:02:45 AM
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"Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." --John Adams, letter to John Taylor, 1814


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Post by: nChrist on November 03, 2011, 03:13:54 PM
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"Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths." --James Madison, Federalist No. 10, 1787


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Post by: nChrist on November 04, 2011, 04:25:18 PM
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"The foundation on which all [constitutions] are built is the natural equality of man, the denial of every preeminence but that annexed to legal office, and particularly the denial of a preeminence by birth." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to George Washington, 1784


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Post by: nChrist on November 08, 2011, 12:32:23 AM
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"It is the duty of parents to maintain their children decently, and according to their circumstances; to protect them according to the dictates of prudence; and to educate them according to the suggestions of a judicious and zealous regard for their usefulness, their respectability and happiness." --James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1791


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Post by: nChrist on November 08, 2011, 03:26:58 PM
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"As parents, we can have no joy, knowing that this government is not sufficiently lasting to ensure any thing which we may bequeath to posterity: And by a plain method of argument, as we are running the next generation into debt, we ought to do the work of it, otherwise we use them meanly and pitifully. In order to discover the line of our duty rightly, we should take our children in our hand, and fix our station a few years farther into life; that eminence will present a prospect, which a few present fears and prejudices conceal from our sight." --Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on November 09, 2011, 03:12:18 PM
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"In the first place, it is to be remembered, that the general government is not to be charged with the whole power of making and administering laws: its jurisdiction is limited to certain enumerated objects, which concern all the members of the republic, but which are not to be attained by the separate provisions of any." --James Madison, Federalist No. 14, 1787


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Post by: nChrist on November 10, 2011, 09:10:58 AM
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"Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread." --Thomas Jefferson, Autobiography, 1821


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Post by: nChrist on November 11, 2011, 03:16:52 PM
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"When all government, domestic and foreign, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Charles Hammond, 1821


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Post by: nChrist on November 14, 2011, 04:57:05 PM
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"The State governments possess inherent advantages, which will ever give them an influence and ascendancy over the National Government, and will for ever preclude the possibility of federal encroachments. That their liberties, indeed, can be subverted by the federal head, is repugnant to every rule of political calculation." --Alexander Hamilton, speech to the New York Ratifying Convention, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on November 15, 2011, 04:29:15 PM
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"The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite." --James Madison, Federalist No. 45


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Post by: nChrist on November 16, 2011, 07:46:01 PM
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"The States can best govern our home concerns and the general government our foreign ones. I wish, therefore ... never to see all offices transferred to Washington, where, further withdrawn from the eyes of the people, they may more secretly be bought and sold at market." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Judge William Johnson, 1823


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Post by: nChrist on November 17, 2011, 07:44:59 PM
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"The operations of the federal government will be most extensive and important in times of war and danger; those of the State governments, in times of peace and security." --James Madison, Federalist No. 45, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on November 18, 2011, 01:45:29 PM
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"So that the executive and legislative branches of the national government depend upon, and emanate from the states. Every where the state sovereignties are represented; and the national sovereignty, as such, has no representation." --Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833


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Post by: nChrist on November 21, 2011, 01:41:49 PM
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"The state governments have a full superintendence and control over the immense mass of local interests of their respective states, which connect themselves with the feelings, the affections, the municipal institutions, and the internal arrangements of the whole population. They possess, too, the immediate administration of justice in all cases, civil and criminal, which concern the property, personal rights, and peaceful pursuits of their own citizens." --Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833


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Post by: nChrist on November 22, 2011, 01:51:33 PM
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"Another not unimportant consideration is, that the powers of the general government will be, and indeed must be, principally employed upon external objects, such as war, peace, negotiations with foreign powers, and foreign commerce. In its internal operations it can touch but few objects, except to introduce regulations beneficial to the commerce, intercourse, and other relations, between the states, and to lay taxes for the common good. The powers of the states, on the other hand, extend to all objects, which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, and liberties, and property of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the state." --Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833


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Post by: nChrist on November 23, 2011, 09:25:00 PM
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"When you assemble from your several counties in the Legislature, were every member to be guided only by the apparent interest of his county, government would be impracticable. There must be a perpetual accommodation and sacrifice of local advantage to general expediency." --Alexander Hamilton, speech at the New York Ratifying Convention, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on November 24, 2011, 10:05:00 AM
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"It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors." --George Washington, Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1789


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Post by: nChrist on November 28, 2011, 08:21:20 AM
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"The true test is, whether the object be of a local character, and local use; or, whether it be of general benefit to the states. If it be purely local, congress cannot constitutionally appropriate money for the object. But, if the benefit be general, it matters not, whether in point of locality it be in one state, or several; whether it be of large, or of small extent." --Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833


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Post by: nChrist on November 28, 2011, 08:21:51 AM
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"I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground that 'all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states or to the people.' To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around the powers of Congress, is to take possession of a boundless field of power, not longer susceptible of any definition." --Thomas Jefferson, Opinion on the Constitutionality of a National Bank, 1791


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Post by: nChrist on November 29, 2011, 11:08:07 AM
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"But ambitious encroachments of the federal government, on the authority of the State governments, would not excite the opposition of a single State, or of a few States only. They would be signals of general alarm. ... But what degree of madness could ever drive the federal government to such an extremity." --James Madison, Federalist No. 46, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on December 02, 2011, 01:33:51 PM
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"The belief in a God All Powerful wise and good, is so essential to the moral order of the world and to the happiness of man, that arguments which enforce it cannot be drawn from too many sources nor adapted with too much solicitude to the different characters and capacities impressed with it." --James Madison, letter to Frederick Beasley, 1825


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Post by: nChrist on December 02, 2011, 01:34:22 PM
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"And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever." --Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 18, 1781


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Post by: nChrist on December 02, 2011, 01:34:57 PM
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"I have lived, sir, a long time; and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid?" --Benjamin Franklin, Motion for Prayers in the Constitutional Convention, 1787


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Post by: nChrist on December 05, 2011, 01:27:08 PM
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"A State, I cheerfully admit, is the noblest work of man: But man, himself, free and honest, is, I speak as to this world, the noblest work of God." --James Wilson, Chisholm v. Georgia, 1793


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Post by: nChrist on December 06, 2011, 10:48:34 AM
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"It is the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons, to worship the SUPREME BEING, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping GOD in the manner most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience; or for his religious profession or sentiments; provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or obstruct others in their religious worship." --John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on December 07, 2011, 01:43:10 PM
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"I now make it my earnest prayer, that God would have you, and the state over which you preside, in his holy protection, that he would incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government, to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another, for their fellow citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the field, and finally, that he would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all, to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility and pacific temper of mind, which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy nation." --George Washington, circular letter of farewell to the Army, 1783


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Post by: nChrist on December 08, 2011, 01:58:46 PM
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"Taxes should be continued by annual or biennial reeactments, because a constant hold, by the nation, of the strings of the public purse is a salutary restraint from which an honest government ought not wish, nor a corrupt one to be permitted, to be free." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Wayles Eppes, 1813


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Post by: nChrist on December 09, 2011, 02:17:30 PM
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"May the father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths, and make us in all our several vocations useful here, and in His own due time and way everlastingly happy." --George Washington, letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, 1790


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Post by: nChrist on December 12, 2011, 03:22:58 PM
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"Stability in government is essential to national character and to the advantages annexed to it, as well as to that repose and confidence in the minds of the people, which are among the chief blessings of civil society." --James Madison, Federalist No. 37, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on December 13, 2011, 03:01:53 PM
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"The instrument by which [government] must act are either the AUTHORITY of the laws or FORCE. If the first be destroyed, the last must be substituted; and where this becomes the ordinary instrument of government there is an end to liberty!" --Alexander Hamilton, Tully, No. 3, 1794


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Post by: nChrist on December 14, 2011, 04:18:35 PM
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"Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer." --Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776


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Post by: nChrist on December 15, 2011, 12:23:28 PM
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"The great desideratum in Government is, so to modify the sovereignty as that it may be sufficiently neutral between different parts of the Society to controul one part from invading the rights of another, and at the same time sufficiently controuled itself, from setting up an interest adverse to that of the entire Society." --James Madison, letter to Thomas Jefferson, 1787


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Post by: nChrist on December 16, 2011, 03:00:41 PM
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"If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself." --James Madison, Federalist No. 51, 1788


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Post by: nChrist on December 19, 2011, 05:40:42 PM
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"A wise and frugal government ... shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government." --Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, 1801


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Post by: nChrist on December 20, 2011, 04:30:42 PM
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"It has been said that all Government is an evil. It would be more proper to say that the necessity of any Government is a misfortune. This necessity however exists; and the problem to be solved is, not what form of Government is perfect, but which of the forms is least imperfect." --James Madison, 1833


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Post by: nChrist on December 21, 2011, 02:22:21 PM
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"And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever." --Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 18, 1781


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 23, 2011, 12:17:15 AM
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"As our president bears no resemblance to a king so we shall see the Senate has no similitude to nobles. First, not being hereditary, their collective knowledge, wisdom, and virtue are not precarious. For by these qualities alone are they to obtain their offices, and they will have none of the peculiar qualities and vices of those men who possess power merely because their father held it before them." --Tench Coxe, An American Citizen, No. 2, 1787


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 23, 2011, 03:36:49 PM
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"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Abigail Adams, 1787


Title: Re: A Worthy Quote
Post by: nChrist on December 26, 2011, 04:45:41 PM