Founders Quote Daily

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2/1/06
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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, 9 January 1790)
 
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2/3/06

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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)
 
elfiii said:
2/3/06

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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)
Some post - Katrina words to think about fer sure

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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)
 
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2/6/06

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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, 2 January 1814)
 
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2/7/06

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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, 25 November
1817)
 
A Regan quote I thought would best belong here...

"We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we may always be free." —Ronald Reagan, 6 June 1984, Omaha Beach, Normandy, France
 
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2/8/06

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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)
 
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2/9/06

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"As to Taxes, they are evidently inseparable from Government. It is impossible without them to pay the debts of the nation, to protect it from foreign danger, or to secure individuals from lawless violence and rapine."

-- Alexander Hamilton (Address to the Electors of the State of
New York, March 1801)
 
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2/10/06
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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, 5 March
1786)
 
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2/15/06

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"The great desiderata are a free representation and mutual
checks. When these are obtained, all our apprehensions of the
extent of powers are unjust and imaginary."

-- Alexander Hamilton (Speech to the New York Ratifying Convention,
June 1788)
 
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2/16/06

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"I give my signature to many Bills with which my Judgment is
at variance.... From the Nature of the Constitution, I must
approve all parts of a Bill, or reject it in total. To do the
latter can only be Justified upon the clear and obvious grounds
of propriety; and I never had such confidence in my own faculty
of judging as to be over tenacious of the opinions I may have
imbibed in doubtful cases."

-- George Washington (letter to Edmund Pendleton, 23 September
1793)
 
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2/17/06

How far we have strayed!

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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, 23 May 1785)
 
Ouch!

elfiii said:
2/17/06

How far we have strayed!

" no Chance for great Places, and enormous Salaries or Pensions, as in some Countries, there is no triguing or bribing for Elections.":hammers:
Indeed !!
 
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2/20/06

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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)
 
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2/27/06

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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, 8 April 1789)
 
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3/1/06

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"The nation which indulges towards another an habitual hatred,
or an habitual fondness, is in some degree a slave. It is a
slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is
sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest."

-- George Washington (letter to Alexander Hamilton, 8 May 1796)
 
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3/1/06

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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)

Reference: The Works of John Adams, Charles Adams, ed., 225.
 
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3/3/06

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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, 27 March 1792)
 
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3/6/06

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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)
 
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