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Tuesday, December 07, 2004

The Federalist: Founders' Daily Quote(s)

Nov. 22, 2004 "The consciousness of having discharged that duty which we owe to our country is superior to all other considerations." --George Washington

Nov. 23, 2004 "It is to be the assent and ratification of the several States, derived from the supreme authority in each State, the authority of the people themselves. The act, therefore, establishing the Constitution, will not be a NATIONAL, but a FEDERAL act." --James Madison, Federalist No. 39

Imagine that!

Nov. 24, 2004 "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

How very sadly true.

Nov. 25, 2004 "The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have past at home in the bosom of my family." --Thomas Jefferson

Nov. 26, 2004 "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

Nov. 29, 2004 "If it be said that the legislative body are themselves the constitutional judges of their own powers, and that the construction they put upon them is conclusive upon the other
departments, it may be answered, that this cannot be the natural presumption, where it is not to be collected from any particular provisions in the Constitution." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 78

Maybe someone ought to tell KKK Byrd, and the whole lot of them. This is all I ask.

Nov. 30, 2004 "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

Dec. 1, 2004 "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

Dec. 2, 2004 "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

I sure would like to know of whom he was referring.

Dec. 3, 2004 "'Tis well." --George Washington, last words

Dec. 6, 2004 "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniencies attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it." --Thomas Jefferson

Dec. 7, 2004 "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

Such an enormous statement. We certainly have been blessed to have had these men on our side, and on the side our Lord's. That is not to say God fights our wars, but He has kept His hand of protection upon us. For this, I am grateful. For our Military, I am grateful. For true blue Americans, I am grateful. For my new friends, I am grateful. I am also grateful to get my feet back under me! Have a beautiful day.

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