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Sunday, December 12, 2004

The Federalist: Founders' Daily Quote(s)

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004
"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

Thursday, 12/9/2004
"Divide et impera must be the motto of every nation that either hates or fears us." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 7

Would a kindly Military person tell me what "Divide et impera" means?

Friday, 12/10/2004
"They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." --Benjamin Franklin

So, it says "essential" liberty. Would this include gun-control, God hating, lack of tolerance for diverse points of view on our public campuses, and going across seas to condemn our President? Hmmm.