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Monday, December 20, 2004

The Federalist: Founders' Daily Quote(s)

Monday, Dec. 13, 2004
"When right, I shall often be thought wrong by those whose positions will not command a view of the whole ground." --Thomas Jefferson

Sounds like a lot of polititians and news media of today!

Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004
"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." --John Adams

I pray I may be able to do what I ask of everyone else.

Wed., Dec. 15, 2004
"Experience has instructed us that no skill in the science of government has yet been able to discriminate and define, with sufficient certainty, its three great provinces the legislative, executive, and judiciary; or even the privileges and powers of the different legislative branches." --James Madison, Federalist No. 37

...and the struggle continues...

Thu., Dec. 16, 2004
"'Tis substantially true, that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule indeed extends with more or less force to every species of free Government." --George Washington

The waters run deep, as do opinions of right and wrong; yet I agree that there must be virtue to succeed.

Friday, Dec. 17, 2004
"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

ATTN: To all readers: this means LESS $$$! Absolute interdiction could mean outside accountance! Let's see some! I am so tired of all the bridges, statues, and other unnecessary items in the appropriation bills, and then they say they need more money. How dare they!

Monday, Dec. 20, 2004
"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


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