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Saturday, January 01, 2005

The Federalist: Founders' Daily Quote(s)

Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004
"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

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004
"I never expect to see a perfect work from imperfect man." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 85

Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004
"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

I seem to recall many people saying that Benjamin Franklin was not a religious man. Maybe so, maybe not. Either way, he certainly understand the role of religion in the public square. Hmm. Do you think the ACLU may understand this? You'll be surprised to hear me say, "Yes. I believe they do." Why, you ask? ACLU=American Communist Legal Union. Were you aware that this was the name they started with? Yes. It is just like the abortion rights groups realized they could not win arguments with that title, so they changed it to "choice." Who would argue with "choice?" I will. A woman has a choice to say, "No." After that, her "choice" is gone. Words means things. So does our Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States.

Friday, Dec. 30, 2004
"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

How many think this is an argument for gun control? Go ahead, raise your hand. Okay, put it back now. You are wrong. This is an argument to keep the American people armed! It is impossible to disarm every country in the world. It is also impossible to expect every country to keep their word. Does anyone remember Hitler and Chamberlain? Ah.