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Friday, January 07, 2005

The Federalist: Founders' Daily Quote(s)

Monday, January 3, 2005
"Can it be, that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a Nation with its virtue? The experiment, at least, is recommended by every sentiment which ennobles human Nature." --George Washington

This means to me that virtue is definitely and equally entwined within our Constitution society.

Tuesday, January 4, 2005
"The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and ignorant believe to be liberty." --Fisher Ames

This is a testiment to the fact that we do NOT live in a Democracy, but a Republic. Article 4 even declares that each state is guaranteed a Republican form of government. This does not, however, mean the Republican Party. It means representative government, not socialism, communism, fascism, totalitarianism, or any other of -ism save capitalism.

Wednesday, January 5, 2005
"In observations on this subject, we hear the legislature mentioned as the people's representatives. The distinction, intimated by concealed implication, through probably, not avowed upon reflection, is, that the executive and judicial powers are not connected with the people by a relation so strong or near or dear. But is high time that we should chastise our prejudices; and that we should look upon the different parts of government with a just and impartial eye." --James Wilson

Here, here!

Friday, January 7, 2005
"Law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge." --JamesWilson

This is very wise. You should not say you love a person you just met, because you do not know them. Therefore, be it so that every child learn the true cost and meaning of Liberty and from whence our Laws have been given.