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Thursday, January 27, 2005

The Federalist: Founders' Daily Quote(s)

Friday, January 21, 2005
"It may perhaps be said that the power of preventing bad laws includes that of preventing good ones; and may be used to the one purpose as well as to the other. But this objection will have little weight with those who can properly estimate the mischiefs of that inconstancy and mutability in the laws, which form the greatest blemish in the character and genius of our governments." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 73

I wonder if this would apply to the case of Terri Sciavo? Imagine that. Judges making law! I also see where Hamilton is stating the individual has the character, while the government will try to plot against them. Hmm.

Monday, January 24, 2005
"The whole of that Bill [of Rights] is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals. ... [I]t establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of." --Albert Gallatin

Both parties ought to pay attention to that oath they took.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005
"As riches increase and accumulate in few hands, as luxury prevails in society, virtue will be in a greater degree considered as only a graceful appendage of wealth, and the tendency of things will be to depart from the republican standard. This is the real disposition of human nature; it is what neither the honorable member nor myself can correct. It is a common misfortunate that awaits our State constitution, as well as all others." --Alexander Hamilton

If Alexander Hamilton could see this far beyond his time, why can't the Democrats see it is important that we all stand together?

Wednesday, January 26, 2005
"Every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle. We have called by different names brethren of the same principle." --Thomas Jefferson

I long for those days. I'm willing. Are you? Have a great day.