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Sunday, February 20, 2005

The Federalist: Founders' Daily Quote(s)

Monday, February 14, 2005
"We have abundant reason to rejoice that in this Land the light of truth and reason has triumphed over the power of bigotry and superstition, and that every person may here worship God according to the dictates of his own heart. In this enlightened Age and in this Land of equal liberty it is our boast, that a man's religious tenets will not forfeit the protection of the Laws, nor deprive him of the right of attaining and holding the highest Offices that are known in the United States." --George Washington

Happy Valentine's Day

Tuesday, February 15, 2005
"It yet remains a problem to be solved in human affairs, whether any free government can be permanent, where the public worship of God, and the support of religion, constitute no part of the policy or duty of the state in any assignable shape. The future experience of Christendom, and chiefly of the American states, must settle this problem, as yet new in the history of the world, abundant, as it has been, in experiments in the theory of government." --Joseph Story

Wednesday, February 16, 2005
"Experience is the oracle of truth; and where its responses are unequivocal, they ought to be conclusive and sacred." -- AlexanderHamilton & James Madison, Federalist No. 20

Thursday, February 17, 2005
"It has long, however, been my opinion, and I have never shrunk from its expression...that the germ of dissolution of our federal government is in the constitution of the federal Judiciary;...working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped." --Thomas Jefferson

Friday, February 18, 2005
"No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because his interest would certainly bias his judgment, and, not improbably, corrupt his integrity." --James Madison, Federalist No. 10

Each of these seem to be concerned with the integrity of the posterity of our Constitution. I understand their concern. They were correct to worry about the usurpation of the runaway Judiciary, the effort of a few to discard God and try to remove Him from our governance. Yes, we must also be very diligent to make sure each individual has equal liberty.

We are blessed with having such wise men for our beginning...let us pray for such wise men today to keep the promises enthralled in this Constitution alive. Have a great day everyone, and keep those dreams alive.