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Saturday, March 12, 2005

The Federalist: Founders' Daily Quote(s)

Monday, March 7, 2005
"Wisdom and knowledge, as well as virtue, diffused generally among the body of the people, being necessary for the preservation of their rights and liberties, and as these depend on spreading the opportunities and advantages of education in the various parts of the country, and among the different orders of people, it shall be the duty of legislators and cherish the interest of literature and the sciences, and all seminaries of them." --John Adams

...and the Democrats thought they were the champions.

Tuesday, March 8, 2005
"Is it the Fourth?" --Thomas Jefferson, last words. Jefferson died July 4, 1826.

As did John Adams.

Wednesday, March 9, 2005
"It is much to be wished that slavery may be abolished. The honour of the States, as well as justice and humanity, in my opinion, loudly call upon them to emancipate these unhappy people. To contend for our own liberty, and to deny that blessing to others, involves an inconsistency not to be excused." --John Jay


Thursday, March 10, 2005
"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government." --Thomas Jefferson

Sounds Christian to me. After all, isn't that what a missionary, as well as the visionary, cares most about?