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Sunday, March 20, 2005

The Federalist: Founders' Daily Quote(s); 3/20/2005

Thursday, March 10, 2005
"History affords us many instances of the ruin of states, by the prosecution of measures ill suited to the temper and genius of their people. The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. ... These measures never fail to create great and violent jealousies and animosities between the people favored and the people oppressed; whence a total separation of affections, interests, political obligations, and all manner of connections, by which the whole state is weakened." --Benjamin Franklin

Yes, I agree. Will we be able to look past our polititians and do the work of a society to encourage brotherhood, instead of strife? I certainly hope so.

Monday, March 14, 2005
"Finally, there seem to be but three Ways for a Nation to acquire Wealth. The first is by War as the Romans did in plundering their conquered Neighbours. This is Robbery. The second by Commerce which is generally Cheating. The third by Agriculture the only honest Way; wherein Man receives a real Increase of the Seed thrown into the Ground, in a kind of continual Miracle wrought by the Hand of God in his favour, as a Reward for his innocent Life, and virtuous Industry." --Benjamin Franklin

I wish we spoke and wrote like they did when America was young to them.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005
"The pyramid of government-and a republican government may well receive that beautiful and solid form-should be raised to a dignified altitude: but its foundations must, of consequence, be broad, and strong, and deep. The authority, the interests, and the affections of the people at large are the only foundation, on which a superstructure proposed to be at once durable and magnificent, can be rationally erected." --James Wilson

It is up to us to see that we come together. Yes, we have passion and the others seem to do things according to emotion, but we must reach out to them, as Christ did, to help them see the logic.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005
"I am not influenced by the expectation of promotion or pecuniary reward. I wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary for the public good, become honorable by being necessary." --Nathan Hale

Does anyone know of any good books about Nathan Hale?

Thursday, March 17, 2005
"There is a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away. There is a time to fight, and that time has now come." --Peter Muhlenberg

The only thing I would disagree with this statement is it always time to pray, even while fighting.

Friday, March 18, 2005
"The deliberate union of so great and various a people in such a place, is without all partiality or prejudice, if not the greatest exertion of human understanding, the greatest single effort of national deliberation that the world has ever seen." --John Adams