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Sunday, March 27, 2005

The Federalist: Founders' Daily Quote(s)-3/27/2005

Monday, March 21, 2005
"As our president bears no resemblance to a king so we shall see the Senate has no similitude to nobles. First, not being hereditary, their collective knowledge, wisdom, and virtue are not precarious. For by these qualities alone are they to obtain their offices, and they will have none of the peculiar qualities and vices of those men who possess power merely because their father held it before them." --Tench Coxe

I think they were talking about you, Sen. Lincoln Chaffee!

Tuesday, March 22, 2005
"The freedom and happiness of man...[are] the sole objects of all legitimate government." --Thomas Jefferson

Excuse me? I thought it was to defend the rights of the individual? Hmm. Are you going to provide me with a loving, tall, funny, sexy, employed, selfless, Christian husband? Then I believe you may be speaking of property, and not happiness!

Wednesday, March 23, 2005
"Is it not the glory of the people of America, that whilst they have paid a decent regard to the opinions of former times and other nations, they have not suffered a blind veneration for antiquity, for custom, or for names, to overrule the suggestions of their own good sense, the knowledge of their own situation, and the lessons of their own experience? To this manly spirit, posterity will be indebted for the possession, and the world for the example of the numerous innovations displayed on the American theatre, in favor of private rights and public happiness." --James Madison, Federalist No. 14

It is for this reason we need to close our borders, among others.

Thursday, March 24, 2005
"Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom." --John Adams

Oh? You mean they're not to be taught in the ways of free sex (love), protesting (speech), and talking back to the teachers (speech again.)? My how the times have changed...because we allowed it.

Friday, March 25, 2005
"There is something so far-fetched and so extravagant in the idea of danger to liberty from the militia that one is at a loss whether to treat it with gravity or with raillery; whether to consider it as a mere trial of skill, like the paradoxes of rhetoricians; as a disingenuous artifice to instill prejudices at any price; or as the serious." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 29

My vote is for " the serious."