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Sunday, June 26, 2005

The Federalist: Founders' Daily Quote 6/26/2005

Monday, June 13, 2005
"What is it that affectionate parents require of their Children; for all their care, anxiety, and toil on their accounts? Only that they would be wise and virtuous, Benevolent and kind." --Abigail Adams

What an awesome lady.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005
"Thomas Jefferson still lives." --John Adams, last words.

For two men who fought so hard against each other over politics, they both died on July 4, 1826. Fifty years to the day the Declaration of Independence was signed. They may have differed, yea even refused to speak to one another, yet they love America. This grand country they shaped for us.

Tis a shame what has happened to the dream of freedom. Alas, the court was the weakest link in their day. Now? No one moves without checking the laws of the day. Is this freedom, I ask you? May you rest in peace, and may we fight for the ideals of the freedom bestowed upon us.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005
"Wherever indeed a right of property is infringed for the general good, if the nature of the case admits of compensation, it ought to be made; but if compensation be impracticable, that impracticability ought to be an obstacle to a clearly essential reform." --Alexander Hamilton

I read this to mean that the "impracticability" serves as a clear over reaching of the government. I may be wrong in my interpretation, but I am not wrong per the New London v. Connecticut case. We all must consider ourselves slaves to the government, if you didn't already, because we no longer have the protections of the 5th Amendment.

Thursday, June 16, 2005
"There exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity; since we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained." --George Washington

Amen. Can you imagine if George W. uttered these words? This shows how we have drifted afar. Bless you, George Washington, and thank you for your service.

Friday, June 17, 2005
"Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at pleasure." --Thomas Jefferson

Ah, but to dream the American dream. Imagine, speaking to each other in plain ENGLISH without having people jump all over you for some perceived meaning! What a concept...