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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

The Federalist: Founders' Daily Quote(s) 6/15/2005

Wednesday, June 1, 2005
"Among the many objects to which a wise and free people find it necessary to direct their attention, that of providing for their SAFETY seems to be the first. ... At present I mean only to consider it as it respects security for the preservation of peace and tranquility, as well as against dangers from FOREIGN ARMS AND INFLUENCE, as from dangers of the LIKE KIND arising from domestic causes." --John Jay, Federalist No. 3

...uh hem, President Bush? Hello?

Thursday, June 2, 2005
"It will not be too strong to say, that there will be a constant probability of seeing the station [of President] filled by characters pre-eminent for ability and virtue." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 68

If only they could remember the virtue. I don't know if Socialists understand the meaning of the word, or it's value.

Friday, June 3, 2005
"It is a singular advantage of taxes on articles of consumption that they contain in their own nature a security against excess. They prescribe their own limit, which cannot be exceeded without defeating the end purposed -- that is, an extension of the revenue." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 21

Oh my! You mean to tell me, even way back when, that people were concerned about excess taxation? No! Really? So that's what that little tea party was about at Boston Harbor! lol.