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Saturday, July 30, 2005

The Federalist: Founders' Daily Quote 7/30/2005

Tuesday, July 19, 2005
"Among the features peculiar to the political system of the United States, is the perfect equality of rights which it secures to every religious sect. "

-- James Madison (letter to Jacob de la Motta, August 1820)
Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett, pg. 333

I could say much here, but I will hold my tongue.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005
"A universal peace, it is to be feared, is in the catalogue of events, which will never exist but in the imaginations of visionary philosophers, or in the breasts of benevolent enthusiasts."

-- James Madison (essay in the National Gazette, 2 February 1792)
Reference: The Complete Madison, Padover (349)

Sad, but I'm slow to believe they knew of what they speak.

Thursday, July 21, 2005
"[T]o exclude foreign intrigues and foreign partialities, so degrading to all countries and so baneful to free ones; to foster a spirit of independence too just to invade the rights of others, too proud to surrender our own, too liberal to indulge unworthy prejudices ourselves and too elevated not to look down upon them in others; to hold the union of the States on the basis of their peace and happiness; to support the Constitution, which is the cement of the Union, as well in its limitations as in its authorities; to respect the rights and authorities reserved to the States and to the people as equally incorporated with and essential to the success of the general... as far as sentiments and intentions such as these can aid the fulfillment of my duty, they will be a resource which can not fail me."

-- James Madison (Second Inaugural Address, March 1813)
Reference: Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States.

Oh my, he sounds like a right-wing wacko! lol.

Friday, July 22, 2005
"[T]he policy or advantage of [immigration] taking place in a body (I mean the settling of them in a body) may be much questioned; for, by so doing, they retain the Language, habits and principles (good or bad) which they bring with them. Whereas by an intermixture with our people, they, or their descendants, get assimilated to our customs, measures and laws: in a word, soon become one people."

-- George Washington (letter to John Adams, 15 November 1794)
Reference: The Writings of George Washington from the Original
Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799, Fitzpatrick, Ed., vol. 34 (American Memory Co)

I do not want anyone to call President (General) Washington a racist! He is absolutely correct. What is wrong with being one people, I ask you? Are you the racist? You need to leave then! Good riddance