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Saturday, September 03, 2005

Daily Quote(s) 9/03/2005

Monday, August 15, 2005
"Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives." --John Adams (letter to Benjamin Rush, 18 April 1808)
Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett (25)

Thank God for our Military, for without them I fear we would be overrun by wimps. Yes. I said it. So what? It's my site. You don't like it? Go back to

Tuesday, August 16, 2005
"We should never despair, our Situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new Exertions and proportion our Efforts to the exigency of the times." -- George Washington (letter to Philip Schuyler, 7/15/1777)
Reference: Washington's Maxims, 16.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005
"The proposed Constitution, so far from implying an abolition of the State governments, makes them constituent parts of the national sovereignty, by allowing them a direct representation in the Senate, and leaves in their possession certain exclusive and very important portions of sovereign power. This fully corresponds, in every rational import of the terms, with the idea of a federal government." -- Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 9, 1787)
Reference: The Federalist

...and it only took 13 years! Imagine what lightening speed the Iraqis are putting their Constitution together!

Thursday, August 18, 2005
"Our properties within our own territories [should not] be taxed or regulated by any power on earth but our own." -- Thomas Jefferson (Rights of British America, 1774)
Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson (Memorial Edition), Lipscomb and Bergh, eds., 1:210.

What an intelligent insight! They didn't even know about the UN!