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Sunday, September 18, 2005

Daily Quote(s) 9/18/2005

Friday, September 9, 2005
"How could a readiness for war in time of peace be safely prohibited, unless we could prohibit, in like manner, the preparations and establishments of every hostile nation?" --James Madison, (Federalist No. 41, 1788), Reference: The Federalist

Monday, September 12, 2005
"The ingredients which constitute energy in the Executive are, first, unity; secondly, duration; thirdly, an adequate provision for its support; fourthly, competent powers. ... The ingredients which constitute safety in the republican sense are, first, a due dependence on the people, secondly, a due responsibility." --Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 70, 14 March 1788), Reference: The Federalist

Tuesday, September 13, 2005
"There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism." --Alexander Hamilton (The Farmer Refuted, 23 February 1775), Reference: Hamilton Papers, vol. 1 (156) [Sheehan (1:5)]

Thursday, September 15, 2005
"Taxes should be continued by annual or biennial reeactments, because a constant hold, by the nation, of the strings of the public purse is a salutary restraint from which an honest government ought not wish, nor a corrupt one to be permitted, to be free." --Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Wayles Eppes, 24 June 1813), Reference: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Library of Congress, American Memory Collection