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Sunday, October 30, 2005

Daily Quote(s) 10/30/2005

Monday, Oct. 24, 2005
"... [The Judicial Branch] may truly be said to have neither FORCEnor WILL, but merely judgment; and must ultimately depend upon theaid of the executive arm even for the efficacy of its judgments." --Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 78, 1788), Reference: The Federalist

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005
"It is too probable that no plan we propose will be adopted. Perhaps another dreadful conflict is to be sustained. If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair. The event is in the hand of God." --George Washington (as quoted by Gouverneur Morris in Farrand's Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, 25 March 1787), Reference: George Washington and the New Nation, James Flexner (116-7)

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005
"No country upon earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings than United America. Wondrously strange, then, and much to be regretted indeed would it be, were we to neglect the means and to depart from the road which Providence has pointed us to so plainly; I cannot believe it will ever come to pass." --George Washington (letter to Benjamin Lincoln, 29 June 1788), Reference: George Washington: A Collection, W.B. Allen, ed. (403)

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005
"We have abundant reason to rejoice that in this Land the light of truth and reason has triumphed over the power of bigotry and superstition, and that every person may here worship God according to the dictates of his own heart. In this enlightened Age and in this Land of equal liberty it is our boast, that a man's religious tenets will not forfeit the protection of the Laws, nor deprive him of the right of attaining and holding the highest Offices that are known in the United States." --George Washington (letter to the Members of the New Church in Baltimore, 27 January 1793), Reference: Washington's Maxims, 180.

Friday, Oct. 28, 2005
"The diversity in the faculties of men from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to a uniformity of interests. The protection of these faculties is the first object of government." --James Madison (Federalist No. 10, 23 November 1787), Reference: Madison, Federalist No. 10 (78)

If only the SCOTUS would read the Founding documents and papers...