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Sunday, December 11, 2005

Daily Quote(s) 12/11/2005

Monday, December 5, 2005
"So that the executive and legislative branches of the national government depend upon, and emanate from the states. Every where the state sovereignties are represented; and the national sovereignty, as such, has no representation." --Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833), Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 191.

This is to state clearly that without the states, there is no federal government. So why do we keep letting them steal our money? Hmm.

Tuesday, December 6, 2005
"In my judgement it is not only ripe for the measure, but in danger of becoming rotten for the want of it." --John Witherspoon (debate over the Declaration, July 1776), Reference: The Piety of John Witherspoon, Tait

I love this man of God. Yes, he was a Pastor who saved the University of New Jersey, now known as Princeton.

Wednesday, December 7, 2005
"The prosperity of commerce is now perceived and acknowledged by all enlightened statesmen to be the most useful as well as the most productive source of national wealth, and has accordingly become a primary object of its political cares." --Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 12, 27 November 1787), Reference: Hamilton, Federalist No. 12.

As long as we remember virtue and human beings are our most precious of these national wealths.

Thursday, December 8, 2005
"Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be free." --Thomas Jefferson (Autobiography, 1821), Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America (44)

Here, here!

Friday, December 9, 2005
"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given them understandings, and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge; I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers." --John Adams (Dissertation on Canon and Feudal Law, 1765), Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett, 253.