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Sunday, December 04, 2005

Daily Quote(s) 12/4/2005

Monday, Nov. 28, 2005
"For example. If the system be established on basis of Income, and his just proportion on that scale has been already drawn from every one, to step into the field of Consumption, and tax special articles in that, as broadcloth or homespun, wine or whiskey, a coach or a wagon, is doubly taxing the same article. For that portion of Income with which these articles are purchased, having already paid its tax as Income, to pay another tax on the thing it purchased, is paying twice for the same thing; it is an aggrievance on the citizens who use these articles in exoneration of those who do not, contrary to the most sacred of the duties of a government, to do equal and impartial justice to all its citizens." --Thomas Jefferson (letter to Joseph Milligan, 6 April 1816), Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Memorial Edition, Lipscomb and Bergh, eds., vol. 14 (465)

Please do not forget the taxation of the indegredients, and the taxation on the stockholders. God forbid the owner shall die! That is many times taxed. Remind me, why did we have the Revolutionary War? Hmm.

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005
"A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate." --Thomas Jefferson (Rights of British America, 1774), Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Lipscomb and Bergh, eds., 1:209.

In simple English this means, whoever you believe runs the universe-which most of believe is God-is the giver of rights, not the government.

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005
"Wisdom and knowledge, as well as virtue, diffused generally among the body of the people, being necessary for the preservation of their rights and liberties, and as these depend on spreading the opportunities and advantages of education in the various parts of the country, and among the different orders of people, it shall be the duty of legislators and magistrates... to cherish the interest of literature and the sciences, and all seminaries of them." --John Adams (Thoughts on Government, 1776), Reference: The Works of John Adams, Charles Adams, ed., 259.

Virtue. Now there's a word we rarely see anymore. Sad.

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005
"The law of nature and the law of revelation are both Divine: they flow, though in different channels, from the same adorable source. It is indeed preposterous to separate them from each other." --James Wilson (of the Law of Nature, 1804), Reference: The Works of the Honourable James Wilson, Wilson, ed., vol. 1 (120)

Imagine that. They keep refering to God. Don't our Founding Fathers know about the Separation of Church and Sate clause? Ahhh. They wrote it the documents! Maybe it is our SCOTUS that needs an adjustment in attitude and thought? Yeah.

Friday, Dec. 2, 2005
"The first and governing maxim in the interpretation of a statute is to discover the meaning of those who made it." --James Wilson (Of the Study of Law in the United States, Circa 1790), Reference: Original Intent, Barton (22); original The Works of the Honourable James Wilson, B. Wilson, ed., vol. 1 (14)

Could it be? Could he actually be telling SCOTUS to read the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers? Could they mean the courts do have the leeway to 'make' policy from the bench if it is NOT in the Constitution? OMG! What happened? lol.