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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Daily Quote 1/22/2006

Monday, Jan. 16, 2006

"Natural rights [are] the objects for the protection of which society is formed and municipal laws established." --Thomas Jefferson (Letter to James Monroe, 1791), Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Memorial Edition, Lipscomb and Bergh, eds., vol. 9 (422)

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006

"The plain import of the clause is, that congress shall have all the incidental and instrumental powers, necessary and proper to carry into execution all the express powers. It neither enlarges any power specifically granted; nor is it a grant of any new power to congress. But it is merely a declaration for the removal of all uncertainty, that the means of carrying into execution those, otherwise granted, are included in the grant." --Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833), Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 433.

I wish someone would explain that to them!

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006

"A Man may, if he know not how to save, keep his Nose to the Grindstone, and die not wirth a Groat at last." --Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1742), Reference: Poor Richard: The Almanacks for the Years, 1733-1758, intro by Van Wyck Brooks (94)

I dare say, the Founders wer not in favor of Social Security nor welfare! Oh my, were they conservatives?

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006

"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." --John Adams (Address to the Military, 11 October 1798), Reference: America's God and Country (10-11)

So, if the people are not religious or moral, this is not the constitution for them? Then why does the ACLU get our taxdollars? Hmm?

Friday, Jan. 20, 2006

"And as to the Cares, they are chiefly what attend the bringing up of Children; and I would ask any Man who has experienced it, if they are not the most delightful Cares in the World; and if from that Particular alone, he does not find the Bliss of a double State much greater, instead of being less than he expected." --Benjamin Franklin (Reply to a Piece of Advice), Reference: Franklin: Collected Works, Lemay, ed. (249)