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Sunday, January 29, 2006

Daily Quote 1/29/2006

Monday, Jan. 23, 2006
My confidence is that there will for a long time be virtue and good sense enough in our countrymen to correct abuses." --Thomas Jefferson (letter to Edward Rutledge, 1788), Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson (Memorial Edition), Lipscomb and Bergh, eds., 7:81.

I just wish they would stop making them up, and actually go after the real ones.

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006
"No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because his interest would certainly bias his judgment, and, not improbably, corrupt his integrity." --James Madison (Federalist No. 10, 23 November 1787), Reference: The Federalist

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006
"The love of justice and the love of country plead equally the cause of these people, and it is a moral reproach to us that they should have pleaded it so long in vain." --Thomas Jefferson (letter to Edward Coles, 25 August 1814), Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America (1344)

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006
"I have often expressed my sentiments, that every man, conducting himself as a good citizen, and being accountable to God alone for his religious opinions, ought to be protected in worshipping the Deity according to the dictates of his own conscience." --George Washington (letter to the General Committee of the United Baptist Churches in Virginia, May 1789), Reference: Washington's Maxims, 175.

Friday, Jan. 27, 2006
"The true test is, whether the object be of a local character, and local use; or, whether it be of general benefit to the states. If it be purely local, congress cannot constitutionally appropriate money for the object. But, if the benefit be general, it matters not, whether in point of locality it be in one state, or several; whether it be of large, or of small extent." --Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833), Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 453.