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Sunday, January 08, 2006

Daily Quote 1/8/2006

Monday, Jan. 2, 2006
"If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." --Thomas Paine (The American Crisis, No. 1, 19 December 1776), Reference: Paine, Collected Writings, Library of America, p. 95

If only people still thought this way...

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006
"We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt." --Thomas Jefferson (letter to Samuel Kercheval, 7/12/1816), Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America (1400)

If only they would seek the wisdom of the Constitution upon writing bills and spending our tax money on their pet projects, we would have no debt.

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006
"Men, to act with vigour and effect, must have time to mature measures, and judgment and experience, as to the best method of applying them. They must not be hurried on to their conclusions by the passions, or the fears of the multitude. They must deliberate, as well as resolve." --Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 6 January 1833), Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 224.

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006
"Happy, thrice happy shall they be pronounced hereafter, who have contributed any thing, who have performed the meanest office in erecting this stupendous fabrick of Freedom and Empire on the broad basis of Independency; who have assisted in protecting the rights of humane nature and establishing an Asylum for the poor and oppressed of all nations and religions." --George Washington (General Orders, 18 April 1783), Reference: Washington's Maxims, 51.

Friday, Jan. 6, 2006
"In all very numerous assemblies, of whatever character composed, passion never fails to wrest the sceptre from reason. ... Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob." --Alexander Hamilton and James Madison (Federalist No. 55, 15 February 1788), Reference: The Federalist

It used to be well known that reason, not emotions, are the true measure of a sound bill.