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Sunday, March 12, 2006

Daily Quote 3/12/2006

Monday, March 6, 2006
"We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die: Our won Country's Honor, all call upon us for vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world. Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the Supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions. " --George Washington (General Orders, 2 July 1776), Reference: George Washington: A Collection, W.B. Allen, ed. (71)

Shouldn't someone tell President George Washington that it is illegal to pray while in battle? Oh? You mean to tell me it is NOT illegal? I wonder who concocted that presumption? Could it be that bastion of 9 people who have stolen our rights and donned themselves the arbitures? Hmm...

Tuesday, March 7, 2006
"For I agree with you that there is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents." --Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Adams, 28 October 1813), Reference: Jefferson Writings, Lemay, ed., 1305.

Agast! You mean to tell me someone knows more than I about chemistry, geology, geography, even mathematics? Well, duh! lol.

Wednesday, March 8, 2006
"In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution." --Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 1, 27 October 1787), Reference: Hamilton, Federalist No. 1.

I agree. But maybe a little prosecution wouldn't hurt!

Thursday, March 9, 2006
"It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage and such only as he believes to be acceptable to him. This duty is precedent, both in order of time and in degree of obligation, to the claims of Civil Society." --James Madison (Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments, Circa 20 June 1785), Reference: Madison: Writings, Rakove, ed., Library of America (30)

OMG! Has George been talking to James? Hmm...

Friday, March 10, 2006
"I consider the war of America against Britain as the country's war, the public's war, or the war of the people in their own behalf, for the security of their natural rights, and the protection of their own property." --Thomas Paine (On Financing the War, 1782), Reference: Paine Writings, Foner, ed., 297.

I agree. I also believe this war we are fighting now, no matter the theatre, is the same.