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Sunday, April 16, 2006

Daily Quote 4/16/2006

Note: Please see yesterday's post for my Easter message. Also, I think someone is reading my site. I received all my quotes this week! lol.

Monday, April 10, 2006
"Now is the seedtime of continental union, faith and honor. The least fracture now, will be like a name engraved with the point of a pin on the tender rind of a young oak; the wound would enlarge with the tree, and posterity read in it full grown characters." --Thomas Paine (Common Sense, 1776), Reference: Paine: Collected Writings, Foner ed., Library of America (21)

Doesn't sound to me they wanted religion excuded from public discourse. Hmm...

Tuesday, April 11, 2006
"I am principled against this kind of traffic in the human species...and to disperse the families I have an aversion." --George Washington (letter to Robert Lewis, 18 August 1799), Reference: Washington's Maxims, 159.

Me too. Good for you, President Washington.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006
"The passions, therefore, not the reason, of the public would sit in judgment. But it is the reason, alone, of the public, that ought to control and regulate the government. The passions ought to be controlled and regulated by the government." --James Madison (Federalist No. 49, 5 February 1788), Reference: Madison, Federalist No. 49.

Quite interesting. On the one hand, reason and judgement controls the push, and on the other hand, passions are controlled by the pull. Makes sense, if you are seeking a balance and not just your own power...

Thursday, April 13, 2006
"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: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America (121)

This means that government has, in no way, any ability to take away or add to those rights which they did not dispense.

Friday, April 14, 2006
"May the father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths, and make us in all our several vocations useful here, and in His own due time and way everlastingly happy. " --George Washington (letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, August 1790), Reference: George Washington: A Collection, W.B. Allen, ed. (548)