My Newz 'n Ideas

It is my intent to express my opinion and to discuss current events. Feel free to make suggestions to fields you would like to see covered, and I will consider them. Please leave your name with comments. Thank you. Arabic: عربي.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Daily Quote 5/21/2006

Monday, May 15, 2006
"Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is." --Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richards Almanack, 1749), Reference: Poor Richard: The Almanacks, for the Years, 1733-1758, Intro by Van Wyck Brooks (165)

Tuesday, 5/16/2006
"Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition." --Thomas Jefferson (Notes on Virginia, Query 19, 1781), Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America (290-1)

Wednesday, 5/17/2006
"Have you something to do to-morrow; do it to-day." --Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richards Almanack, 1742), Reference: Poor Richard: The Almanacks, for the Years, 1733-1758, Intro by Van Wyck Brooks (94)

Thursday, 5/18/2006
"Wise politicians will be cautious about fettering the government with restrictions that cannot be observed, because they know that every break of the fundamental laws, though dictated by necessity, impairs that sacred reverence which ought to be maintained in the breast of rulers towards the constitution of a country. " --Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 25, 21 December 1787), Reference: Hamilton, Federalist No. 25 (167)

Friday, 5/19/2006
"If a well-regulated militia be the most natural defense of a free country, it ought certainly to be under the regulation and at the disposal of that body which is constituted the guardian of the national security. If standing armies are dangerous to liberty, an efficacious power over the militia in the same body ought, as far as possible, to take away the inducement and the pretext to such unfriendly institutions. If the federal government can command the aid of the militia in those emergencies which call for the military arm in support of the civil magistrate, it can the better dispense with the employment of a different kind of force. If it cannot avail itself of the former, it will be obliged to recur to the latter. To render an army unnecessary will be a more certain method of preventing its existence than a thousand prohibitions upon paper." --Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 29, 10 January 1788), Reference: Hamilton, Federalist No. 29.

O, where are the wise men of today? Have you abanded your duty to your country? Come forth, then. Show yourselves. Make yourselves useful. Kick out these bums we have in Washington! I fear they have overstayed their welcome...