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Sunday, May 07, 2006

Daily Quote 5/7/2006

Monday, May 1, 2006
"There is no good government but what is republican. That the only valuable part of the British constitution is so; for the true idea of a republic is "an empire of laws, and not of men." That, as a republic is the best of governments, so that particular arrangement of the powers of
society, or in other words, that form of government which is best contrived to secure an impartial and exact execution of the law, is the best of republics." --John Adams (Thoughts on Government, 1776), Reference: A Government of Laws, Sandoz, (cover page)

This is so emotions do not rule the day. Hmm...

Tuesday, 5/2/2006
"There is a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away. There is a time to fight, and that time has now come." --Peter Muhlenberg (from a Lutheran sermon read at Woodstock, Virginia, January 1776), reference: resp. quoted

And that's what the Pastors were saying! What happened to the spirit of freedom that ruled over the home of the brave?

Wednesday, 5/3/2006
"The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave." --Patrick Henry (speech in the Virginia Convention, 23 March 1775), Reference: American Heritage Dictionary of American Quotations (130)


Thursday, 5/4/2006
"It is the right as well as the duty of all men in society, publicly and at stated seasons, to worship the Supreme Being, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience; or for his religion profession of sentiments; provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or obstruct others in their religious worship...." Massachusetts Bill of Rights, Part the First, 1780, Reference: Documents of American History, Commager, ed., vol. 1 (107)

No wonder they don't want to teach AMERICAN History...

Friday, 5/5/2006
"Human Felicity is produced not so much by great Pieces of good Fortune that seldom happen, as by little Advantages that occur every Day." --Benjamin Franklin (Autobiography, 1771), Reference: Autobiography, Franklin (207) [Sheehan (3:3)]

Steady as we go...