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Sunday, June 25, 2006

Daily Quote 6/25/2006

Monday, June 19, 2006.
"Industry is increased, commodities are multiplied, agriculture and manufacturers flourish: and herein consists the true wealth and prosperity of a state."

--Alexander Hamilton (Report on a National Bank, 13 December 1790); Reference: The Works of Alexander Hamilton, Henry Cabot Lodge, ed. (362)

Tuesday, June 20, 2006.
"With hearts fortified with these animating reflections, we most solemnly, before God and the world, declare, that, exerting the utmost energy of those powers, which our beneficent Creator hath graciously bestowed upon us, the arms we have compelled by our enemies to assume, we will, in defiance of every hazard, with unabating firmness and perseverance employ for the preservation of our liberties; being with one mind resolved to die freemen rather than to live as slaves."

--John Dickinson and Thomas Jefferson (Declaration of the Cause and Necessity of Taking up Arms, 6 July 1775); Reference: Documents of American History, Commager, ed., vol. 1 (95)

Beautifully stated, still true. At least in the heart and mind of this writer.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006.
"Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?"

--James Madison (Federalist No. 51, 8 February 1788); Reference: Madison, Federalist No. 51

That is why I will fight against direct democracy and socialism and communism and fascism and...

Thursday, June 22, 2006.
"Perhaps the strongest feature in his character was prudence, never acting until every circumstance, every consideration, was maturely weighed; refraining if he saw a doubt, but, when once decided, going through with his purpose, whatever obstacles opposed."

--Thomas Jefferson (on George Washington in a letter to Dr. Walter Jones, 2 January 1814); Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America (1318)

Reminds me of our President, George W. Bush.

Friday, June 23, 2006.
"I now make it my earnest prayer, that God would have you, and the State over which you preside, in [H]is holy protection, that [H]e would incline the hearts of the Citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government, to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another, for their fellow Citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the Field, and finally, that [H]e would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all, to do Justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that Charity, humility and pacific temper of mind, which were the Characteristicks of the Divine Author of our blessed Religion, and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy Nation. "

--George Washington (circular letter of farewell to the Army, 8 June 1783); Reference: George Washington: A Collection, W.B. Allen, ed. (249)

Someone please explain to me why Pastors in the Armed Services are no longer allowed to use the name of Christ in their homolies? In their prayers? Why? When we are providing Kor'ans to the enemy, the least we could do is thank God they are behind those bars rather than out their planning our demise. Think about the next time you want to raise your voice in contempt.