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Sunday, June 04, 2006

Daily Quote 6/4/2006

Monday, May 29, 2006.
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."
--Thomas Paine (The American Crisis, No. 1, 19 December 1776); Reference: Thomas Paine: Collected Writings , Foner ed., Library of America (91)

They have my everlasting gratitude, those who stand with America. The others, I have nothing nice to say about them, so I won't say anything at all.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006.
"I will venture to assert that no combination of designing men under heaven will be capable of making a government unpopular which is in its principles a wise and good one, and vigorous in its operations."
--Alexander Hamilton (speech to the New York Ratifying Convention, June 1788); Reference: The Works of Alexander Hamilton, Henry Cabot Lodge, ed., II, 29.

Does that include keeping our country Sovereign?

Wednesday, May 31, 2006.
" unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man."
--Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Cartwright, 1824); Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Lipscomb and Bergh, eds., 16:48.

In order to believe in inherent and unalienable rights of man, one must also understand from whence they come...

Thursday, June 1, 2006.
"Liberty is a word which, according as it is used, comprehends the most good and the most evil of any in the world. Justly understood it is sacred next to those which we appropriate in divine adoration; but in the mouths of some it means anything, which enervate a necessary government; excite a jealousy of the rulers who are our own choice, and keep society in confusion for want of a power sufficiently concentered to promote good."
--Oliver Ellsworth (A Landholder, No. III, 19 November 1787); Reference: Essays on the Constitution of the United States, Ford, ed. (146); original The Connecticut Courant [Sheehan (4:4)]

That is the best description I have ever heard of the Democrat Party! (Quite frankly, the Republican Party as well!)

Friday, June 2, 2006.
"There are certain social principles in human nature, from which we may draw the most solid conclusions with respect to the conduct of individuals and of communities. We love our families more than our neighbors; we love our neighbors more than our countrymen in general. The human affections, like solar heat, lose their intensity as they depart from the centre... On these principles, the attachment of the individual will be first and for ever secured by the State governments. They will be a mutual protection and support."
--Alexander Hamilton (speech at the New York Ratifying Convention, June 1788); Reference: The Works of Alexander Hamilton, Henry Cabot Lodge, ed., II, 70.

That is a very good argument for STATE'S RIGHTS. KEEP the FEDERAL GOV'T OUT! Sheesh.

Category: Constitutional Issues.