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Sunday, July 23, 2006

Daily Quote 7/23/2006

Monday, July 17, 2006.
"The circumstances that endanger the safety of nations are infinite, and for this reason no constitutional shackles can wisely be imposed on the power to which the care of it is committed. "

--Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 23, 17 December 1787); Reference: Hamilton, Federalist No. 23 (153)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006.
"Human nature itself is evermore an advocate for liberty. There is also in human nature a resentment of injury, and indignation against wrong. A love of truth and a veneration of virtue. These amiable passions, are the "latent spark"... If the people are capable of understanding, seeing and feeling the differences between true and false, right and wrong, virtue and vice, to what better principle can the friends of mankind apply than to the sense of this difference?"

--John Adams (the Novanglus, 1775); Reference: Tracts on the American Revolution, Merrill Jensen, ed., (300)

Wednesday, July 19, 2006.
"Happily for America, happily, we trust, for the whole human race, they pursued a new and more noble course. They accomplished a revolution which has no parallel in the annals of human society."

--James Madison (Federalist No. 14, 20 November 1787); Reference: The Federalist.

Thursday, July 20, 2006.
"The moral precepts delivered in the sacred oracles form a part of the law of nature, are of the same origin and of the same obligation, operating universally and perpetually."

--James Wilson (Of the Law of Nature, 1804); Reference: The Works of the Honourable James Wilson, Wilson, ed., vol. 1 (137-138)

Friday, July 21, 2006.
"The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind."

--Thomas Jefferson (Letter to William Hunter, 11 March 1790); Reference: Bartlett's; check LOA edition.

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