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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Daily Quote 7/30/2006

Monday, July 24, 2006.
"Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the spot of every wind. With such persons, gullability, which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand of reason and the mind becomes a wreck."

--Thomas Jefferson (letter to James Smith, 8 December 1822)

So THAT'S what happened to the Senate! On what, you ask? Illegal aliens, unborn babies, embryonic anything, spending, bridges going nowhere...

Tuesday, July 25, 2006.
"It is impossible for the man of pious reflection not to perceive in it [the Constitution] a finger of that Almighty hand which has been so frequently and signally extended to our relief in the critical stages of the revolution."

--James Madison (Federalist No. 37, 11 January 1788); Reference: Madison, Federalist No. 37 (230-31)

You know that, and I know that. The question is, "How do we get the rest of the country, especially the Supreme 9, to understand this?" Answer that, and I'll bake you some cookies. :)

Wednesday, July 26, 2006.
"Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute."

--Rep. Robert Goodloe Harper, Chairman, Ways and Means Committee
(Address, 18 June 1798); Reference: Bartlett's and RQ.

Is this true? Is this taken out of context? My goodness, we've come too far of a long way, baby!

Thursday, July 27, 2006.
"This balance between the National and State governments ought to be dwelt on with peculiar attention, as it is of the utmost importance. It forms a double security to the people. If one encroaches on their rights they will find a powerful protection in the other. Indeed, they will both be prevented from overpassing their constitutional limits by a certain rivalship, which will ever subsist between them."

--Alexander Hamilton (speech to the New York Ratifying Convention, 17 June 1788); Reference: The Works of Alexander Hamilton, Henry Cabot Lodge, ed., vol. 2 (28

Well, Alex baby, I don't think it's working. They both believe they can just take our land and give it to the highest bidder. They both believe they have the right to tax us to death. Do you realize, Alex, that we work HALF A YEAR just to pay taxes? It's a scandal. Where is the relief? They are both against us...

Friday, July 28, 2006.
"[T]he great Searcher of human hearts is my witness, that I have no wish, which aspires beyond the humble and happy lot of living and dying a private citizen on my own farm."

--George Washington (letter to Charles Pettit, 16 August 1788); Reference: Washington's Maxims, 131.

Are you saying we hijacked you? I'm so very grateful we did! lol.

Category: Constitutional Issues.