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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Daily Quote 8/27/2006

Monday, Aug. 21, 2006.
"Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood."

--John Adams (A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1765); Reference: The Revolutionary Writings of John Adams, Thompson, ed. (28)

Tue, Aug. 22, 2006.
"When you assemble from your several counties in the Legislature, were every member to be guided only by the apparent interest of his county, government would be impracticable. There must be a perpetual accomodation and sacrifice of local advantage to general expediency."

--Alexander Hamilton (speech at the New York Ratifying Convention, June 1788); Reference: The Works of Alexander Hamilton, Henry Cabot Lodge, ed., II, 44.

God, I pray for men such as these to arise in America and help us to save our land, along with our prayers to You.

Wed, Aug. 23, 2006.
"What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value."

--Thomas Paine (The American Crisis, No. 1, 19 December 1776); Reference: Paine, Collected Writings, Library of America p.91

Thu, Aug. 24, 2006.
"I am free to acknowledge that His Powers are full great, and greater than I was disposed to make them. Nor, Entre Nous, do I believe they would have been so great had not many of the members cast their eyes towards General Washington as President; and shaped their Ideas of the Powers to be given to a President, by their opinions of his Virtue."

--Pierce Butler (letter to Weedon Butler, 5 May 1778); Reference: The Records of the Federal Convention 0f 1781, Farrand, ed., vol. 3 (302)

Fri, Aug. 25, 2006.
"The multiplication of public offices, increase of expense beyond income, growth and entailment of a public debt, are indications soliciting the employment of the pruning knife."

--Thomas Jefferson (letter to Spencer Roane, 9 March 1821); Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Memorial Edition, Lipscomb and Bergh, eds., vol. 15 (325)


Category: Constitutional Issues.