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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Daily Quote 8/6/2006

Monday, July 31, 2006.
"I am not a Virginian, but an American."

--Patrick Henry (speech in the First Continental Congress, 6 September 1774); Reference: Patrick Henry: Life Corerespondence and Speeches, Wirt, ed., vol. 1 (220); original Life and Works of John Adams, vol. 2 (365)

In the same light, I am not a universal citizen, I am an American.

Tuesday, August 1, 2006.
"Let the pulpit resound with the doctrine and sentiments of religious liberty. Let us hear of the dignity of man's nature, and the noble rank he holds among the works of God... Let it be known that British liberties are not the grants of princes and parliaments."

--John Adams (Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1765); Reference: The Most Nearly Perfect Solution, Guinness, 3-26; and John Adams and the Spirit of Liberty, Thompson, 54.

This is so true. Would someone please advise the ACLU?

Wednesday, August 2, 2006.
"In the first place, there is not a syllable in the plan under consideration which directly empowers the national courts to construe the laws according to the spirit of the Constitution, or which gives them any greater latitude in this respect than may be claimed by the courts of every State."

--Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 81, 1788); Reference: Hamilton, Federalist No. 81.

Would you please tells SCOTUS that?

Thursday, August 3, 2006.
"It is evident from the state of the country, from the habits of the people, from the experience we have had on the point itself, that it is impracticable to raise any very considerable sums by direct taxation."

--Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 12, 27 November 1787); Reference: The Federalist.


Friday, August 4, 2006.
"It will not be too strong to say, that there will be a constant probability of seeing the station [of President] filled by characters pre-eminent for ability and virture."

--Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 68, 14 March 1788); Reference: The Federalist.

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