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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Daily Quote 9/24/2006

Mon. 9/18/2006.
"I trust that the proposed Constitution afford a genuine specimen of representative government and republican government; and that it will answer, in an eminent degree, all the beneficial purposes of society."

--Alexander Hamilton (speech to the New York Ratifying Convention, June 1788); Reference: The Works of Alexander Hamilton, Henry Cabot Lodge, ed., II, 30.

...and now everyone is trying to reap those benefits from those whom have performed the labor. I believe we used to call that slavery...

Tue. 9/19/2006.
"No Taxation without Representation!"

Anonymous slogan in response to British Tax Policy, Circa 1765.

See comment above.

Wed. 9/20/2006.
"It will not be denied that power is of an encroaching nature and that it ought to be effectually restrained from passing the limits assigned to it. After discriminating, therefore, in theory, the several classes of power, as they may in their nature be legislative, executive, or judiciary, the next and most difficult task is to provide some practical security for each, against the invasion of the others."

--James Madison (Federalist No. 48, 1 February 1788); Reference: Madison, Federalist No. 48

Here, here!

Thu. 9/21/2006.
"We know the Race is not to the swift nor the Battle to the Strong. Do you not think an Angel rides in the Whirlwind and directs this Storm?"

--John Page (letter to Thomas Jefferson, 20 July 1776); Reference: Angel in the Whirlwind, Bobrick (cover page)

Are they allowed to talk like this?! I mean, after all; they were only there and participated in the construct of our Constitution. Hmm. (I know Jefforson did not sign it. Okay? Sheesh.)

Fri. 9/22/2006.
"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."

--Nathan Hale (before being hanged by the British, 22 September 1776); Reference: The Spirit of `Seventy-Six, Commager and Morris (476); original General William Hull, Campbell (37-38)

Category: Constitutional Issues.