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Sunday, October 01, 2006

Daily Quote 10/1/2006

Mon. 9/25/2006
"I pronounce it as certain that there was never yet a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous."

--Benjamin Franklin (The Busy-body, No. 3, 18 February 1728); Reference: The Works of Benjamin Franklin, Bigelow, ed., vol. 1 (350)

Tue. 9/26/2006
"If men of wisdom and knowledge, of moderation and temperance, of patience, fortitude and perseverance, of sobriety and true republican simplicity of manners, of zeal for the honour of the Supreme Being and the welfare of the commonwealth; if men possessed of these other excellent qualities are chosen to fill the seats of government, we may expect that our affairs will rest on a solid and permanent foundation."

--Samuel Adams (letter to Elbridge Gerry, 27 November 1780); Reference: The Spirit of `Seventy-Six, Commager and Morris (109); original Life of Elbridge Gerry, Austin, (361-62)

Wed. 9/27/2006
"[E]very Man who comes among us, and takes up a piece of Land, becomes a Citizen, and by our Constitution has a Voice in Elections, and a share in the Government of the Country."

--Benjamin Franklin (letter to William Straham, 19 August 1784); Reference: Franklin Collected Works, Lemay, ed., 1102.

It used to be that you had to own land in order to vote. This way, it would surely be for the interest of those who cared enough to work hard, save, and invest. Our knew that if we allowed all people, even those with no knowledge of the politics of the day, would vote only for those issues which would benefit themselves instead of the country as a whole. Hence, the Democrat Party continues to keep people down so as to have a voting base.

Thu. 9/28/2006
"As parents, we can have no joy, knowing that this government is not sufficiently lasting to ensure any thing which we may bequeath to posterity: And by a plain method of argument, as we are running the next generation into debt, we ought to do the work of it, otherwise we use them meanly and pitifully. In order to discover the line of our duty rightly, we should take our children in our hand, and fix our station a few years farther into life; that eminence will present a prospect, which a few present fears and prejudices conceal from our sight."

--Thomas Paine (Common Sense, 1776); Reference: Thomas Paine, Common Sense.

Very well spoken.

Fri. 9/29/2006
"The greatest good we can do our country is to heal its party divisions and make them one people."

--Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Dickinson, 23 July 1801); Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Ford Edition, vol. 8 (76)

If only the Democrats hold on to so much hatred for this country...