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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Daily Quote 10/8/2006

Mon. 10/2/2006
"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauchd in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders."

--Samuel Adams (letter to James Warren, 4 November 1775); Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett (261)

This is what I have been saying for years.

Tue. 10/3/2006
"[L]et them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it."

--Thomas Jefferson (First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1801); Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America (493)

In other words, let the Left-wing commies have their say, just as long as the people of capitalist reason are allowed the same courtesy.

Wed. 10/4/2006
"It seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force. If there be any truth in the remark, the crisis at which we are arrived may with propriety be regarded as the era in which that decision is to be made; and a wrong election of the part we shall act may, in this view, deserve to be considered as the general misfortune of mankind."

--Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 1, 27 October 1787); Reference: Hamilton, Federalist No. 1.

Thu. 10/5/2006
"It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not."

--John Adams (letter to Abigail Adams, 3 July 1776); Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett (64)

Independence Day. The Fourth of July for those who do not know when of what we speak.

Fri. 10/6/2006
"Nothing so strongly impels a man to regard the interest of his constituents, as the certainty of returning to the general mass of the people, from whence he was taken, where he must participate in their burdens."

--George Mason (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 17 June 1788); Reference: The Papers of George Mason, Rutland, ed., vol. 3 (1093) [Sheehan (5:5)]