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Sunday, November 05, 2006

Daily Quote 10/30-11/2+11/10/2006

Mon. 10/30/2006.
"The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves in all cases to which they think themselves competent, or they may act by representatives, freely and equally chosen; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed; that they are entitled to freedom of person, freedom of religion, freedom of property, and freedom of the press."

--Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Cartwright, 1824); Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Lipscomb and Bergh, eds., 16:45.

Tue. 10/31/2006.
"One of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one's house. A man's house is his castle."

--James Otis (On the Writs of Assistance, 1761); Reference: Privacy in Colonial New England, Flaherty (85-88)

Wed. 11/1/2006.
"Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint."

--Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 15); Reference: Hamilton, Federalist No. 15.

Thu. 11/2/2006.
"Laws for the liberal education of the youth, especially of the lower class of the people, are so extremely wise and useful, that, to a humane and generous mind, no expense for this purpose would be thought extravagant."

--John Adams (Thoughts on Government, 1776); Reference: The Works of John Adams, Charles Adams, ed., 199.

Fri. 11/10/2006.
"Gentlemen, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for, I have grown not only gray, but almost blind in the service of my country."

--George Washington (upon fumbling for his glasses before delivering the Newburgh Address, 15 March 1783); Reference: George Washington in the American Revolution, Flexner (507)