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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Daily Quote 11/19/2006

Monday, 11/13/2006.
"It is too probable that no plan we propose will be adopted. Perhaps another dreadful conflict is to be sustained. If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair. The event is in the hand of God."

--George Washington (as quoted by Gouverneur Morris in Farrand's Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, 25 March 1787); Reference: George Washington and the New Nation, James Flexner (116-7)

Tuesday, 11/14/2006.
"[H]onesty will be found on every experiment, to be the best and only true policy; let us then as a Nation be just."

--George Washington (Circular letter to the States, 14 June 1783); Reference: George Washington: A Collection, W.B. Allen, ed.

Wednesday, 11/15/2006.
"The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment."

--George Washington (Address to the Members of the Volunteer Association of Ireland, 2 December 1783); Reference: George Washington, Address to the Members of the Volunteer Association of Ireland, December 2, 1783.

Thursday, 11/16/2006.
"As the cool and deliberate sense of the community ought in all governments, and actually will in all free governments ultimately prevail over the views of its rulers; so there are particular moments in public affairs, when the people stimulated by some irregular passion, or some illicit advantage, or misled by the artful misrepresentations of interested men, may call for measures which they themselves will afterwards be the most ready to lament and condemn. In these critical moments, how salutary will be the interference of some temperate and respectable body of citizens, in order to check the misguided career, and to suspend the blow mediated by the people against themselves, until reason, justice and truth, can regain their authority over the public mind?"

--James Madison (likely) (Federalist No. 63, 1788); Reference: Madison, Federalist No. 63.

Friday, 11/17/2006.
"Government implies the power of making laws. It is essential to the idea of a law, that it be attended with a sanction; or, in other words, a penalty or punishment for disobedience."

--Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 15, 1787); Reference: The Federalist