My Newz 'n Ideas

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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Daily Quote 1/22-25/2007

Mon. 1/22/2007.
"And as to the Cares, they are chiefly what attend the bringing up of Children; and I would ask any Man who has experienced it, if they are not the most delightful Cares in the World; and if from that Particular alone, he does not find the Bliss of a double State much greater, instead of being less than he expected."

--Benjamin Franklin (Reply to a Piece of Advice); Reference: Franklin: Collected Works, Lemay, ed. (249)

Tue. 1/23/2007.
"In a general sense, all contributions imposed by the government upon individuals for the service of the state, are called taxes, by whatever name they may be known, whether by the name of tribute, tythe, tallage, impost, duty, gabel, custom, subsidy, aid, supply, excise, or other name." [Emphasis added.]

--Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833); Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 337.

Wed. 1/24/2007.
"Newspapers...serve as chimnies to carry off noxious vapors and smoke."

--Thomas Jefferson (letter to Thaddeus Kosciusko, 2 April 1802).