Daily Quote 3/19-23/2007
"Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other. The divine law, as discovered by reason and the moral sense, forms an essential part of both."
--James Wilson (); Reference: The Works of James Wilson, McCloskey, ed., 125.
"No taxes can be devised which are not more or less inconvenient and unpleasant."
--George Washington (Farewell Address, 19 September 1796).
"[T]he opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves, in their, own sphere of action, but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres, would make the Judiciary a despotic branch."
--Thomas Jefferson (letter to Abigail Adams, 11 September 1804); Reference: Original Intent, Barton (265-66); original Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies, From the Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Thomas.
"An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation."
--John Marshall (McCullough v. Maryland, 1819); Reference: Mccullough v. Maryland, 17 US 316 (1819).
"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"
--Patrick Henry (Speech to the Virginia Convention, 23 March 1775); Reference: Respectfully Quoted.
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