Daily Quote 5/7-11/2007
"In the first place, it is to be remembered, that the general government is not to be charged with the whole power of making and administering laws: its jurisdiction is limited to certain enumerated objects, which concern all the members of the republic, but which are not to be attained by the separate provisions of any."
--James Madison (Federalist No. 14, 30 November 1787); Reference: Madison, Federalist No. 14.
Tuesday, 8 May 07.
"The tendency of a national bank is to increase public and private credit. The former gives power to the state, for the protection of its rights and interests: and the latter facilitates and extends the operations of commerce among individuals. Industry is increased, commodities are multiplied, agriculture and manufacturers flourish: and herein consists the true wealth and prosperity of a state."
--Alexander Hamilton (Report on Manufactures, 1790); Reference: The Works of Alexander Hamilton, Henry Cabot Lodge, ed., 362.
Wednesday, 9 May 07.
"[T]he President, who errs as other men do, but errs with integrity."
--Thomas Jefferson (on George Washington in a letter to William
Branch Giles, 31 December 1795); Reference: The Thomas Jefferson Papers at the Library of Congress, American Memory Collection.
Thursday, 10 May 07.
"His person, you know, was fine, his stature exactly what one would wish, his deportment easy, erect and noble."
--Thomas Jefferson (on George Washington in a letter to Dr. Walter Jones, 2 January 1814); Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America (1319).
Friday, 11 May 07.
"The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families. . . . How is it possible that Children can have any just Sense of the sacred Obligations of Morality or Religion if, from their earliest Infancy, they learn their Mothers live in habitual Infidelity to their fathers, and their fathers in as constant Infidelity to their Mothers?"
--John Adams (Diary, 2 June 1778); Reference: The Works of John Adams, C.F. Adams, ed., vol. 3 (171).
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