Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Daily Quote 5/18/05

This post was first posted at My Newz 'n Ideas..

Monday, May 9, 2005
"Liberty is to faction what air is to fire, an aliment without which it instantly expires. But it could not be less folly to abolish liberty, which is essential to political life, because it nourishes faction, than it would be to wish the annihilation of air, which is essential to animal life, because it imparts to fire its destructive agency." --James Madison, Federalist No. 10

Tuesday, May 10, 2005
"It has ever been my hobby-horse to see rising in America an empire of liberty, and a prospect of two or three hundred millions of freemen, without one noble or one king among them. You say it is impossible. If I should agree with you in this, I would still say, let us try the experiment, and preserve our equality as long as we can. A better system of education for the common people might preserve them long from such artificial inequalities as are prejudicial to society, by confounding the natural distinctions of right and wrong, virtue and vice." --John Adams

Imagine that...if we were to provide schools they would be to preserve the the distinctions of right and wrong, virtue and vice. Wow! What a far right winger. I guess maybe he wasn't qualified to participate in the writing of the Constitution of the United States under which we pledge we pledge our allegience? Hmm.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005
"[W]hereas, to preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them; nor does it follow from this, that all promiscuously must go into actual service one very occasion. The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle; and when we see many men disposed to practice upon it, whenever they can prevail, no wonder true republicans are for carefully guarding againstit." --Federal Farmer Antifederalist Letter

No draft, and everyone is armed. I guess these people knew what some of us still believe...if the government can overtake you and your rights belong to them, you are indeed no longer free.

Thursday, May 12, 2005
"There are certain social principles in human nature, from which we may draw the most solid conclusions with respect to the conduct of individuals and of communities. We love our families more than our neighbors; we love our neighbors more than our countrymen in general. The human affections, like solar heat, lose their intensity as they depart from the center.... On these principles, the attachment of the individual will be first and for ever secured by the State governments. They will be a mutual protection and support." --Alexander Hamilton

It is for this principle the central government should be the least intrusive, and it shall not overstep that which is written in Article I Section 8.

Friday, May 13, 2005
"A fondness for power is implanted, in most men, and it is natural to abuse it, when acquired." --Alexander Hamilton

Would someone please explain this to the Republicants.

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