Sunday, July 29, 2007

Daily Quote 7/23-27/2007

Monday, July 23, 2007.
"Another not unimportant consideration is, that the powers of the general government will be, and indeed must be, principally employed upon external objects, such as war, peace, negotiations with foreign powers, and foreign commerce. In its internal operations it can touch but few objects, except to introduce regulations beneficial to the commerce, intercourse, and other relations, between the states, and to lay taxes for the common good. The powers of the states, on the other hand, extend to all objects, which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, and liberties, and property of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the state."

--Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833); Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 192.

That is nice summary of the Constitution!

Tue. 7/24/07.
"What is it that affectionate parents require of their Children; for all their care, anxiety, and toil on their accounts? Only that they would be wise and virtuous, Benevolent and kind."

--Abigail Adams (letter to John Quincy Adams, 20 November 1783); Reference: The Adams Family Correspondence, Richard Alan Ryerson, ed., vol. 5.

Wed. 7/25/07.
"Remember, that Time is Money."

--Benjamin Franklin (Advice to a Young Tradesman, 1748); Reference: Franklin: Writings, Lemay, Library of America (1198).


Thu. 7/26/07.
"An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens....There has never been a moment of my life in which I should have relinquished for it the enjoyments of my family, my farm, my friends & books."

--Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Melish, 13 January 1813).

Commendable. Show a man such as this today...still waiting...

Fri. 7/27/07.
"For the same reason that the members of the State legislatures will be unlikely to attach themselves sufficiently to national objects, the members of the federal legislature will be likely to attach themselves too much to local objects."

--James Madison (Federalist No. 47, 1 February 1788); Reference: Madison, Federalist No. 46.

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