Friday, August 1, 2008

Founders' Daily Quote: 1 Aug 2008

"[T]o exclude foreign intrigues and foreign partialities, so degrading to all countries and so baneful to free ones; to foster a spirit of independence too just to invade the rights of others, too proud to surrender our own, too liberal to indulge unworthy prejudices ourselves and too elevated not to look down upon them in others; to hold the union of the States on the basis of their peace and happiness; to support the Constitution, which is the cement of the Union, as well in its limitations as in its authorities; to respect the rights and authorities reserved to the States and to the people as equally incorporated with and essential to the success of the general...as far as sentiments and intentions such as these can aid the fulfillment of my duty, they will be a resource which can not fail me."

--James Madison (Second Inaugural Address, March 1813); Reference: Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States.

I think I'm going dumb. What did he say in plain English? Anyone?

Hat tip: Patriot Post.

Cross-posted @ Rosemary's News and Ideas and Adam's Blog.

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

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