Friday, July 31, 2009

Founders' Daily Quote(s): 7/27-31/09

Monday, July 27, 2009.
"In all very numerous assemblies, of whatever character composed, passion never fails to wrest the sceptre from reason. ... Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob."

--Federalist No. 55, February 15, 1788

What? A mob? Oh, that would never happen here, right? I seem to remember a peaceful gentleman passing out flags only to people who wanted one when the Obama SEIU THUGS jumped him and beat him. Emotion rules the ignorant, reason rules the civilized.

Tue. 7/28.
"The house of representatives ... can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as the great mass of society. This has always been deemed one of the strongest bonds by which human policy can connect the rulers and the people together. It creates between them that communion of interest, and sympathy of sentiments, of which few governments have furnished examples; but without which every government degenerates into tyranny."

--Federalist No. 57, February 19, 1788

Wed. 7/28.
"As our president bears no resemblance to a king so we shall see the Senate has no similitude to nobles."

--Tench Coxe, An American Citizen, No. 2, 1787

Thu. 7/30.
"If, from the more wretched parts of the old world, we look at those which are in an advanced stage of improvement, we still find the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping the spoil of the multitude. Invention is continually exercised, to furnish new pretenses for revenues and taxation. It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without tribute."

--Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791

Fri. 7/31.
"If it be asked what is to restrain the House of Representatives from making legal discriminations in favor of themselves and a particular class of the society? I answer, the genius of the whole system, the nature of just and constitutional laws, and above all the vigilant and manly spirit which actuates the people of America, a spirit which nourishes freedom, and in return is nourished by it."

--Federalist No. 57, February 19, 1788

Source: Patriot Post.

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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