Friday, May 21, 2010

Founders' Daily Quote(s): 5/17-21/10

Monday, May 17, 2010.
"[D]emocracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man's life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these will soon mould itself into a system of subordination of all the moral virtues and intellectual abilities, all the powers of wealth, beauty, wit and science, to the wanton pleasures, the capricious will, and the execrable cruelty of one or a very few." --John Adams, An Essay on Man's Lust for Power, 1763

Tue. 5/18.
"Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." --John Adams, letter to John Taylor, 1814

Wed. 5/19.
"[D]emocracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths." --James Madison, Federalist No. 10, 1787

Thu. 5/20.
"The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and ignorant believe to be liberty." --Fisher Ames, speech in the Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788

As we see with the way this Congress is treating our Troops.

Fri. 5/21.
"No one more sincerely wishes the spread of information among mankind than I do, and none has greater confidence in its effect towards supporting free and good government." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Trustees for the Lottery of East Tennessee College, 1810

Mark Alexander is in New York for graduation exercises of the United States Military Academy.

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Opinion.
Ann Coulter: Republicans on Track to Snatch Defeat from Jaws of Victory.
Paul Greenberg: The Calm Between Two Storms.
Victor Davis Hanson: Marinestan.
Michael Reagan: How Would You Like Your Tea -- Sweetened or Unsweetened?
Jeff Jacoby: Kagan Hearings Need Not Be a 'Hollow Charade'.
Cal Thomas: A Crack in the School-Choice Dike?
Debra Saunders: Grim Milestones in War's Headstones.
Michael Barone: The Golden Age of Centrism Wasn't So Golden.
R. Emmett Tyrrell: The Taranto Principle Vindicated Again.
Larry Elder: It's Not 'Anti-Incumbency,' Stupid; It's 'Anti-Liberalism'.
Ken Blackwell: How's that Apology Thing Working Out?
George Will: Slow Learners at the 9th Circuit.
L. Brent Bozell: Eric Holder Can't Read?
Jonah Goldberg: Left, Right and Wrong.
Ben Shapiro: Democrats: Learn to Read.
More Opinion.

Patriot Headlines.
Jobless Claims in U.S. Increase as Dismissals Remain Elevated.
Pelosi Vows to End 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' by the End of Year.
Kerry: Academy of Sciences Report Shows 'Urgent' Need for Climate Bill.
Next Year's Budget Sinking in Deep Red Ink.
Obama Says Administration Taking 'Very Close Look' at Arizona's Immigration Law for Civil Rights 'Implications'.
Mexican President Denounces Arizona Law Despite Laws Against Illegal Immigration in His Own Country.
Senate Democratic Whip Compares Sealing the Mexican Border to Trying to Keep Drugs Off of I-95.
White House to Announce Energy-Loan Plan.
Senators Press for National Guard Troops on Border.
20,000 People in Greek Protest March to Parliament.
Record Growth Among Entrepreneurs in U.S.
Obama Clamors for Federal Fix to Immigration Woes.
More Headlines.

Policy.
The Heritage Foundation.
The Cato Institute.
Hoover Institution.
National Rifle Association.
Ludwig von Mises Institute.
National Center for Policy Analysis.

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