Category Archives: Potitical

“Law and liberty” ~ James Wilson 1790

“Law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge.” —James Wilson,¬†Of the Study of the Law in the United States, 1790

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The more things change, the more they stay the same:

“Public affairs go on pretty much as usual: perpetual chicanery and rather more personal abuse than there used to be.” —John Adams

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“History by apprising [citizens] of the past …

will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know … Continue reading

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The Gipper

  “Can anyone look at the record of this administration and say, ‘Well done’? Can anyone compare the state of our economy when [this] administration took office with where we are today and say, ‘Keep up the good work’? Can … Continue reading

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But what do we mean by the American Revolution?

“But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments, … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson, letter to Maria Cosway, 1786:

“If our country, when pressed with wrongs at the point of the bayonet, had been governed by its heads instead of its hearts, where should we have been now? Hanging on a gallows as high as Haman’s.”

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John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776:

“Government is instituted for the common good;for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, … Continue reading

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