“The natural cure for an ill-administration, in a popular or representative constitution, is a change of men.” — Alexander Hamilton
Monthly Archives: October 2012
“It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains.” – Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799) was an attorney, planter and politician who became known as an orator during the movement for independence in Virginia in the 1770s. A Founding Father, he served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia, from 1776 to 1779 and from 1784 to 1786.
“If it be asked, ‘What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic?’ The answer would be, ‘An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws — the first growing out of the last, a sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government.’” ―Alexander Hamilton, Essay in the American Daily Advertiser (1794-08-28)
“Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given them understandings, and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge; I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers.” – John Adams, Dissertation on Canon and Feudal Law, 1765
“I therefore beg leave to move-that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business, and that one or more of the Clergy of this City be requested to officiate in that Service.” – Benjamin Franklin, Request for Prayers at the Constitutional Convention (July 28, 1787)