Monthly Archives: March 2014

It Is Necessary for Every American to Stop the Dissemination of Principles Evidently Destructive of the Cause for Which They Have Bled…

Mercy Otis Warren

Mercy Otis Warren

“It is necessary for every American, with becoming energy to endeavor to stop the dissemination of principles evidently destructive of the cause for which they have bled. It must be the combined virtue of the rulers and of the people to do this, and to rescue and save their civil and religious rights from the outstretched arm of tyranny, which may appear under any mode or form of government.” — Mercy Warren, History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution, 1805

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The More Corrupt the State, The More Numerous the Laws

Cornelius Tacitus

Cornelius Tacitus

“The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.” — Roman statesman Cornelius Tacitus (55-117 A.D.)

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We Have Therefore to Resolve to Conquer or Die…

George Washington

George Washington

“We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die: Our won Country’s Honor, all call upon us for vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world. Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions.” — George Washington, General Orders, 1776

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Liberty to Yield… Government to Gain Ground

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

“The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.” —Thomas Jefferson

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Discover the Meaning…

James Wilson

James Wilson

“The first and governing maxim in the interpretation of a statute is to discover the meaning of those who made it.” — James Wilson, Of the Study of Law in the United States, 1790

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Individuals May Injure a Whole Society By Not Declaring Their Sentiments…

John Dickinson

John Dickinson

“What concerns all, should be considered by all; and individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments. It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.” — John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

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Hold on to the Constitution and to the Republic for Which it Stands…

Daniel Webster

Daniel Webster

“Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world.” — Daniel Webster

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