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#3136799 - 01/24/13 05:17 AM Founder's Quote for the Day
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"It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn." --George Washington, letter to the Legislature of Pennsylvania, 1789
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#3136810 - 01/24/13 05:48 AM Re: Founder's Quote for the Day [Re: MUP]
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"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters."-Daniel Webster
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#3136840 - 01/24/13 06:28 AM Re: Founder's Quote for the Day [Re: worriedman]
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Good find wm.
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#3143332 - 01/29/13 05:23 AM Re: Founder's Quote for the Day [Re: MUP]
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"If by the liberty of the press were understood merely the liberty of discussing the propriety of public measures and political opinions, let us have as much of it as you please: But if it means the liberty of affronting, calumniating and defaming one another, I, for my part, own myself willing to part with my share of it, whenever our legislators shall please so to alter the law and shall chearfully consent to exchange my liberty of abusing others for the privilege of not being abused myself." --Benjamin Franklin, 1789
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#3145065 - 01/30/13 05:21 AM Re: Founder's Quote for the Day [Re: MUP]
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"Is it reasonable to expect wisdom from the ignorant? Fidelity from the profligate? Assiduity and application to public business from men of a dissipated life? Is it reasonable to commit the management of public revenue to one who has wasted his own patrimony? Those, therefore, who pay no regard to religion and sobriety in the persons whom they send to the legislature of any State are guilty of the greatest absurdity and will soon pay dear for their folly." --John Witherspoon, A Sermon Delivered at Public Thanksgiving after Peace

Man, if this one doesn't strike a chord with our current times I don't know what would.
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#3146508 - 01/31/13 05:21 AM Re: Founder's Quote for the Day [Re: MUP]
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"Strangers are welcome because there is room enough for them all, and therefore the old inhabitants are not jealous of them; the laws protect them sufficiently so that they have no need of the patronage of great men; and every one will enjoy securely the profits of his industry. But if he does not bring a fortune with him, he must work and be industrious to live." --Benjamin Franklin, Those Who Would Remove to America, 1784
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#3147500 - 01/31/13 09:30 PM Re: Founder's Quote for the Day [Re: MUP]
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Mup no one listens to the Foundin Fathers, They warned us, but I dont think the even the did not know to what extreme the Government would go.

But if main stream news aint reporting then it just cant be so.
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#3147737 - 02/01/13 05:24 AM Re: Founder's Quote for the Day [Re: Stalkhunter]
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Sadly I see the same ignorance of our history as well Stalk. But I still put these little pieces of history from great and intelligent men out there just to remind us of how it should be, and was envisioned to be from the start. \:\(
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#3147738 - 02/01/13 05:24 AM Re: Founder's Quote for the Day [Re: MUP]
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"Another not unimportant consideration is, that the powers of the general government will be, and indeed must be, principally employed upon external objects, such as war, peace, negotiations with foreign powers, and foreign commerce. In its internal operations it can touch but few objects, except to introduce regulations beneficial to the commerce, intercourse, and other relations, between the states, and to lay taxes for the common good. The powers of the states, on the other hand, extend to all objects, which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, and liberties, and property of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the state." --Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833
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#3148105 - 02/01/13 10:37 AM Re: Founder's Quote for the Day [Re: MUP]
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keep posting it MUP i like them and read them.
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