Sunday, October 30, 2011

Equal Rights

"Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law,’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual.”

~ Thomas Jefferson to Isaac H. Tiffany, 1819

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Broadest Foundation for Happiness

“When we practised by necessity the maxim of buying nothing but what we have money in our pockets to pay for lays the broadest foundation for happiness.”

Thomas Jefferson, letter to Mr. Skipwith, July 28, 1787

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Enemy

"War is when the government tells you who the bad guy is.
revolution is when you decide that for yourself.”

Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Principles of Freedom

"Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.

John Adams 1787

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Freedom's Existince

"It is favourable to liberty. Freedom can exist only in the society of knowledge. Without learning, men are incapable of knowing their rights, and where learning is confined to a few people, liberty can be neither equal nor universal."

Benjamin Ruch 1786

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


"On education all our lives depend/ and few to that, too few, with care attend."

Benjamin Franklin "Poor Richard's Almanack" 1748

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Preserving Liberty

"Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among people."

John Adams

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Critical Examination

"The principles and modes of government are too important to be disregarded by an inquisitive mind and I think are well worthy a critical examination by all students that have health and leisure."

James Madison

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Palladium

"I let you know how deeply I am impressed with a sense of the importance of Amendments, that the good people may clearly see the distinction-for there is a distinction, between the federal powers vested in Congress and the sovereign authority belonging to the several states, which is the Palladium of the private and personal rights of the citizens."

Samuel Adams