Sunday, February 26, 2012

Catching Happiness

“The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”

Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Happy Birthday

"To the man who unites all hearts."

Popular toast to honor George Washington

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Truth and Error Made Known

"Printers are educated in the Belief, that when Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick; and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Right of Religious Belief

"The civil rights of none shall be abridged on account of religious belief or worship, nor shall any national religion be established."

James Madison

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Wise and Frugal Government

"With all these blessings, what more is necessary to make us a happy and prosperous people? Still one thing more, fellow citizens -- a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities."

~Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Veneration and Love

"I was summoned by my country, whose voice I can never hear but with veneration and love."

George Washington; First Inaugural Address