Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Educational Foundation

"The only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object an life of all republican governments."

Benjamin Rush

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

In the Hands of the People

"It is an axiom in my mind that our liberty can never be safe but in the hands of the people themselves, and that too of the people with a certain degree of instruction."

Thomas Jefferson

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Protecting Liberty

"It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others."

Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Right or Wrong

"I have never yet made, and I hope I never shall make, it the least point of consideration, whether a thing is popular or unpopular, but whether it is right or wrong. That which is right will become popular, and that which is wrong will soon lose its temporary popularity, and sink into disgrace."

Thomas Paine

Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Value of One

"The larger a country, the less easy for its real opinion to be ascertained, and the less difficult to be counterfeited; when ascertained or presumed, the more respectable it is in the eyes of the individuals. This is favorable to the authoirty of government. For the same reason, the more extensive a country, the more insignificant is each individual in his own eyes. This may be unfavorable to liberty."

James Madison

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Power Over Will

"In the general course of human nature, a power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will."

Alexander Hamilton