Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Pious Reflection

"It is impossible for the man of pious reflection not to perceive in it (Constitutional Convention) a finger of that Almighty hand which has been so frequently and signally extended to our relief in the critical stage of the revolution." ~ James Madison, Federalist 37

Sunday, August 25, 2013

To Preserve Liberty

"Whereas, to preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them." ~ Richard Henry Lee, Letters from the Federal Farmer (1788)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Price of Liberty

"Liberty, without virtue, would be no blessing to us." ~Benjamin Rush

Sunday, August 18, 2013


"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was, and never will be." ~Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Price of Freedom

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it." ~Thomas Paine

Sunday, August 11, 2013


"There is a Passion natural to the Mind of man, especially a free Man, which renders him impatient of Restraint." ~ George Mason, Letter to the Committee of Merchants in London (June 6, 1766)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A Sovereign Body

"Each State, in ratifying the Constitution, is considered as a sovereign body, independent of all others, and only to be bound by its own voluntary act." ~James Madison

Sunday, August 4, 2013


“All men having power should be distrusted to a certain degree.” ~James Madison