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Saturday, May 08, 2004

Some Quotes

Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations -- entangling alliances with none.
-Thomas Jefferson

The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home. -James Madison

The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.
- James Madison

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder. -George Washington

Does the government fear us? Or do we fear the government? When the people fear the government, tyranny has found victory. The federal government is our servant, not our master! -Thomas Jefferson

It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds - Samuel Adams

The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.
- James Madison

The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty - John Adams

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

When once a republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.
- Thomas Jefferson

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