The Deterioration of Government

The deterioration of every government begins with
the decay of the principles on which it was founded
~Charles-Louis de Secondat

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  • “The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment.” ~George Washington (1783)
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  • “Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind.” ~Thomas Jefferson (1822)
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  • “Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people’s money.” ~Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013)
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  • “The most sacred of the duties of a government [is] to do equal and impartial justice to all citizens.” ~Thomas Jefferson (1816)
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  • “Speak seldom, but to important subjects, except such as particularly relate to your constituents, and, in the former case, make yourself perfectly master of the subject.” ~George Washington (1787)
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  • “Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence, (I conjure you to believe me fellow citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of Republican Government.” ~George Washington (1796)
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  • Political correctness is tyranny with manners ~Charlton Heston
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  • “The materials for a revolution in France are very indifferent . . . There is an utter prostration of morals … depravity … extreme rottenness of every member . . . The great masses of the common people have no religion … no law but their superiors, no morals but their interest . . . In the high road a la liberte . . . the first use they make of it is to form insurrections everywhere.” ~Gouverneur Morris, the first U.S. Minister to France on eve of the French Revolution, April 29, 1789
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  • “Opinions . . . have been gradually gaining ground, which threaten the foundations of religion, morality, and society. An attack was first made upon the Christian revelation, for which natural religion was offered as the substitute. The Gospel was to be discarded as a gross imposture, but the being and attributes of God, the obligations of piety, even the doctrine of a future state of rewards and punishments, were to be retained and cherished.” ~Alexander Hamilton, in condemning the French Revolution’s attack on Christianity, 1799
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  • “Society cannot exist, unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.” ~Edmund Burke
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