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 ultimate authority … resides in the people alone. … The advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation … forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any…” ~James Madison (1788)
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  • “His integrity was most pure, his justice the most inflexible I have ever known, no motives of interest or consanguinity, of friendship or hatred, being able to bias his decision. He was indeed, in every sense of the words, a wise, a good, and a great man.” ~Thomas Jefferson, on George Washington (1814)
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  • “History and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of Republican Government.” ~George Washington (1796)
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  • “If men are so wicked with religion, what would they be if without it?” ~Benjamin Franklin
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  • “Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.” ~John Adams (1808)
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  • “The republican principle demands that the deliberate sense of the community should govern the conduct of those to whom they intrust the management of their affairs; but it does not require an unqualified complaisance to every sudden breeze of passion or to every transient impulse which the people may receive from the arts of men, who flatter their prejudices to betray their interests.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1788)
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  • “On every question of construction carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.” ~Thomas Jefferson (1823)
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  • It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes. ~Andrew Jackson
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  • It’s not tyranny we desire; it’s a just, limited, federal government. ~Alexander Hamilton
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  • Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. ~Ronald Reagan
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