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

  • “In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.” ~French writer Voltaire (1694-1778)
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  • “To judge from the history of mankind, we shall be compelled to conclude that the fiery and destructive passions of war reign in the human breast with much more powerful sway than the mild and beneficent sentiments of peace; and that to model our political systems upon speculations of lasting tranquillity would be to calculate on the weaker springs of human character.” ~Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 34 — 1788
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  • “Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.” ~Benjamin Rush, letter to His Fellow Countrymen: On Patriotism, 1773
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  • “I hope that when you’re my age you’ll be able to say, as I have been able to say: we lived in freedom, we lived lives that were a statement, not an apology” ~Ronald Reagan
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  • “A system of government that makes the people subordinate to a committee of nine unelected lawyers does not deserve to be called a democracy” ~Justice Antonin Scalia
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  • “We must take human nature as we find it, perfection falls not to the share of mortals.” ~George Washington, letter to John Jay, 1786
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  • “All know and feel … the sacredness of the connection between husband and wife. All know that the sweetness of social intercourse, the harmony of society, the happiness of families, depend on that mutual partiality which they feel, or that delicate forbearance which they manifest towards each other.” ~John Marshall, Sexton v. Wheaton, 1823
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  • “Speech delivery counts for little on the world stage unless you have convictions, and, yes, the vision to see beyond the front row seats.” ~Ronald Reagan
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  • “Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” ~Thomas Paine, American Crisis, No. 1, 1776
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  • “To enjoy freedom, if the platitude is pardonable, we have of course to control ourselves. We must not squander our powers, helplessly and ignorantly, 
squirting half the house in order to water a single rose-bush; we must train them, exactly and powerfully, here on the very spot.” ~English writer Virginia Woolf 
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