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

  • “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 
(1882-1941)
Published in: on June 23, 2015 at 9:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

  • “[N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.” ~Samuel Adams, essay in The Public Advertiser, 1749
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  • “There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” ~James Madison, speech to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788
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  • This country and the left has made it profitable to become a victim of something — primarily a victim of an evil, faceless majority. If you become a member of a minority are automatically a victim, and the victim gets goodies. … The victim gets excused for all kinds of aberrant, weirdo behavior and instead is the recipient of sympathy. So it’s clear that this is a purposeful and studied move that [Rachel Dolezal] made.” ~Rush Limbaugh
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  • “[T]he human mind is seldom at stay: If you do not grow better, you will most undoubtedly grow worse.” ~English writer Samuel Richardson (1689-1761)
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