• “In planning, forming, and arranging laws, deliberation is always becoming, and always useful.” ~James Wilson (1791)
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  • To prevent crimes, is the noblest end and aim of criminal jurisprudence. To punish them, is one of the means necessary for the accomplishment of this noble end and aim.” ~James Wilson (1790)
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  • “[The president] is the dignified, but accountable magistrate of a free and great people. The tenure of his office, it is true, is not hereditary; nor is it for life: but still it is a tenure of the noblest kind: by being the man of the people, he is invested; by continuing to be the man of the people, his investiture will be voluntarily, and cheerfully, and honourably renewed.” ~James Wilson (1791)
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  • “To prevent crimes, is the noblest end and aim of criminal jurisprudence. To punish them, is one of the means necessary for the accomplishment of this noble end and aim.” ~James Wilson (1790)
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  • “In planning, forming, and arranging laws, deliberation is always becoming, and always useful.” ~James Wilson (1791)
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  • “The authority, the interests, and the affections of the people at large are the only foundation, on which a superstructure proposed to be at once durable and magnificent, can be rationally erected.” ~James Wilson
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  • “The ultimate authority … resides in the people alone. … [T]he advantage of being armed … forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any…” ~James Madison (1788)
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  • “Illustrious examples are displayed to our view, that we may imitate as well as admire. Before we can be distinguished by the same honors, we must be distinguished by the same virtues.” ~James Wilson (1790)
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  • “It is the duty of parents to maintain their children decently, and according to their circumstances; to protect them according to the dictates of prudence; and to educate them according to the suggestions of a judicious and zealous regard for their usefulness, their respectability and happiness.” ~James Wilson (1791)
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  • “Government, in my humble opinion, should be formed to secure and to enlarge the exercise of the natural rights of its members; and every government, which has not this in view, as its principal object, is not a government of the legitimate kind.” ~James Wilson (1791)
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