• “Courage is the greatest of all the virtues. Because if you haven’t courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.” ~English author Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
  • “Nothing is easier than spending public money. It does not appear to belong to anybody. The temptation is overwhelming to bestow it on somebody.” ~President Calvin Coolidge (1873-1933)
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Lay aside the Christian religion . . .

  • “It is apprehended that Jews, Mahometans (Muslims), pagans, etc., may be elected to high offices under the government of the United States. Those who are Mahometans, or any others who are not professors of the Christian religion, can never be elected to the office of President or other high office, [unless] first the people of America lay aside the Christian religion altogether, it may happen. Should this unfortunately take place, the people will choose such men as think as they do themselves.” ~Samuel Johnston, Elliot’s Debates, Vol. IV, pp 198-199, Governor Samuel Johnston, July 30, 1788 at the North Carolina Ratifying Convention
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