• “[W]e are confirmed in the opinion, that the present age would be deficient in their duty to God, their posterity and themselves, if they do not establish an American republic. This is the only form of government we wish to see established; for we can never be willingly subject to any other King than He who, being possessed of infinite wisdom, goodness and rectitude, is alone fit to possess unlimited power.” ~Instructions of Malden, Massachusettes for a Decleration of Independence, 27 May 1776
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  • “With hearts fortified with these animating reflections, we most solemnly, before God and the world, declare, that, exerting the utmost energy of those powers, which our beneficent Creator hath graciously bestowed upon us, the arms we have compelled by our enemies to assume, we will, in defiance of every hazard, with unabating firmness and perseverance employ for the preservation of our liberties.” ~Declaration of the Cause and Necessity of Taking up Arms (1775)
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  • “Without justice being freely, fully, and impartially administered, neither our persons, nor our rights, nor our property, can be protected. And if these, or either of them, are regulated by no certain laws, and are subject to no certain principles, and are held by no certain tenure, and are redressed, when violated, by no certain remedies, society fails of all its value; and men may as well return to a state of savage and barbarous independence.” ~Joseph Story (1833)
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  • The tragedy in the lives of most of us is that we go through life walking down a high-walled lane with people of our own kind, the same economic situation, the same national background and education and religious outlook. And beyond those walls, all humanity lies, unknown and unseen, and untouched by our restricted and impoverished lives. ~Florence Luscomb, architect and suffragist (6 Feb 1887-1985)
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  • “Foreign influence is truly the Grecian horse to a republic. We cannot be too careful to exclude its influence.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1793)
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  • “One single object … [will merit] the endless gratitude of the society: that of restraining the judges from usurping legislation.” ~Thomas Jefferson (1825)
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  • “Equal laws protecting equal rights; the best guarantee of loyalty and love of country.” ~James Madison (1820)
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  • “Liberty … was a two-headed boon. There was first, the liberty of the people as a whole to determine the forms of their own government, to levy their own taxes, and to make their own laws…. There was second, the liberty of the individual man to live his own life, within the limits of decency and decorum, as he pleased — freedom from the despotism of the majority.” ~H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)
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  • “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” ~Thomas Paine (1777)
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  • “When right, I shall often be thought wrong by those whose positions will not command a view of the whole ground.” ~Thomas Jefferson (1805)
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