• “I deem the present occasion sufficiently important and solemn to justify me in expressing to my fellow citizens a profound reverence for the Christian religion, and a thorough conviction that sound morals, religious liberty, and a just sense of religious responsibility are essentially connected with all true and lasting happiness.” ~William Henry Harison, 9th President. Inaugural Address, March 4, 1841
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  • “As long as the love of power is a dominant passion of the human bosom, and as long as the understanding of men can be warped and their affections changed by operations upon their passions and prejudices, so long will the liberties of a people depend on their constant attention to its preservation . . . The tendencies of all such governments in their decline is to monarchy, and the antagonist principle to liberty there is the spirit of faction — a spirit which assumes the character and in times of great excitement imposes itself upon the people as the genuine spirit of freedom, and, like the false christs whose coming was foretold by the Savior, seeks to, and were it possible would, impose upon the true and most faithful disciples of liberty. It is in periods like this that it behooves the people to be most watchful of those to whom they have intrusted power.” ~William Henry Harrison, March 4, 1841, Inaugural Address
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  • The tendency of power to increase itself, particularly when excercised by a single individual . . . would terminate n virtual monarchy.” ~William Harrison, Inaugural Address, March 4, 1841
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  • “The tendency of power to increase itself, particularly when exercised by a single individual … would terminate in virtual monarchy.” ~President William Henry Harrison, Inaugural Address, 1841
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  • “The great danger to our institutions does . . . appear to me to be . . . the accumulation in one of the departments of that which was assigned to others. Limited as are the powers which have been granted, still enough have been granted to constitute a despotism if concentrated in one of the departments. ~President William Henry Harrison (1841 Inaugural Address)
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  • “The great danger to our institutions does…appear to me to be…the accumulation in one of the departments of that which was assigned to others. Limited as are the powers which have been granted, still enough have been granted to constitute a DESPOTISM if concentrated in one of the departments.” ~President William Henry Harrison
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The Beneficent Creator . . .

  • Believing that so far as power is concerned the Beneficent Creator has made no distinction amongst men; that all upon an equality ~William Harrison
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