• “But if we are to be told by a foreign power … what we shall do, and what we shall not do, we have independence yet to seek, and have contended hitherto for very little.” ~George Washington (1796)
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  • “We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.” ~Thomas Jefferson (1816)
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  • “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Joseph Story (1833)
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  • “The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men.” ~Samuel Adams (1775)
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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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  • “I ask, Who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people…” ~George Mason (1788)
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  • “It is necessary for every American, with becoming energy to endeavor to stop the dissemination of principles evidently destructive of the cause for which they have bled.” ~Mercy Warren (1805)
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  • “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” ~John Adams (1770)
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  • “If by the liberty of the press were understood merely the liberty of discussing the propriety of public measures and political opinions, let us have as much of it as you please: But if it means the liberty of affronting, calumniating and defaming one another, I, for my part, own myself willing to part with my share of it, whenever our legislators shall please so to alter the law and shall chearfully consent to exchange my liberty of abusing others for the privilege of not being abused myself.” ~Benjamin Franklin (1789)
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  • “Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.” ~George Washington (1796)
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