• “Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence, (I conjure you to believe me fellow citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of Republican Government.” ~George Washington (1796)
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  • Political correctness is tyranny with manners ~Charlton Heston
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  • “The materials for a revolution in France are very indifferent . . . There is an utter prostration of morals … depravity … extreme rottenness of every member . . . The great masses of the common people have no religion … no law but their superiors, no morals but their interest . . . In the high road a la liberte . . . the first use they make of it is to form insurrections everywhere.” ~Gouverneur Morris, the first U.S. Minister to France on eve of the French Revolution, April 29, 1789
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  • “Opinions . . . have been gradually gaining ground, which threaten the foundations of religion, morality, and society. An attack was first made upon the Christian revelation, for which natural religion was offered as the substitute. The Gospel was to be discarded as a gross imposture, but the being and attributes of God, the obligations of piety, even the doctrine of a future state of rewards and punishments, were to be retained and cherished.” ~Alexander Hamilton, in condemning the French Revolution’s attack on Christianity, 1799
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  • “Society cannot exist, unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.” ~Edmund Burke
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  • “ALL that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” ~Edmund Burke
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  • “The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys.” ~Thomas Jefferson (1808)
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  • “To take from one, because it is thought his own industry … has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who … have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.” ~Thomas Jefferson (1816)
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  • “It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice; and even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as the violence of the wolf.” ~Thomas Paine (1776)
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  • “Give up money, give up fame, give up science, give the earth itself and all it contains rather than do an immoral act. And never suppose that in any possible situation, or under any circumstances, it is best for you to do a dishonorable thing, however slightly so it may appear to you.” ~Thomas Jefferson (1785)
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