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Wshington on religion and morality
« Reply #1650 on: September 02, 2015, 12:06:03 PM »
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensible supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism who should labor to subvert these great Pillars of human happiness — these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. ... Let it simply be asked where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths..." —President George Washington (1796)

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Story, 1833 on the need to have time to deliberate
« Reply #1651 on: September 08, 2015, 09:17:43 AM »
"Men, to act with vigor and effect, must have time to mature measures, and judgment and experience, as to the best method of applying them. They must not be hurried on to their conclusions by the passions, or the fears of the multitude. They must deliberate, as well as resolve." —Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833

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Patrick Henry
« Reply #1652 on: October 05, 2015, 03:17:37 PM »
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined." —Patrick Henry, 1788

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Madison, 1816 War better than Tribute
« Reply #1653 on: October 06, 2015, 02:16:25 PM »
"It is a principle incorporated into the settled policy of America, that as peace is better than war, war is better than tribute." —James Madison, 1816

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Hamilton, 1775 enthusiasm for liberty
« Reply #1654 on: October 07, 2015, 01:00:21 PM »
“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.” —Alexander Hamilton (1775)

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Washington: Pursue Truth 1795
« Reply #1655 on: October 22, 2015, 11:41:10 AM »
"There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily." —George Washington, 1795

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Hamilton 1788
« Reply #1656 on: November 13, 2015, 09:22:41 AM »
And this is why our Founding Fathers gave us a constitutional republic, and not a democracy.

"It is an unquestionable truth, that the body of the people in every country desire sincerely its prosperity. But it is equally unquestionable that they do not possess the discernment and stability necessary for systematic government. To deny that they are frequently led into the grossest of errors, by misinformation and passion, would be a flattery which their own good sense must despise." —Alexander Hamilton, 1788

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Our Declaration of Independence
« Reply #1658 on: December 24, 2015, 12:06:54 AM »

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Re: The American Creed: Our Founding Fathers:
« Reply #1659 on: October 11, 2016, 06:36:01 PM »
Good post, wrong thread.  Please post on "Rants and Interesting Thought Pieces"

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Washington: Licentiousness leads to arbitrary power
« Reply #1661 on: November 18, 2016, 09:57:20 AM »
Second post

"Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness." —George Washington (1783)

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Noah Webster: 1787
« Reply #1662 on: October 13, 2017, 06:42:24 PM »
"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States." —Noah Webster (1787)

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MLK (remastered)
« Reply #1663 on: January 14, 2018, 10:10:44 PM »

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MLK today?
« Reply #1664 on: January 15, 2018, 05:03:38 AM »
I tried to search the web for any thoughts about what MLK would think about today and nearly all of it is that he would (of course agree with today's Democrat Party Blacks)

notice how there is not any questions about the destruction of the Black family with regards to progressive policies.

Everything wrong with Black America is due to White racism.  I say not true:

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/religion/article55088210.html

Not sure MLK would agree with the Democrat hack from Georgia Rep. Lewis

who like many continue to endlessly yell racism at every corner and turn :

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/14/dr-alveda-king-counters-trump-racism-claims-slams-facebook/
« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 06:55:39 AM by ccp »

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Washington's Farewell Address
« Reply #1666 on: February 19, 2018, 10:42:08 AM »
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/washing.asp

Happy Birthday to the Father of our Country!

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Madison 1788 on being armed
« Reply #1667 on: April 09, 2018, 10:07:09 AM »
"Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of." —James Madison (1788)

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Re: The American Creed: Our Founding Fathers:
« Reply #1668 on: June 16, 2018, 08:15:49 AM »
TTT!

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Witherspoon 1776
« Reply #1669 on: August 15, 2018, 12:46:16 PM »
"Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction. A good form of government may hold the rotten materials together for some time, but beyond a certain pitch, even the best constitution will be ineffectual, and slavery must ensue." —John Witherspoon (1776)

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Re: The American Creed: Our Founding Fathers:
« Reply #1670 on: September 04, 2018, 09:34:34 AM »
TTT!!!

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Re: The American Creed: Our Founding Fathers:
« Reply #1671 on: September 17, 2018, 08:08:03 AM »
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Re: The American Creed: Our Founding Fathers:
« Reply #1672 on: October 14, 2018, 11:55:48 AM »
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Jefferson 1816
« Reply #1673 on: October 25, 2018, 09:38:05 AM »
"If a nation expects to be ignorant — and free — in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." —Thomas Jefferson (1816)

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Samuel Adams 1781
« Reply #1674 on: October 31, 2018, 11:44:28 AM »


"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual — or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country." —Samuel Adams (1781)
 


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Re: The American Creed: Our Founding Fathers:
« Reply #1675 on: December 10, 2018, 05:40:35 AM »
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Jefferson 1801
« Reply #1676 on: December 11, 2018, 02:56:23 AM »
"It is proper you should understand what I deem the essential principles of our government… Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever persuasion, religious or political." —Thomas Jefferson (1801)

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Re: Jefferson 1801
« Reply #1677 on: December 11, 2018, 05:41:24 AM »
"It is proper you should understand what I deem the essential principles of our government… Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever persuasion, religious or political." —Thomas Jefferson (1801)

This couldn't be more prescient for what is needed today.  Imagine equal political justice! Sorry Mr. Jefferson, we have fallen far short on the most basic of principles for governing free people.  See FBI, Mueller and VDH article today.

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Hamilton 1775
« Reply #1678 on: January 04, 2019, 11:47:20 AM »
"A fondness for power is implanted, in most men, and it is natural to abuse it, when acquired." —Alexander Hamilton (1775)

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Jefferson 1801 immigrants becoming Americans, 1798 parts not greater than whole
« Reply #1679 on: January 25, 2019, 08:21:00 AM »
"Born in other countries, yet believing you could be happy in this, our laws acknowledge, as they should do, your right to join us in society, conforming, as I doubt not you will do, to our established rules." —Thomas Jefferson (1801)

"The construction applied ... to those parts of the Constitution of the United States which delegate Congress a power ... ought not to be construed as themselves to give unlimited powers, nor a part to be so taken as to destroy the whole residue of that instrument." —Thomas Jefferson (1798)
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Madison on Power 1788
« Reply #1680 on: February 08, 2019, 09:30:34 AM »
"It will not be denied that power is of an encroaching nature and that it ought to be effectually restrained from passing the limits assigned to it." —James Madison (1788)

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Re: George Washington and Hemp
« Reply #1682 on: February 10, 2019, 10:25:00 AM »
https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/08/15/george-washington-hemp/

"George Washington was not growing the strain of hemp that we would recognize as marijuana today"

0.3%THC won't bring in much revenue in a Colorado recreational dispensary today where nearly 100 times that concentration is expected.

OTOH, it is amazing to think of the intricacies of the explorer ships and Navies operating not only before internal combustion engines but sailing before nylon ropes and fishing before nylon nets.

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Madison on Property 1792
« Reply #1684 on: March 01, 2019, 10:03:09 AM »
"A just security to property is not afforded by that government, under which unequal taxes oppress one species of property and reward another species." —James Madison (1792)

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Re: Madison on Property 1792
« Reply #1685 on: March 02, 2019, 05:50:09 AM »
"A just security to property is not afforded by that government, under which unequal taxes oppress one species of property and reward another species." —James Madison (1792)

The study of economic freedom is perhaps the only science that has moved backwards over the last couple of hundred years in our general level of understanding.

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Ben Franklin: Don't tread on me
« Reply #1686 on: March 11, 2019, 02:43:29 PM »


I observed on one of the drums belonging to the marines now raising, there was painted a Rattle-Snake, with this modest motto under it, "Don't tread on me." As I know it is the custom to have some device on the arms of every country, I supposed this may have been intended for the arms of America; and as I have nothing to do with public affairs, and as my time is perfectly my own, in order to divert an idle hour, I sat down to guess what could have been intended by this uncommon device – I took care, however, to consult on this occasion a person who is acquainted with heraldry, from whom I learned, that it is a rule among the learned of that science "That the worthy properties of the animal, in the crest-born, shall be considered," and, "That the base ones cannot have been intended;" he likewise informed me that the ancients considered the serpent as an emblem of wisdom, and in a certain attitude of endless duration – both which circumstances I suppose may have been had in view. Having gained this intelligence, and recollecting that countries are sometimes represented by animals peculiar to them, it occurred to me that the Rattle-Snake is found in no other quarter of the world besides America, and may therefore have been chosen, on that account, to represent her.

But then "the worldly properties" of a Snake I judged would be hard to point out. This rather raised than suppressed my curiosity, and having frequently seen the Rattle-Snake, I ran over in my mind every property by which she was distinguished, not only from other animals, but from those of the same genus or class of animals, endeavoring to fix some meaning to each, not wholly inconsistent with common sense.

I recollected that her eye excelled in brightness, that of any other animal, and that she has no eye-lids. She may therefore be esteemed an emblem of vigilance. She never begins an attack, nor, when once engaged, ever surrenders: She is therefore an emblem of magnanimity and true courage. As if anxious to prevent all pretensions of quarreling with her, the weapons with which nature has furnished her, she conceals in the roof of her mouth, so that, to those who are unacquainted with her, she appears to be a most defenseless animal; and even when those weapons are shown and extended for her defense, they appear weak and contemptible; but their wounds however small, are decisive and fatal. Conscious of this, she never wounds 'till she has generously given notice, even to her enemy, and cautioned him against the danger of treading on her.

Was I wrong, Sir, in thinking this a strong picture of the temper and conduct of America? The poison of her teeth is the necessary means of digesting her food, and at the same time is certain destruction to her enemies. This may be understood to intimate that those things which are destructive to our enemies, may be to us not only harmless, but absolutely necessary to our existence. I confess I was wholly at a loss what to make of the rattles, 'till I went back and counted them and found them just thirteen, exactly the number of the Colonies united in America; and I recollected too that this was the only part of the Snake which increased in numbers. Perhaps it might be only fancy, but, I conceited the painter had shown a half formed additional rattle, which, I suppose, may have been intended to represent the province of Canada.

'Tis curious and amazing to observe how distinct and independent of each other the rattles of this animal are, and yet how firmly they are united together, so as never to be separated but by breaking them to pieces. One of those rattles singly, is incapable of producing sound, but the ringing of thirteen together, is sufficient to alarm the boldest man living.

The Rattle-Snake is solitary, and associates with her kind only when it is necessary for their preservation. In winter, the warmth of a number together will preserve their lives, while singly, they would probably perish. The power of fascination attributed to her, by a generous construction, may be understood to mean, that those who consider the liberty and blessings which America affords, and once come over to her, never afterwards leave her, but spend their lives with her. She strongly resembles America in this, that she is beautiful in youth and her beauty increaseth with her age, "her tongue also is blue and forked as the lightning, and her abode is among impenetrable rocks."

Benjamin Franklin
Pennsylvania Journal
December, 1775

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Madison on power in 1829
« Reply #1687 on: March 12, 2019, 10:36:42 AM »
"The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse." —James Madison (1829)

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Re: The American Creed: Our Founding Fathers:
« Reply #1689 on: March 18, 2019, 10:20:54 AM »
as some of you may also have seen when Mark Levin  asked Bob Bennett where does he think the US will go *after* Trump  and  he side stepped the answer and said in the beltway and California the establishment is pushing for socialism
but when he goes out and actually talks to people he gets a different vibe and he gets comfort from Church and his family.

 Bob did not otherwise answer with any optimism .  Same as Thomas Sowell recently

We on this board are not optimistic

Many of the Republicans are not up to the job

Of note  I thought is interesting the Bennett blames himself for sitting idly by while leftist indoctrination metastasized in our education system .  Could he have done more?
Maybe but not by himself.  Oddly Lindsay Graham has seem to awakened and when he fights he does good.

Too bad he was not like this 10 yrs ago when I realized what was coming.






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Re: The American Creed: Our Founding Fathers:
« Reply #1691 on: March 18, 2019, 03:49:44 PM »
Thanks Doug

yes
Bill (William ) not his lib Clinton attorney brother Bob .  :-o

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Hamilton 1794 Respect the Constitution
« Reply #1692 on: April 08, 2019, 09:05:26 AM »
"If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws — the first growing out of the last... A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government." —Alexander Hamilton (1794)

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Re: Hamilton 1794 Respect the Constitution
« Reply #1693 on: April 08, 2019, 11:06:10 AM »
"If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws — the first growing out of the last... A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government." —Alexander Hamilton (1794)

"An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws"?

Democrats today openly reject enforcement of basic federal laws, oppose the constitutional method for electing the President, reject Bill of Rights amendments without amending and openly propose putting Leftist legislators in robes.  Once again, the future of the Republic will be on the ballot.


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Re: The American Creed: Our Founding Fathers:
« Reply #1695 on: April 11, 2019, 01:59:28 PM »
"The most sacred of the duties of a government [is] to do equal and impartial justice to all citizens." —Thomas Jefferson (1816)



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Jefferson 1808 personal animus
« Reply #1697 on: April 24, 2019, 12:19:12 PM »
"It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions." —Thomas Jefferson (1808)

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Madison 1816 "War is better than tribute"
« Reply #1698 on: May 13, 2019, 10:11:03 AM »


"It is a principle incorporated into the settled policy of America, that as peace is better than war, war is better than tribute." —James Madison (1816)

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Hamilton on the Judiciary 1788
« Reply #1699 on: May 29, 2019, 09:17:40 AM »
"[The Judicial Branch] may truly be said to have neither FORCE nor WILL, but merely judgment; and must ultimately depend upon the aid of the executive arm even for the efficacy of its judgments." —Alexander Hamilton (1788)