Tuesday, June 30, 2009


"Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood."

--John Adams, A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1765

Monday, June 29, 2009

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"Where liberty dwells, there is my country."--Benjamin Franklin (attributed), letter to Benjamin Vaughn, March 14, 1783

Thursday, June 25, 2009

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"Work as if you were to live 100 Years, Pray as if you were to die To-morrow."

--Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1757

Monday, June 22, 2009


"The first and governing maxim in the interpretation of a statute is to discover the meaning of those who made it."--James Wilson, Of the Study of Law in the United States, Circa, 1790

Monday, June 15, 2009

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"Justice is the end of government. It is the end of civil society. It ever has been and ever will be pursued until it be obtained, or until liberty be lost in the pursuit."--James Madison, Federalist No. 51, February 8, 1788

Friday, June 12, 2009

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"The hour is fast approaching, on which the Honor and Success of this army, and the safety of our bleeding Country depend. Remember officers and Soldiers, that you are Freemen, fighting for the blessings of Liberty - that slavery will be your portion, and that of your posterity, if you do not acquit yourselves like men."

--George Washington, General Orders, August 23, 1776

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

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"A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate."--Thomas Jefferson, Rights of British America, 1774