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“The way to have good and safe government …”

“The way to have good and safe government is not to trust it all to one, but to divide it among the many, distributing to everyone exactly the functions in which he is competent … – To let the National … Continue reading

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Well Tommy J, say hello to despotism!

“Nothing in the Constitution has given [the judiciary] a right to decide for the Executive, more than to the executive to decide for them. Both magistracies are equally independent in the sphere of action assigned to them… the opinion which … Continue reading

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Mr. Daniel Pearl

Before Mr. James Wright Foley was murdered by Islamic savages, there was Daniel Pearl. He was murdered February 1, 2002 in Karachi, Pakistan. He was working as the South Asia bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has … Continue reading

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What would he know?

“You seem … to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy… The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal.” … Continue reading

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But I need excuses!

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” — H. Jackson Brown (1940-) … Continue reading

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Sure glad this doesn’t apply to us

“The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether  man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.” — Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, … Continue reading

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Government wasting the labors of the people

“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” — Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd … Continue reading

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