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In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate - look to his character....

Author: Noah Webster, Source: Letters to a Young Gentleman Commencing His Education, 1789Saved by jrbond in politics principle character 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency.

Author: George Washington, Source: First Inaugural Address, April 30, 1789Saved by jrbond in god providence united states invisible hand 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

If, from the more wretched parts of the old world, we look at those which are in an advanced stage of improvement, we still find the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping the spoil of the multitude. Invention is continually exercised, to furnish new pretenses for revenues and taxation. It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without tribute.

Author: Thomas Paine, Source: Rights of Man, 1791Saved by jrbond in government prosperity greed force tax 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Posterity -- you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.

Author: John Quincy Adams, Source: UnknownSaved by jrbond in sacrifice freedom posterity 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.

Author: Thomas Paine, Source: Rights of Man, 1791Saved by jrbond in liberty freedom truth reason 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments, of their duties and obligations... This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people was the real American Revolution.

Author: John Adams, Source: letter to H. Niles, 13 February 1818Saved by jrbond in war revolution revolution american american duty 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.

Author: John Marshall, Chief Justice, Source: McCullough v. Maryland, 1819Saved by jrbond in power tax destroy 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Let the pulpit resound with the doctrine and sentiments of religious liberty. Let us hear of the dignity of man's nature, and the noble rank he holds among the works of God... Let it be known that British liberties are not the grants of princes and parliaments.

Author: John Adams, Source: Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1765Saved by jrbond in religion liberty 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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