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“It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors.”

George Washington

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Posted by on October 27, 2010 in heritage, South, True History

 

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“A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

James Madison

James Madison to W.T. Barry
 
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Posted by on October 18, 2009 in South

 

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“Independence can be trusted nowhere but with the people in mass. They are inherently independent of all but moral law.”

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson to Spencer Roane
 
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Posted by on October 15, 2009 in heritage, South

 

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“At the establishment of our constitutions, the judiciary bodies were supposed to be the most helpless and harmless members of the government. Experience, however, soon showed in what way they were to become the most dangerous; that the insufficiency of the means provided for their removal gave them a freehold and irresponsibility in office; that their decisions, seeming to concern individual suitors only, pass silent and unheeded by the public at large; that these decisions, nevertheless, become law by precedent, sapping, by little and little, the foundations of the constitution, and working its change by construction, before any one has perceived that that invisible and helpless worm has been busily employed in consuming its substance. In truth, man is not made to be trusted for life, if secured against all liability to account.”

Thomas Jefferson

Letter to Monsieur A. Coray, Oct 31, 1823
 
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Posted by on October 7, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

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“I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.”

Thomas Jefferson

1824 - letter to William Ludlow
 
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Posted by on October 5, 2009 in heritage, South, Uncategorized

 

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“The unjust war commenced against us in violation of the rights of the States, and in usurpation of power not delegated to the government of the United States, is still characterised by the barbarism with which it has heretofore been conducted by the enemy. Aged men, helpless women and children, appeal in vain to the humanity which should be inspired by their condition, for immunity from arrest, incarceration or banishment from their homes. Plunder and devastation of the property of non-combatants, destruction of private dwellings and even of edifices devoted to the worship of God, expeditions organised for the sole purpose of sacking cities, consigning them to the flames, killing the unarmed inhabitants and inflicting horrible outrages on women and children are some of the constantly recurring atrocities of the invader.”

Jefferson Davis

 
 

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“The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.”

James Madison
 
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Posted by on May 23, 2008 in South, States Rights, True History

 

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