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“Rulers, surely, even the most dignified and powerful of them, should not be so elevated with the thoughts of their power, as to forget from whom it comes; for what purposes it is delegated to them.” ~ The Rev. Jonathan Mayhew, 1774

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“Ignorant citizens elect ignorant leaders, it’s as simple as that.” ~ George Carlin

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He that is good at making excuses is seldom good for anything else. ~Benjamin Franklin

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“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. Enable them to see that it is their interest to preserve peace and order, and they will preserve them.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

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“I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.” ~ James Madison

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“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

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“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” ~Thomas Paine

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead

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“It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that […]

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“The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.” ~ Patrick Henry

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“Conscience is the most sacred of all property.” ~ James Madison

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“We gain strength, courage, and confidence every time we look fear in the face. We must do that which we think we cannot do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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“A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.” ~Thomas Jefferson

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“You say the times are evil, then improve yourselves and the times will be better: you are the times.” ~St. Augustine

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AMAZING… H.L. Mencken (born 1880 – died 1956) was a journalist, satirist, critic, and Democrat.  He wrote this editorial while working for the Baltimore Evening Sun, which appeared in the July 26, 1920, edition: “As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people.  On […]

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“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” ~ Martha Washington

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“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

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“What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value.” ~ Thomas Paine

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“To those who cite the First Amendment as reason for excluding God from more and more of our institutions and every-day life, may I just say: The First Amendment of the Constitution was not written to protect the people of this country from religious values; it was written to protect religious values from government tyranny.” […]

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“In politics, if you want something said, ask a man; if you want to get something done, ask a woman.” ~Margaret Thatcher, former British Prime Minister