Monday, February 27, 2012

Liberty Quotes

"From the earliest ages of history to the present day there have never been thirteen millions of people associated in one political body who enjoyed so much freedom and happiness as the people of these United States. You have no longer any cause to fear dangers from abroad ... It is from within, among yourselves - from cupidity, from corruption, from disappointed ambition and inordinate thirst for power - that factions will be formed and liberty endangered ... " -- Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) 7th US President

"Liberty's view of the government could be summed up in a few short phrases:
If it works, work with it.
If it doesn't, work against it.
If it works you over, abolish it."
-- Angel Shamaya

"I can scarcely contemplate a greater calamity that could befall this country, than be loaded with a debt exceeding their ability ever to discharge. If this be a just remark, it is unwise and improvident to vest in the general government a power to borrow at discretion, without any limitation or restriction." -- Brutus pseudonym, probably Robert Yates (1738-1801) politician and judge Source: The Anti-Federalist,1787-88.

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