Thursday, August 5, 2004

Founding Quotes of Note

From time to time, I'll post quotations from our Founding Fathers, just to give some insight into how they looked at the world. For now, here are two for starters

"The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse." --James Madison

"[T]he opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves in their own sphere of action, but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres, would make the Judiciary a despotic branch." --Thomas Jefferson

Sound just like big-government leftists, don't they?

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