I wish nothing but good; therefore, everyone who does not agree with me is a traitor and a scoundrel.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
U S Constitution
Politics is the science of getting more power than anyone deserves to have.
To the memory of the Man, first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.
Henry III Lee
We know what the animals do, what are the needs of the beaver, the bear, the salmon, and other creatures, because long ago men married them and acquired this knowledge from their animal wives. Today the priests say we lie, but we know better.
I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else, there is certain bounds set for me which I must not depart from...
No slave to his passions, he nonetheless reserved some passion for his slave.
There is a Passion natural to the Mind of man, especially a free Man, which renders him impatient of Restraint.
Think not forever of yourselves, O Chiefs, nor of your own generation. Think of continuing generations of our families, think of our grandchildren and of those yet unborn, whose faces are coming from beneath the ground.
As though there were a tie
And obligation to posterity.
We get them, bear them, breed, and nurse:
What has posterity done for us.
That we, lest they their rights should lose,
Should trust our necks to gripe of noose?
My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.
Power over a man's subsistence is power over his will.
It is good to be back in the Peoples House. But this cannot be a real homecoming. Under the Constitution, I now belong to the executive branch. The Supreme Court has even ruled that I am the executive branchhead, heart, and hand.
Gerald R Ford
The executive power is better to be trusted when it has no screen. Sir, we have a responsibility in the person of our President; he cannot act improperly, and hide either his negligence or inattention; he cannot roll upon any other person the weight of his criminality; no appointment can take place without his nomination; and he is responsible for every nomination he makes... far from being above the laws, he is amenable to them in his private character as a citizen, and in his public character by impeachment.
Long ago we stated the reason for labour organizations. We said that union was essential to give labourers opportunity to deal on an equality with their employers.
US Supreme Court
A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and under a just God, can not long retain it.