October 22, 2008

Today's Quotes

This first quote from Samuel Adams is aimed specifically at Barack Obama and his associations that are rightly being called into question -
"He who is void of virtuous attachments in private life is, or very soon will be, void of all regard for his country. There is seldom an instance of a man guilty of betraying his country, who had not before lost the feeling of moral obligations in his private connections." --in a letter to James Warren, Nov. 4, 1775--

This too, is directed at Obama in regards to his "spread the wealth" viewpoint he expressed to Joe the Plumber
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
- Thomas Jefferson

This one can definitely be said of most of the recent sitting Congress'

In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.
- John Adams

The next two just happen to be for Joe. I know he'll give me a bucket of chum in return. I expect it and welcome the banter.
We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.
- John Adams

It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains.
- Patrick Henry

An appropriate quote in regards to the current financial meltdown throughout our country and the world.
History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling the money and its issuance.
- James Madison

Corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizens will be violated or disregarded.
- Noah Webster (the father of public education in America)


  1. No, no. You got the quote wrong. Its "It is when people remember God that tyrants forge their chains."

    And Madison's view on the Constitution and religion is one not readily shared by most of the Founding Fathers. There's a reason God isn't in the Constitution.

  2. First, on the Patrick Henry quote I have found it written both ways and have been unable to find any source document that it is being quoted from. We'll set that one aside for the time being until we can determine it's accuracy. One word makes all the difference in the world!

    Second, in quoting James Madfison I wasn't trying to interpret his views on the constitution or religion. I merely wanted the quote to be applied to the current financial situation that the country is in.

  3. Actually, I was busting your chops on the Henry quote. I've never seen it before.

  4. It's interesting that I've found it quoted both ways. There are plenty of "quote sites" to poach from but not too many that have source material. I'll keep looking to see what I can find on this one. It has me intrigued. That one word spins the meaning 180 degrees no matter how you look at it!!


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