Author: Seth (208.181.51.---)
Date: 10-13-05 19:49
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Founding Fathers Quotes
Another not unimportant consideration is, that the powers of the general government will be, and indeed must be, principally
employed upon external objects, such as war, peace, negotiations with foreign powers, and foreign commerce. In its internal
operations it can touch but few objects, except to introduce regulations beneficial to the commerce, intercourse, and other
relations, between the states, and to lay taxes for the common good. The powers of the states, on the other hand, extend to
all objects, which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, and liberties, and property of the people, and the
internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the state.
Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833
There is not a more repulsive spectacle than on old man who will not forsake the world, which has already forsaken him.
T. S. Eliot
Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to
realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
Gravity cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. -- Albert