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Frederick Douglass, Gouverneur Morris, John Adams


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"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue till they have resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress."

-- Frederick Douglass

[Frederick Baily] (1818-1895), escaped slave, Abolitionist, author, editor of the North Star and later the New National Era




"The rich will strive to establish their dominion and enslave the rest. They

always did...they always will. They will have the same effect here as

elsewhere, if we do not, by the power of government, keep them in their proper


-- Gouverneur Morris

(1752-1816) represented Pennsylvania in the Constitutional Convention of 1787, author of large sections of the Constitution for the United States, credited as the author of its Preamble




"Let us disappoint the men who would raise themselves upon the ruin of our country."

-- John Adams

(1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President


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