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Davy Crockett, Everett Dirksen, Helen Keller, John Adams


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"I want people to be able to get what they need to live: enough food, a place

to live, and an education for their children. Government does not provide these

as well as private charities and businesses."

-- Davy Crockett

(1786-1836) American hunter, frontiersman, soldier and politician




"A billion here, a billion there,

sooner or later it adds up to real money."

-- Everett Dirksen




"Security is mostly superstition."

-- Helen Keller

(1880-1968) Blind-Deaf Author




"If a majority are capable of preferring their own private interest, or that of

their families, counties, and party, to that of the nation collectively, some

provision must be made in the constitution, in favor of justice, to compel all

to respect the common right, the public good, the universal law, in preference

to all private and partial considerations... And that the desires of the

majority of the people are often for injustice and inhumanity against the

minority, is demonstrated by every page of history... To remedy the dangers

attendant upon the arbitrary use of power, checks, however multiplied, will

scarcely avail without an explicit admission some limitation of the right of

the majority to excercise sovereign authority over the individual citizen... In

popular governments [democracies], minorities [individuals] constantly run much

greater risk of suffering from arbitrary power than in absolute monarchies..."

-- John Adams

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

Source: "On Government", (1778)


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