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Ayn Rand, C. L. De Montesquieu, Daniel Webster, Edward R. Murrow


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"Today, when a concerted effort is made to obliterate this point,

it cannot be repeated too often that the Constitution

is a limitation on the government, not on private individuals --

that it does not prescribe the conduct of private individuals,

only the conduct of the government --

that it is not a charter _for_ government power,

but a charter of the citizen's protection _against_ the government."

-- Ayn Rand

(1905-1982) Author




"The deterioration of every government

begins with the decay of the principles

on which it was founded."

-- C. L. De Montesquieu

[Montesquieu, Charles Louis de Secondat] (1689-1755) Baron de Montesquieu

Source: The Spirit of the Laws, VIII, 1752




"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption

of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the

Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers

of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to

govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good

masters, but they mean to be masters."

-- Daniel Webster

(1782-1852), US Senator




"We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We will not be driven by

fear into an age of unreason if we remember that we are not descended

from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to

associate and to defend causes which were, for the moment, unpopular."

-- Edward R. Murrow

(1908-1965), American Broadcast Newsman


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