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"If the Constitution is adopted the Union will be in fact

and in theory an association of States of a Confederacy."

-- Alexander Hamilton


Source: "The Federalist Papers", vol LX




"Were I to define the British constitution, therefore, I should say, itis a limited monarchy, or a mixture of the three forms of governmentcommonly known in the schools, reserving as much of the monarchicalsplendor, the aristocratical independency, and the democraticalfreedom, as are necessary that each of these powers may have a control,both in legislation and execution, over the other two, for thepreservation of the subject's liberty."

-- John Adams

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

Source: Boston Gazette, 27 Jan 1766, Adams Papers, V I, pp 167-168




"Shame on the men who can court exemption from present trouble

and expense at the price of their own posterity's liberty!"

-- Samuel Adams

(1722-1803), was known as the "Father of the American Revolution."

Source: writing as "Candidus," February 3, 1776


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