"It has been frequently remarked, that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not, of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend, for their political constitutions, on accident and force. "
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Alexander Hamilton
(1757-1804) American statesman, Secretary of the Treasury
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The Federalist Papers No. 1
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The occupying statist theocracy infesting this land has re-educated the masses to believe, accept and live  calling evil good, and good evil; putting darkness for light, and light for darkness; putting bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! This country's originating moral people laid good government's foundation by declaring the jurisprudence to be "the laws of nature and of nature's God". Not one in a million understands the difference between the slave system now practiced and that which was declared. Currently, there is no political constitution in vogue - destined to depend on conduct, example, accident or force to advance the specie's nobility.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Men are capable of establishing good government through careful thoughts and reasonable choices. Absolutely. 
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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    Losing our Liberty is no accident  and nothing short of force will defend it.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Mr Archer: Is not the moral justification for liberty the greatest force? As long as you can explain the reasons for your liberty and it's benefits will you not maintain and develop it? Mr Archer you simply don't understand that liberty is a growing force and a continued cultivation is needed to its development.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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