From The Patriot Post, Founders' Quote Daily:
"Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants
Lev. XXV, v. X"
Inscription on the Liberty Bell, from Leviticus 25:10
From my column in this week's Toledo Free Press:
Ronald J. Pestritto (Founding.com) wrote: “The American Founders built into the Constitution a number of mechanisms that would curb the power of government, making it difficult for government to violate the liberties and rights of citizens. As important as these improvements were over past governments, however, they were only ‘auxiliary precautions.' As Madison explained, ‘a dependence on the people is ... the primary control on the government.' The principal responsibility for keeping American government within the confines of the Constitution, and therefore protecting the liberty of the American people, belongs to the American people themselves.”