Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Quotes of the Day

From the Patriot Post:

"The multiplication of public offices, increase of expense beyond income, growth and entailment of a public debt, are indications soliciting the employment of the pruning knife." ~ Thomas Jefferson, letter to Spencer Roane, 9 March 1821

From Liberty Tree:

"I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on the objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents." ~ James Madison, 1792, in disapproval of Congress appropriating $15,000 to assist some French refugees

"The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits." ~ Plutarch (c.45-125 A.D.) Priest of the Delphic Oracle

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