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Washington’s Farewell Address

With slight shades of difference you have the same religion, manners, habits, and political principles. George Washington

Benjamin Franklin – Satire On Extreme Notions of Freedom of the Press

FOUNDERS CORNER: LETTERS: BENJAMIN FRANKLIN For the Federal Gazette, 12 September 1789 An Account of the Supremest Court of Judicature In Pennsylvania, Viz. The Court of...

Republican Principles Versus the Corrupt Practice of Electioneering — 1788

An Elector: To the Free Electors of This Town Boston, 1788 The theory of republican government took for granted a number of institutions and practices rarely...

Do THIS only, and the vast majority will support us.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP ... that all should be satisfied with any one order of things is not to be expected: but I indulge the pleasing...

Does government help or hurt?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP when we consider that this government is charged with the external & mutual relations only of these states, that the states themselves...

5 steps to maintain public trust over public money

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP In our care too of the public contributions entrusted to our direction, it would be prudent to multiply barriers against their dissipation,...

James Madison: Federal Powers Limited, State Powers Indefinite

FOUNDERS CORNER: LIMITED GOVERNMENT AND FEDERALISM The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government, are few and defined. Those which are to...

The value of skill and bravery combined!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP ... you have shewn to your countrymen that that enemy cannot meet bravery & skill united. in proving to them that our...

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!

FOUNDERS CORNER: SPEECHES, PATRICK HENRY St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia, March 23, 1775 No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism,...

Beware! The government will tax you into poverty!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP ... considering the general tendency to multiply offices and dependancies, & to increase expence to the ultimate term of burthen which the...

Which is better, much knowledge or a little experience?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I am anxious to hear from you, lest you should have suffered in the same way now as on a former similar...

Where is the beef? RIGHT HERE!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP ... this morning arrived the quarter you were so kind as to send me of the Mammoth-veal . tho’ so far advanced...