Around Independance Day, I've been reading a bit about America's founding and what the actual founders said.
Here are a few quotes from George Washington, our first President.
“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”
"Government is not reason. Government is not eloquence. It is force. And, like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Posted by michael at July 06, 2006 08:39 AM