July 06, 2006
Wisdom from our First President

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


Forget everything bad I ever said about that cherry-tree-chopping, wooden-teeth-wearing whig, he was one bad-ass mofo.

Posted by: Ken [http://emmanate.org/wretch] on July 6, 2006 3:01 PM

I guess it goes to show that those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. C'mon you American fools! Get your act together and vote well!

Posted by: Rico [http://fool45.wordpress.com] on July 12, 2006 9:30 PM

We did, thanks.

Posted by: BillB [http://squidly.com] on July 13, 2006 5:36 AM

Some facts states that Washingtons' father forgive him not cause of honesty, but cause he's still holding his axe while he told his father the truth.

Posted by: Thomas Jefferson [http://www.cruftbox.com/] on July 28, 2006 2:09 AM
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