Patriot Post

"Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others?"

-- Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, 1801
"Society cannot exist unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere, and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without."

-- Edmund Burke
“What we meant in going for those red-coats, was this: we had always governed ourselves and we always meant to. They didn’t mean we should."

-- A member of the Danver's Militia to John Adams after Lexington and Concord
‎"The phenomenon of millions of people voting for what they say they hate, solely out of abject fear of a 'greater evil,' is in fact the destruction of the whole idea of constitutional, republican, REPRESENTATIVE self-government. In other words, it signals the demise of the United States of America." 

-- Tom HoeflingSept. 24, 2012

"The equal rights of man, and the happiness of every individual, are now acknowledged to be the only legitimate objects of government. Modern times have the signal advantage, too, of having discovered the ONLY device by which these rights can be secured, to wit: government by the people, acting not in person, but BY REPRESENTATIVES chosen by themselves..." 

-- Thomas Jefferson, Letter to A. Coray, 1823
_“It is, Sir, the people’s government, made for the people, made by the people, and answerable to the people. The people of the United States have declared that this Constitution shall be the supreme law.”
-- Daniel Webster, 1830