Thursday, June 4, 2009

Wisdom From the Founding Fathers

"The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of the society; and in the next place, to take the most effectual precautions for keeping them virtuous whilst they continue to hold their public trust."

--Federalist No. 57 (Alexander Hamilton or James Madison), 1788

2 comments:

  1. Wonderful quote, especially for today's new world. This one will go straight in my quote book

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  2. Too bad the US Constitution no longer prevents neither our Congress nor President from doing pretty much whatever they want when the people don't stand up and say 'enough is enough'. Too bad the American people, as a whole, are too indifferent to see it.

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