Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Federalist Papers

This convention composed of men who possessed the confidence of the people, and many of whom had become highly distinguished by their patriotism, virtue and wisdom, in times which tried the minds and hearts of men, undertook the arduous task. In the mild season of peace, with minds unoccupied by other subjects, they passed many months in cool, uninterrupted, and daily consultation; and finally, without having been awed by power, or influenced by any passions except love for their country, they presented and recommended to the people the plan produced by their joint and very unanimous councils.

a quote from John Jay, Federalist Papers #2

Would that our legislators, presidents and judges of both political parties had these motives when governing, leading and issuing rulings.

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