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Notable Quotes

[I]t is certain that no subjects or citizens, when legally armed and kept in due order by their masters, ever did the least mischief to any state...Rome remained free for four hundred years and Sparta eight hundred, although their citizens were armed all that time; but many other states that have been disarmed have lost their liberties in less than forty years.

Machiavelli, On the Art of War


Founder's Quotes

The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security.

Thomas Paine


Did You Know?

Pierce Butler (1744-1822), a signer of the Constitution from South Carolina, was appointed one of the state’s first two senators (1789) and served until he resigned in 1796. He was appointed a seat in the United States Senate in 1803 but resigned (again) before the end of his appointment in 1804.


A Government of Laws...

Article V - Amendment Process - United States Constitution

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.


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A Book You Should Read

Preferential Policies: An International Perspective, Thomas Sowell; New York: William Morrow, 1990