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Notable Quotes

[The common law rule is that] every private person seems authorized by the Law to arm himself for [various] purposes...[among them] killing of dangerous rioters.

Sir William Hawkins, Pleas of the Crown (1795)


Founder's Quotes

If men, therefore, of good character, and held in universal estimation for integrity, can be tempted when a great object is in view, to violate the strict duties of morality, what may be expected from others who have neither character nor virtue, but stand ready to yield to temptations of any kind?"

James Iredell, 9 Fed. Cas. 826, no. 5,126 C.C.D.Pa. 1799


Did You Know?

The July 4, 1776 adopted version of the Declaration of Independence had only John Hancock's signature. The offical version with all 56 signatures was not available in printed copies until January 1777.


A Government of Laws...

In the government of this Commonwealth, the legislative department shall never exercise the executive and judicial powers, or either of them; the executive shall never exercise the legislative or judicial powers, or either of them; the judicial shall never exercise the legislative and executive powers, or either of them; to the end that it may be a government of laws and not of men.

Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, A.D. 1780


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A Book You Should Read

The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates, Ralph Ketcham  (New York, NY: Signet Classics, 2003)