Liberty Letters, Thomas Jefferson Almighty God hath created the mind free, and ... all attempts to influence it by temporal punishments ... tend only to begat habits of hypocrisy and meanness, and are a departure from the plan of the Holy Author of religion, who being Lord both of body and mind, yet chose not to propagate it by coercions on [...]
Liberty Letters, Thomas Jefferson I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others. ___________________ Source: Thomas Jefferson, Famous Quotes.
Liberty Letters,1644, John Milton A SPEECH FOR THE LIBERTY OF UNLICENSED PRINTING. TO THE PARLIAMENT OF ENGLAND. This is true Liberty, when freeborn men, Having to advise the public, may speak free; Which he who can, and will, deserves high praise: Who neither can, nor will, may hold his peace: What can be juster in a state than this? — [...]
Liberty Letters, 1645, John Winthrop Introduction: In 1645, while he was deputy-governor of Massachusetts, John Winthrop and his fellow-magistrates had interfered in a local election of a militia officer. When the dispute flared into a war of words, the magistrates bound over some of the dissidents to the next court and summoned others to appear. [...]
Liberty Letters, 1801, President Thomas Jefferson Friends & Fellow Citizens, Called upon to undertake the duties of the first Executive office of our country, I avail myself of the presence of that portion of my fellow citizens which is here assembled to express my grateful thanks for the favor with which they have been pleased to look [...]
Liberty Letters, 1788, William Pinkney _________________________ Editor's Summary: William Pinkney of Maryland gives an inspiring address against slavery, and in this particular instance in favor of the right of slave owners to emancipate their slaves at will, either in the present, or through their will at death. He appeals persuasively to the [...]
Liberty Letters, 10 June 1788, John Marshall Editor's Summary: John Marshall approaches Patrick Henry's objections to the proposed United States Constitution, one by one, and overcomes them solidly and persuasively. He discusses the abuses of political life under the Articles of Confederation that were ignored by Henry, and then moves on to the [...]
By Steve Farrell Talk about self-evident patriotism! In Tom Pauken's latest, Bringing America Home, here is a writer who's heart and mind unabashedly rings out 'God! Family! Country!' from cover to cover. So does his commitment to striking a balance between faith and reason and a roll up your sleeves work ethic as he easily moves from broadside [...]