Thursday, March 08, 2007

". . .government is instituted for the protection, safety, and happiness of the people, and not for profit, honour, or private interest of any man, family, or class of men. . .the origin of all power is in the people, and they have an incontestable right to check the creatures of their own creation, vested with certain powers to guard the life, liberty and property of the community. . ."

Mercy Otis Warren 1728-1814, poet, historian, patriot, and advocate of the Bill of Rights

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