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Quote of the Day 09 October 2013 ~ Republics are Created

Joseph Story - Republics Are Created

Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them. [Joseph A. Story]

From the book: Familiar Exposition of the Constitution (Joseph A. Story)

This book is recommend  to anyone who wants to effectively understand what the U.S. Constitution means. Joseph Story was the U.S. youngest Supreme Court Justice. He was one of the original founders of the Harvard Law School and continued even while on the court to teach constitutional law to all. He wrote this book so that young men (yes, it was of the times, but I bet some young women still read it) would be totally conversational about and with our Constitution. It lays out why things were written the way they were and starts with an exposition on the Articles of Confederation. You should add this book to your reading list. The copyright is expired and has been for decades. It is available for no cost, if you can find it. The kindle edition is only $2.00… go ahead and buy it for your library.
Familiar Exposition of the Constitution


Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens.

IN WHAT YEAR was “under god” added to ‘The Pledge Of Allegiance’?

I pledge allegiance to the FLAG(S) of the DIVIDED States of America and to the Republic for which it USED TO stand for, one nation, HELD HOSTAGE, with LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR SOME.

This might as well be the pledge of allegiance since it is just as accurate as what false patriots think it is now. Are you old enough to know the truth?

An excerpt from the September 8, 1892 Youth's ...
An excerpt from the September 8, 1892 Youth’s Companion with the original Pledge of Allegiance (the full page is available from firstmention.com/Documents/pledge1.jpg ) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Dorothea Lange picture of Japanese-Am...
English: Dorothea Lange picture of Japanese-American children reciting the pledge of allegiance (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

English: The Bellamy salute is the salute desc...
English: The Bellamy salute is the salute described by Francis Bellamy (1855–1931) to accompany the American Pledge of Allegiance, which he had authored. During the period when it was used with the Pledge of Allegiance, it was sometimes known as the “flag salute”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Student pledging to the flag
Student pledging to the flag (Photo credit: Wikipedia)