Posts Tagged ‘Republic’

Quote of the day, Nov. 4

November 4, 2013

Charles Darwin, on republics

“A republic cannot succeed, till it contains a certain body of men imbued with the principles of justice and honour.”


Quote of the day, Oct. 23

October 23, 2013

Benjamin Franklin, on freedom of speech (1737)

“Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins. Republics and limited monarchies derive their strength and vigor from a popular examination into the action of the magistrates.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 31

December 30, 2011

John F. Kennedy, on dissent

“Without debate, without criticism, no administration and no country can succeed — and no republic can survive.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 10

October 10, 2010

James Madison, on the Union

“Hearken not to the unnatural voice which tells you that the people of America, knit together as they are by so many cords of affection, can no longer live together as members of the same family; can no longer continue the mutual guardians of their mutual happiness; can no longer be fellow citizens of one great, respectable, and flourishing empire. (more…)

Quote of the day, Sept. 21

September 21, 2010

Chief Justice Charles Evan Hughes Sr., in ruling a man could not be punished for attending a meeting run by Communists (1937)

“The greater the importance of safeguarding the community from incitements to the overthrow of our institutions by force and violence, the more imperative is the need to preserve inviolate the constitutional rights of free speech, free press and free assembly in order to maintain the opportunity for free political discussion, to the end that government may be responsive to the will of the people and that changes, if desired, may be obtained by peaceful means. (more…)

Quote of the day, Sept. 16

September 15, 2010

Joseph Pulitzer, on the press

Our Republic and its press will rise or fall together.”