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That peace, safety, and concord may be the portion of our native land, and be long enjoyed by our fellow-citizens, is the most ardent wish of my heart, and if I can be instrumental in procuring or preserving them, I shall think I have not lived in vain.

Thomas Jefferson: letter to Benjamin Waring and others, March 23, 1801
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Religion is of general and public concern, and on its support depend, in great measure, the peace and good order of government, the safety and happiness of the people.

Samuel Chase: Supreme Court of Maryland, "Runkel v. Winemiller", 4 H & McH. 276, 288, 1799

Quote 1105 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1105 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1105 As long Sir as Mankind shall retain a proper Sense of the Blessings of Peace Liberty and Safety, your Character in every Country and in every Age will be honor’d admir’d and rever’d: but to a Mind elevated as your’s, the Consciousness of having done Great and illustrious Deeds from the purest Principles of Patriotism; of having by your Wisdom and Magnanimity arrested the Arm of Tyranny—saved a dear Country and Millions of Fellow Citizens—and Millions yet unborn—from Slavery and all the Horrors and Calamities of Slavery, and placed their Rights and Liberties on a Permanent Foundation—must yield a Satisfaction infinitely superior to all the Pomp and Eclat of applauding Ages and admiring Worlds.

William Paca: letter to George Washington, December 20, 1783

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Every society, all government, and every kind of civil compact therefore, is or ought to be, calculated for the general good and safety of the community.

George Mason: remarks on Annual Elections for the Fairfax Independent Company, April 1775

Quote 1204 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1204 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1204 The hand of the people has given the mortal blow to a conspiracy, which, in other countries would have called for an appeal to armies; and has proved that government to be the strongest of which every man feels himself a part. It is a happy illustration too of the importance of preserving to the state authorities all that vigour which the constitution foresaw would be necessary, not only for their own safety, but for that of the whole.


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A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies.

George Washington: First State of the Union, Jan 8, 1790 New York City
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Quote 1420 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1420 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1420 The new government will demolish our Balloon Constitution. If it had no other merit, this would be enough with me. But it has a thousand other things to recommend it. It makes us a Nation. It rescues us from anarchy and Slavery. It revives agriculture and commerce. It checks moral and political iniquity. In a word, it makes a man both willing to live and to die. To live, because it opens to him fair prospects of great public and private happiness. To die, because it ensures peace, order, safety and prosperity to his children.




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