Saturday, January 23, 2016
"Most free countries have lost their liberties by means of dissensions among themselves."
“The friends of their country must lament our present unhappy divisions. Most free countries have lost their liberties by means of dissensions among themselves. They united in war and danger. When peace and apparent security came, they split into factions and parties, and thereby became a prey to foreign invaders.”–-[Future U.S. Supreme Court Justice] James Iredell, July 30, 1788. [Debates In The Convention Of The State Of North Carolina, On The Adoption Of The Federal Constitution. Eliot’s Debates, Vol. IV. Pg. 222]