The Art of Tetman Callis

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October 15th, 2021 · No Comments

“To each of my Nephews, William Augustine Washington, George Lewis, George Steptoe Washington, Bushrod Washington and Samuel Washington, I give one of the Swords or Cutteaux of which I may die possessed; and they are to chuse in the order they are named. These Swords are accompanied with an injunction not to unsheath them for […]

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October 14th, 2021 · No Comments

“Upon the decease of my wife, it is my Will & desire that all the Slaves which I hold in my own right, shall receive their freedom. To emancipate them during her life, would, tho’ earnestly wished by me, be attended with such insuperable difficulties on account of their intermixture by Marriages with the Dower […]

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October 13th, 2021 · No Comments

“Permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular nations, and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded; and that, in place of them, just and amicable feelings towards all should be cultivated. The nation which indulges towards another a habitual hatred or a habitual fondness is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity […]

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October 12th, 2021 · No Comments

“The habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration, to confine themselves within their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department to encroach upon another. The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and […]

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October 11th, 2021 · No Comments

“The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline […]

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October 10th, 2021 · No Comments

“The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government. But the Constitution which at any time exists, till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all. The very idea of the power and the right […]

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October 9th, 2021 · No Comments

“Interwoven as is the love of liberty with every ligament of your hearts, no recommendation of mine is necessary to fortify or confirm the attachment. The unity of government which constitutes you one people is also now dear to you. It is justly so, for it is a main pillar in the edifice of your […]

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October 5th, 2021 · No Comments

“Until within last year or two ago, I had no conception that Parties would, or even could go, the length I have been witness to; nor did I believe until lately, that it was within the bonds of probability; hardly within those of possibility, that, while I was using my utmost exertions to establish a […]

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Tags: George Washington · Politics & Law · The American Constitution · Thomas Jefferson

October 4th, 2021 · No Comments

“The difference of conduct between the friends, and foes of order, & good government, is in nothg. more striking than that, the latter are always working like bees, to distil their poison, while the former, depending, often times too much, and too long upon the sense, and good dispositions of the people to work conviction, […]

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Tags: Alexander Hamilton · George Washington · Politics & Law · The American Constitution

October 2nd, 2021 · No Comments

“The country has got to have confidence in the government’s ability to stave off a crisis. . . . One of the jobs of a leader during a crisis is to not only project calm but to project confidence that we’ll deal with the situation.” – George W. Bush (interviewed in “Panic: The Untold Story […]

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October 1st, 2021 · No Comments

“No worthwhile human activity can be completely defined by legal rules.” – Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, “Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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September 29th, 2021 · No Comments

“If nothing impeaching my honor, or honesty, is said, I care little for the rest. I have pursued one uniform course for three score years, and am happy in believing that the world have thought it a right one: of it’s being so, I am so well satisfied myself, that I shall not depart from […]

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September 28th, 2021 · No Comments

“It requires time to conquer bad habits, and hardly anything short of necessity is able to accomplish it.” – George Washington, “Letter to Arthur Young”, December 5, 1791 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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September 27th, 2021 · No Comments

“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” – George Washington, “Letter to Harriot Washington”, October 30, 1791 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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September 26th, 2021 · No Comments

“May the Children of the Stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land, continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other Inhabitants; while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and figtree, and there shall be none to make him afraid. May the father of all mercies scatter light […]

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September 24th, 2021 · No Comments

“I have never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If I could not go […]

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Tags: Politics & Law · The American Constitution · Thomas Jefferson

September 23rd, 2021 · No Comments

“Nothing but harmony, honesty, industry and frugality are necessary to make us a great and happy people.” – George Washington, “Letter to Marquis de Lafayette”, January 29, 1789 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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September 22nd, 2021 · No Comments

“Experience has by no means justified us in the supposition, that there is more virtue in one class of men than in another. Look through the rich and the poor of the community; the learned and the ignorant. Where does virtue predominate?” – Alexander Hamilton, “Speech in the New York Ratifying Convention on Representation” Share […]

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September 21st, 2021 · No Comments

“As riches increase and accumulate in few hands; as luxury prevails in society; virtue will be in a greater degree considered as only a graceful appendage of wealth, and the tendency of things will be to depart from the republican standard.” – Alexander Hamilton, “Speech in the New York Ratifying Convention on Representation” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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September 20th, 2021 · No Comments

“The ancient democracies, in which the people themselves deliberated, never possessed one feature of good government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity: When they assembled, the field of debate presented an ungovernable mob, not only incapable of deliberation, but prepared for every enormity. In these assemblies, the enemies of the people brought forward […]

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September 7th, 2021 · No Comments

“There is no position which depends on clearer principles, than that every act of a delegated authority, contrary to the tenor of the commission under which it is exercised, is void. No legislative act therefore contrary to the constitution can be valid. To deny this would be to affirm that the deputy is greater than […]

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September 6th, 2021 · No Comments

“A man raised from the station of a private citizen to the rank of chief magistrate, possessed of but a moderate or slender fortune, and looking forward to a period not very remote, when he may probably be obliged to return to the station from which he was taken, might sometimes be under temptations to […]

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September 5th, 2021 · No Comments

“Energy in the executive is a leading character in the definition of good government. It is essential to the protection of the community against foreign attacks: It is not less essential to the steady administration of the laws, to the protection of property against those irregular and high handed combinations, which sometimes interrupt the ordinary […]

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September 1st, 2021 · No Comments

“A well constituted court for the trial of impeachments, is an object not more to be desired than difficult to be obtained in a government wholly elective. The subjects of its jurisdictions are those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or in other words from the abuse or violation of some public […]

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August 31st, 2021 · No Comments

“Make it a fixed point of policy in the national administration to go as far as may be practicable in making the luxury of the rich tributary to the public treasury, in order to diminish the necessity of those impositions, which might create dissatisfaction in the poorer and most numerous classes of the society. Happy […]

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August 30th, 2021 · No Comments

“To judge from the history of mankind, we shall be compelled to conclude, that the fiery and destructive passions of war, reign in the human breast, with much more powerful sway, than the mild and beneficent sentiments of peace; and, that to model our political systems upon speculations of lasting tranquility, is to calculate on […]

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August 29th, 2021 · No Comments

“How is it possible that a government half supplied and always necessitous, can fulfil the purposes of its institution—can provide for the security of—advance the prosperity—or support the reputation of the commonwealth? How can it ever possess either energy or stability, dignity or credit, confidence at home or respectability abroad? How can its administration be […]

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August 28th, 2021 · No Comments

“Money is with propriety considered as the vital principle of the body politic; as that which sustains its life and motion, and enables it to perform its most essential functions. A complete power therefore to procure a regular and adequate supply of it, as far as the resources of the community will permit, may be […]

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August 27th, 2021 · No Comments

“Nothing is more likely to endanger the liberty of the press, than the abuse of that liberty, by employing it in personal accusations, detractions, and calumny.” – Benjamin Franklin, “On the Abuse of the Press” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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August 24th, 2021 · No Comments

“Greek democracies could never pardon the introduction of new gods. Their objection to this was not, however, that the gods in question were false gods. If they had been so, it would not have mattered so much. What they could not tolerate was that any one should establish a private means of communication between himself […]

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