Since Jun 28, 2000
"There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by
gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and
"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is
not making a present or a compliment to please an individual -- or at least
that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn
trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country."
"The law... dictated by God himself is, of course, superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries, and at all times. No human laws are of any validity if contrary to this."
"It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of
their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or
so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised
before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man,
who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow."
--Alexander Hamilton or James Madison, Federalist No. 62