If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles.
The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion. John Adams, U.S. President.
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.
Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
It is better to be alone than in bad company.