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#1. A government capable of controlling the whole, and bringing its force to a point, is one of the prerequisites for national liberty. We combine in society, with an expectation to have our persons and properties defended against unreasonable exactions either at home or abroad. - Author: Oliver Ellsworth
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#2. The right of the judge to inflict punishment gives him both power and opportunity to oppress the innocent; yet none but crazy men will from thence determine that it is best to have neither a legislature nor judges. - Author: Oliver Ellsworth
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#3. It may be assumed as a fixed truth that the prosperity and riches of the farmer must depend on the prosperity and good national regulation of trade. - Author: Oliver Ellsworth
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#4. The powers of congress must be defined, but their means must be adequate to the purposes of their constitution. It is possible there may be abuses and misapplications; still, it is better to hazard something than to hazard at all. - Author: Oliver Ellsworth
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#5. The power of collecting money from the people is not to be rejected because it has sometimes been oppressive. Public credit is as necessary for the prosperity of a nation as private credit is for the support and wealth of a family. - Author: Oliver Ellsworth
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#6. Judge candidly what a wretched figure the American empire will exhibit in the eye of other nations, without a power to array and support a military force for its own protection. - Author: Oliver Ellsworth
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#7. The Thirteen States are Thirteen Sovereign bodies. - Author: Oliver Ellsworth
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#8. Liberty is a word which, according as it is used, comprehends the most good and the most evil of any in the world. - Author: Oliver Ellsworth
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#9. Legislatures have no right to set up an inquisition and examine into the private opinions of men. Test-laws are useless and ineffectual, unjust and tyrannical. - Author: Oliver Ellsworth
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#10. The sole purpose and effect of it is to exclude persecution and to secure the important right of religious liberty. - Author: Oliver Ellsworth
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#11. A desire of gain is common to mankind, and the general motive to business and industry. - Author: Oliver Ellsworth
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#12. Some persons never attain to the happy art of perspicuous expression, and it is equally true that some persons, thro' a mental defect of their own, will judge the most correct and certain language of others to be indefinite and ambiguous. - Author: Oliver Ellsworth
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#13. A people cannot long retain their freedom, whose government is incapable of protecting them. - Author: Oliver Ellsworth
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