Thursday, February 20, 2014

Quote of the Day......

Facts are stubborn things;

and whatever may be our wishes,

our inclinations,

or the dictates of our passion,

they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

-- John Adams
(1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President

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"Law logic -- an artificial system of reasoning,

exclusively used in courts of justice,

but good for nothing anywhere else."

-- John Quincy Adams
(1767-1848) 6th US President

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In view of the Constitution, in the eye of the law, 

there is in this country no superior, dominant, 

ruling class of citizens.There is no caste here. 

Our Constitution is colorblind, and neither knows 

nor tolerates classes among citizens."

-- John Marshall Harlan
(1899-1971) U. S. Supreme Court Justice
Source: Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896

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Laws are like cobwebs which may catch small flies,

But let wasps and hornets break through.

-- Jonathan Swift
(1667-1745) Anglo-Irish Poet and Satirist
Source: A Critical Essay upon the Faculties of the Mind, 
1707, & Gullivers Travels, 1726

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When you have no basis for argument, 

abuse the plaintiff.

-- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(106-43 B.C.) Roman Statesman, Philosopher and Orator