Junius; Philip Francis

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I do not give you to posterity as a pattern to imitate, but as an example to deter. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Loyalty, in the heart and understanding of an Englishman, is a rational attachment to the guardian of the laws. Loyalty & Loyalty Oaths
One precedent creates another. They soon accumulate and constitute law. What yesterday was fact, today is doctrine. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
The Americans equally detest the pageantry of a king and the supercilious hypocrisy of a bishop. States. Nations & Nationhood
The injustice to an individual is sometimes of service to the public. Facts are apt to alarm us more than the most dangerous principles. Justice & Injustice
The liberty of the press is the Palladium of all the civil, political, and religious rights of an Englishman. Media, Journalism & The Press
The right of election is the very essence of the English constitution. Voters, Voting & Elections
The submission of free people to the executive authority of government, is no more than a compliance with laws which they themselves have enacted. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
There is a holy mistaken zeal in politics as religion. By persuading others, we convince ourselves. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
We lament the mistakes of a good man, and do not begin to detest him until he affects to renounce his principles. Miscellaneous
We owe it to our ancestors to preserve entire those rights, which they have delivered to our care: we owe it to our posterity, not to suffer their dearest inheritance to be destroyed. Miscellaneous