"Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure (and) which insures to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments." -- Charles Carroll
Ninth Amendment to the United States Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - generally, a rule regarding how to read the constitution..."protects the unemerated "residuum" of rights which the federal government was never empowered to violate"
Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, 1651 political theory outlining the concerns surrounding the structure of society and legitimate government. Upholds the importance of the social contract. Hobbes contended that the life of solitary man was poore, nasty, brutish and short, that people could not be trusted and therefore needed to enter into a social contract to ensure their conduct.
Magnanimous | Define Magnanimous at Dictionary.com - Synonyms Examples Word Origin adjective 1. generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness: to be magnanimous toward one's enemies. 2. high-minded; noble: a just and magnanimous ruler. 3. proceeding from or revealing generosity or nobility of mind, character, etc.: a magnanimous gesture of forgiveness.