Henry Knox Quotes.
The frame of mind in the local legislatures seems to be exerted to prevent the federal constitution from having any good effect.
For God’s sake, take care of your men. If they fire, they die!
The eyes of all America are upon us, as we play our part posterity will bless or curse us.
We have arrived at that point of time in which we are forced to see our own humiliation, as a nation, and that a progression in this line cannot be a productive of happiness, private or public.
Having proceeded to this length, for which they are now ripe, we shall have a formidable rebellion against reason, the principle of all government, and against the very name of liberty.
That taxes may be the ostensible cause is true, but that they are the true cause is as far remote from truth as light from darkness.
Something is wanting, and something must be done, or we shall be involved in all the horror of failure, and civil war without a prospect of its termination.
The powers of Congress are totally inadequate to preserve the balance between the respective States, and oblige them to do those things which are essential for their own welfare or for the general good.
Men at a distance, who have admired our systems of government unfounded in nature, are apt to accuse the rulers, and say that taxes have been assessed too high and collected too rigidly.
We imagined that the mildness of our government and the wishes of the people were so correspondent that we were not as other nations, requiring brutal force to support the laws.