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A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.
Nothing is so well calculated to produce a death-like torpor in the country as an extended system of taxation and a great national ...
Solvency is maintained by means of a national debt, on the principle, "If you will not lend me the money, how can I pay you?"
Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.
We pay taxes to the government and what do we get--not even protection from the army. I don't know what the government has come to ...
Free from public debt, at peace with all the world, and with no complicated interests to consult in our intercourse with foreign p ...
We may consider each generation as a distinct nation, with a right, by the will of its majority, to bind themselves, but none to b ...
[P]ermanent defenses are a non-recurring charge against governmental budgets while large armies continually rearmed with improved ...
... we shall never become an immense power in the world until we concentrate all our money and editorial forces upon one great nat ...
Not one of our national officers ever has had a dollar of salary. I retire on full pay!
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