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"I go further, and affirm that bills of rights, in the sense and to the extent in which they are contended for, are not only unnecessary in the proposed Constitution, but would even be dangerous. They would contain various exceptions to powers not granted; and on this very account, would afford a colorable pretext to claim more than were granted. For why declare that things shall not be done which there is no power to do?"
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"The truth is, after all the declamations we have heard, that the Constitution is itself, in every rational sense, and to every useful purpose, A BILL OF RIGHTS."
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"As long as Property exists, it will accumulate in Individuals and Families. As long as Marriage exists, Knowledge, Property and Influence will accumulate in Families. "
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"There are a few simple principles to be preserved. Bear in mind the dividing line between State rights and Federal authority; let us maintain the great principles of popular sovereignty, of State rights, and of the Federal Union as the Constitution has made it, and this Republic will endure forever."
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A photo taken by the crew of Apollo 11, looking back at Earth while on their way to the Moon

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Cruyff getting through the box line during the 1974 World Cup Final, right before he was fouled for a penalty

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Letter to Ruth G. Hopkins, his daughter, Providence [R. I.]

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1782 July 16

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James Monroe

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Check signed by James Madison

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Letter from John Morris

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