“In time of actual war, great discretionary powers are constantly given to the Executive Magistrate. Constant apprehension of War, has the same tendency to render the head too large for the body. A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not...
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace. Courtesy of BrainyQuote
The executive has no right, in any case, to decide the question, whether there is or is not cause for declaring war. Courtesy of BrainyQuotes
“Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.” Thomas Paine
“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” Thomas Paine