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Fisher Ames

Data de nascimento: 9. Abril 1758
Data de falecimento: 4. Julho 1808


Fisher Ames foi um Representante no Congresso dos Estados Unidos pelo 1º Distrito Congressional de Massachusetts.

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Citações Fisher Ames

„But differ greatly in the sequel.“

—  Fisher Ames
Attributed, --Fisher Ames, when confronted with the declaration that all men are created equal

„I consider biennial elections as a security that the sober, second thought of the people shall be law.“

—  Fisher Ames
Speech on Biennial Elections before the Convention of Massachusetts (January 1788), reported in Seth Ames, John Thornton Kirkland, Works of Fisher Ames with a Selection from His Speeches and Correspondence (1854) p. 7.


„It was said by Fisher Ames that “falsehood proceeds from Maine to Georgia, while truth is pulling on his boots.”“

—  Fisher Ames
Attributed, Niles' Weekly Register (7 May 1831) 40:163

„The gentleman puts me in mind of an old hen which persists in setting after her eggs are taken away.“

—  Fisher Ames
Reported in Memoirs of Theophilus Parsons (1859). Ames is reported to have said this while opposing Parsons as counsel in a legal case.

„The rights of conscience, of bearing arms, of changing the government, are declared to be inherent in the people. Freedom of the press, too.“

—  Fisher Ames
Letter to George Richards Minot (June 12, 1789), reported in Fisher Ames, Seth Ames, John Thornton Kirkland, Works of Fisher Ames: With a Selection from His Speeches and Correspondence (1854), p. 54.

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„The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness, which the ambitious call, and the ignorant believe to be, liberty.“

—  Fisher Ames
The Dangers of American Liberty (1805), in [Ames, Fisher, and Seth Ames, Works of Fisher Ames: with a selection from his speeches and correspondence, 1854, Little, Brown, 349, Boston,]

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