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Daemon
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When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.

Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804)
KSPavan
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When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.

Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804)
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Daemon wrote:
When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.

Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804)


Yeah, it's a man's world. What about pistols, assault rifles, grenades or even nukes? It’s a pleasure to know how far we went since then...
Adyl Mouhei
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Daemon wrote:
When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.

Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804)
Adyl Mouhei
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Well said.
Lauri Bichi 01
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Lo peor, cuando nos sucede por sorpresa. Lo mejor, la respiración consciente para recuperar el control
Wilmar (USA) 1M
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When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.

Whatever.
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Context from : The Founders' Constitution




Volume 1, Chapter 8, Document 22

It remains to enquire how far so odious an engine of government, in its application to us, would even be capable of answering its end. If there should not be a large army, constantly at the disposal of the national government, it would either not be able to employ force at all, or when this could be done, it would amount to a war between different parts of the confederacy, concerning the infractions of a league; in which the strongest combination would be most likely to prevail, whether it consisted of those who supported, or of those who resisted the general authority. It would rarely happen that the delinquency to be redressed would be confined to a single member, and if there were more than one, who had neglected their duty, similarity of situation would induce them to unite for common defence. Independent of this motive of sympathy, if a large and influential State should happen to be the aggressing member, it would commonly have weight enough with its neighbours, to win over some of them as associates to its cause. Specious arguments of danger to the common liberty could easily be contrived; plausible excuses for the deficiencies of the party, could, without difficulty be invented, to alarm the apprehensions, inflame the passions, and conciliate the good will even of those States which were not chargeable with any violation, or omission of duty. This would be the more likely to take place, as the delinquencies of the larger members might be expected sometimes to proceed from an ambitious premeditation in their rulers, with a view to getting rid of all external control upon their designs of personal aggrandizement; the better to effect which, it is presumable they would tamper beforehand with leading individuals in the adjacent States. If associates could not be found at home, recourse would be had to the aid of foreign powers, who would seldom be disinclined to encouraging the dissentions of a confederacy, from the firm Union of which they had so much to fear. When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation. The suggestions of wounded pride, the instigations of irritated resentment, would be apt to carry the States, against which the arms of the Union were exerted to any extremes necessary to revenge the affront, or to avoid the disgrace of submission. The first war of this kind would probably terminate in a dissolution of the Union.


http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/documents/v1ch8s22.html
The University of Chicago Press
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Daemon wrote:
When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.

Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804)


Pearls of wisdom wasted on the immoderate.
Alisson Souza
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When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.
Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804).

In a deep, my thought says that there is a possible choice before unsheathes the sword.
All have been intensively emotional and good opportunity to agree with anything.

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