THERE IS NO HAPPINES
NO LIBERTY WITHOUT JUSTICE
These words appear on the cornerstone of the courthouse in the movie Big Brown Eyes (1936)
I was watching the dvd, and when I saw that quote I wrote it down because I thought it was a good quote, and wondered where it came from.
liberty1.org/roots says " ‘[T]he message of The Federalist reads: no happiness without liberty, no liberty without self government, no self government without constutionalism, no constitutionalism without morality -- and none of these great goods without stability and order.' Clinton Rossiter (Preface to Mentor Edition, 1961)"
Wikipedia says: "Clinton Rossiter (1917 – 1970) was a historian and political scientist who taught at Cornell University from 1946 until his suicide in 1970."
So, Clinton Rossiter was 19 years old in 1936. Maybe he saw that movie, too.
The following appears online in THE UNOBSERVED CONSPIRACY By Pastor Pete Peters: "There is no happiness without liberty, no liberty, without self control, no self control without constitutionalism, no constitutionalism without morality."
It appears that neither the Clinton Rossiter quote nor the Pastor Pete quote predates the movie, though Pete Peters places his non-attributed quote directly after a quote attributed to John Adams; but I find nothing to indicate it comes from Adams. Maybe Pete made it up.
The folks over at ifapray.org state: "Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay quote Clinton Rossiter in their Federalist Papers: ‘There is no happiness without liberty, no liberty without self-government, no self-government without constitutionalism, no constitutionalism without morality.'"
Amazing that those Founding Fathers all quoted someone who wouldn't be born for over another hundred years.
Could it be that Hollywood created this quote?
Balaam, a genuine prophet of God, was a non-Israelite prophet, after all, who worked for Israel's enemy.
And Elijah was fed by ravens, an unclean creature.
However unlikely it may seem, it is, after all, *concEivable* that Hollywood created the quote. (I would prefer that it came from a more respectable source. But the sentiment is still good.)