Thursday, April 30, 2009

He Was Right

"Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the Spirit of Party generally. ... A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into a flame, lest, instead of warming, it should consume."--George Washington, Farewell Address, 19 September 1796

Friday, April 24, 2009

Patriot Post


"If a nation expects to be ignorant -- and free ... it expects what never was and never will be." --Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Patriot Post

"The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite."--James Madison, Federalist No. 45

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Patriot Post

"I don't like the income tax. Every time we talk about these taxes we get around to the idea of
'from each according to his capacity and to each according to his needs.' That's socialism. It's
written into the Communist Manifesto. Maybe we ought to see that every person who gets a tax
return receives a copy of the Communist Manifesto with it so he can see what's happening to

--accountant and Commissioner of Internal Revenue T. Coleman Andrews (1899-1983)

Monday, April 6, 2009

From today's Patriot Post

CULTURE"Most of our nation's great problems, including our economic problems, have as their root decaying moral values. Whether we have the stomach to own up to it or not, we have become an immoral people left with little more than the pretense of morality. ... Do you believe that it is moral and just for one person to be forcibly used to serve the purposes of another? And, if that person does not peaceably submit to being so used, do you believe that there should be the initiation of some kind of force against him? Neither question is complex and can be answered by either a yes or no. For me the answer is no to both questions but I bet that your average college professor, politician or minister would not give a simple yes or no response. They would be evasive and probably say that it all depends. ...[That] is because they are sly enough to know that either answer would be troublesome for their agenda. A yes answer would put them firmly in the position of supporting some of mankind's most horrible injustices such as slavery. After all, what is slavery but the forcible use of one person to serve the purposes of another? A no answer would put them on the spot as well because that would mean they would have to come out against taking the earnings of one American to give to another in the forms of farm and business handouts, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps and thousands of similar programs that account for more than two-thirds of the federal budget. There is neither moral justification nor constitutional authority for what amounts to legalized theft. This is not an argument against paying taxes. We all have a moral obligation to pay our share of the constitutionally mandated and enumerated functions of the federal government. ...[But] now that the U.S. Congress has established the principle that one American has a right to live at the expense of another American, it no longer pays to be moral." --George Mason University economics professor Walter E. Williams

Friday, April 3, 2009

From Washington"s Farewell Address

"The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create whatever the form of government, a real despotism. A just estimate of that love of power, and proneness to abuse it, which predominates in the human heart is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position."--George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796

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