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Take My Liberty and Give me Money ^ | JANUARY 23RD, 2013 | Bruce Karlson, staff writer

Posted on 01/23/2013 8:06:45 AM PST by jmaroneps37

“I, however, place economy among the first and most important republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared.”

“The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.”

Thomas Jefferson

Even liberals …effusive about the intellect….. Thomas Jefferson. That is, until they actually look at the results of that intellect, other than the magnificent but necessarily broad Declaration of Independence.

JFK, when reasonably sober and taking a break from his non-stop sexual predation, once opined to his dinner guests that this was as intelligent a group as has ever been in this room, except when Thomas Jefferson dined alone. He was, of course, pretending to be erudite and witty, perhaps achieving the latter.

“….reading the Jefferson quotes above, even those “educated” in government schools must admit that he and the Founders feared an overbearing central government. Given that the federal government has and requires the powers enumerated in the Constitution, most of our trouble stems from “emergency” or other lamely excused deviations and expansions therefrom.

It started with Dishonest Abe who found it convenient to ignore Supreme Court rulings, borrow enormous sums of money for his war, throw inconvenient individuals in jail for impure thoughts, and was fine-tuned by FDR.

FDR discovered how easy it was to buy votes with tax dollars; he never stopped and his war opened the floodgates….

Had we remained vigilant about the enumerated powers of our Constitution, none of the problems threaten[ing] our nation would exist.

We would have fought no undeclared wars, created no welfare state, or have any national debt. Hard to imagine, but true….

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: takingourliberties
More and more people are willing to trade freedom for a bowl of mush. This is why changing things will be so hard.
1 posted on 01/23/2013 8:06:58 AM PST by jmaroneps37
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Actually, I don’t think the actual act of ‘changing things’ is going to be within the realm of being in control of it all.

I believe it will collapse completely, particularly if Obama continues with his reckless entitlement spending. Eventually, the stock market, the banks and this government will be forced to finally admit that there is “no there there.” And it will come crashing down around us.

2 posted on 01/23/2013 8:42:29 AM PST by Gaffer
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