Michigan Bowhunter
Since Oct 19, 2004

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If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.Samuel Adams, speech at the Philadelphia State House, August 1, 1776 ____________ Remember the mind-set of the Founders when they wrote the Constitution. They had just fought a bloody war against a King; a King who was an absolute monarch; a King who could silence whomever he wished, take whatever property he coveted, and impose whatever law he wanted; he could regulate any behavior, tax any event, reach deeply into any life, and take away anyones rights; not because he had the moral authority to do so—no government does—but because his soldiers were obedient and they had guns. All this monarchical power was repugnant to the Framers; and essentially, they wrote the Constitution to assure that no government here would do to Americans what the King had done to the colonists. http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/12/m-inaugural_speech_by_the_new_speaker_of_the_house.html