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"The budget should be balanced; the treasury should be refilled; public debt should be reduced; and the arrogance of public officials should be controlled." -- CICERO, 106-43 B.C.
"When all government, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the Center of all Power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON,
1821 -- In a letter to Gideon Granger.
Writings of Thomas Jefferson.
Blessings of Abundance and Health in all things Good.
Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), reflecting on his presidential campaign, writes in the Washington Post, "I argued for a ban on assault weapons, for which I see no legitimate social purpose."
Leave aside the substance of the specific issue and consider the sweeping audacity of "for which I see no legitimate social purpose." One might well ask, Who appointed Senator Lugar the arbiter of what can be sold in the United States? And how many of the millions of products for sale could be determined to have a "legitimate social purpose"? Cigarettes? Electric toothbrushes? Jolt Cola? Copies of It Takes a Village? Most products have a private, not a social, purpose. The food and clothes that I buy serve my needs, not society's.
Senator Lugar's statement is a perfect example of the mentality people develop after too many years in public office. They seem to think that every opinion of theirs should be made law and enforced by the police.-- DAVID BOAZ, http://www.cato.org/pubs/policy_report/v18n4-2.html
"The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work, and then they get elected and prove it." -- P.J. O'Rourke"It's each and every person's prerogative to determine how they shall live." -- THE LONE DOCTOR
The Constitution provides that our govt shall be of
the People, by the People, and for the People. Why,
then, do the People refer to the govt as "it" &
"them", rather than "we" & "us"?
Michael Younger - Actor, Whittier, CA
"When you give politicians the power to do what you think is right you're automatically giving politicians the power to do what you think is wrong." -- Harry Browne, Libertarian Presidential Candidate
The Enemy Of All Free Men -- (source unknown)|
I am your enemy, your nightmare and your destruction.
I am more powerful than the combined militaries of the world.
I have destroyed more men than all the wars of all nations combined.
I massacre millions of people each and every generation.
I have wrecked more homes than all other causes known to you.
I cause the downfall of the greatest civilizations in history.
I spare no one.
My victims are rich and poor, young and old, strong and weak.
I do not respect color nor creed.
Children shall know me to their eternal sorrow.
I cast my shadow over every thought of man.
I hide in unseen places and I go about my work silently.
You have been warned of my presence, but you do not listen.
I never sleep and I am everywhere you are.
You can not hide.
Illness, revulsion, disease and death follow me and are my friends.
I will give you nothing.
I will take everything you have and then seek more.
I will cause you to turn away from all you once believed in
I will blind your eyes to the sins of your elected leaders
I go where my master orders.
The Prince of Darkness alone sends me into your life.
Once allowed inside, seldom am I asked to leave.
America, won't you please allow me to enter and give me rest.
I will remove all your worries and concerns.
I will take away any concern for individual responsibility.
I will bring you bliss.
I am your friend.
I am Apathy.
McAlister for U.S. Senate
Ann Leech, Treasurer
2550 Corporate Exchange
Columbus, OH 43231