“We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work. And I have just one interest, and if I am wrong . . . somebody else can have my job. I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see the people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises…I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started…And an enormous debt to boot”
~Henry Morganthau, Jr – FDR’s Secretary Of The Treasury 1939
“I don’t want to be Germany. I don’t want to be Europe. I want to be America! And right now, with the administration we have, we’re not acting very much like the America I know.”
~ Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tennessee
Wherever Law ends, Tyranny begins.
~ John Locke, 1690
“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”
~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer, pastor, theologian, spy against the Third Reich
The idea that all men are created equal loses everything if you believe that men were not created.
“Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manners in a State than that all persons employed in places of power and trust must be men of unexceptionable character.”
~ Samuel Adams
What do you say when someone running for office asks for your vote? Let’s say someone knocks at your door and they smile and tell you that they are running for State Delegate or State Representative or State Senate, or maybe for some County office like County Council or Sheriff. Maybe they are running for Congress or the US Senate.
Let’s say you know little about them except that they are polite and make a nice appearance. They ask for your support and maybe for some money to help their campaign.
Do you just say yes to be nice? Or do you just say yes or no to make them go away?
“Guard against the postures of pretended patriotism.”
~ George Washington
“Rulers, surely, even the most dignified and powerful of them, should not be so elevated with the thoughts of their power, as to forget from whom it comes; for what purposes it is delegated to them.”
~ The Rev. Jonathan Mayhew, 1774
PEOPLE! Learn our Constitution. It is not difficult. You don’t need degrees to understand it. All you need to do is read it and our Declaration of Independence so many times that you come to know them almost by heart. These are short documents and a heck of a lot more worth your time than TV shows. This chart lays it all out in one simple page: share it – post it – spread it around – pass it out and flesh it out with your personal readings of our Declaration and Constitution
Levin starts his book by saying how bad things are and how the federal government has trampled and mangled the Constitution. Those pages are true. And they serve the purpose of making readers believe that Levin is “on our side”. And because of that, many are induced to lay aside their critical thinking skills and accept on trust what Levin tells them. That is a deadly mistake.
It is idiotic to assert that you can rein in a federal government which ignores the Constitution by amending the Constitution! Yet, that is “The Levin Plan”.
“Ignorant citizens elect ignorant leaders, it’s as simple as that.”
~ George Carlin
He that is good at making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Both Obamacare and the Fair Tax require a new IRS scheme of collections. Both require a new technological solution of reporting your activities to the Federal government. Both are expensive, comprehensive, unwieldy, and use an untrustworthy government bureaucracy to implement all of the processes.
“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. Enable them to see that it is their interest to preserve peace and order, and they will preserve them.”
~ Thomas Jefferson
“I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.”
~ James Madison