Re: Words that create a reaction

From: Judith
Sent on: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 6:36 PM
Romney's recent speech was also good---let's make poster about 2012 -2112--The AMerican Century!! 

"I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Ludlow, 1824
James Madison, often called the Father of the Constitution told us his intentions. ""We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves and to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God"
(It would reduce the whole instrument to a single phrase, that of instituting a Congress with power to do whatever would be for the good of the United States; and as they would be the sole judges of the good or evil, it would be also a power to do whatever evil they please. Certainly no such universal power was meant to be given them. It [the Constitution] was intended to lace them up straightly within the enumerated powers and those without which, as means, these powers could not be carried into effect." --Thomas Jefferson, Opinion on a National Bank, 1791

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Sent: Tuesday, July 24,[masked]:54 PM
Subject: Words that create a reaction

Recently Obama uttered a statement that
continues to cause reaction:
Thomas Sowell comments on Obama’s recent
words, “"if you've been successful, you didn't
get there on your own." As an example,
"Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If
you've got a business -- you didn't build that.
Somebody else made that happen."
“Even if we were to assume, just for the sake of
argument, that 90 percent of what a successful
person has achieved was due to the government,
what follows from that? That politicians will make
better decisions than individual citizens, that
politicians will spend the wealth of the country
better than those who created it? That doesn't
follow logically -- and certainly not empirically.
“Does anyone doubt that most people owe a lot
to the parents who raised them? But what follows
from that? That they should never become adults
who make their own decisions?
“The whole point of the collectivist mindset is to
concentrate power in the hands of the collectivists –
- which is to say, to take away our freedom.
They do this in stages, starting with some
Group that others envy or resent -- Jews in Nazi
Germany, capitalists in the Soviet Union, foreign
Investors in Third World countries that confiscate
their investments and call this theft
“Freedom is seldom destroyed all at once. More
often it is eroded, bit by bit, until it is gone. This
can happen so gradually that there is no sudden
change that would alert people to the danger. By
the time everybody realizes what has happened,
it can be too late, because their freedom is gone.
Did the taxpayers, including business taxpayers, not
pay for that road when it was built? Why should they
have to pay for it twice?
Thomas Sowell
A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." -- George Washington

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