Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Founders' Daily Quote: 13 Aug 08

"Taxes should be continued by annual or biennial reeactments, because a constant hold, by the nation, of the strings of the public purse is a salutary restraint from which an honest government ought not wish, nor a corrupt one to be permitted, to be free."

--Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Wayles Eppes, 24 June 1813); Reference: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Library of Congress, American Memory Collection.

Tom, here we go again. I agree with most heartily, but alas, they do not abide your warnings. I am afraid it has corrupted them, and in that, corrupted the masses. They should feel shame, but they have permitted shame to escape the public venue. What shall we do? Revolt?

Cross-posted @ Rosemary's News and Ideas.

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

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