Friday, December 5, 2008

Founders' Daily Quote: 5 Dec 08

"There is not a more important and fundamental principle in legislation, than that the ways and means ought always to face the public engagements; that our appropriations should ever go hand in hand with our promises. To say that the United States should be answerable for twenty-five millions of dollars without knowing whether the ways and means can be provided, and without knowing whether those who are to succeed us will think with us on the subject, would be rash and unjustifiable. Sir, in my opinion, it would be hazarding the public faith in a manner contrary to every idea of prudence."

--James Madison, Speech in Congress, 22 April 1790.

Mr. Madison, no one is listening to the Founders' anymore, and those of us who are trying to get them to listen get shouted down. Well, at least they try. They shall not succeed, because it is our country herself which is at stake. May God hear our repentance and heal our land.

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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.

Cross-posted @ Rosemary's News and Ideas.

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