Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Founders' Daily Quote: 6-11 Mar 09

Fri. March 6, 2009.
"War is not the best engine for us to resort to; nature has given us one in our commerce, which if properly managed, will be a better instrument for obliging the interested nations of Europe to treat us with justice."

--Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thomas Pickney, 29 May 1797

That was before the 'One World'ers' came along...

Mon. March 9, 2009.
"On every unauthoritative exercise of power by the legislature must the people rise in rebellion or their silence be construed into a surrender of that power to them? If so, how many rebellions should we have had already?"

--Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia, Query 12, 1782

You have the guns, remember? Oh, that's right. We have them, too. See how that works? That's how we stay free. If you do not understand this simple point, just stay out of the way. You will always be a slave to whichever master comes along. Just be grateful you live in America.

Tue. March 10, 2009.
"If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions."

--James Madison, letter to Edmund Pendleton, 21 January 1792

Here, here.

Wed. March 11, 2009.
"If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send 150 lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, & talk by the hour? That 150 lawyers should do business together ought not to be expected."

--Thomas Jefferson, autobiography, 1821

Someone quick! Tell Congress to get rid of all the lawyers! Oh happy days. Hey, I can dream, can't I? Have a nice day.

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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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