Monday, April 12, 2010.
"No morn ever dawned more favorable than ours did; and no day was every more clouded than the present! Wisdom, and good examples are necessary at this time to rescue the political machine from the impending storm." --George Washington, letter to James Madison, 1786
"Jealousy, and local policy mix too much in all our public councils for the good government of the Union. In a word, the confederation appears to me to be little more than a shadow without the substance...." --George Washington, letter to James Warren, 1785
Can you say, "Class envy"?
"All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of superintending providence in our favor. To that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? Or do we imagine that we no longer need his assistance? I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth-that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the Ground without his Notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his Aid?" --Benjamin Franklin, To Colleagues at the Constitutional Convention
Yes, I'm am afraid many in these United States have forgotten nor do they care to embrace the solace and loving forgiveness that flows forth by our Merciful and Gracious Lord. May we have another revival! Yes, we are in deep need. They have creeded to keep Him out of our schools, our policital discussions, our news, and even our Churches - I fear. Repent! For the He is Faithful to forgive. This is the only unification you have been seeking.
"An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation." --Justice John Marshall, McCullough v. Maryland, 1819
We have reached that point many decades ago...
"The first and governing maxim in the interpretation of a statute is to discover the meaning of those who made it." --James Wilson, Of the Study of Law in the United States, 1790
YES. Especially if you do NOT wish to live under the rules of another ideology besides that of our Founding Fathers!
Essay by Mark Alexander: The Power to Tax ... and Revolt.
Source: Patriot Post.us.
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.