FOOD FOR THOUGHT…Warnings from the founding fathers

From: Hank Ashmore
The Deplorable Infidel

 

WARNINGS FROM THE FOUNDING FATHERS

“If Congress can employ money indefinitely into the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of religion into their own hands; they may appoint teachers in every State, county and parish and pay them out of their public treasury; they may take into their own hands the education, establishing in like manner schools throughout the Union; they may assume the provision of the poor; they may undertake the regulation of all roads other than post roads, everything, from the highest object of state legislation down to the most minute object of police, would be thrown under the power of Congress. Were the power of Congress to be established in the latitude contended for, it would subvert the very foundations and transmute the very nature of the limited Government established by the people of America.”

James Madison

 

“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms…disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”

Thomas Jefferson

 

“Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins. Republics and limited monarchies derive their strength and vigor from a popular examination into the action of the magistrates.”

Benjamin Franklin

 

“Experience has shewn that under the best of forms of government, those entrusted with power, in time and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.”

Thomas Jefferson

 

One of Sheila’s favorite quotes:

“Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.”

Milton Friedman

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