Thursday, January 8, 2009

Interesting comment on another site

Author only listed RCD as his id but I like what he said:

During the debate for the constitution, Patrick Henry was concerned that a large federal government would inevitably lead to a loss of individual freedom. James Madison’s argument was there were two protections in the Constitution to prevent this. One was that the Feds would have no ability to directly tax the population. The other was that Senators would be elected by state legislatures. Madison reasoned that the federal government would not become despotic if it had no money, and Senators would be kept in check because they would be responsive to the people through more accessible state governments. The Democrats removed both protections just over 90 years ago and we have today exactly what Patrick Henry feared: a government run by career politicians with no interest in the actual country or its people. In one famous speech Henry asked rhetorically whether liberty has been destroyed most often by the licentiousness of the people or by the tyranny of rulers? "I imagine," he answered, "you will find the balance on the side of tyranny."

1 comment:

ladynurse4 said...

Big government has corrupted the people. There are so many people who are now committed to big government because they think they are entitled to my money to sit home and not work when they are perfectly healthy, (except for their drug habit....which is self induced or another disease that it would be politically incorrect to also name as self induced.)