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Archive for December, 2010

27
Dec

An unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence

“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 prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”

- Thomas Jefferson, quoting Cesare Beccaria’s Essay on Crimes and Punishments

20
Dec

A Series of Oppressions

“Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematical plan of reducing us to slavery.”

- Thomas Jefferson

13
Dec

Liberty, once lost, is lost forever

“But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.”

- John Adams, letter to Abigail Adams, July 17, 1775

10
Dec

A Time of Transition

In just a few short weeks the House of Representatives will undergo the largest transition of power it has ever known. The ruling Democrat party lost 63 seats to the Republican party in what is said to be the largest loss in the history of our Government. During this lame duck session of Congress there are politicians trying feverishly to capitalize on their last few days in control to push through a number of dangerous bills, such as Harry Reid, (D) Nevada, is doing with Senate Resolution 3991 (S 3991) which would force public service workers such as police and firefighters under Union control. He is doing eveyrthing in his power to bypass normal senate procedure to avoid having a public vote. He has been defeated this week, but is still trying to do all that he can to repat his Union-affiliated supporters for getting him re-elected in Nevada for another two years.

When I think about the corruption and dishonesty associated with politicians I cannot ignore the fact that these trends date back as far as society. While some public figures are content to helping their fellow man, others are out for the power and the glory associated with being a leader, while none truely are. The President and the legislators in Washington D.C are there to do business on behalf on the United States with foreign powers while keeping our borders protected and our global economy safe. What they have decidded to do since the time of Woodrow Wilson and others of his ideology is to transform our peaceful and prosperous republic into a socialist paradise. The only problem with socialism is that the ultimate benefit is for the people in power, not the everyday citizen. I urge you all to pay attention to what is being done in your name. When you hear about a new bill being introduced, do not worry so much about how this bill might affect you personally. Rather, think about how it will affect our Country as a whole. If there are personal sacrifices necessary to keep our country safe and prosperous, do not be afraid to make them. The more you do for your country the more your country can do for you in the long run. Be safe. Be strong. Be Vigilent. When the hippies in this country tell you that the republic deserves to die, remember this timeless latin phrase:

“Non illigitimatus refferendum”

Translated into English it says “Don’t let the bastards get you down”.

Sincerely,

George

6
Dec

Neither liberty nor safety

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

- Benjamin Franklin