Archive for December, 2010
Echoing from the heavens I continue to hear:
“I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground: That all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States or to the people (our 10th Amendment). To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specifically drawn around the powers of Congress, is to take possession of a boundless field of power, no longer susceptible to any definition.” –Thomas Jefferson
Something to give you thought about the right way to start a new year….
This has been around a long time on the internet, but a friend just sent it to me again, and it makes as much good common sense as it ever did, so I’m posting it:
A lesson in Econ 101
Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If, instead of each man paying for the beer he drinks, they would pay their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:
The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
These are a couple of the responses to my post of yesterday, and I think reflect the thoughts of most the hard working folks who’ve helped make this country great:
JL jr.: well, enough is enough, i am tired of slaving my life away and not being able to bring home enough while other sit on their asses collecting more in handouts than i make in a month. i for one am sick of people being able to eat good and drive new cars all on the sweat of my back while i barely scratch out a survival!
“I have never seen more senators express discontent with their jobs. … I think the major cause is that, deep down in our hearts, we have been accomplices to doing something terrible and unforgivable to this wonderful country. Deep down in our hearts, we know that we have bankrupted America and that we have given our children a legacy of bankruptcy. … We have defrauded our country to get ourselves elected.” – John C. Danforth
US Senator (MO-R) Source: in an interview in The Arizona Republic on April 22, 1992 http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/John.Danforth.Quote.B25E
Sometimes an article or essay comes along that is so powerful, so logical, that it should be spread and repeated and repeated. The conclusion is just too important for America and our way of life not to do so. Here, just as I received it, is an article by Selwyn Duke, that I believe to be such a powerful and insightful look at Barack Obama that it must be spread.
This from americanthinker.com:
December 28, 2010
The Missing Link in the Evolution of Barack Obama
By Selwyn Duke