Skip to comments.The Founding Fathers VS Obama's Administration
Posted on 06/17/2009 8:15:29 AM PDT by Phrogdriver
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness. George Washington
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Deserves to be repeated:
“I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.”
- Benjamin Franklin
"We established however some, although not all its [self-government] important principles . The constitutions of most of our States assert, that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves, in all cases to which they think themselves competent, (as in electing their functionaries executive and legislative, and deciding by a jury of themselves, in all judiciary cases in which any fact is involved,) or they may act by representatives, freely and equally chosen; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed."
-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Cartwright, 1824)
“that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.”
...but only when hunting.
That depends on what you are hunting.
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