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, or they may act by representatives, freely and equally chosen; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed; that they are entitled to freedom of person, freedom of religion, freedom of property, and freedom of the press.
Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Cartwright, 1824)
And let us not forget these most wise words, as the 2008 election approaches. We have those who would take away ALL POWER within the people to be replaced with totalitarian rule through socialism. They stand out -— we know who they are.
On this night I read Federalist 63 and 64. It has put me in a funk.
The writer pointed out that the people could be corrupted by the politicians. Interesting point.
Moreover, that once the Senate is corrupted, which can only happen within itself, the rest of government is at risk. As the attachment from the State Legislatures and the Senate has been severed for years, this corruption was imminent.
The necessary separation of powers is in grave danger of vaporizing. One party is now controlling matters in the legislative branch and severely limiting the powers and responsibilities of the executive. The judiciary will soon follow, setting the stage for one party rule and its resulting tyranny.
We’ve got to wake up these idiotic liberals before we descend into the hate-filled domain of socialism.