Skip to comments.Serfdom vs. liberty in 2010
Posted on 12/27/2009 10:53:05 PM PST by neverdem
It was in 1774 that John Adams reminded how the "most sensible and jealous people are so little attentive to government that there are no instances of resistance until repeated, multiple oppressions have placed it beyond a doubt that their rulers had formed settled plans to deprive them of their liberties."
And that's not merely to "oppress the individual or a few," he added, "but to break down the fences of a free constitution, and deprive the people at large of all share in the government, and all the checks by which it is limited."
Mr. Adams, of course, would have been labeled a "right-wing extremist" or a "militia maniac" by today's "progressives" in Congress who have been working so assiduously to soil the fabric of America. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would dismiss Adams' sentiment as "un-American" and tap dance around its implications of unconstitutional freelancing...
Pennsylvania, the State of Independence, now is the State of Corruption. Grand jury allegations more than suggest the state Legislature operates as a corrupt, criminal enterprise. And the words of the Pennsylvania Declaration of Rights from 1776 never have tolled more clearly: "The community hath an indubitable, inalienable and indefeasible right to reform, alter or abolish government, in such a manner as shall be by that community, judged most conducive to the public weal."
"Suckling at the public teat," you'll notice, is missing.
Americans and Pennsylvanians faces a crucial test in 2010. They can either continue traveling down the road to serfdom or return to liberty's boulevard. The republic's future hangs in the balance.
(Excerpt) Read more at pittsburghlive.com ...
Well said. Thanks for posting this.
You're free to run for office, only it ain't free to run.
Golden rule #2 You're only as free as your financial abilities allow.
True. It costs a percentage of the elected position’s pay as a filing fee to run for office in CA. There is an alternative, however. You can get signatures of registered voters sponsoring your name on the ballot. Each signature is worth a monetary amount in lieu of the filing fee. The hard part is that no one knows your name without really expensive campaign ads.
Diane Feinstein: “The commerce clause (of the Constitution) gives Congress ABSOLUTE power.” Emphasis mine.
“The commerce clause (of the Constitution) gives Congress ABSOLUTE power.”
A lawyer looking for an excuse to be a dictator.
Wow. And this was published in a major newspaper in a large Eastern city. Maybe we will have the courage to sweep the socialists out for good.
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