Cleaning Our Own House
We in America are known as the greatest nation on earth. We have advanced technology more then all other nations combined and yet we are close to being the society in history that was on top of the world and disappeared. We have already started to descend, look at our world wide education rating, our drop in manufacturing, our national debt, not to mention our soaring poverty rate. America being the greatest nation on earth should not be following the idiotic policies taking us down this road but instead the wisdom of our founding fathers. We need to clean all areas of our own house so we can be3 that great beacon to the world.
Each individual of the society has a right to be protected by it in the enjoyment of his life, liberty, and property, according to standing laws. He is obliged, consequently, to contribute his share to the expense of this protection; and to give his personal service, or an equivalent, when necessary. But no part of the property of any individual can, with justice, be taken from him, or applied to public uses, without his own consent, or that of the representative body of the people.
I am far from being rich but I do see just shy of 50% of the people pay no taxes and in fact get more money back at the end of the year then they pay in. This is not, “contribute his share to the expense of this protection” but yet draining society and being a non-contributor but in reality, our elected officials and society has done this to them.
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
It is not the purpose for the government to take care and provide for you, yet for you to provide for yourself. The government is there to make sure you get the same chance as everyone else. It does nothing but destroy the will and self confidence of people when you take care of them without them having to lift a hand.
It is not everyone who asketh that deserveth charity; all however, are worth of the inquiry or the deserving may suffer
We are a very giving nation but if you are suffering do to your purposeful refusal to put your priorities in order that is your problem. If you have the means to buy insurance and don’t then wreck your car, I’m not going to help you buy another car. I see so many who have the means for the priorities they know the need but choose to have Smart Phones, Fancy Cars, and smokes 2 to 3 packs of cigarettes a day instead. When something goes wrong these will be the first demanding money or free healthcare because “they couldn’t afford it”. Take away their toys and they can. The first things out of their mouths “tax the rich so we can get more free government stuff”. I wonder what the founding fathers said about that.
To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
This sounds like 45% of our society today and it’s wrong, get off you lazy butt and get a job.
We have voter fraud running amuck in our great nation. The senator who was down by 15 point won in a landslide. The group overseeing the voting was SEIU, the same group who beat a guy half to death and destroyed his stand for selling merchandise at a political rally they didn’t like. In the last election in Florida 53,000 dead people registered to vote; that must be one hell of a trick! Across the US over 1.8 million dead people registered to vote. There were 2.75 million people registered in multiple states, and even worse than that, Illegal aliens were registered and voting in our elections and the politicians will do nothing to stop these atrocities. One lady in Ohio admitted to voting 5 times and in California an illegal alien admitted the same.
Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence, (I conjure you to believe me fellow citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of Republican Government.
This would be a cinch to fix. First anyone without an ID doesn’t get to vote. We have to have an ID to get cigarettes or alcohol and voting is more important. The politicians who are against mandating voter IDs need to be removed from office because they are condoning voter fraud and they are sworn to protect the constitution. The people who don’t what to have an ID to vote is either not allowed to vote (Felon, Illegal aliens, not registered in that voting area), or want others to vote illegally for their political agenda; this is UN-American! We need to start using BIO scanners; this is a device that takes your fingerprint or iris scan for ID verification. Add a password and the ability to check your selection after the fact and you will clean up 95% of the fraud going on in the elections today (you will never get rid of it all, to many lawyers). They can get the BIO scan while they are getting registered to vote. All voting stations have cameras and if anyone votes more then once you can validate they committed fraud and charge them along with removing all their votes. If some ingenuous way another votes on their record, wipe all votes under that BIO scan clean and have them re-vote. With all this being said, we need to get back to having integrity in our elections. No political party or agenda should ever be allowed to put election integrity into question.
Elected scoundrels, Out Right Fraud
When you watch a company receive a $30 million dollar stimulus, then turn around and donate $100,000 dollars to the political party giving them the stimulus, and then file for bankruptcy; you have just watched what is known as “money laundering” by the political party giving the stimulus which is a felony. So why are our politicians allowed to get away with it? They (all parties) get away with not paying taxes, underage prostitutes, sexual harassment, bribery, drunk driving, and a countless list of other infractions and yet their colleagues do not remove them through action if they are in the same party and their constituents reelect them knowing they are criminals. Elected official caught committing criminal acts should be barred from ever being able to hold public office again. Their punishment under the law should be more harsh then the common citizen because they should be setting the example.
How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!
Both parties are perverting for what our founding fathers stood. They take an oath to protect and uphold the US Constitution and never do. Our own Democratic president has illegal aliens here in his family, convicted of DUIs and not being deported; why? We had a Republican Governor how had hired illegal aliens to work for him and again, nothing was done to them.
A fondness for power is implanted, in most men, and it is natural to abuse it, when acquired.
Alexander Hamilton nailed our problem today; our government officials instead of being for the people are now for themselves. Our officials should not have a lifetime of getting rich off the government. They need to first prove themselves in the private world as should our collage educators. Neither should be teaching or leading the people if they can’t survive in the real world. Theology is not necessarily a bad thing unless it comes from a completely academic view; there is no practical experience to support it.
The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government
Our founding fathers were much smarter then our politicians today. They understood and held the beast of tyrannizes at arms length; not embrace it like a long lost brother as many of our politicians do today.
The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.
These are the words of our founding fathers yet every time you turn around our leaders are giving more of our money away to people who are given the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves but would rather take a handout then work. It isn’t their fault as much as it is our politicians.
I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.
The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.
So if am reading Patrick Henry right, all these back room behind close door meetings will put our liberties in danger; they already have. There is a story about cooking a frog. If you through a frog into a boiling pan of hot water it will immediately jump out; but if you put it in a pan of lukewarm water and slowly turn up the heat, it will be cooked alive without jumping out. This is the same for us and our liberties. If the politicians tried to take our liberties all at once, we would revolt; but if they just shave a little here and shave a little their, before we know what has happened, we’re cooked.
But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.
The worst tyrants are those which establish themselves in our own breasts.
Lack of Ethics, Morals, and Integrity
Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time.
This sounds familiar; our society has lost our ethical and moral foundation in this country and is headed (thanks to both parties) in a direction which will soon be unrecoverable.
Give up money, give up fame, give up science, and give the earth itself and all it contains rather than do an immoral act.
The Integrity which once shined throughout the world has been tarnished by our politicians allowing outside influence to change the direction our founding fathers set us on.
Foreign influence is truly the Grecian horse to a republic. We cannot be too careful to exclude its influence.
The national debt which has piled up from both parties is destroying our nations and all our politicians care about is getting reelected. I could not do what our government has done without ending up in bankruptcy court which is where we are headed. It is immoral to have the debt we currently have and no, spending more will not make it go away. The most upsetting item is many of our politicians don’t see a problem; talk about being financially irresponsible.
A private central bank issuing the public currency is a greater menace to the liberties of the people than a standing army." We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt."
The news people, no longer have any integrity. I would call them journalists (the occupation of reporting, writing, editing, photographing, or broadcasting news) but the definition doesn’t include purposefully lying about events or covering only one side of a story; they once were respectable but no longer. This is the current state of our news people and I don’t know if they will ever again be respectable.
A printer publishes a lie: for which he ought to stand in the pillory, for the people believe in and act upon it.
What’s best for our nation?
A constitution founded on these principles introduces knowledge among the people, and inspires them with a conscious dignity becoming freemen; a general emulation takes place, which causes good humor, sociability, good manners, and good morals to be general. That elevation of sentiment inspired by such a government makes the common people brave and enterprising. That ambition which is inspired by it makes them sober, industrious, and frugal.
What is best for America is what is stated above. The monstrous amalgamation of regulations need to be removed and in place a set of common sense regulations that are not like a noose tightening around the necks of businesses.
The greatest [calamity] which could befall [us would be] submission to a government of unlimited powers.
I believe Thomas Jefferson is dead on the money. The more we have of government messing up our lives the more we lose our freedom. Many politicians think the government should run everything in your life but our founding fathers once again had something to say about this.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Our founding fathers even knew the cause of all the gun violence we see today even though many of our politicians will never admit it.
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 from an unarmed man, may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.
I will leave you with a few more founding father’s quotes and like I said, they are much smarter then our politicians today.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
It is an old adage that honesty is the best policy. This applies to public as well as private life, to states as well as individuals.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.