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Thursday, October 11, 2007

"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.' To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around the powers of Congress, is to take possession of a boundless field of power, not longer susceptible of any definition."

-- Thomas Jefferson (Opinion on the Constitutionality of a National Bank, 15 February 1791)


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The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

This is also almost an exact quote of the Tenth Amendment. The power in this nation belongs to the people not the Federal Government.

The Founders would not recognize this nation today because so much of the people's power hase been taken by the government and our freedoms have been slowly and surely siffoned away by liberal socialist programs!

The Moronocrats want to continue this pattern. that is why the 08 election is so important!

TrekMedic251 said...

I'm going to cross-post that sometime this weekend.

Awesome,..simply awesome.

Obob said...

which goes to a brillant conversation I had the other day. In reading elements and the basic theme of 1984 to my students, maybe they will read it. Dare to dream. It points out the danger of a government that relieves the people of choices and freewill. Socialism baby!
At what point does the democratic party realize their name reeks of hypocrisy by the social beliefs they hold dear.
To create a welfare state takes the voice out of the people and creates a monolithic beast (excuse the spelling, I'm drinking a touch) that devours all freedoms for the state. Or Stalinistic communism/Hitler nazism, and the warm fuzzyness of Chairman Mao.
Obob need more beer

Robert (Conservative Commentary) said...

Go get it, Obob. I think I need somethign a little more efficient, say, an IV drip of the Old Number 7.

Dora said...

We'd have a pretty hilarious country with a national bank.

heidianne jackson said...

i've actually heard the argument that we the people do have the power, it's just that we're granting it to the idiots in congress and the activist judges so we don't have to think about so many things. sadly, i think that most people believe that to be an acceptable state of affairs.

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