Our Founding Fathers did it. And a mighty fine job of it they did.
Patrick Henry: Let Mr. Madison tell me when did liberty ever exist when the sword and the purse were given up from the people? Unless a miracle shall interpose, no nation ever did, nor ever can retain its liberty after the loss of the sword and the purse.
"They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?"- Patrick Henry - Speech at the Second Virginia Convention at St. John's Church, Redmond, Virginia, March 23, 1776
Frederick Douglass: Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has and it never will.
Frederick Douglass: Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will
Our Founders did an excellent job too bad we switched our form of government from a Republic of Independent States to a Representative Democracy in 1913 with ratification of the 17th Amendment.
In 122 years between 1791 and 1913 this country grew from an indebted nation of 13 states to one of the greatest industrial nations of the world. Half way through we fought the bloodiest war of our history. Compare that to the performance of the last 100 years from 1913 to 2013. Foreign wars, depressions, rescissions and an ever growing and powerful Central Government.
July 30, 2013 at 9:21pm
Everybody I know don’t understand any of this and don’t care.
July 30, 2013 at 4:14pm
It’s all over the NSA owns all of us..
July 30, 2013 at 4:08pm
After hearing M BACHMAN it’s obvious they got to her she will not run for congress again and she has campaign money issues. The NSA owns her.
I choose and I can’t watch where it goes se not to travel by air. When I am required to remove cash and medication from my pockets and I am not allowed to watch where it goes. I had narcotics missing from the basket when I passed through the TSA shakedown when I PROTESTED THE PRESCRIPTION WAS SUDDENLY FOUND. I am lucky I was not arrested and framed. I travel less and use ground transportation. Of course I now have to be vigilant for corrupt cops who will shake me down while on the road.
What is this? The National Enquirer lite now?
PS: Beck got purged from the Seattle talk radio market today. Good riddance Mr. Sweater salesman.
@Red Meat...I used to live in the Seattle area...Mostly idiots populate the area...So you fit right in...Enjoy your little Marxist utopia....
And you migrated to Indy? LOL Have fun smelling all the cow farts and watching the barn paint dry. Can't really think of a more boring place in the world. Enjoy.
It won't be long before people in the cities will be begging to get out of the gangland they live in, at that point boring will be looking pretty good.
Indiana doesn't look good even to the refugee's brought in from Haiti.
@Red Meat....I don't live in Indianapolis...Not even Indiana...You know what they say about assumptions...
January 1, 2013 at 9:51am
Sadly, you are possibly on to something. Four months since the Benghazi incident and she couldn’t testify, but she had time to galavant around the globe. Now that her term is ending she’s incapacitated.
January 1, 2013 at 9:47am
Maybe she’s in detox.
December 26, 2012 at 1:38pm
Stupid posters. You or I would be in the can after a beating “RESISTING ARREST”. Corrupt cops will have to investigate video tape. HE HE HE
December 22, 2012 at 11:07pm
He must be a Texas cop at his other job. After all if the corrupt pervert cops are not getting drunk, sexually abusing prisoners or sleeping off a drunk while on duty the crooks in blue are rested enough to have two jobs and several disability pensions. Check out this petition and sign it.