February 07, 2009

Kleptocracy

As Obama's Government Stimulus and Middle Finger to Future Generations Bill slouches towards Bethlehem, I reflect that I am not a Democrat or a democrat or a Republican. I am a constitutional republican. An Obama-voting self-described 'conservative' friend calls me 'extreme right-wing', but my position on democracy, tax, rights, responsibilities and the Republic is barely distinguishable from America's founders.

Some quotes from Jefferson:

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”

“If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions.”

“A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.”

“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.

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