Friday, July 9, 2010

How The Founders Might Judge Today's Americans

Justice Samuel Alito, in writing the majority opinion, said, "Individual self-defense is the central component of the Second Amendment." The founders would have responded "Balderdash!" 

The Founders' Vision Versus Ours by Walter Williams


"The man who seeks freedom for anything but freedom's self is made to be a slave."
-- Alexis de Tocqueville

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."  -- Benjamin Franklin

"The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts."
-- Edmund Burke

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. ” --  Kahlil Gibran 

"Freedom is the greatest fruit of self-sufficiency." -- Epicurus
"I can find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution, and I do not believe that the power and duty of the General Government ought to be extended to the relief of individual suffering which is in no manner properly related to the public service or benefit." -- Grover Cleveland

"It is very certain that [the commerce clause] grew out of the abuse of the power by the importing States in taxing the non-importing, and was intended as a negative and preventive provision against injustice among the States themselves, rather than as a power to be used for the positive purposes of the General Government."
-- James Madison


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