Answers From History
Are not our leaders honest and fair ? Do they not act in my best interest?
"Most people prefer to believe that their leaders are just and fair, even in the face of evidence to the contrary, because once a citizen acknowledges that the government under which he lives is lying and corrupt, the citizen has to choose what he or she will do about it. To take action in the face of corrupt government entails risks of harm to life and loved ones. To choose to do nothing is to surrender one's self-image of standing for principles. Most people do not have the courage to face that choice. Hence, most propaganda is not designed to fool the critical thinker but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all." -- Michael Rivero
I'm right wing / left wing - How could that ever lead to socialism?
"Socialism needs two legs on which to stand; a right and a left. While appearing to be in complete opposition to one another, they both march in the same direction." -- Paul ProctorWill not our leaders willingly divest themselves of the power granted to them?
"Those who have been intoxicated with power... can never willingly abandon it." -- Edmund Burke
Is the Constitution a ‘living’ document whose meaning and purpose changes?
"How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!"
-- Samuel Adams
Would not a socialist culture better provide for our needs?
"Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy." -- Winston Churchill
Frightened into dependancy Courageously independant
Blame others Accept Responsibility
Desire to be subject to authority Are self-governing
Consume more than they produce Produce more than they consume
Enslave you for your energy Reward you for your energy
A few notes from the Constitutional ratifying conventions of various states.
“This Convention doth also declare that no Section or paragraph of the said Constitution warrants a Construction that the states do not retain every power not expressly relinquished by them and vested in the General Government of the Union.” (South Carolina Ratifying Convention, May 3rd, 1788)
“First That it be Explicitly declared that all Powers not expressly & particularly Delegated by the aforesaid Constitution are reserved to the several States to be, by them Exercised.” (New Hampshire State Ratifying Convention, 1st Amendment Proposal, June 6th, 1788)
“First, That each State in the Union shall respectively retain every power, jurisdiction and right which is not by this Constitution delegated to the Congress of the United States or to the departments of the Federal government.” (Virginia State Ratifying Convention, 1st Amendment Proposal, June 7th, 1788)
“I. THAT each state in the union shall, respectively, retain every power, jurisdiction and right, which is not by this constitution delegated to the Congress of the United States, or to the departments of the Federal government.” (North Carolina State Ratifying Convention, 1st Amendment Proposal, Nov. 21st, 1789)
“1st The United States shall guarantee to each State its sovereignty, freedom and independence, and every power, jurisdiction and right, which is not by this constitution expressly delegated to the United Sates.” (Rhode Island State Ratifying Convention, 1st Amendment proposal, May 29th, 1790)
An Austin Texas police officer has been indicted for indecent exposure on allegations that he exposed himself while receiving a lap dance at a gentleman’s club.