Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Question For Texas Rep 108 Dan Branch

"Power is something of which I am convinced there is no innocence this side of the womb." -- Nadine Gordimer (1923-) South African writer, political activist, Nobel Prize in Literature (1991) http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Nadine.Gordimer.Quote.F9E7

"For the power given to Congress by the Constitution does not extend to the internal regulation of the commerce of a State (that is to say, of the commerce between citizen and citizen,) which remain exclusively with its own legislature; but to its external commerce only, that is to say, its commerce with another State, or with foreign nations, or with the Indian tribes." -- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
Source: Opinion against the constitutionality of a National Bank, February 15, 1791

"Things in our country run in spite of the government, not by the aid of it." -- Will Rogers (1879-1935) American humorist

"And there is the point exactly, we are all the time blaming difficulties on tosomething else. Our real trouble is that we are too soft to solve the problem." -- Charles F. Kettering http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Charles.Kettering.Quote.64B7

"The inescapable price of liberty is an ability to preserve it fromdestruction." -- General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) WWII Supreme Allied Commander of the Southwest Pacific, Supreme United Nations Commander http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Douglas.MacArthur.Quote.8AD0

"To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight of the blood." -- George Santayana [Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás] (1863-1952) Spanish-born philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist


my comment at GOPUSAdotcom

I'm a firm believer that Social Security and many other government programs should be privatized. That is why I always vote Libertarian, never for Republicans or Democrats.


my comment at DALLASNEWSdotcom

tim_lebsack 3:28 PM on October 5, 2010
The government contracted with a private entity for services ??
What a GREAT idea.

Liberty For All.
Libertarianism For Texans.


People don't have needs.  Goals, plans and situations have needs.  People have desires.  -- Tim Lebsack



"But I go on this great republican principle, that the people will have virtue and intelligence to select men of virtue and wisdom. Is there no virtue among
us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation. No theoretical checks--no
form of government can render us secure. To suppose that any form of government
will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea. If there be sufficient virtue and intelligence in the community, it will be exercised in the selection of these men. So that we do not depend on their virtue, or put confidence in our rulers, but in the people who are to choose them." -- James Madison (1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President Source: Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788 http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/James.Madison.Quote.ACC8

"A frequent recurrence to the fundamental principles of the constitution, and a constant adherence to those of piety, justice, moderation, temperance, industry
and frugality, are absolutely necessary to preserve the advantages of liberty, and to maintain a free government." -- Massachusetts Bill of Rights 1780

"With money we will get men, said Caesar, and with men we will get money. Nor should our assembly [the Virginia Legislature] be deluded by the integrity of their own purposes, and conclude that these unlimited powers will never be abused, because themselves are not disposed to abuse them. They should look forward to a time, and that not a distant one, when a corruption in this, as in the country from which we derive our origin [Great Britain], will have seized the heads o! government, and be spread by them through the body of the people; when they will purchase the voices of the people, and make them pay the price. Human nature is the same on every side of the Atlantic, and will be alike influenced by the same causes. The time to guard against corruption and tyranny, is before they shall have gotten hold on us. It is better to keep the wolf out of the fold, than to trust to drawing his teeth and talons after he
shall have entered." -- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President Source: "Notes on the State of Virginia," 1782 http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Thomas.Jefferson.Quote.5C30


Dan Branch, 
Texas House of Representatives 108

How Many More Must Die Before Self-Defense Becomes Legal ??


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