The people are the masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who would pervert it! -- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 16th US President
"The people cannot delegate to government the power to do anything which would be unlawful for them to do themselves." ... whenever the Legislators endeavor to take away, and destroy the Property of the People, or to reduce them to Slavery under Arbitrary Power, they put themselves into a state of War with the People, who are thereupon absolved from any farther Obedience, and are left to the common Refuge, which God hath provided for all Men, against Force and Violence. Whensoever therefore the Legislative shall transgress this fundamental Rule of Society, and either by Ambition, Fear, Folly or Corruption, endeavor to grasp themselves, or put into the hands of any other an Absolute Power over the Lives, Liberties, and Estates of the People; By this breach of Trust they forfeit the Power the People had put into their hands, for quite contrary ends, and it devolves to the People, who have a Right to resume their
original Liberty." -- John Locke (1632-1704) English philosopher and political theorist. Considered the ideological progenitor of the American Revolution and who, by far, was the most often non-biblical writer quoted by the Founding Fathers of the USA. Source: SECOND TREATISE ON CIVIL GOVERNMENT
"The statist objective, always, is to make as many persons as possible, as dependent as possible, on a government as big as possible." -- Robert W. Lee
Source: Tracking the Budget Beast, THE NEW AMERICAN, p. 21, May 27, 1996
"A tax cut means higher family income and higher business profits and a balanced federal budget.... As the national income grows, the federal government will ultimately end up with more revenues. Prosperity is the real way to balance our budget. By lowering tax rates, by increasing jobs and income, we can expand tax revenues and finally bring our budget into balance." -- John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) 35th US President, Source: September 18, 1963
That's Why We Can't Have Nice Things
When the Dallas Tea Party consistently votes Republican.
When Dan Branch sends ringer delegates to the LP Dallas County Convention.
When Pete Sessions dishonors himself but still finds someone at White Rock Lake willing to throw him a party.
When Royce West writes a self-aggrandizing constituent newsletter.
When Eddie Bernice Johnson votes emotionally because she is clueless regarding economics.