Thursday, June 17, 2010

Quote of The Day - Limited Powers

"If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions. "

- James Madison - January 21, 1792 in a letter to Edmund Pendleton

That, my friends, is the government we have today.

6 comments:

mikeb302000 said...
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Linoge said...

As I have written elsewhere, I am starting to believe that the day we gave independent governmental "agencies" the ability to enforce their rules by the strength of law, we surrendered the last vestige of freedom this country had. We may not have seen it at the time, and we may not see it yet, but the seed is already well and planted.

At any rate, I am curious, Sparky - do you know what a genetic fallacy is, or why I am even asking this question?

Mike W. said...

I have NO idea what MikeB's getting at, as his comment lacks substance and has nothing whatsoever to do with the topic of this post.

Because of that I'm deleting it.

If you want to comment on something else please comment at the appropriate post.

mikeb302000 said...

Linoge, Why don't you dazzle us with your intellectual brilliance and explain what a genetic fallacy is and why you asked me about it.

Mike W., I forget what I wrote but I'm sure it was off topic if you say so. But, since when do you practice censorship for off topic responses? I thought the rule was no personal attacking and name calling.

Linoge said...

Or, y'know, you could just answer what amounts to being a very simple question, instead of pulling your standard (and ineffective) duck-and-weave evasions.

Mike W. said...

No censorship. You just failed to post your comment at the correct post. I wrote about the NRA situation a few posts down.