Friday, September 17, 2010

Quote Of The Day - Constitution Day

"The Constitution and the Bill of Rights we designed to get the government off the backs of the people -- all the people. Those great documents guarantee to us all the rights to personal and spiritual self-fulfillment. But that guarantee is not self-executing. As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such a twilight that we all must be most aware of the change in the air -- however slight -- lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness."

-Justice William O. Douglas

Isn't it amazing that 223 years ago our Founders penned a Constitution consisting of roughly 4500 words? 4500 words to govern a nation and limit the power of government. Today we have a monstrous healthcare law spanning over 2000 pages limiting not what the government can do, but limiting what free citizens may do and placing obligations upon them. No wonder we need to kick em all out.

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