Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Quote of the Day - That Jefferson Dude

"Mankind soon learn to make interested uses of every right and power which they possess, or may assume. The public money and public liberty, intended to have been deposited with three branches of magistracy, but found inadvertently to be in the hands of one only, will soon be discovered to be sources of wealth and dominion to those who hold them; distinguished, too, by this tempting circumstance, that they are the instrument, as well as the object, of acquisition. With money we will get men, said Ceasar, and with men we will get money. Nor should our assembly 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 [the assembly] 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, will have seized the heads of 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 of 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 - The constitution of the State and its several charters
The men who founded this nation understood government, abuse of power and human nature far better than today's useful idiots could ever hope to.  You read what these men wrote and think "what would they think of how far we've fallen, of all of the abject morons in America today?"

How they would weep for their country, and my, how the leftist MSM and the SLPC would treat Jefferson if he were alive and speaking / writing today.

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