AMERICAN FOUNDING WISDOM, AND
POLITICAL WISDOM IN GENERAL, THAT ARE
NOT REPRESENTED IN
ACADEMIA OR IN OUR MSM-
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A Time for Choosing (Video)
- Ronald Reagan - 1964
Milton Friedman - Greed
Constitutional Interpretation Quotations
As we listen to those on the Left (Progressives) continue to propagate the notion that the Constitution (a contract between the American people and their government) is living and breathing (i.e. politicians and judges have the authority to interpret it as they see fit) it is necessary to remind the citizenry that such a practice renders us Constitution-less.
Without a Constitution we become a people under government rule, rather than a people who set rules for government.
Progressives will tell you the Constitution is too old to be understood, that it's out of touch with modern man, that the founders intended it's meaning to be mutable or unfixed in order to meet the needs of the time.
After reading these quotes by James Madison (the author of the Constitution) and other founders, you can know FOR CERTAIN that the Progressives are dead wrong.
The simple fact that the founders inserted an AMENDMENT PROCESS (Article 5) into the Constitution - alone - proves the living and breathing notion false:
Article V - Amendment
The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.
My favorite quote regarding inerpreting the Constitution is by James Madison:
I entirely concur in the propriety of resorting to the sense in which the Constitution was accepted and ratified by the nation. In that sense alone it is the legitimate Constitution. And if that is not the guide in expounding it, there may be no security for a consistent and stable, more than for a faithful exercise of its powers. If the meaning of the text be sought in the changeable meaning of the words composing it, it is evident that the shape and attributes of the Government must partake of the changes to which the words and phrases of all living languages are constantly subject. What a metamorphosis would be produced in the code of law if all its ancient phraseology were to be taken in its modern sense. And that the language of our Constitution is already undergoing interpretations unknown to its founder, will I believe appear to all unbiassed Enquirers into the history of its origin and adoption.
'Mark Levin - Alinsky's Rules for Radicals' (Part 1 of 3)
Were You Taught Any of These Quotes in U.S. History Class When You Were In School?
It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.
Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government. -James Madison
In matters of Power, let no more be heard of confidence in men, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution. -Thomas Jefferson
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. -Thomas Jefferson
What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. -Thomas Jefferson
When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. -Thomas Jefferson
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. -Thomas Jefferson
Gaurd with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined.... O sir, we should have fine times, indeed, if to punish tyrants, it were only sufficient to assemble the people! - Patrick Henry
No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.
If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. - Winston Churchill
This member of the Government was at first considered as the most harmless and helpless of all its organs. But it has proved that the power of declaring what the law is...by sapping and mining slyly and without alarm the foundations of the Constitution, can do what open force would not dare attempt. -Thomas Jefferson on the our Judicial Branch of government
Property is the fruit of labor...property is desirable...is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built. –Abraham Lincoln
Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name - liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names - Liberty and Tyranny. -Abraham Lincoln
Do you think that we want those laws to be observed? We want them broken. There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. -Ayn Rand
When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion - when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing - when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors - when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you - when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice - you may know that your society is doomed. -Ayn Rand
Whoever claims the right to redistribute the wealth produced by others is claiming the right to treat human beings as chattel. -Ayn Rand
Communism and environmentalism—we are talking about two ideologies that are structurally very similar. They are against individual freedom. They are in favor of centralist master-minding of our fates. They are both very similar in telling us what to do, how to live, how to behave, what to eat, how to travel, what we can do and what we cannot do. There is a huge similarity in this respect. -Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus
-James Madison, Author of the U.S. Constitution
The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.
A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second, that second for a third, and so on 'til the bulk of society is reduced to mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering...and the forehorse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression. -Thomas Jefferson
Beware of those who operate
under the veil of Compassion.
I agree that we should not hate Jihadists;
Gandhi suggested the Jews defeat the Nazis with passive resistance.
The hatred towards Bush regarding the WMD "lie" implies that Saddam was being honest about what he has never been honest about before.
Did you notice those who called the
B. Franklin said Those who would give up Essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety, which implies that those who would give up a little temporary Liberty, to purchase Essential Safety, deserve both Liberty and Safety.
Israel's unavoidable bombing of civilians in order to protect itself from Islamo-terror, is condemned by Europe. Where are the condemnations coming from Europe against the US, for bombing 100 thousand German civilians in order to save Europe from the Nazis?
Israel remains highest on Islam's crusade list for one reason; as a result of Islam’s central fervent belief in the demise of the Infidel and in the conquest of his lands. Israel is the spiritual capital of Judao-Christianity, thus it is the spiritual epicenter of the infidel. If you believe there is any other root cause behind the so called Middle East crisis, you are an enabler of the Islamic crusade.
Since when is war
The left has such wonderful reasons
Question those who
The Constitution enforces rights,
Liberals are so focused on their causes
Compassion can’t be legislated.
Democrats are CON-passionate.
OXY-MORON: Pro-Choice Liberal
Liberal: Stay out of my bedroom!
Have you heard of the 2nd Amendment?
It’s in-between the 1st and 3rd.
If only Bill Clinton stuck it to Osama
11th Commandment: Thou Shall not be a Democrat
If Love is blind,
why would you want it to be our national security policy?
Hope is for those without Liberty.
Missing from Obama's family dictionary:
Conservatives are loyal opposition because they want what's Best for our Country. Liberals create opposition in spite of what's Best for our Country.
The rights of the individual IS the common good. Get it!?
The left’s power structure is dependent on the existence of two types of psychological conditions within the citizenry. They need a large portion of the masses to feel deep shame for who we are, and to feel overwhelmed with guilt for what others don't have.
This keeps both segments of society in a constant state of agitation and conflict. It keeps both sides feeling vulnerable to the other while feeling dependant on the cult of Liberalism which peddles the narrative of this mythical struggle beteen the so called classes while offering both classes their only hope of earthly salvation.
But unknown to many, the remedy is the very cause of their disease.
Progressivism is Marxism one step at a time.
As a matter of human nature or natural law – man will always pursue his self-interest, but a free-market system – by default – channels this self-interest to the benefit of the public good better than any other system in that the manifestation of one man’s self-interest is hinged upon his success in supplying for the demands of his fellow man. The public good is an effect even though it is not the cause. (The wisdom here is Adam Smith's and Milton Friedman's. I just wanted to put their teachings in my own words)