What Unalienable Rights Remain?
If you don’t read and save anything else this Independence Day, these timeless words of wisdom will serve you well. Timeless quotes describe both what is right, and what is wrong with the United States of America and what “unalienable rights” remain in America?
—Thoughts from one of America’s great Presidents:
“My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.” —Abraham Lincoln
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” —Abraham Lincoln
“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.” —Abraham Lincoln
“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” —Abraham Lincoln
“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.” —Abraham Lincoln
—Wisdom of the ages, from a wide variety of sources:
“In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.” —Voltaire (1764)
“The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.” —Adrian Rogers
“Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.” Frederic Bastiot (1801-1850)
“A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.” G. Gordon Liddy
“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it; if it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” —Ronald Reagan (1986)
“Just because you don’t take an interest in politics, doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.” Pericles (430 B.C.)
“A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.” —George Bernard Shaw
“Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.” —James Bovard (1994)
“If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free.”—P. J. O’Rourke
“Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it.” —Cullen Hightower
“I contend for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to life himself up by the handle.” —Sir Winston Churchill
“In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a Congress.” —John Adams
“No man’s life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session.” —Mark Twain
—Finally, these thoughts:
“A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.” — Thomas Jefferson
“He that is good at making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” —Benjamin Franklin
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” —Drafters of the Declaration of Independence.
Remember this statement. Government was created to work for the people, not vice versa.
Happy Independence Day, and let’s hope that America are ahead of it, not behind it—and that Americans retain and/or regain those “unalienable rights” in the face of a huge and growing government.
This is one time our elected leaders should pay attention to the advice of Vladimir Putin….how scary is that?
On February 4th, 2013, Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, addressed the Duma, (Russian Parliament), and gave a speech about the tensions with minorities in Russia: "In Russia live Russians. Any minority, from anywhere, if it wants to live in Russia, to work and eat in Russia, should speak Russian, and should respect the Russian laws. If they prefer Sharia Law, then we advise them to go to those places where that's the state law. Russia does not need minorities. Minorities need Russia, and we will not grant them special privileges, or try to change our laws to fit their desires, no matter how loud they yell 'discrimination'. We better learn from the suicides of America, England, Holland and France, if we are to survive as a nation. The Russian customs and traditions are not compatible with the lack of culture or the primitive ways of most minorities. When this honorable legislative body thinks of creating new laws, it should have in mind the national interest first, observing that the minorities are not Russians."The politicians in the Duma gave Putin a standing ovation for five minutes.
SCARY WHEN PUTIN'S ADVICE SOUNDS GOOD AND USABLE--RIGHT?
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