Mises and Madison

"With respect to the two words 'general welfare,' I have always regarded them as qualified by the DETAIL of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a METAMORPHOSIS of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators." -April 20, 1831 Letter from James Madison (dubbed Father of the U.S. Constitution for his role in drafting of the text; see also The Federalist Papers, published on behalf of the American system as one of limited government of by and for the people of A Free Republic)~

"MODERN CRYPTODESPOTISM, which arrogates to itself the name of liberalism, finds fault with the negativity of the concept of freedom. The censure is spurious as it refers merely to the grammatical form of the idea and does not comprehend that all civil rights can be as well defined in affirmative as in negative terms. THEY ARE NEGATIVE AS THEY ARE DESIGNED TO OBVIATE AN EVIL, NAMELY THE OMNIPOTENCE OF THE POLICE POWER [OF GOVERNMENT], AND TO PREVENT THE STATE FROM BECOMING TOTALITARIAN." -Ludwig von Mises in chapter 21, The Theory of Money and Credit~

Prov. 11:3 - If the foundations be destroyed, what shall the righteous do?

Monday, August 13, 2012

On the Obamacare threat

Under capitalism government is a necessary evil, the people view bureaucrats and politicians as public servants - and the fewer of them there are the better.

Under socialism the people view bureaucrats and politicians as their commanders. And to the demanders, the more government authority and power, the better.
As George Washington said, "Government is not reason, it is not eloquence — it is force. Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."
Paul Ryan on the Obamacare threat:

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Yes we have to fight Communism... Again. Or Socialism whatever you want to call the statist flavor of the month.

Exploring the philosophy and agenda of occupawn socialists to overthrow the American form of government and economy and the Democrats who applauded and supported them i.e. Obama, Pelosi et al:

See also THE FUTURE OF LIBERTY by George Reisman, PhD