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, April 29, 2013

A Visit From The Ghost of Valley Forge

"..And speaking low, he said: 'We fought a revolution to secure our liberty, we wrote the Constitution, as a shield from tyranny. For future generations, this legacy we gave, in this the land of the free and the home of the brave. The freedom we secured for you, we'd hoped you'd always keep, but tyrants LABORed endlessly, while your parents were asleep.. Your children must attend a school that doesn't educate, your moral values can't be taught, according to the State.. You read about the current 'news' in a very biased press, you pay a tax you do not owe, to please the IRS. Your money is no longer made of silver or of gold, you trade your wealth for paper, so life can be controlled.. 

..Your public servants don't uphold the solemn oath they're sworn, your daughters visit doctors so children won't be born. You pay for crimes that make our Nation turn from God to shame.. "

"As I awoke he vanished, in the mist from whence he came, his words were true, we are not free and we have Ourselves to blame. What would be your answer if he called out from the grave? Is this still the land of the free and home of the brave?"

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