Portrait of Thomas Jefferson painted in 1800 by Rembrandt Peale
“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”
– Thomas Jefferson –
It would appear as if our nations Founding Fathers were either much more realistic or just so much smarter than the current bunch we have in charge. Let's begin moving towards Thomas Jefferson's vision of a small government for a country that can do big things!
Focus on Liberty for the Person and Fr [...]
“Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.”
– Ronald Reagan –
And with each passing year and every new President and Congress, this quote looks to be more and more true!
Maybe America's Next President will at least slow down this appearance.
Yours in Freedom,
Although he did not originate the phrase, President Harry Truman had a sign on his desk through most of his presidency indicating he understood he was the ultimate arbiter of The Republic’s executive decision-making. It said: “The buck stops here”. [...]
George Bernard Shaw looks into the distance
“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.”
– George Bernard Shaw –
It really is amazing the amount of risk (both personal and business) the Founding Fathers of The United States of America took to create this country... and the vast majority of us today, just take all this for granted. By forming this new government the way they did, they allowed the Person to be the centerpiece while still maint [...]
“Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.”
– Calvin Coolidge –
By attempting to tax more and more we're not building up those links, we're trying to weaken the strongest links in the chain.
Stop tearing down the strong and start building up the weak! [...]
A classic photo of Groucho Marx, his eye brows, mustache and cigar!
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble,
finding it everywhere,
diagnosing it incorrectly
and applying the wrong remedies."
Mr. Obama seems to have mastered this definition! [...]
Gandhi and Nehru together in 1929
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes." - Mahatma Gandhi
When you combine this idea with George Washington's warning against putting party before country, well it's not too hard to see that as a nation, the United States has veered dramatically from the course our founding father's set for the it.
They created a nice plan, including rules to run the government with, and the people we have elected, or allowe [...]