“The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.” Thomas Jefferson
With all the debate these days about the debt limit and the “up and down” or the “clean” vote last night (01 June 2011) I thought this quote was quite relevant. Congress overwhelmingly voted to NOT increase the debt ceiling without mandating spending cuts.
One of the things the founding fathers was very serious about was keeping the nation from going into debt…and if debt was necessary, they wanted it paid off as soon as possible!
The founding fathers expected this nation to promote Liberty, Freedom and Prosperity (for the individual) above all else. They knew that if all people had Liberty, the nation had it’s Freedom and all individuals had the ability to Prosper, then the nation would prosper also, both in money and in reputation.
Maybe Americas Next President will understand this concept so the individuals that make up this great nation will make the nation ever greater!
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