posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 11:31 AM
Originally posted by elcapitano75
Imagine if ALL the states could unite against the federal govt. ?
We could call such a rebellion "The United States of America"
Hell we could even write a constitution, something that would protect our rights and liberties.
And hope that someday, such a union, would not spawn some big self serving monster freakshow in the capitol.
Thomas Jefferson thought about this, here are a few of his quotes on the subject:
"Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories."
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care
"It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of
circumstances, become his own."
"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government."
As is evident, this man had wisdom that transcends time itself. He also said this about debt, tell me, do you see any correlation to our current state
in this country?
"It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world."