James Madison once said, (Federalist Paper 63)
"...an institution may be sometimes necessary as a defense to the people against their own temporary errors and delusions.... ...there are particular moments in public affairs when the people, stimulated by some irregular passion or some illicit advantage, or misled by the artful misrepresentations of interested men, may call for measures which they themselves will afterwards be the most ready to lament and condemn. In these critical moments, how salutary will be the interference of some temperate and respectable body of citizens, in order to check the misguided career and to suspend the blow meditated by the people against themselves, until reason, justice, and truth can regain their authority over the public mind?"
He also said, "If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy."
John Adams once said,
Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide." And, "There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty. But a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.
And of course, the Declaration of Independence
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security.
You know, I have always laughed at the Dems and the freaks who claim that we are being ruled by a tyrannical government led by Pres George Bush. But, in actuality, the tyranny resides within Congress. Nearly the whole of the country expressed their viewpoint that they did not want this "buyout" that Congress recently flushed down our throats.
I believe that it is high time to throw out all of these bums. And I mean all of them. It is time to throw out the Senate and the House. Billions were added to the Senate bill
to "sweeten" it up.
Senators quietly tucked a number of earmarks into the tax package of the 451-page bill that was passed Wednesday night and is expected to be put to a vote in the House today: a $2 million tax benefit for makers of wooden arrows for children; a $100 million tax break to benefit auto racetrack owners; $192 million in rebates on excise taxes for the Puerto Rican and Virgin Islands rum industry; $148 million in tax relief for U.S. wool fabric producers; and a $49 million tax benefit for fishermen and other plaintiffs who sued over the 1989 tanker Exxon Valdez spill.
Many of these "sweetners" were added because someone else had previously voted them down. Like payments to timber producing regions
. That was killed just the week before by the Administration, but was added in to this bill to get it to pass.WE NEED TO THROW THE BUMS OUT!!
Even Hollywood got something out of the Senate bill: renewal of a tax incentive worth nearly $48 million a year for film and TV producers who produce their work in the United States.
So much for SENATOR John McCain being a pork-killer.... a maverick. At least the Okie Conservative and Realist Sen. James Inhofe voted against it.
Digger over at Digger's Realm
has the full list of those tyrants who voted for this socialist piece of trash. And as you can guess, he is also pissed about this whole travesty. And what is horrific is that even some of the strongest conservatives voted YEA. Digger finds...
A bill to provide authority for the Federal Government to purchase and insure certain types of troubled assets for the purposes of providing stability to and preventing disruption in the economy and financial system and protecting taxpayers, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for energy production and conservation, to extend certain expiring provisions, to provide individual income tax relief, and for other purposes.
I don't know about you, but spending our money in huge volumes neither protects the taxpayer, nor provides income tax relief. Other purposes! I think I'll claims some deductions on my taxes and just put "Other Purposes" in the description and see if they agree to that.
WTH?!!? What does energy conservation measures have to do with the security of AIG? This bill also added the mandate that all insurance companies provide mental health coverage additions. And, all this crap is what made the Republicans in the House "happy" to vote for this attack on capitalism?
Think about this. These companies had trouble either collecting debt or paying their own debt. They just got it all paid for by the government. If you wanted to declare bankruptcy due to all of your debt-load but yet still wanted to hold on to all of your investments, homes, cars, boats, etc... the judge would laugh you out of court. But yet, these corporations just got their debt paid for without having to divest and sell off investments and units in order to secure their own funding.
Recall when New York and California (and I think Minnesota now) asked for Federal bailouts in years past. The government said no. The government did the right thing. These "governments" are independent agencies that control and regulate their own peoples and budgets. This is not unlike private companies. But yet, the Feds have just now NATIONALIZED some of this nation's private mortgage and banking centers.
And now, California
is once again
asking for a $7-Billion federal bailout
. What do you want to bet they get it this time. This time, the conservative "American" people of this nation will be supporting and bailing-out of California's massive illegal problem, along with their illicit and immoral social policies.
Why is it that the Dems and Liberals were so very willing to throw up $700-Billion to private companies, but whine about millions geared toward the War On Terror? If this money were thrown towards fighting the Taliban, we could have 4 times the number of soldiers over in Afghanistan.