Wednesday, May 07, 2008


“Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist.” —Edmund Burke

You know, it isn’t their intentions so much as their corruption that makes me fear and suspect almost all liberal ideas from Congress. Although their intension's invariably lead to disastrous and unintended consequences, their corruption makes even their good intension's suspect! (Could it even be that those consequences are not unintended?)

Although there are many corrupt republicans, too, at least their platform is about individual rights and smaller government, not about identity groups’ privileges. The best government, as far as I understand the concept, is the smallest government possible needed to assure the common defense, monitor interstate commerce, and enforce equal rights for all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, color, creed, or religion. It was when the government grew beyond those ideals that the corruption grew out of that excess. (As an aside here, I find the freedom of religion as a common theme throughout the founding documents but nowhere do I find the right of no religion; that has just been assumed.)

Beyond demanding that the States grant the freedoms inherent in the Constitution, the Federal government should have nothing to do with the people, per se – the people are within the domain of the state in which they live. The Sixteenth, and to a large extent the Seventeenth, amendments to the Constitution perverted that fundamental principle of Federalism; they involved the Federal government into the lives of the people of the country beyond insuring our liberties. In fact those amendments began the removal of our liberties, all in the name of good intentions.

If the Federal government were to distance themselves from the people (and their industry) the corruption would evaporate. It is as simple as that; at least for the most part. It is the money raised via the Sixteenth Amendment from which corruption springs forth. Money is power, power corrupts, absolute money corrupts absolutely. That follows like, if a=b and if b=c then c=a; I call it identity politics. The government has too much money to be uncorrupted, plain and simple.


There is a virtuous fear which is the effect of faith, and a vicious fear which is the product of doubt and distrust. The former leads to hope as relying on God, in whom we believe; The latter inclines to despair, as not relying on God, in whom we do not believe.Persons of the one character fear to lose God; those of the other character fear to find Him.--Pascal

“Democracies are most commonly corrupted by the insolence of demagogues.” —Aristotle

“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.” —Augustine of Hippo

Veritas vos Liberabit!

God Bless America, it needs it!


No comments: