To borrow a line from Glenn Beck; “You are the Protectors of Liberty”, which means you have a couple of questions to ask yourself.
- Am I a true patriot that believes in the principles laid down by the Constitution and the Founding Fathers, or am I a socialist sheep that would be running for South America if I were a Nazi SS officer?
- What, when, where, and how am I willing to protect these principles and liberties for myself, my family and future generations?
No answer required; it is just something you need to start thinking about and have clear answers for those questions. Also, you might want to think about looking beyond the immediate disenfranchisement problem.
My first Honorary Democratic A** Award given to Republicans that have hit their knees for the Messiah is awarded to Lindsey Graham. Let’s leave Snowe, Collins and Spector out of this for the time being. They get their very own special award. Ask the right question; “What is the payoff for Republicans to give up the true Republican Party Principles of fiscal responsibility, free markets, and small government?”
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has had an I.V. line of koolaid inserted over the weekend:
THOMAS JEFFERSON: (These quotes sum up what a Founding Father thought about a National Bank):
“It has always been denied by the republican party in this country, that the Constitution had given the power of incorporation to Congress. On the establishment of the Bank of the United States, this was the great ground on which that establishment was combated; and the party prevailing supported it only on the argument of its being an incident to the power given them for raising money.” –Thomas Jefferson to Dr. Maese, 1809. ME 12:231
“[The] Bank of the United States… is one of the most deadly hostility existing, against the principles and form of our Constitution… An institution like this, penetrating by its branches every part of the Union, acting by command and in phalanx, may, in a critical moment, upset the government. I deem no government safe which is under the vassalage of any self-constituted authorities, or any other authority than that of the nation, or its regular functionaries. What an obstruction could not this bank of the United States, with all its branch banks, be in time of war! It might dictate to us the peace we should accept, or withdraw its aids. Ought we then to give further growth to an institution so powerful, so hostile?” –Thomas Jefferson to Albert Gallatin, 1803. ME 10:437
“Scenes are now to take place as will open the eyes of credulity and of insanity itself, to the dangers of a paper medium abandoned to the discretion of avarice and of swindlers.” –Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Cooper, 1814. ME 14:189
“The States should be applied to, to transfer the right of issuing circulating paper to Congress exclusively, in perpetuum.” –Thomas Jefferson to John W. Eppes, 1813. ME 13:276
“The evils of this deluge of paper money are not to be removed until our citizens are generally and radically instructed in their cause and consequences, and silence by their authority the interested clamors and sophistry of speculating, shaving, and banking institutions. Till then, we must be content to return quoad hoc to the savage state, to recur to barter in the exchange of our property for want of a stable common measure of value, that now in use being less fixed than the beads and wampum of the Indian, and to deliver up our citizens, their property and their labor, passive victims to the swindling tricks of bankers and mountebankers.” –Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 1819. ME 15:185