Philosophical Musings

Philosophical Musings

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

daily thoughts

I'm a constitutionalist.. I see the declaration of independence & the constitution as amazing documents, where the idea of individual freedom was born, took root, & has grown to where we are. I am also very opposed to the trend toward socialism/statism that we have seen in the last century or so. I had high hopes for Obama, but his true agenda became clear soon enough, & his masquerade as a moderate was exposed. I will take newt or mitt, warts & all, rather than another 4 yrs of executive orders & more statist policies.

I am most fearful for the financial ruin that our govt has brought upon us. I am hopeful for change, & responsible fiscal representatives, but i have hoped (and voted) for that for years & gotten empty promises.

I am convinced that we as citizens need to wake up to the divisiveness, propaganda, & outright lies from those in leadership. We need to find some honest public servants, who are not just riding the revolving door to wealth. I hear good things from many.. they need to be supported & more like them voted in. We can end the plunder of the public treasury by corrupt & vain charlatans whose only interest is personal gain. We can change the culture.. we must change the culture.

It is easy to settle into cynicism.. to curse all politicians & say there is nothing we can do.. or to retreat into party ideology & curse the other side. But if we the people remain passive, we will only have more of the same, & the era of america will be over.

"We the People are the rightful masters of both Congress and the Courts--not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."
Abraham Lincoln

I, however, place economy among the first and most important republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared.
Thomas Jefferson

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."
Samuel Adams

"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government."
Thomas Paine

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