Sunday, July 19, 2009

Thomas Jefferson on power

"When all government, domestic and foreign, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another, and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated."

-Thomas Jefferson (quote taken from Ron Paul's "The Revolution")

Strange as it might seem by todays standards that our founders didn't advocate for centralized government. As a matter of fact our founders fought against most of what we tolerate with increasing apathy. A government that has enough power to give you what so ever you want has enough power to take anything, and everything from you. Our founders fought against oppressive taxes (think IRS), oppressive government (think current government), loss of property (think current regulations), and much more. The United States is falling into tyranical fascism. The people will wake up, but will it be too late?

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