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Rand Paul On Why People Don't Trust Congress
« on: July 14, 2014, 06:25:38 AM »
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.
Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics. There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honour, power and glory, established in the minds of the people, or there can be no republican government, nor any real liberty: and this public passion must be superior to all private passions. John Adams

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Re: Rand Paul On Why People Don't Trust Congress
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014, 06:34:51 AM »
I don't agree with Rand Paul on everything - but that were majestic.
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Re: Rand Paul On Why People Don't Trust Congress
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2014, 06:41:41 AM »
Because government simply cannot be trusted, no matter what the form.

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Re: Rand Paul On Why People Don't Trust Congress
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2014, 02:42:40 PM »
Because government simply cannot be trusted, no matter what the form.

Madison warned people to never trust their freedom to another person.
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.
Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics. There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honour, power and glory, established in the minds of the people, or there can be no republican government, nor any real liberty: and this public passion must be superior to all private passions. John Adams

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Re: Rand Paul On Why People Don't Trust Congress
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2014, 03:10:38 PM »
They have too much money, and too much power.

That gives them reasons to be involved with all sorts of matters, never intended by the founders.

Interests from across the spectrum use government's money and power, to further their agendas.

Crony capitalists, and do-gooder social interests write most legislation.

Meanwhile the highways don't get maintenance, and the Keystone pipeline goes unbuilt, both of which involve jobs, for skilled people willing to work.

Attention along the border is for leftist social interests, where the jobs gained are for nanny-state do-gooders that work for govt. agencies.




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Re: Rand Paul On Why People Don't Trust Congress
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2014, 03:21:43 PM »
Madison warned people to never trust their freedom to another person.


             


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Re: Rand Paul On Why People Don't Trust Congress
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2014, 09:39:44 PM »
Oceander wrote above:
[[ Because government simply cannot be trusted, no matter what the form... ]]

But you'd trust 'em with "immigration reform".....  right ..... ????

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Re: Rand Paul On Why People Don't Trust Congress
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2014, 09:58:27 PM »
Oceander wrote above:
[[ Because government simply cannot be trusted, no matter what the form... ]]

But you'd trust 'em with "immigration reform".....  right ..... ????

and you'd trust them with walling all the dirty little wetbacks out, right ...???


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