Thomas Jefferson

"We must make our choice between economy and liberty or confusion and servitude...If we run into such debts, we must be taxed in our meat and drink, in our necessities and comforts, in our labor and in our amusements...if we can prevent the government from wasting the labor of the people, under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy."--Thomas Jefferson

"America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own. "
--John Quincy Adams
US diplomat & politician (1767 - 1848)

“Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation”
-James Madison at the Virginia Ratification Debates
"With respect to the words "general welfare," I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators."

- James Madison's Letter to James Robertson, April 20, 1831

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Thoughts on" Dr". George Tiller

Let me just say for the record that I believe the works of Dr. George Tiller were despicable and heinous acts on the most innocent and vulnerable among us and he will be judged harshly for his actions in the after life for performing, in my opinion, the infanticide known as “partial birth abortion” and according to a 2007 Gallup poll, 70% of America agrees that this procedure should be banned.

That being said, I also believe that his killer’s act was also heinous and he will and should be judged the same way by the courts and the higher authority. There is no justification for vigilante revenge. The mainstream pro life movement wishes to see abortion end but only by turning hearts and minds against these acts and not by committing another act of violence.

Extremists on any side of any issue should be marginalized and discounted regardless of their motivations as it does not justly serve any cause and can discredit the positive actions taken by the mainstream of the movement-whatever it is.

Pro life people like me want to see all abortions reduced or ended someday, but not this way.