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

Monday, February 8, 2010

John Murtha (D), PA: R.I.P.

I would like to send condolences to the Murtha family on the passing of the PA Congressman.

Although I believe Jack Murtha was an awful Congressman who was know as the king of pork with highly questionable ethics, stealing millions from the citizens of other states and bringing it home to his own district, I will show some respect to his family and their loss for this week anyways.

After that, the Republican challenger, William Russell, needs to (and I am sure will) go out 100% to take this seat away from Nancy Pelosi and chalk up another mid term victory for Republicans.

Let us for now show respect to the Murtha family, unlike the total disrespect and slander Jack Murtha showed to the Haditha Marines since 2005...disrespect he never apologized for.

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