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, May 25, 2010

The Glenn Beck Gold Intrigue!

Congressman Anthony (Ant-ny) Weiner (D-NY) has launched a personal vendetta against radio talk show host Glenn Beck accusing him of “scaring” citizens into buying gold due to the dangerous economic conditions the world faces. Beck (and many others) has a company called Goldline as a sponsor of his show. Ant-ny Weiner is claiming that Goldline is gouging customers by tacking on big commissions to gold sales and Beck is aiding and abetting Goldline in this gouging.
Let me say this about Ant-ny Weiner and Glenn Beck first. Weiner is essentially a white Barack Obama. An angry, whining Socialist who is to scrawny to properly fill out a suit and a guy that feels that government needs to inject themselves into every aspect of your life. As far as Beck, I am mostly in favor of his opinions and beliefs and for the most part enjoy listening to him. The most recent event where I found myself questioning Beck’s true Conservative credentials is when he railroaded and degraded former Texas gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina on his radio show accusing her of being a 9/11 Truther. Although Medina admittedly blew the question, Beck’s immediate dismissal of her was troubling and disappointing.
Ant-ny has gone on TV and said it is his job to “protect consumers” against such business practices. Wrong, Congressman! Your job is to represent the people of your district and uphold the Constitution of the United States, PERIOD! I don’t know about the former, but the latter you are a miserable failure at.
Like most lib-tards (thanks ) , Weiner forgets the fact that people need to take personal responsibility for their actions including doing their own research before they make a purchase of any kind! The government has no role in this process and Weiner certainly has no authority to dicate anything that a private business transacts with a private buyer. If the buyer is not informed enough to do their homework BEFORE they buy something THAT IS THEIR PROBLEM! If Goldline can get someone to pay big commissions on gold purchases then GOOD FOR THEM! That is capitalism my friends. And one of the tenets and rules of the free market is do your homework and BUYER BEWARE! But we don’t need Marxists like Ant-ny Weiner sticking his large nose into our private business transactions for any reason.

1 comment:

  1. His last name should give everyone a clue - "WEINER"