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 Gulf Oil Spill--Yet Another Case For States' Rights

The BP oil spill is a disaster in every sense with plenty of blame to go around. But, like Hurricane Katrina, it once again proves that you CANNOT rely on the Federal government to bail you out of any natural disaster. They are to inefficient, bureaucratic , and incompetent to do anything of the sort and if you are going to bet your life on them coming to your rescue, you could find yourself 6 feet under very quickly!
Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal is rightfully furious at the lack of Fed response and wants to take matters into his own hands to protect the coastline of his state. His idea is to build an artificial island to protect the inland marshes from the oil. The EPA is telling him he cannot do that without their permission because it could affect the ecology near the island and theoretically arrest him for acting on his own! Are you kidding me? Affect the ecology?? What the hell do you think WILL DEFINITELY happen if you DON’T try Jindal’s idea?? Outrageous! This is yet another example of the Feds stepping on the right of a sovereign state to handle its own problems.

What to talk about next?? More teacher bailouts? Pension fund bailouts?? The EPA and the Gulf Oil Spill? Arizona updates?? The Sestak controversy?? So much Socialism to report on, so little time!

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