Saturday, September 3, 2011

from the desk of: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Birthplace of Independent Conservatism
Liberty -vs- Tyranny


Words worth contemplating... Especially considering our current national dilemma... A lack of leadership.

"There is no maxim in my opinion which is more liable to be misapplied, and which
therefore needs elucidation than the current one that the interest of the majority
is the political standard of right and wrong.... In fact it is only reestablishing
under another name and a more specious form, force as the measure of right...."

--James Madison, letter to James Monroe, 1786

"In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular
sect or denomination of the candidate -- look to his character..."

--Noah Webster Letters to a Young Gentleman Commencing His Education, 1789

"They are not to do anything they please to provide for the general welfare, but
only to lay taxes for that purpose. To consider the latter phrase not as describing
the purpose of the first, but as giving a distinct and independent power to do any
act they please which may be good for the Union, would render all the preceding and
subsequent enumerations of power completely useless. It would reduce the whole
instrument to a single phrase, that of instituting a Congress with power to do
whatever would be for the good of the United States; and as they would be the sole
judges of the good or evil, it would be also a power to do whatever evil they
please."

--Thomas Jefferson, Opinion on National Bank, 1791

History, if understood, can be a positive guide for the future. The billion dollar question is... In general do we understand?

4 comments:

  1. Oh, c'mon! All that old stuff is irrelevant and just gets in the way of progressive hope and change! ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Do you realize you have an Obama 2012 advertisement on your blog?

    That's why I dropped all advertisements. I think the libs at Google get off on doing crap like that.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yup, apparently all the "old and irrelevant stuff" is indeed felt irrelevant by the multicultural modern value bereft society.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yeah, I know it Silver. But unlike most so called conservatives/libertarians I couldn't give a s*it less.

    It is indeed a free society... free and rational individuals will realize the total and complete incompetence of the current Imposter in Chief who occupies the "Peoples House."

    f\For the value bereft teat sucking collectivists it ive them a warm and fuzzy feeling that somebody gives a sh*t.

    How dumb are they?

    ReplyDelete

As this site encourages free speech and expression any and all honest political commentary is acceptable. Comments with cursing or vulgar language will not be posted.

Effective 8/12/13 Anonymous commenting has been disabled. This unfortunate action was made necessary due to the volume of Anonymous comments that are either off topic or serve only to disrupt honest discourse..

I apologizes for any inconvenience this necessary action may cause the honest Anonymous who would comment here, respect proper decorum and leave comments of value. However, The multitude of trollish attack comments from both the left and right has necessitated this action.

Thank you for your understanding... The management.