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Thomas Jefferson Quote

The way to have good and safe government is not to trust it all to one, but to divide it among the many, distributing to every one exactly the functions he is competent to. Let the national government be entrusted with the defense of the nation, and its foreign and federal relations; the State governments with the civil rights, law, police, and administration of what concern the State generally; the counties with the local concerns of the counties, and each ward direct the interests within itself. It is by dividing and subdividing these republics from the great national one down through all its subordinations, until it ends in the administration of every manís farm by himself; by placing under every one what his own eye may superintend, that all will be done for the best. What has destroyed liberty and the rights of man in every government which has ever existed under the sun? The generalizing and concentrating all cares and powers into one body.

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Next Crisis Please
Have you ever noticed that the amount of crises that we are faced with everyday seems to be rising each decade? In the 1970s, it was the overpopulation of the planet crisis. We were supposedly going to have too many children and people on this planet. In the 1980s, it was the oil crisis. We were supposedly going to run out of oil by the year 2000. Well, here it is 2007, and my car seems to be working, lights are on, air conditioner works. You get the picture. In Hawaii, roughly 35 people die a year crossing the streets, and this is labeled a crisis. We also have several thousand homeless people and this is a housing crisis. And now, in the new millennia, we have the global warming crisis. Judging by the track record of previous crisis, I'd have the judge the latest crisis, global warming, to be something not worth getting hot and bothered about, no pun intended.

Who are these people that dream up these crises. I'd bet you that 100 percent of these people are liberal do-gooders. You see, liberal do-gooders love to warn other people of crises and then they love to offer you solutions to these crises, because to them the solution always involves them or some of their professional do-gooder friends the opportunity to run the solution. It isn't enough that they cry wolf, they also want to control the solution as well. The real crisis is that these people continually cry wolf and no one ever calls them on it.

When will people realize that crisis is code word for liberal wanting to meddle in your life somehow because he or she seems to know better how to run your life than you do? Once you understand their code speak then you can know when to ignore them. Beware the person who yells crisis and then offers you a government solution, because this is code speak for taking away your personal freedoms.

First, it was overpopulation, then oil, and now global warming. What is next? The sky is falling Chicken Little, the sky is falling. I can't wait for that crisis. Thanks Al Gore and all your other cronies.
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