Monday, March 25, 2013

Two quotes

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg
said on Sunday: Sometimes government does know best. And in those cases, Americans should just cede their rights.

“I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom,” Mr. Bloomberg said, during an appearance on NBC.

T.  Jefferson, et.al.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government

The primary purpose of government is to protect and secure the unalienable rights of citizens.

If not that,  it's time to consider other alternatives.  Tar, feathers or the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government.

12 comments:

  1. The idea of considering other alternatives sounds like a really good idea. How about we go back to the nation our founding fathers gave us?

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    1. Sure, let's go back. Slavery is legal, with slaves counted as 3/5 of a person for representation purposes. Women are chattel, so run that one by your wife. You can't vote for your senator because your state legislature will pick one. A fighting force, the Indians, stands ready to battle every attempt at homesteading past the East Coast, there being no standing army of the federal government. No transcontinental railroads in your future, because the federal government will be constrained from awarding land grants to make them feasible. With no standing army, which was never envisioned by the founding documents, there would of course be no military pensions. No more Social Security and no more Medicare. I could go on and on.

      Bloomberg can rant on and on. He's the left's Rush Limbaugh minus the microphone but much richer. Both get lost in the noise.

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    2. No one wants to go back. Government can do some things very well. It should stick to those things. The more it tries to do, the less it is able to meet it's core responsibility.

      If we continue the present Democratic monetary policy of massive spending for all things for all for all people, then there will be no more social security and no more federal pensions and no more Medicare. Math is hard - just ask Cyprus or Greece or Spain.

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    3. Also you write: "Bloomberg can rant on and on. He's the left's Rush Limbaugh minus the microphone but much richer"

      Not quite. Limbaugh cannot raise taxes, he cannot impose regulations, he cannot restrict another individual's freedom.

      Bloomberg can and has done all those things. He is an elected official sworn to uphold a Constitution he seems to despise.

      Limbaugh and Bloomberg on not the same at all.

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  2. This, regarding Bloomberg's announcing a $12,000,000 campaign to encourage states to tighten firearm back ground checks-NEWSMAX today.

    "The ads running in 13 states are intended to encourage people “to call their senators if they believe that we should have gun checks that stop criminals and people with mental illnesses from getting guns,” Bloomberg said yesterday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” program."

    Well, in consideration of "mental illness" that would make Bloomberg the very first one to be denied!



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  3. "It was the decision of the court in Calvin’s Case that inspired Sir William Blackstone to write in his Commentaries on the Laws of England that it is “a maxim in the law, that protection and subjection are reciprocal.” In other words, if the king removes his protection from his subjects, then they cease to be his subjects and no longer owe him any allegiance."
    From the following great article:
    http://www.thefederalistpapers.org/current-events/rebellion-or-revolution

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    1. The Federalist Papers: Something I can GUARANTEE you that Bath House Barry has never heard of, much less seen.

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  4. Bath House Barry.

    I would love to see this POS undergo a US NAVY KEELHAUL!

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  5. Here here! Let's send down the road Bath House Barry (thanks M4E) and all his buddies that share that same bar of soap.

    If they want to start their own little country (that even France could beat up), then let them - SOMEWHERE ELSE!

    This is a FIRST RATE COUNTRY, Built by the hands and minds of FIRST RATE PEOPLE, and maintained by the lives of FIRST RATE AMERICANS. For those who don't agree with our values - SHOVE OFF!

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    1. Man, I wish I'd have written that, Tom!

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  6. Bloomberg would be fascist thug

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