Sunday, April 29, 2012
Government Invading Your Rights? Then Protect Your Rights...
"The invasion of private rights is chiefly to be apprehended, not from acts of Government contrary to the sense of its constituents, but from acts in which the Government is the mere instrument of the major number of the Constituents." --James Madison, letter to Thomas Jefferson, 1788
The members of government are the instruments that we as voters put into place. They are in Washington because we put them there. It is our responsibility to put into place good and virtuous leaders. If we don't, then the resulting tyranny is nobody's fault but our own. Vote them out, and replace them with people who will not act in such a way. And that includes who you vote in locally, for if you do not vote into place people who will respect and protect your private rights at the local level, how can you expect any different at the national level?
We like to complain about our political leaders, and we should hold them to high standards, but whose fault is it that the capitol if filled with bureaucrats that march around as if they are members of a ruling elite? Whose fault is it that Washington DC thinks it can run our lives, and is unconstitutionally dictating local issues?
If you don't like it, throw them out, and replace them with the right people.
It can be done. I am an optimist. Remember, that an elephant can be eaten, but it takes time - one bite at a time.
-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary