Critics of the conservative agenda have long voiced strong criticism that all we do is complain, and we offer little or no constructive recommendations to cure the ills of our country. I challenge that charge, because we frequently receive little or no publicity of our suggestions in the biased liberal media outlets. The current liberal majority, while claiming a desire for a bipartisan relationship, operates with an attitude of our way or the doorway.
As a vocal Constitutional Conservative I suggest that a good starting point for improving our governance is to start with an honest and open debate of the issues and the drawing of a consensus that is the result of compromise on both sides. The legislative abuse of one-party dominance has proven to cause government that ignores the essence of our Founding Father’s intensions that are so clearly articulated in the Constitution. Our founding document is as solid today as the day it was written, and it has proven to be a beacon in creating a solid foundation to our envied democracy.
Our Constitution is and has been under assault by liberal forces, but it continues to light a path that stands the test of time. Here are some very interesting and insightful quotes from historical legend Thomas Jefferson.
“When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.”
“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”
“It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.”
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”
“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”
“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”
“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
“To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”
In 1802 Thomas Jefferson said insightfully – “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”
And, finally, late President John F. Kennedy said about Jefferson, “It has been said the greatest volume of sheer brain power in one place occurred when Jefferson dined alone.”
Both our government’s and our leadership’s failure to read, understand, and respond honestly to the wisdom of our Founding Fathers is pivotal to understanding our current dilemmas. This is a solid recommendation that our Administration and Congress do not want to hear or even consider. Their “I know better than anyone else attitude” and elitist arrogance has gotten us into the mess we will be required to repay. To ignore and misunderstand history will be a fatal misguided action.