Saturday, October 25, 2008

More Quotes

With the election so close and views so far apart, what does Thomas Jefferson, Abe Lincoln and others say about the issues:

"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government. " Thomas Jefferson

"Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition. " Thomas Jefferson

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. " Abraham Lincoln

"Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties." Abraham Lincoln

"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. " George Washington

"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth. " George Washington

"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. " George Washington (Ever hear of the "Fairness Doctrine")

"The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure. " George Washington

And we would all be better off if we'd follow this advice:
"I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be." Abraham Lincoln

Friday, October 24, 2008


I just noticed I've had 400 views from the good ole USA. Thanks for stopping by, sit a spell, y'all come back now, ya hear!

Couldn't Be Better

I sit here with a head full of whatever it is a cold produces. Add to that two nights of Nyquil and other drugs, my old thinking takes the crooked road instead of the straight thinker that I usually am. (I'll wait here for you to stop laughing).

Ok, pause over. While laying in bed moaning, as my sinus's were running a race with my nose to see who could produce more stuff than the other, I was really in one "poor me" state. Then I started thinking about some of my friends and I have nothing to complain about.

Look at Linda, she takes care of her mother, causing her to be separated from her husband through Hurricane Ike, and also has her own physical complications that recently put her in the hospital for a stay. Last I heard she was still in there recovering.

Then there's Lynn. Lynn has fibermyalgia. If you know anything about fibermyalgia it is that it causes constant pain. Yet Lynn is one of the most upbeat people I have the privilege to know.

Last one for today is Gully. I've mentioned Gully or Gullible here before. Gully cared for a husband who had Alzheimers. A terrible disease which is harder on the caregiver than it is the patient.

When I get down because I may have a cold, or poison ivy or some other thorn in my side, I think of these ladies and others I know. I count the blessings that these things will pass and I'll be the barrel of laughs that I usually am. My true admiration goes to folks like these ladies. May you be blessed.

Ok, enough for a cold ladened rant.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

The American Dream

I had a rant all typed out here but decided that you have heard it all before, so I'll start over.

The American dream, I have one. Millions of immigrates have one and millions have realized it. Some don't get what the American dream is, but instead want to pull those who are the driving force behind this country, the small businesses, the working man, etc, down to the level of those who don't care to contribute or have no desire to better themselves. Abraham Lincoln said this: "Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.

That my friend is the American dream. Success. Don't pull those that are working to succeed down to the other level, but build the other level up by their own hard work. Let them realize how hard it is to get to a certain level of success. Then they will appreciate what they have accomplished.

Modified rant over and out.....

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Listen to Thomas Jefferson

An interesting quote by Thomas Jefferson over two hundred years ago. Those who say that we need to "change" what the founding fathers incorporated into this great nation just need to look at what they said. They were brilliant and God inspired men. And now let Thomas Jefferson speak for himself:

"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. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs."

Thomas Jefferson, Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin (1802)
3rd president of US (1743 - 1826)

Isn't that amazing?