Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Quote for the Day

"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." -- Daniel Webster

Scary Enough for You Yet?

"The most sweeping overhaul of financial rules since the Great Depression also would grant the Federal Reserve broad new powers to oversee large firms, such as insurance companies, that it does not regulate directly. The Fed would have the authority to seize and dismantle these companies if they are in danger of failing." [link]

So Obama is proposing we allow an agency that in reality has no oversight over it whatsoever to be able to seize privately held companies and dismantle them as they see fit? Where is the uproar and the outrage over these tactics of government theft? Does no one care anymore that America is ceasing to be America? Or are there so many people out there that think this is OK so long as they still have their car, their Starbucks, their satellite, and it doesn't directly effect them?

Guess they'll learn soon enough.


"A Texas woman who stole a Hurricane Rita travel trailer and resold it has pleaded guilty to theft of government property." [link]

Uncle Sam seems to get really upset when the "peasants" take something that Uncle Sam got through money gained by force(taxation). Granted it was right for the woman to take something that other tax payers had payed for but I still just love the irony of a thief prosecuting a thief.