Friday, February 11, 2005
February 8, 2005
"To preserve [the] independence [of the people,] we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses, and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account, but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers." --Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816. ME 15:39
The current chatter is about Bush's proposed budget in which the adjective 'astronomical' doesn't even come close to hitting the mark. While the Democrats and Republicans have begun exchanging spit over which programs will get cut or receive less money that will have to be borrowed since there is no money in the people's treasury, constitutionally, all of it is meaningless. More distractions to pit the special interest groups against the opposite political party and provide lots of blather for talk radio.
Why is Bush's budget meaningless? Due to the dumbing down of the American people and the absolute corruption of our political system, few even know the actual job description for a president of these united States of America according the to the U.S. Constitution: [NWV]