DaveinAlaska

DaveinAlaska

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13 years ago @ GretaWire - OPEN THREAD ! · 3 replies · +5 points

Thomas Jefferson
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then.

13 years ago @ GretaWire - OPEN THREAD · 2 replies · +1 points

2. something transparent, esp. a picture, design, or the like on glass or some translucent substance, made visible by light shining through from behind.

It appears there is no light in BO to make his policies clear or transparent.LOL

13 years ago @ GretaWire - OPEN THREAD · 0 replies · +1 points

Why, He would simply lie, and then call up later and try to be more clear off the air. Oh wait, he just did that................

13 years ago @ GretaWire - OPEN THREAD !! · 0 replies · +5 points

If you are going to try and demean folks, you should at least us the right term ,it is Wasillabilly, thank you very much, You show your ignorance by spreading gossip, and your lack of intelligence by your lack of proper use of the English language.

13 years ago @ GretaWire - OPEN THREAD !! · 4 replies · +5 points

How is everyone this fine ,glorious day here in USSA, What a fine ,brave leader we have in Comrade Obama, soon we too shall have no worries, we too shall move to a fine large house, and all the people will share everything as one and will all break bread together. Long live comrade Obama.

13 years ago @ GretaWire - OPEN THREAD !! · 1 reply · +2 points

Good evening Comrades!

13 years ago @ GretaWire - OPEN THREAD -- BLOG · 0 replies · +3 points

I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.
Benjamin Franklin, On the Price of Corn and Management of the Poor, November 1766

13 years ago @ GretaWire - OPEN THREAD -- BLOG · 0 replies · +1 points

History affords us many instances of the ruin of states, by the prosecution of measures ill suited to the temper and genius of their people. The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy... These measures never fail to create great and violent jealousies and animosities between the people favored and the people oppressed

13 years ago @ GretaWire - OPEN THREAD -- BLOG · 0 replies · +1 points

History affords us many instances of the ruin of states, by the prosecution of measures ill suited to the temper and genius of their people. The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy... These measures never fail to create great and violent jealousies and animosities between the people favored and the people oppressed; whence a total separation of affections, interests, political obligations, and all manner of connections, by which the whole state is weakened.
Benjamin Franklin, Emblematical Representations, Circa 177

13 years ago @ GretaWire - OPEN THREAD -- BLOG · 3 replies · +2 points

As parents, we can have no joy, knowing that this government is not sufficiently lasting to ensure any thing which we may bequeath to posterity: And by a plain method of argument, as we are running the next generation into debt, we ought to do the work of it, otherwise we use them meanly and pitifully. In order to discover the line of our duty rightly, we should take our children in our hand, and fix our station a few years farther into life; that eminence will present a prospect, which a few present fears and prejudices conceal from our sight.
Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776