Publius1130

Publius1130

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14 years ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Vent - July 16 · 3 replies · +1 points

I know that this is playing politics a little and that is not something I usually do, but... There is a very good chance that in 2010 Republicans will regain majorities. People are not happy with Dems spending and Obama's plans. It seems to me that even if this issue went before Congress now the lying, tax-cheating dem majority would ignore it and it would never be given justice. However, if this issue could peak after elections in 2010 with a possible Republican majority then it has a better chance of seeing justice done. Just a thought.

15 years ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Books · 1 reply · +1 points

I believe that the best books to read are the classics. Read as much of Adam Smith and John Locke as you can. The Federalists Papers are also one of the greatest sources of knowledge of how our government should be working.

15 years ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Vent - through May 3rd · 0 replies · +4 points

Benjamin Franklin: When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.

John Adams: Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.

Thomas Jefferson: A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 51% of the people may take away the rights of the other 49%.

Alexander Hamilton, Federalist Papers: We are a Republican Government, Real liberty is never found in despotism or in the extremes of democracy...it has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity.

Mob rule is what you have proposed and mob rule is the worst thing that could happen to us. Obama was popularly elected. Enough said.

15 years ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Vent - through May 3rd · 0 replies · +1 points

That's an interesting point about trying to take away guns by a treaty with Mexico, thereby dodging the issue of the 2nd ammendment. Start finding safe places to hide your guns now.

15 years ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Vent - through May 3rd · 0 replies · +1 points

Couldn't agree with you more.

15 years ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Books · 0 replies · +2 points

The original Bank created by Alexander Hamilton was a great idea and vastly different than the liberty-crushing Federal Reserve we now have. I don't blame central banks. I blame the powers they've been given by big government. Such as the power to inflate our currency. We MUST get back to a gold and silver standard.

15 years ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - America's Wish List · 0 replies · +2 points

The problem with America today is that we have given over to mob rule. No longer do our elected officials serve the natural rights of man. They serve themselves and they use class warfare to gain power. I have considered long and hard ways to reform this. I truly believe that the greatest solution is the Fair Tax. Right now we have government officials that promise the poor that once elected, they will take the money from the "evil" rich people and give it to them, if only the poor will unite and vote these politicians into power. Government can easily accomplish this through an income tax. A flat sales tax will make it impossible for government to take more money from the rich than the poor. If this was enacted, anytime a government official suggested something like universal health care he would be defeated instantly because it would no longer be a system where only some pay for healthcare for the rest of us. Government programs would cost everybody; poor and rich equally. No one would vote for someone proposing bigger government because it would cost them directly. A fair tax would singlehandedly take the votes away from politicians who wish to expand government power.