Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Daily Quote 7/6/2005

"Sometimes it is said that man can not be trusted with government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the forms of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question." -- Thomas Jefferson (First Inaugural Address, 3/4 1801)

Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America

We seem to be doing well enough, 229 years later. I sure do wish, however, we could get back to the Constitution on several issues so that we could focus on what is necessary and what is not. Our legislators seem to believe, no matter which side of the aisle, that our money, property, and lives are theirs to determine! I say, "NO! They are not." Have a great day.