I welcome your comments. I want to know what you think and I welcome the debate. However, I do require that it be civil. Since I can't say it any better, I'm going to use the words of my dear friend at The Conservative Pup...
"No profanity please. Posts which are just name-calling vitriol will be edited, deleted, made fun of, and/or sent to your mother." I love that statement.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.----John Adams
"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government -- lest it come to dominate our lives and interests." ---Patrick Henry
When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. ---Thomas Jefferson
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men."---Samuel Adams
Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.---
40th President of the United States
"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened."--Norman Thomas, presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America, 1928-1948
“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” --Rahm Emmanuel, chief of staff for President-elect Barack Obama, 2008
“If virtue goes, the government fails. Are we choosing paths that are politically expedient and morally questionable? Are we in truth losing our virtue? . . . If so, we may be nearer the dustbin of history than we realize.”