The Founders Warned Us About Some One Some Time...Could Be Right About Now.

"The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation on the ruins of public liberty.
It serves always to distract the public councils and feeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which find a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions.
It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration to confine themselves with in their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department to encroach upon another. The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all departments in one and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism.
If in the opinion of the people the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed."

George Washington’s Farewell Address

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May 16, 2010

DAVID Cameron accused Labour predecessors of going on a “crazy” last-ditch spending binge!

Extravagant last gestures of the fading Gordon Brown regime was a bonus bonanza for fat cat civil service bosses.
Speaking in his first television interview since becoming Prime Minister last week, Mr Cameron said around £15million was being handed to three-quarters of Whitehall senior civil servants in annual bonuses this year.
“I mean, giving something like 75 per cent of senior civil servants bonuses after everything that’s happened in the current year. Frankly that’s not a fiscal stimulus – it’s a crazy thing to do.”
He said: “We’re going to take action to stop the very bad ­decisions that were taken in the dying days of the last Labour ­government.
“They had planned an enormous range of bonuses for civil servants. Now we can’t stop them in respect of the year that has passed, but for the future we’re going to severely restrict them, cut them by something like two- thirds.”
Senior Tories have long feared that Mr Brown was carrying out a “scorched earth policy” designed to lay waste to the public finances, leaving a mess for his successors.

Express. CO. UK.

Hat/Tip to > Barking Spider

6 comments:

Opus #6 said...

Our congress would do the same before November if they could. Scorched earth is the sign of low character.

christian soldier said...

great site!
alright if I 'borrow' the Robert E. Lee quote?! it fits the state sovereignty issues of today-Arizona - comes quickly to mind....
C-CS

They Say/We Say said...

Yes, Opus, haven't they already, to some degree? All that needs to happen now, is for us (the people asleep)to help fan the flames. Like amnesty, and Tax and Cap.

They Say/We Say said...

C-CS, yes it is ok to use the quote.
Thanks for visiting.

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Teresa said...

I love your site! The Oath Keepers are true patriots who will uphold our constitution and will not allow citizens' contititutional rights to be infringed upon.

Those in the Libs/Labour Parties certainly do like wasting other peoples' money. That is disgraceful.

They Say/We Say said...

Teresa, thank you for visiting and the comment.
Isn't it similarly, the Kooks-er-crooks in the UK and the U.S. are no different?