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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A USA Silver ten cent coin, bore the imprint of a lily on one side, and the figure of Franklin D. Roosevelt (USA Pres. 1933-1945) on the other side (Dime).

Aug 17, 2010

Now They Want To Dismantle The Marines!

Pres. Clinton's study of the Marines, annalists says: " Marines Too Macho"  

No wonder Sec. Gates wants to resign after this speech about cutting the Marines

Watch whole speech  HERE

9 comments:

LL said...

There have been cries to dismantle the Marine Corps since not long after it was formed. It's grown in size and it shrank in size over the years.

However, I believe that my great grandchildren will see American Marines.

They Say/We Say said...

LL, thanks for that info; although this time, seems to be for totally different different reasons.
Few but proud Marines.

WomanHonorThyself said...

too macho?..are they kidding!?

Frances Davis said...

I have a son that is a Marine. . .I'll like to see them TRY to dismantle the Marines!

christian soldier said...

the fact that the left is writing and stating their desire to dismantle the Marine Corps is disturbing-
the left always :
writes
states
and follows through w/ its intent--

we must be alert for the long term-or they will slip it through when we aren't watching!!!

Thanks for the heads up!
carol-cs

Trestin said...

First cowboys now Marines. When will the deliberate feminization of the American male end.

Amusing Bunni said...

It never ends with these jerks!

Opus #6 said...

One outrage after another. Barry and Co.

Teresa said...

The Left are so inept with regards to war. This admin seems to be targeting those people with guns.

"Marines too macho" What?!? That doesn't make sense. That's right, the Left adheres to the nonsensical.