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


FLAHR in, the name of a gold coin first made in Florence in the 1200's. The name comes from the Latin word for flower. The florin bore the imprint of a lily on one side, and the figure of Saint John the Baptist on the other side. The first English florin was issued as a six-shilling gold coin in the reign of Edward III (1327-1377). A Silver English florin worth two shillings was first coined in 1849.
[The World Book Encyclopedia]
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).

Dec 21, 2010


The Senate is expected to ratify the treaty some time on Wednesday in what would be the latest in a string of legislative victories for President Obama after his party was soundly beaten in the midterm elections last month.
The Senate on Tuesday voted to limit debate on ratification of a major arms control accord with Russia, setting the stage for a final vote on the so-called START treaty.


christian soldier said...

and it continues- the R party does not fight- they could have stopped of this last minute legislation but some them went along w./ the Ds...

Have a Grand/Peace-filled Christmas ---

They Say/We Say said...

CS, Merry Christmas.

Opus #6 said...

TSWS, the mighty duck congress has been horrible. Where are our strong Republicans? Bunch of weasley wimps if you ask me.

Have a Merry Christmas!

The_Kid said...

They Say, Yes, the republicans are corrupt and diseased. They must go.

The New Speaker - John Boehner did not even bother to show up to vote either "No" or "Compromise" to our being raped and to essentially give 3/4's of the great work that Reagan did in winning the cold war against the evil empire. Let alone the republicans who did vote yes to allow this to occur.

They Must all be replaced.

THIS is the final battle.

Barking Spider said...

Merry Christmas, TS/WS, have a good one, mate, and a very Happy New Year to you and yours.

Spidey ;-)

They Say/We Say said...

Merry Christmas everyone.

WomanHonorThyself said...

Warmest holiday greetings my friend~! (hugsss)

Anonymous said...

I will remember forever that my states Republican Senator did not ever bother to vote on do not ask do not tell. In fact I'm going to do all in my power to see him get the boot next election.

Anonymous said...

It's gonna be nice to support a Party I actually believe in.

They Say/We Say said...

And some, will feel like a ton of bricks have fallen on them; after the realization of -uhOh what has the control over this job? The voters!