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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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).

May 14, 2011

Teacher Unions Political Donations At A Glance

Name Amount Received
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D, NY] $20,000
Sen. Barbara Boxer [D, CA] $19,832
Sen. Michael Bennet [D, CO] $12,000
Sen. Harry Reid [D, NV] $12,000
Sen. Charles Schumer [D, NY] $12,000
Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D, MD] $12,000
Sen. Patty Murray [D, WA] $7,500
Sen. Al Franken [D, MN] $5,750
Sen. Mark Kirk [R, IL] $2,500
Sen. Patrick Leahy [D, VT] $2,500
 
Rep. Michael Capuano [D, MA-8] $119,302
Rep. Mark Critz [D, PA-12] $34,860
Rep. Judy Chu [D, CA-32] $27,500
Rep. John Garamendi [D, CA-10] $22,500
Rep. Ted Deutch [D, FL-19] $20,000
Rep. William Owens [D, NY-23] $17,500
Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D, CA-8] $15,000
Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D, HI-1] $15,000
Rep. Joe Courtney [D, CT-2] $15,000
Rep. Steny Hoyer [D, MD-5] $13,500

7 comments:

WomanHonorThyself said...

hi there..I havent been able to comment here for a few days ..yay your'e not a private blog after all!

Trestin said...

Hmm? There seems to be a pattern here.

The Conservative Lady said...

Glad I can finally get on your blog again.
Not too many R's in the last 2 posts, hmmmm....

They Say/We Say said...

WHT,TCL, I have been having to much going on around here. I Turned the blog off instead of deleting it. I'm glad I didn't delete.

Trestin, there does seem to be a pattern, and there will be updated donation post to come; all year.

Bd said...

Let's see donations from big industry and the oil companies to the right. The contributions to Dems would look like milk money by comparison.

WomanHonorThyself said...

hope alls well!

They Say/We Say said...

Bd, thanks for stopping by and commenting.
I posted Multinational Oil and Gas Producers donations.
Read it and see that the donations are very close to only one Union's Donations.
The Oil and Gas industries donations are not even milk money compared to all the Unions Donations to the DemocRATS. I only posted a few Unions Donations there are just to many - and the ones posted are a just example.