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).

May 14, 2011

Trial Lawyers and Law Firms Political Donations At A Glance

Name Amount Received
Sen. Harry Reid [D, NV] $458,739
Sen. Charles Schumer [D, NY] $141,462
Sen. Barbara Boxer [D, CA] $92,660
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D, NY] $46,608
Sen. Patrick Leahy [D, VT] $39,731
Sen. Patty Murray [D, WA] $33,300
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D, RI] $27,500
Sen. Mark Begich [D, AK] $26,000
Sen. Ron Wyden [D, OR] $24,950
Sen. Richard Durbin [D, IL] $24,250
Rep. Mike Quigley [D, IL-5] $61,900
Rep. Bruce Braley [D, IA-1] $46,771
Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D, TX-25] $41,000
Rep. William Owens [D, NY-23] $24,600
Rep. Patrick Meehan [R, PA-7] $23,200
Rep. Barbara Lee [D, CA-9] $21,750
Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D, IL-9] $20,350
Rep. Charles Rangel [D, NY-15] $19,600
Rep. Corrine Brown [D, FL-3] $19,400
Rep. John Barrow [D, GA-12] $17,800

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