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.
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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).

Jun 5, 2011

Do Not Read This If You Want To Sleep At Night.

14th Amendment
Section 3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any Office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

Insurrection: a rising against established authority; rebellion; revolt.
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A rising against civil and or political authority.

7 comments:

Kid said...

It sure seems like that is all out the window, when the current administration ignores the 'rules' and there is no one to stand up in opposition.

The Conservative Lady said...

Wipes out a big portion of Congress.

They Say/We Say said...

Most of the time-the Constitution is thrown out the window by these who have been there to long. The longer they stay in Office the more they think that the Constitution doesn't apply to them. The Commerce Clause is misused beyond recognition to achieve their self aggrandizement.
The People will have to STAND UP to their Member of Congress and demand that they obey the Constitution or it will mean WIPING OUT A LARGE PORTION, WHICH IS LONG OVER DUE!

WomanHonorThyself said...

yup soft tyranny ! ((hugs))

Opus #6 said...

I pray we get a handle on this mess and soon.

WomanHonorThyself said...

Have a fabulous July 4th weekend u patriot u!..(hugs!)

Kid said...

Happy 4th Monsieur!