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Since The General Civilization Of Mankind

Posted by | August 15th, 2009

“Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations.” 

– James Madison

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4 thoughts on “Since The General Civilization Of Mankind

  1. Alexandra

    All too true that quote is.

    I think America would benefit listening to her founding fathers once more. Sure, they're old words, but I can't think of a time they've ever fit more than now.

    It's frustrating how people don't look past the front of their nose and decide to continue blathering on with their nonsense, not much I can do about it though.

    You'd think that it would be easy for other people to see that the health care debate in America is about more than just a health care reform. It's about the government taking hold of more power. It's striking how so many Americans are still blind to what's happening. Quite scary to be honest, and I really fear for my country. It's just not the same anymore.

    By the way, are you British perhaps?

    Anyhow, I've read quite a few of your posts on the Telegraph, and I quite often find myself agreeing with you, actually I don't think I've read a single post of yours that I didn't agree with, however my memory could be failing me.

    Ah well. Thanks for the link to here and the contributions on the Telegraph that you've been making.

    I quite enjoy reading what you have to say. : )

  2. markross Post author

    Hi Alexandra,

    Thank you so much for your kind words : ) I am glad that you are appreciating my insights.

    We are in extraordinary times, in this country, and need to contribute, as well as share our knowledge and insights with each other.

    Throughout our history; in particular, since the late 1800s, this government has incrementally pushed through a series of Constitutional amendments, and passed continual laws, that overtime, have changed the very fiber of our nation.

    Unlike the usual incremental, and subtle approaches; over the last few years, and particularly, the last six or so months; all the way up to this health care bill, we are seeing the federal government attempting to assume an untethered amount of power; and finally, the people are saying, enough!

    Undoubtedly, a vast majority of people in this country have lost all faith and trust in this government; and I will submit, it is by their own doing.

    Now, it is time for the people to remind this government that our revolution was fought to get rid of  a tyrannical government; and with great appreciation, this republic was given to the people of this nation, by our founders; not to be replaced by another tyrannical government.

    I applaud all of those who are making a stand…

    Thanks again… : )


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