Monday, March 22, 2010

Some Images And Thoughts

Courtesy of Michael Ramirez, here are some excellent images for today:

Eloquent and poignant, as always.

Here are some thoughts worth pondering today, too...
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it NOW deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."
-- Thomas Paine --

"It is a misfortune incident to republican government, though in a less degree than to other governments, that those who administer it, may forget their obligations to their constituents, and prove unfaithful to their important trust."
-- James Madison --

"The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."
-- Thomas Jefferson --

"Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the spot of every wind. With such persons, gullability, which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand of reason and the mind becomes a wreck."
-- Thomas Jefferson --

"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground."
-- Thomas Jefferson --

"The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse."
-- James Madison --

"To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it."
-- Thomas Jefferson --
Smart guys. We should listen to them and take their words to heart.

There's my two cents.

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