19 June 2009

Just A Reminder...

All obstructions to the execution of the laws, all combinations and associations, under whatever plausible character, with the real design to direct, control, counteract, or awe the regular deliberation and action of the constituted authorities, are destructive of this fundamental principle, and of fatal tendency. They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community; and, according to the alternate triumphs of different parties, to make the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common counsels and modified by mutual interests.

However combinations or associations of the above description may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.

-- George Washington, aka THE Founding Father, during his farewell address. And yes, that's directed at you idiot Republicans who try to twist the words of the FF's to match your demented worldview and to you Democrats who are preparing to screw the American people because you have been bought out by Big Insurance.


Steve said...

well said by both you and GW!

The Cunning Runt said...

How true, and how very sad that so few Americans have a grasp of this idea. Once again we're sold down the river by our elected "representatives," and once again Big Money wins.

Thanks for carrying this banner, Bob. Those of us with similar minds but less agile tongues appreciate it.