Saturday, September 27

The Leaning Tower

I hate to be the far-from-proverbial doomsayer, but seems like many agree. We knew government was broken years and years (and YEARS) ago, which is but a reflection of a broken constituency.

The chickens have indeed come home to roost.

Thomas Jefferson in 1789: "Excessive taxation ... will carry reason and reflection to every man's door, and particularly in the hour of election."

George Washington in 1789: "There is no truth more thoroughly established than that there exists in the economy and course of nature an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity."

Thomas Jefferson in 1821: "If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send 150 lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour? That 150 lawyers should do business together ought not to be expected."