EXECUTIVE BRANCH Quotes coming soon!
PATRIOTISM Stand by the Country Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does NOT mean to stand by the President or any other public official save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic […]
REPUBLIC VS DEMOCRACY Breads and Circuses The America of my time line is a laboratory example of what can happen to democracies, what has eventually happened to all perfect democracies throughout all histories. A perfect democracy, a ‘warm body’ democracy in which every adult may vote and all votes count equally, has no internal feedback […]
GOVERNMENT Previously featured on our front page: Nothing is easier than spending the public money. It does not appear to belong to anybody. The temptation is overwhelming to bestow it on somebody. ~ Calvin Coolidge, Fourth Annual Message, December 7, 1926. Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: […]
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH Safety of Life, Liberty, Property No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. ~ Mark Twain 1866 Conduct of Congress Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the […]
IT’S UP TO THE PEOPLE Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you. ~ Pericles 430 B.C. The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. ~ Attributed to Plato on the letterhead of the Constitutional […]