A wise and frugal government… shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.— Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801
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, letter to Joseph Milligan, April 6, 1816
I know we have evolved since 1816 but I feel that these are the core of what made America so great and we are losing that. People reaped what they sowed not what other people sowed!
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Answer by yiayiaann at 8:41 PM on Jan. 31, 2009
I agree totally. We are sliding right in to a socialist--Marxist--state:-( Herbert Hoover seen this and wrote his book--Challenge to Liberty---after FDR won the election and began to grab power for the Executive branch and institute Socialist programs.....
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