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Ignoring Wise Advice?

"A government strong enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have" - Thomas Jefferson

Is our country ignoring the wise advice of our forefathers?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:26 PM on Aug. 28, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (8)
  • They are not just ignoring it, they are throwing it all away!

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:31 PM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'--Ronald Reagan

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:34 PM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • But with respect to future debt; would it not be wise and just for that nation to declare in the constitution they are forming that neither the legislature, nor the nation itself can validly contract more debt, than they may pay within their own age, or within the term of 19 years.
    Thomas Jefferson, September 6, 1789

    He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing.
    Benjamin Franklin, from his writings, 1758

    See just throwing it away!

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:43 PM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • Yep.

    Answer by lovinangels at 6:12 PM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • Many times over

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 6:43 PM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • George Washington

    However [political parties] 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.


    Answer by Anonymous at 7:49 PM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • I think so.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 11:10 PM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • Thomas Jefferson would not support this idea of corporate personhood that the right so lovingly embraces. It is that very thing that robbed the rights from the people, because money talks in Washington.

    Answer by momandvet at 12:55 AM on Aug. 29, 2009

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