Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I have mixed feelings about this, which I would expect is normal for most parents. Now this is a change as I have never been accused or accepted as being normal! I am happy to see my daughter pursue a career of her choice and saddened to see one of our "babies" all grown up. What I will do is wish her the very best in her pursuits and enjoy the time we do get together. Now if I could just win that dang lottery!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
"I will add as a fifth circumstance in the situation of the House of Representatives, restraining them from oppressive measures, that they can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as on the great mass of the society. This has always been deemed one of the strongest bonds by which human policy can connect the rulers and the people together. It creates between them that communion of interests and sympathy of sentiments of which few governments have furnished examples; but without which every government degenerates into tyranny. If it be asked what is to restrain the House of Representatives from making legal discriminations in favor of themselves and a particular class of the society? I answer, the genius of the whole system, the nature of just and constitutional laws, and above all the vigilant and manly spirit which actuates the people of America, a spirit which nourishes freedom, and in return is nourished by it.
If this spirit shall ever be so far debased as to tolerate a law not obligatory on the Legislature as well as on the people, the people will be prepared to tolerate anything but liberty."