Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
Declaration of IndependenceJuly 4, 1776
"The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation." (Woodrow Wilson)
The 4 principal reasons why our federal government was formed: "(1) The common defense (national security); (2) the preservation of public peace, as well against internal convulsions as external attacks; (3) the regulation of commerce with other nations and between states; (4) the superintendent of our intercourse, political and commercial, with foreign countries (foreign affairs)." - Alexander Hamilton, Federalist Paper No.23, 1787 - a founding father with most important interpretation of the Constitution.
We are a nation that has a government—not the other way around. And this makes us special among the nations of the Earth. Our government has no power except that granted it by the people. It is time to check and reverse the growth of government, which shows signs of having grown beyond the consent of the governed.-- Ronald Reagan, First Inaugural Address, 1981
"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." - Margaret Thatcher "Any appeasement of tyranny is treason to this republic and to the democratic ideal." - William Allen White
The answer to 1984 is 1776. Teach your children well...
Purple Mountain Majesties
Convention On The Rights Of The Child
Don't Let The United Nations Dictate How You Raise Your Children
Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. - Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC)
The real danger is the gradual erosion of individual liberties through automation, integration, and interconnection of many small, separate record- keeping systems, each of which alone may seem innocuous, even benevolent, and wholly justifiable. -U. S. Privacy Study Commission, 1977