Kakistocracy: Government by the least qualified or least principled citizens.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
How Many Statists Does It Take To Change a Light Bulb?
Stolen from facebook:
I don't like CFLs. I do like LEDs, but I think the free market is quite adequate for moving people to more efficient, environmentally friendly lighting. Government mandates are completely illiberal and unnecessary.
"Which article of the Constitution gives government the authority to do that?"
If more and more people start asking this question, I think most of our worst political problems, in all branches and all levels of government would go away by themselves, almost overnight. When a reporter asked Nancy Pelosi that question about the healthcare bill, her deer-in-the-headlights response was, "Are you serious?" Well, we are serious, and politicians should be afraid to step out of their offices without a credible answer to that question. It is the only "litmus test" that we need.
It really takes so little effort, that it is at least worth a try. The beauty of it is, this really should appeal to honest people from anywhere on the political spectrum.
Uphold and Defend
Big government and bad policy, usurpation of authority not granted in the US Constitution is human nature. Republicans and Democrats are both guilty. We the People must realize that this is not a partisan issue, and demand that all of our politicians follow the Constitution.
The US Constitution is still the official specification for the United States of America.
It guarantees equal justice for all, and protects your life, liberty and prosperity.
Any regime that distorts or disregards its original intent is untrustworthy and dangerous.
Gimme Some Truth
Democrat, Republican, The Regime, The Media... Let's have the truth!
The policy of the American government is to leave their citizens free, neither restraining nor aiding them in their pursuits. ~ Thomas Jefferson
With respect to the words general welfare, I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators. ~ James Madison
I think we can say that the Constitution reflected an enormous blind spot in this culture that carries on to this day and that the Framers had that same blind spot. I don't think the two views are contradictory to say that it was a remarkable political document, that paved the way for where we are now, and to say it also reflected the fundamental flaw of this country that continues to this day. ~ Barack Obama
Every word [of the Constitution] decides a question between power and liberty. ~ James Madison
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. ~ George Washington
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I majored in math and physics in college. While there, I also studied literature, philosophy, logic, economics, religion, history and music. Since then, I have read books by Richard Feynman, Thomas Sowell, Saul Alinsky, Rush Limbaugh, Lee Smolin, Mark Levin, tons of trade journals, and periodicals on science, news and politics. My 30-year career has so far spanned everything from broadcast chief engineer, electronics engineer, manager, and currently, software engineer. My hobbies include music, hi-fi audio electronics, citizen journalism, and amateur meteorology (the study of weather and climate).