Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Daily Thought: Being Faithful to the Constitution

"If our government were scrupulously faithful to the Constitution, we would not need to be especially concerned when a person who represents a philosophy different from our own takes political office.  Our Constitution delegates relatively few tasks to the federal government, so it should almost be a matter of indifference who is elected.  We wouldn't have to worry that a social policy of which we disapproved would be imposed on our neighborhood at the whim of the new president and his court appointees, or that more of our money would be stolen to fund yet another government boondoggle.  And we would also be spared the spectacle of countless American individuals and corporations frantically donating to candidates for political office during election years to reserve a place on the federal gravy train if their favorite should win." ~ Ron Paul, The Revolution, p. 66

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