Politicians are like diapers; They need to be changed often and for the same reason. - Mark Twain
"Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what You can do for your country!" J F Kennedy
"I am not a member of any organized political party - I am a Democrat" - Will Rogers
Our Founding Fathers wrote . . .
"I am... against all violations of the Constitution to
silence by force and not by reason the complaints or criticisms, just or
unjust, of our citizens against the conduct of their agents." -
Thomas Jefferson, 1799.
"The greatest good we can do our country is to heal its
party divisions and make them one people." -- Thomas Jefferson, 1801.
"A popular Government, without proper information or
the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy or perhaps
both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance. And a people who
mean to be their own Governors must arm themselves with the power with only
knowledge gives." - James Madison, 1822
"Men, by their constitutions, are naturally divided
into two parties:
who fear and distrust the people and with to draw all power from them into
the hands of the higher classes.
who identify themselves with the people, have confidence in them, cherish
and consider them as the most honest and safe, although not the most wise
depositary of the public interests.
In every country these two parties exist, and in every one
where they are free to think, speak, and write, they will declare
themselves." - Thomas Jefferson, 1824
It has been said that all Government is an evil. It would be
more proper to say that the necessity of any Government is a misfortune. This
necessity however exists; and the problem to be solved is, not what form of
Government is perfect, but which of the forms is least imperfect." -
James Madison, 1833