Monday, November 2, 2009

We created government as our servant, not our master

"[In America], we gave birth to an entirely new concept in man's relation to man. We created government as our servant, beholden to us and possessing no powers except those voluntarily granted to it by us. Now a self-anointed elite in our nation's capital would have us believe we are incapable of guiding our own destiny. They practice government by mystery, telling us it's too complex for our understanding. Believing this, they assume we might panic if we were to be told the truth about our problems.

"Why should we become frightened? No people who have ever lived on this earth have fought harder, paid a higher price for freedom, or done more to advance the dignity of man than the living Americans - the Americans living in this land today. There isn't any problem we can't solve if government will give us the facts. Tell us what needs to be done. The get out the way and let us have at it." -- Ronald Reagan (1976)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Constitution isnt an instrument for government 2 restrain people, it is an instrument for the people 2 restrain government-Patrick Henry

RDCushing said...

You are 100 percent correct!

Your Opinion Matters said...

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." - Abraham Lincoln

RDCushing said...

Thank you for your cogent comment via the words of Abraham Lincoln.