Wednesday, January 18, 2012

How to reform government

"If we would have the government reformed, we must reform ourselves. The more virtue there is among private persons, the more there will be among rulers, and the more easy it will be for government to carry into execution laws for the suppression of vice and the encouragement of virtue." - Joseph Lathrop, 1786 (As found in American Political Writing during the Founding Era, Vol I. pg 672)

Are YOU truly free?

"[T]oday here in the United States of America, and in all industrialized countries...there is a class of men and women, perhaps the majority, unfree.

"I mean, all those who subsist on a wage, the price paid for the commodity they have and who have no other means of maintenance for themselves and their families.
"I mean...all those who subsist on a wage that is paid to them by those who are, in actuality, their masters; a wage that may be withdrawn at any time and for any reason, leaving them on the dole, or to starve, if they can find no new job...
"These are not free men in any rational and exact sense of the word."
-Ralph Adams Cram, written in 1937