Ah tax day… going to a tea party today, and will blog about it later.  In the meantime I thought this quote from Thomas Jefferson in 1801 is apropos.

A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.  This is the sum of good government.

The sum of bad government?

6 comments
  1. Jefferson and the Founders never envisioned career politicians governing our nation like a bunch of aristocrats. It is why we need to always vote against the incumbent.

  2. I'm in favor of term limits, but in order to get that we would need to boot out incumbents. Term limits because I don't think it would take some time to get your feet on the group (especially with Reps with 2-year terms).

    I say change Senators' terms to four years, and give them a two term limit.
    Reps – four term limit

    That way everybody is limited to eight years.

  3. The problem is that incumbents absolutely will not limit themselves in any way. They are out of control. We need to wrestle control of our country back by not re-electing incumbents and thus changing the fabric of our government. Not that it will be easy 🙂

    Happy Friday Shane!

  4. The sum of bad government? Can you say “Obamanation”? Or is that Abomination?? I think the result is the same.

    Good day Shane!

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