Good government

A loyal reader sent this in:

“…a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, 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…”

            –Thomas Jefferson, 1801

8 Responses to Good government

  1. John Dungan says:

    They knew whereof they spoke, you know.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Anonymous says:

    “The Government of the PEOPLE, by the PEOPLE, for the PEOPLE………..” The “Government” in El Taxo is self-serving, self-enriching. Allowing the idle rich, big business to RULE over US, “Stupid ignorant peons” to their own benefit. THEY take, steal as much as THEY can from US and always want more. And when THEY are stuffing the pockets of these idle rich and their own pockets from the POOR, the working people of El Taxo, it’s always, always for “OUR own good”. No ethics, no integrity in El Taxo “Government”. Inherent corruption.


  3. JerryK says:

    Just don’t mention Jefferson on a college campus today or you’ll have the bias police on your case because he was white, a slaveholder and a heteronormal) male. Totally non-PC.


    • Balanced says:

      There are things that you can say at the chamber of commerce, at the bar, or at the country club that will get you ostracized or labeled by the same people who complain about political correctness. The right also polices thought and culture.


      • JerryK says:

        True. Just complain about Paul or Woody and wait for the wrath of their retainers to descend upon you.


        • Balanced says:

          Yep! Don’t you just love self-proclaimed conservatives who hate big government, except when your tax dollars are used to help fund their businesses?


        • Anonymous says:

          But see that is the problem. We see a leach on society and suddenly decide that that individual represents all in his or her political persuasion or demographic. The reality is that we need to judge candidates by ideas and behavior—not parties or demographics. I know plenty of conservatives that are disgusted with the way Paul and Woody are lining their pockets at taxpayer expense. Dee Margo is losing folks respect as well. I don’t see them as conservative Republicans—I see them as folks who are participating in a rape of the taxpayers with a lot of Progressive Democrat help. In short, this problem has participants of both parties. Elections matter. Look for the underdog candidate.


  4. frater jason says:

    TJ had one of the finest minds in our country’s history.


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