“A Republic, if you can keep it.”
~ Benjamin Franklin
One of – and perhaps THE – most grave dangers we face as a constitutional Republic is the inability of our government to police itself. If there is one lesson to learn from the Obama Administration, this is it.
At the close of the 111th Congress, America is deeply in the bog of Thomas Jefferson’s prophetic warning: “The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.” Unfortunately, the broken chains of the Constitution have failed to contain the federal government.
I know that repeating my favorite quote of John Adams is getting tedious, but when most read it, they think Adams was talking about religion in government – but that was only part of it: