Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Quote of the Day

From The Patriot Post, Founders' Quote Daily

"As our president bears no resemblance to a king so we shall see the Senate has no similitude to nobles. First, not being hereditary, their collective knowledge, wisdom, and virtue are not precarious. For by these qualities alone are they to obtain their offices, and they will have none of the peculiar qualities and vices of those men who possess power merely because their father held it before them." ~ Tench Coxe (An American Citizen, No.2, 28 September 1787)

2 comments:

Hooda Thunkit said...

Boy, we certainly lost control on this one, somewhere along the way.

However, we elected them, despite their aire of nobility/entitlement, and we tolerate their shenanigans.

Maybe it's time to fire up the old tar pot and storm Washington pitchforks and feathers in hand.

Tim Higgins said...

Maggie,

An additional pieces of wisdom for your consideration:

For I agree with you that there is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
Thomas Jefferson

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