Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Quote of the Day - limited government

A quote from Thomas Jefferson, writing about a national bank, while I do more research for today's fill-in on WSPD from 3-6 p.m.

"It would reduce the whole instrument to a single phrase, that of instituting a Congress with power to do whatever would be for the good of the United States; and as they would be the sole judges of the good or evil, it would be also a power to do whatever evil they please. Certainly no such universal power was meant to be given them. [The Constitution] was intended to lace them up straightly within the enumerated powers and those without which, as means, these powers could not be carried into effect." ~ Thomas Jefferson

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