Monthly Archives: February 2012

Searching For Jefferson

Hello All This is Doc Bailey. On my first post here I thought I’d talk about a problem we all face. How do we “frame” in current terms what the Framers were trying to say. To be sure Abortion, Gay … Continue reading

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 News Update

“It is now no more that toleration is spoken of as if it were the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights, for happily, the Government of the United States, which … Continue reading

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012 News Update

“[W]e can either have an economy that puts the private citizen at the center — the consumer, the worker, the entrepreneur — and lets each individual be the judge of what to buy or sell, where to work, where to … Continue reading

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Saturday, February 25, 2012 News Update

“A few short weeks will determine the political fate of America for the present generation, and probably produce no small influence on the happiness of society through a long succession of ages to come.” –George Washington (1788) Exclusive: State Department … Continue reading

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 News Update

“It has long, however, been my opinion, and I have never shrunk from its expression … that the germ of dissolution of our federal government is in the constitution of the federal Judiciary; an irresponsible body, (for impeachment is scarcely … Continue reading

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 News Update

“I entirely concur in the propriety of resorting to the sense in which the Constitution was accepted and ratified by the nation. In that sense alone it is the legitimate Constitution. And if that is not the guide in expounding … Continue reading

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Sunday, February 19, 2012 News Update

“Would it not be better to simplify the system of taxation rather than to spread it over such a variety of subjects and pass through so many new hands.” –Thomas Jefferson Al Qaeda influence complicates US approach to Syria Iranian … Continue reading

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Saturday, February 18, 2012 News Update

“Strangers are welcome because there is room enough for them all, and therefore the old inhabitants are not jealous of them; the laws protect them sufficiently so that they have no need of the patronage of great men; and every … Continue reading

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Friday, February 17, 2012 News Update

“Born in other countries, yet believing you could be happy in this, our laws acknowledge, as they should do, your right to join us in society, conforming, as I doubt not you will do, to our established rules. That these … Continue reading

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 News Update

“In a society under the forms of which the stronger faction can readily unite and oppress the weaker, anarchy may as truly be said to reign as in a state of nature.” –James Madison, Federalist No. 52, 1788 Clinton in … Continue reading

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