Wednesday, February 23, 2011 News Update

“The people can never willfully betray their own interests: But they may possibly be betrayed by the representatives of the people; and the danger will be evidently greater where the whole legislative trust is lodged in the hands of one body of men, than where the concurrence of separate and dissimilar bodies is required in every public act.” –James Madison, Federalist No. 63, 1788

Petraeus’s comments on coalition attack reportedly offend Karzai government

Libyan Leader Qaddafi Vows to Fight On, Die a Martyr

Emanuel Wins Chicago Mayor’s Race

Editorial Cartoon

Commentary: Reckless Spending – Barack Obama isn’t stupid. High-speed rail is.

The Means of Coercion The privileged are revolting in Wisconsin.

Africa’s Ceausescu

ObamaCare Is Already Damaging Health Care – Many of its changes don’t kick in until 2014. But the law is forcing dramatic consolidation and reducing choice in the industry.

“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 it, there may be no security for a consistent and stable, more than for a faithful exercise of its powers. If the meaning of the text be sought in the changeable meaning of the words composing it, it is evident that the shape and attributes of the Government must partake of the changes to which the words and phrases of all living languages are constantly subject. What a metamorphosis would be produced in the code of law if all its ancient phraseology were to be taken in its modern sense. And that the language of our Constitution is already undergoing interpretations unknown to its founder, will I believe appear to all unbiased Enquirers into the history of its origin and adoption.” –James Madison, letter to Henry Lee, 1824

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