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May 07, 2013

Obama: Pay No Heed To Those Worryworts Who Fear that Government May Grow Vast and Then Into Tyranny
Founding Fathers: Ummm...

I guess that makes them worryworts.

When I linked this story yesterday I really thought it required a chapter-and-verse quotation from the Founders on the topic of tyranny and government's tendency to aggrandize itself at the expense of the citizen. Conservative Intel has compiled a those citations.

I suppose Obama chooses to overlook Madison's warning about an executive who says he needs the power to make law himself, because he "can't wait" for Congress to do so:

The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.

Does this supposed genius have any knowledge of history? His own quotation suggests he has never even read these very well-known statements. Had he any inkling what they said, you'd imagine he would have alluded to them, defensively, if only to then say "But that's not what's going on today."

But he just speaks as if he has absolutely no knowledge that the architects of our democracy greatly feared tyranny, and sought to limit the government so as to forestall it from coming to America.


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