“A good cause is often injured more by ill-timed efforts of its friends than by the arguments of its enemies.
Persuasion, perseverance, and patience are the best advocates on questions depending on the will of others.
Public opinion is not to be expected in a day, or perhaps in an age; but time, which outlives all things, will outlive this evil also.”
TJ was referring to slavery in the quote, but we can apply it to a lot of issues we are experiencing today.
"There are roads which must not be followed, armies which must not be attacked, towns which must not be besieged, positions which must not be contested, commands of the sovereigns which must not be obeyed."
"There are two separate and independent governments established over our Union, one for local purposes over each State by the people of the State, the other for national purposes over all the States by the people of the United States."
#gangemella #jamesmonroe #sovereignty
“It is more convenient to prevent the passage of a law than to declare it void after it is passed.”
H.R. 1 does not deserve a vote in the Senate.
1) It federalizes and micromanages the election process administered by the states, imposing unnecessary, unwise, and unconstitutional mandates.
2) It interferes with the ability of the states and their citizens to determine qualifications for voters and to ensure the accuracy of voter registration rolls.
3) It reverses the decentralization of the American election process—which is necessary for protecting our liberty and freedom.
#gangemella #unconstitutional #HR1 #heritagefoundation
“Professionalism Concern Card”
Looking forward to receiving mine so I can frame it and place it right next to the judicial opinion where my 1st Amendment Rights are sustained.
“This is the fifth time the Court has summarily rejected the Ninth Circuit’s analysis of California’s COVID restrictions on religious exercise.”
Unfortunate that important Constitutional rights are defended by split decisions.
#gangemella #supremecourt #9thcircuit #covid #religiousrights #constitution
I like green eggs and ham.
In case you were wondering.
I still like green eggs and ham.
"We must support our rights or lose our character, and with it, perhaps, our liberties.
A people who fail to do it can scarcely be said to hold a place among independent nations."
#gangemella #jamesmonroe #monroe #honor #rights #liberties
Looks like some of you are about to get a lot of spam calls and unwanted text messages.
“But it is one thing to retire for pleasure, and another thing for virtue, which must be active even in that retreat, and give proof of what it has learned: for a good and wise man does in privacy consult the well-being of posterity.”
-Seneca (Moral Essays)
Retirement is amazing, but if you aren’t taking the time to impart some wisdom on the next generation you have failed at life.
"Correspondence between the Executive of the General Government and a State should be conducted as between parties that [are] mutually respectful but equally independent of each other. Each government is on its sphere SOVEREIGN."
#gangemella #jamesmonroe #monroe #seperationofpowers #statesrights #federalism #sovereignty
“In the Old World (Europe), the people were made for kings, not kings for the people.
It is too early for politicians to presume on our forgetting that the public good, the real welfare of the great body of the people, is the supreme object to be pursued; and that no form of government whatever has any other value than as it may be fitted for the attainment of this object.”
-PUBLIUS (Federalist XLV)
Is the welfare of the great body of people being pursued or the welfare of the small elite minority being pursued 🤔🤔?
#gangemella #madison #jamesmadison #federalistpapers
“There is no room in our classrooms for things like Critical Race Theory. Teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other is not worth one red cent of taxpayer money,”
"The legislative cannot transfer the power of making laws to any other hands: for it being but a delegated power from the people, they who have it cannot pass it over to others."
John Locke was a foundational influence of our governmental structure.
#gangemella #johnlocke #foundingfathers #laws #delegated
"Whoever has the legislative or supreme power is bound to govern by established standing laws, promulgated and known to the people, and NOT by extemporary decrees."
#gangemella #johnlocke #twotreatisesongovernment #civilgovernment #law
"No political society, can be, nor subsist, without having in itself the power to preserve the property, and in order thereunto, punish the offenses of all those of that society."
-John Locke (Two Treatises on Government)
Looks like it may be a good idea to start prosecuting those thugs who keep destroying our property.
Otherwise, we will have to revert to a "state of nature" and handle it ourselves when they come for our stuff.
#gangemella #johnlocke #civilgovernment #privateproperty #politicalsociety
“No government, any more than an individual, will long be respected without being truly respectable; nor be truly respectable, without possessing a certain portion of order and stability.”
-PUBLIUS (Federalist Paper 52)
Speaks for itself. No analysis required.
#gangemella #jamesmadison #madison #federalistpapers #publius
“We haven’t figured out how to protect Freedom from Tyranny since Tyranny uses Freedom to destroy it.”