Spirit Willing Flesh Weak

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“Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.” Andrew Johnson

“The goal to strive for is a poor government but a rich people.” Andrew Johnson 

“An honorable defeat is better than a dishonorable victory.” –Millard Fillmore

“The man who ca look upon a crisis without being willing to offer himself upon the altar of his country is not for public trust.” –Millard Fillmore

The storm of frenzy and faction must inevitably dash ithself in vain against the unshaken rock of the Constitution.” –Franklin Pierce

“Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is the absolute master of all industy and commerce.” –James Garfield

“A man is known by the company he keeps, and also by the company from which he is kept out.” –Grover Cleveland

We Americans have no commission from God to police the world.” –Benjamin Harrison

“If it were not for the reporters, I would tell you the truth.” –Chester Arthur

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” –Theodore Roosevelt

‘My God, this is a hell of a job! I have no trouble with my enemies…but my damn friends, they’re the ones that keep me walking the floor nights.” –Warren Harding

“Character is the only secure foundation of the state.” –Calvin Coolidge

“A splendid storehouse of integrity and freedom has been bequeathed to us by our forefathers. In this day of confusion, of peril to liberty, our high duty is to see that this storehouse is not robbed of its contents.” –Herbert Hoover

“We need not fear the expression of ideas-we do need to fear their suppression.”

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“I repair to the post assigned me with no other discouragement than what springs from my own inadequacy to its high duties. If I do not sink under the weight of this deep conviction it is because I find some support in a consciousness of the purposes and a confidence in the principles which I bring with me into this arduous service. To cherish peace and friendly intercourse with all nations having correspondent dispositions; to maintain sincere neutrality toward belligerent nations; to prefer in all cases amicable discussion and reasonable accommodation of differences to a decision of them by an appeal to arms; to exclude foreign intrigues and foreign partialities, so degrading to all countries and so baneful to free ones; to foster a spirit of independence too just to invade the rights of others, too proud to surrender our own, too liberal to indulge unworthy prejudices ourselves and too elevated not to look down upon them in others.”  James Madison

“The dangers of a concentration of all power in the general government of a confederacy so vast as ours are too obvious to be disregarded.”  Franklin Pierce

“The only legitimate right to govern is an express grant of power from the governed.”  William Henry Harrison

“No government is perfect. One of the chief virtues of a democracy, however, is that its defects are always visible and under democratic processes can be pointed out and corrected.”  Harry S. Truman

“You cannot extend the mastery of government over the daily life of a people without somewhere making it master of people’s souls and thoughts.… Every step in that direction poisons the very roots of liberalism. It poisons political equality, free speech, free press, and equality of opportunity. It is the road not to more liberty but to less liberty.”  Herbert Hoover

“The national will is the supreme law of the Republic, and on all subjects within the limits of his constitutional powers should be faithfully obeyed by the public servant.”  Martin Van Buren

“No system of government can or should be imposed upon one nation by any other. That does not lessen my commitment, however, to governments that reflect the will of the people. Each nation gives life to this principle in its own way, grounded in the traditions of its own people. America does not presume to know what is best for everyone, just as we would not presume to pick the outcome of a peaceful election. But I do have an unyielding belief that all people yearn for certain things: the ability to speak your mind and have a say in how you are governed; confidence in the rule of law and the equal administration of justice; government that is transparent and doesn’t steal from the people; the freedom to live as you choose. Those are not just American ideas, they are human rights, and that is why we will support them everywhere. Now, there is no straight line to realize this promise. But this much is clear: governments that protect these rights are ultimately more stable, successful and secure.”  Barack Obama

 

In the late 1800’s What was good for Dole Pineapple was good for the country.

In the early 1900’s What was good for the stock market was good for the country.

Mid 1900’s What was good for General Motors was good for the country.

Today What is good for Homeland Security is good for the country.

Source: flyermay

Our history is defined by war.

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When will we learn?

I have faith in people, that faith will never end. As citizens we must demonstrate to the political parties that we will not put up with their shenanigans any longer.

Our cabal of lawmakers both local and federal have acted illegally less than honestly in this election.

They have become corrupt and continue to blame the American people. I say enough.

We need to audit this system and make the necessary changes.

Neither party is above the Will of the People. We just have to exercise that Will.

As always the rhetoric is inspirational.

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Just a thought

Source: Cene Kanse

How is it done?

Source: David Lessig

Bill of Rights Wikipedia

Photos from IE Image search. Lack of source links is my fault.

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