Wherefore, honest men and wise men should be sought for diligently, and good men and wise men ye should observe to uphold; (D&C 98:10)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Certain Permanent Truths about the Human Condition

How did President Wilson's view of government differ from the founders?

"Wilson saw government as a problem solver. As problems change government has to adapt. So, people should be free to adapt their government to whatever problems they wanted government to address.

From the point of view of the founders, certainly they wouldn't have disagreed with Wilson that people have to make of government what they think best. What the founders would have said that we are all governed by our human nature, that our Creator gives us a certain nature, that brings with it certain permanent truths about human condition.  We have passions that may be a danger to us.  Just as well, we have reason that gives us the capacity for self-government.

While we are free to do with government what we wish, we are not able to free ourselves from the basic law of human nature which binds us all as human beings."

(Ronald J. Pestritto, Part 2 of Hillsdale College course "Constitution 201 Schedule", "Woodrow Wilson and the Rejection of the Founders’ Principles")

Saturday, September 1, 2012



“Experience constantly proves that every man who has power is impelled to abuse it; he goes on till he is pulled up by some limits. Who would say it! virtue even has need of limits.”
Charles de Montesquieu

Here are a few quotes I keep referring to.  I will put them here for easy reference.

"we will keep federal spending at 20 percent of GDP, or less. That is enough. The choice is whether to put hard limits on economic growth, or hard limits on the size of government, and we choose to limit government." Paul Ryan VP acceptance speech

This is a money quote

"We own this country. We own it. Poltiticians are employees of ours... When somebody does not do the job, we got to let him go." -Clint Eastwood, GOP Convention 2012

Be kind to others, even on the internet


And this, "To Everyone I Know During This Election"