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What would the Founders say about our society today? A lot, in fact...
There are countless ways in which our leaders
have incrementally and systematically betrayed the thinking of our nation's
It's an interesting exercise to consider what
the Founding Fathers would think of society today, and our issues.
Fortunately, we do have their writings and their
recorded quotations from which to glean their wisdom.
— Samuel Adams, known as the father of the American Revolution, once
said, "If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall
possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its
experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Wealth — Ben
Franklin encouraged savings, saying, "If you would be wealthy, think of
Saving as well as of Getting: The Indies have not made Spain rich, because her
Outgoes are greater than her Incomes. Away then with your expensive Follies,
and you will not then have so much Cause to complain of Hard Times, heavy
Taxes, and chargeable Families."
Self-defense — In
"The American Crisis," Thomas Payne wrote, "Not all the
treasures of the world, so far as I believe, could have induced me to support
an offensive war, for I think it murder; but if a thief breaks into my house,
burns and destroys my property, and kills or threatens to kill me, or those
that are in it, and to 'bind me in all cases whatsoever' to his absolute will,
am I to suffer it?"
America's perpetual wars
— The Founders intended American foreign policy to be:
good faith and justice towards all Nations. Cultivate peace and harmony
with all." George Washington, Farewell Address.
is a principle incorporated into the settled policy of America, that as
peace is better than war, war is better than tribute." James Madison,
letter to the Dey of Algiers
commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances
with none." Thomas Jefferson first Inaugural Address
spirit of justice and friendly accommodation...is our duty and our
interest to cultivate with all nations." Thomas Jefferson, second
Who will build the roads?
— On March 3, 1817, James Madison wrote to the House of
Representatives, "The power to regulate commerce among the several
States" can not include a power to construct roads and canals, and to
improve the navigation of water courses in order to facilitate, promote, and
secure such commerce without a latitude of construction departing from the
ordinary import of the terms strengthened by the known inconveniences which
doubtless led to the grant of this remedial power to Congress. To refer the
power in question to the clause 'to provide for common defense and general
welfare' would be contrary to the established and consistent rules of
interpretation, as rendering the special and careful enumeration of powers which
follow the clause nugatory and improper. Such a view of the Constitution would
have the effect of giving to Congress a general power of legislation instead of
the defined and limited one hitherto understood to belong to them..."
The Constitution — Democrats always find originalist judicial
philosophy troubling. Meaning they also are troubled by the views of Jefferson,
Madison and other Founders. In "Of the Study of Law in the United
States," James Wilson, a signatory to the Declaration of Independence and
one of the six original Supreme Court Justices appointed by George Washington,
had this to say about interpretation of the Constitution: "The first and
governing maxim in the interpretation of a statute is to discover the meaning
of those who made it."
Misinformation — So-called "misinformation"? Fake
news? Yes, Jefferson wrote about that: "Nothing can now be believed which
is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that
polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only
to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with
the lies of the day."
Private property — Governments are instituted to protect
private property and individual rights, as James Madison pointed out in his
"Essay on Property." He wrote: "Government is instituted to
protect property of every sort; as well that which lies in the various rights
of individuals, as that which the term particularly expresses. This being the
end of government, that alone is a just government which impartially secures to
every man whatever is his own."
Church and state — John Witherspoon, A Sermon Delivered at
Public Thanksgiving after Peace: "Is it reasonable to expect wisdom from
the ignorant? Fidelity from the profligate? Assiduity and application to public
business from men of a dissipated life? Is it reasonable to commit the
management of public revenue to one who has wasted his own patrimony? Those,
therefore, who pay no regard to religion and sobriety in the persons whom they send
to the legislature of any State are guilty of the greatest absurdity and will
soon pay dear for their folly."
Paper money — Inflation is rampant, and it's due to the flood of new dollars
into the economy by our most recent presidential regimes (all of them!) George
Washington saw the dangers. In a letter to Jabez Bowen of Rhode Island on Jan.
9, 1787, George Washington wrote:
"Every lover of his country will therefore be solicitous to
find out some speedy remedy for this alarming evil. There is no possible
substitute for the loss of commerce. Our first grand object, therefore, is its
restoration. I presume not to dictate or direct. It is a subject that will
require the deepest deliberations and researches of the wisest and more
experienced men in America to fully comprehend. It probably belongs to no one
man existing to possess all the qualifications required to trace the course of
American commerce through all intricate paths nor to those and only those that
shall lead the United States to future glory and prosperity. I am sanguine in
the belief of the possibility that we may one day become a great commercial and
"But if in the pursuit of the means we should unfortunately
stumble again on unfunded paper money or any similar species of fraud, we shall
assuredly give a fatal stab to our national credit in its infancy. Paper money
will invariably operate in the body of politics as spirit liquors on the human
body. They prey on the vitals and ultimately destroy them.
"Paper money has had the effect in your state that it will
ever have, to ruin commerce, oppress the honest, and open the door to every
species of fraud and injustice."
Yours for the truth,
Editor, The Bob Livingston Letter®
50 Items That Will Disappear Fast In A Crisis
The photos show up in the media just before or just after every
sort of disaster. We see images of people lining up to buy emergency supplies.
We also see “sold out” signs and rows of empty supermarket shelves.
the time to stock up on these items is not when you need them, but well before
you need them. If you are embracing a preparedness lifestyle, you already know
you need to plan ahead to protect your family. You certainly don’t want to be
one of those people wasting time and precious resources trying to find survival
items at the last minute.
it's a natural disaster such as a hurricane or an earthquake, or a human-made
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