Saturday, November 26, 2011

Today's Founders Quote: The True Test

"The true test is, whether the object be of a local character, and local use; or, whether it be of general benefit to the states. If it be purely local, congress cannot constitutionally appropriate money for the object. But, if the benefit be general, it matters not, whether in point of locality it be in one state, or several; whether it be of large, or of small extent."

- Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833.

    We find this quote to be most interesting.  On the surface, we agree totally that local projects should be set up locally, and regional and national projects can fall under Washington DC's funding. However, if you want to play semantics, you can create a problem.  What IS 'general benefit'??  It's part of what allows DC to pervert and blow the system out of control..

    On the flipside, the true test of hotness is simple: If you have a smokin' body, beautiful face and attitude like Edith Larente (quite possibly the only hot woman named Edith on Earth), then you are certifiably HOT!  She is certainly no Dingbat in our book..


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