Saturday, December 17, 2011
Today's Founders Quote: If Men Were Angels
"If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself."
- James Madison, 1788.
I think we're all pretty sure that there are no angels in DC. We're not even sure there are any angels watching over Congress... Perhaps Clarence Oddbody could take a break from keeping tabs on George Bailey, and keep an eye on them... Madison is right, however. Too many laws are passed with the focus on governing the people, and not enough on governing GOVERNMENT.. We restrict the rights of citizens, but DC never seems to be reigned in...
If it were up to us, we'd restrict Katy Perry - straight to the bedroom, and you can't leave 'til we say so! Not sure Russell Brand would be cool with that, but he seems pretty easygoing.....