Power Corrupts and Absolute Power Corupts Absolutely

In 1887 Lord Acton announced that “Power tends to corrupt and that absolute power corrupts absolutely”. With this is mind it is easy to understand why the government in Washngton has become a den of thieves. Our Founding Fathers in their wisdom made an effort to prevent the corruption of the central government by implementing…

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Attacks on the Modern Tea Party Resemble Abuse British Tories Hurled at American Patriots

“Criminals!”
“Frenzy!”

Does this sound like the abuse that apologists for Big Government fling at the modern Tea Party?

It should. Tea Party activists have been the victims of some incredible verbal smears—especially considering that (unlike leftist demonstrators) they have been almost uniformly peaceful and law-abiding. But modern Tea Partiers can point with pride to the fact that the patriots who stood up for freedom before the American Revolution were rewarded with the same kind of mindless abuse.

In some ways, the situation in the British Empire before the American Revolution resembles that in the United States today. On the one side were the American patriots and their British Whig sympathizers, who insisted that under the British constitution colonists were entitled to certain rights and freedoms, and that the corrupt central government in London had extended its power far beyond constitutional limits.

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A Failure to Educate

What we are seeing with the “Occupy Wall Street” crowd is the result of a failure to educate our citizens properly at the elementary and high school levels. It is embarrassing to listen to these protesters who have little clue about capitalism or the reason they exist in this world.

One of the protesters was asked if you want to change the capitalist system, what would you like to replace it with? The blank stare said it all. The student had no idea what the alternative should be and I would guess didn’t even understand how capitalism actually works.

This country is the greatest economic and moral engine of the world. It is the greatest economic engine because we have a capitalist system. We are a beacon for the world because our moral foundation is based on Judeo Christian values. We have a constitution that limits the federal government from infringing on both of these attributes but the current administration along with previous administrations have ignored these limits therefore giving us the malaise we are currently in.

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