Here’s something to think about:
You have better toys and technology – but less freedom than the founding fathers had.
In Federalist #46, James Madison – “Father of the Constitution” – didn’t say “Wait till the next election.” He didn’t say “Take them to court.” And he didn’t say “Give them new rules to follow.”Details
Even the “big government” guy of the founding generation – Alexander Hamilton – agreed: “There is no position which depends on clearer principles, than that every act of a delegated authority contrary to the tenor of the commission under which it is exercised, is void. No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the constitution, can be…Details
In St. John’s Church, Henry made a bombastic speech in which he drew a stark line between liberty and tyranny. He ended his speech by announcing “I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”Details
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our…Details
“Whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force.”