Monday, September 7, 2009

George Washington on "Hope and Change"

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
George Washington
One of only a handful of representatives elected to the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, George Washington understood the power of oratory and philosophical reason on otherwise reasonable men. He moderated the arguments for a strong government and those for a Bill of Rights in the new Constitution. I wonder what he would have to say to Americans today about our last election.
Moderates who voted for Barak Obama, hoping for an articulate leader who would improve the economy now find themselves confronted by radical factions of the party holding power in the highest places in government. What will be the cost to our liberties before they are finished?

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