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The Founding Fathers KNEW that …

January 3, 2016

there would be people who would try to expand the powers entrusted to them. They KNEW that those in power would whittle away at the freedoms of The People.

The Bill of Rights must be honored by those we elect or The People will eventually have to use force to set things right.

It’s on our minds now.

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“The blessed Religion revealed in the word of God will remain an eternal and awful monument to prove that the best Institutions may be abused by human depravity; and that they may even, in some instances be made subservient to the vilest of purposes. Should, hereafter, those who are intrusted with the management of this government, incited by the lust of power and prompted by the Supineness or venality of their Constituents, overleap the known barriers of this Constitution and violate the unalienable rights of humanity: it will only serve to shew, that no compact among men (however provident in its construction and sacred in its ratification) can be pronounced everlasting and inviolable, and if I may so express myself, that no Wall of words, that no mound of parchmt. can be so formed as to stand against the sweeping torrent of boundless ambition on the one side, aided by the sapping current of corrupted morals on the other.” – George Washington, fragments of the discarded draft of First Inaugural Address, April, 1789

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