Daily Archives: December 4, 2011

Another business man goes Galt

Closes shop, auctions off his equipment. Family lore has it that our great grandfather, who started out sweeping out a carpenter’s floor at seven and rose to become a prominent Manhattan builder, came to work one day (late 1880′s I’d guess) and found his employees outside,demanding recognition of their new union.  The gentleman turned his carriage around and went home, never to build or employ anyone again. Ah, the good old days, and they’e coming back!

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If you don’t like the results, change the game

Blacks score poorly on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) so let’s ditch it in favor of “psychological” testing. The LSAT tests logic skills and reading comprehension, period. If blacks aren’t performing well in those categories, it seems logical to me to look to the education provided in inner-city schools where blacks are graduating reading at the Second-Grade level. But then, I scored very well on the LSAT’s so perhaps I’m too attached to logic.

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Some Sunday morning quotes from those “Founding Fathers”

I notice that Dollar Bill and his fellow looters are fond of referring to the men who created this country but never quote their actual wrings. Now, why is that?

Here are s few for the Mr. Bills to mull over with their oatmeal.

“When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.”
-Benjamin Franklin

An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.

John Marshall, McCullough v. Maryland, 1819

A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.

Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, February 12, 1779

Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States.

Noah Webster, An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, 1787

Redistribution of wealth?  Yeah, they saw that danger too.

“To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.”- Thomas Jefferson 

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