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The Shackles are Growing

The shackles of the Federal government are about to grow by leagues, but the normal process is much slower; so slow that it is insidious in its continual slow growth.  Shackle is defined as "a restraint or check to action or progress" in the dictionary and that is what happens when the Federal Government in the name of helping creates more barriers to our ability to act and thus reduces our freedom to continue the pursuit of life, property and happiness.  James Madison noted the process more that two hundred twenty-one years ago:

"There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom
of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those
in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations..."
-- James Madison, June 6, 1788
Speech to the Virginia Convention on Ratifying the Constitution

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john_j_enright
Mar. 20th, 2010 04:06 am (UTC)
This is a fairly big jump.
jwhend49
Apr. 4th, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
The shackles are huge.
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