The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money. -- Alexis de Tocqueville
The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests. Patrick Henry
The other day we heard Charles Schumer, Marxist/Progressive from New York, explain the difference between the two main political parties today is that the one wants more government. Schumer claims that unless the Democrats (Marxist/Progressives) revert to their main appeal, that of big government, they will become even more of a minority than they are in congress today.
Schumer’s political plea and argument may or may not have merit. That is not the point of this writing. The point of this writing is that if Schumer is correct and the American public embraces his desire for government controlling more and more facets of our lives, then we as a people will lose our freedom. We will no longer be a nation of the people, by the people, and for the people. We will be a nation ruled by an authoritarian government or a totalitarian state. This is what Webster, Tocqueville, Henry, and so many others have told us; the result of government dominance over the lives of its people, no matter how proper the intent, will always result in the loss of freedom and the emergence of a totalitarian state.