Plano Texas Politics

October 26, 2009

A Quote for Thought

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“I do not know whether all Americans have a sincere faith in their religion-for who can search the human heart?–but I am certain that they hold it to be indispensable to the maintenance of republican institutions. This opinion is not peculiar to a class of citizens or to a party, but it belongs to the whole nation and to every rank of society.”  (De Tocqueville, Democracy in America, I.2.9)

Is religion necessary for liberty to thrive?

“And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God?  That they are not to be violated but with his wrath?  Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just:  that his justice cannot sleep forever:  that considering numbers, nature, and natural means only, a revolution of the wheel of fortune, an exchange of situation, is among possible events:  that it may become probable by supernatural interference!  The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in such a contest.”  (Thomas Jefferson, Query XVIII, Notes on the State of Virginia)

So, will America be able to survive if we remove the firm basis of God from our nation? My believe is that it won’t so we need to bring God back into America.

~James Dalley

June 23, 2009

The Government as a god Figure

I have noticed this more and more in today’s society, and it scares me. We no longer remember that we control the government not vice versa. We are now starting to expect the government to give us everything, from health care to lunch money. We no longer know how to think for ourselves. Now I do understand that I am generalizing here and that most people do think for themselves but society as a whole is starting to depend more and more on government handouts. Wake up America! We can’t run this way! We control the government, and the government gets money from us! So we really don’t get any free handouts unless we don’t pay taxes. We need to realize that we control the government and that we need to step up to the plate.

~James Dalley