One's Observations

A collection of some things I observe along the way.

Retrieving...

"The republican principle demands that the deliberate sense of the community should govern the conduct of those to whom they intrust the management of their affairs; but it does not require an unqualified complaisance to every sudden breeze of passion or to every transient impulse which the people may receive from the arts of men, who flatter their prejudices to betray their interests." ~Alexander Hamilton

2 comments:

Catawissa Gazetteer said...

If you read this rest of the paragraph this comes from in Federalist 71 you will see that the sentimant expressed by Hamilton is exactly that which the current proponents of Health Control would cite:

"When occasions present themselves, in which the interests of the people are at variance with their inclinations, it is the duty of the persons whom they have appointed to be the guardians of those interests, to withstand the temporary delusion, in order to give them time and opportunity for more cool and sedate reflection. Instances might be cited in which a conduct of this kind has saved the people from very fatal consequences of their own mistakes, and has procured lasting monuments of their gratitude to the men who had courage and magnanimity enough to serve them at the peril of their displeasure."

This is precisely the argument that we will be hearing to support Health Control; we are too stupid to understand the incredibly complex nature of the bill and thus must be protected from ourselves. Of course, we will recognize the folly of our ways upon quiet reflection and will reward the brave protectors of 0ur liberty with re-election.

Catawissa Gazetteer said...

Sorry. I obviously lost both my ability to spell and proof read before I sent that last post.

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