The Herald Bulletin

August 9, 2013

Viewpoint: Lack of mandatory limits in Senate is dangerous

By Larry Crutcher
Anderson resident

---- — Many people have been made a fool by Obama. You cannot claim ignorance this time. If you voted Obama this time you may be a socialist. We all know politicians lie, but Obama has committed several acts of treason, that is giving aid to the enemy. He has proven his allegiance to Muslims and shown contempt to America and Americans. No one calls for justice; no one pleads a case with integrity.

They rely on empty arguments, they utter lies; they conceive trouble and give birth to evil. Obama promises not to increase tax on low and middle class, but Obamacare is at least 21 taxes. You should now see the Trojan horse in this act.

“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.

Everybody wants something for nothing but this taking from the rich to give to the lazy will not work. I paid off my house with hard-earned money. That feels good. Give the lazy man a fish and he will expect you to give him a fish every day the rest of his life. Encourage same man to earn his own way and he will build his own self-respect and show others to do the same. The last two years of Bush administration was controlled by Democrat House (Pelosi) and Senate (Harry Reid), Obama’s first two years was all Democrats yet they accomplished nothing. This is not working. This is not your grandfather’s Democratic Party. To take care of orphans and widows is good but those giveaway programs and our tax dollars to overseas countries must stop. We need to keep government out of the church as Obama has told the Catholic church how they must do. But get God in every act and obey his commandments or face the consequences of our own depravity.

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” — John Adams

“Democracy ... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.” — John Adams

We need to hold all to term limits. Politics should not be a career. Serve and train others to be good servants in leadership, then go back to civilian life and there, earn their retirements, not on taxpayer expenses.

“Nothing is so essential to the preservation of a republican government as a periodic rotation.” — George Mason

Several leading statesmen regarded the lack of mandatory limits to tenure as a dangerous defect, especially, they thought, as regards the presidency and the Senate. Richard Henry Lee viewed the absence of legal limits to tenure, together with certain other features of the Constitution, as “most highly and dangerously oligarchic.”

Love my country, ashamed of the government.