Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?
Related somehow in my jumbled mind to the core issue of liberty, is the coming Sunday House vote on a 1000+ page bill. We wait and watch with a bare 72 hours to digest and comment on legislation that will give the .gov direct control of 1/6 of our economy.
What's that going to do for the cause of liberty?
Consider another quote from ol' Pat that is apropos of the day:
The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.
As for the nature of the Healthcare Bill; the increasing public sense of entitlement for cradle to grave care and feeding at the tit of the Nanny State...
A couple more also apropos of the day:
When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object.
Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.