"If this spirit shall ever be so far debased as to
tolerate a law not obligatory on the legislature,
as well as on the people, the people will be prepared
to tolerate anything but liberty."
by:
James Madison
(1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President
Source:
THE FEDERALIST No. 57
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    Obamacare is apparently NOT good enough for the government...but good enough for the sheeple....hypocrites!
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    George Orwell; Animal Farm: "All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others." Hence we have one set of laws for "The Rulers" and another for the common people.
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    We allow it, so we can't complain unless we take that privilege away from them.
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    Which candidate seeking the high office of President would not move to the front were he or she to espouse a Constitutional Amendment requiring that each member of the legislature and administration, past and present, would have to be obligated to the same laws as the rest of us?
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    Created equal should pertain to the legislature; laws should apply to all Americans. We must rise up and protect our liberty or fall to loss of all liberty except for the few who feel themselves above the laws they pass on the rest of us.
     -- Gail Mathews, Mesilla     
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