"Shame on the men who can court exemption from present trouble
and expense at the price of their own posterity's liberty!"
Samuel Adams
(1722-1803), was known as the "Father of the American Revolution."
writing as "Candidus," February 3, 1776
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Welcome to the perpetual debt nation of America 2009. Sam would have a heart attack if he were here today.
 -- Anon     
    So, its not ok to sit and do nothing knowing that future generations will suffer? Gotta Love Samuel Adams.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    If Nancy ,Barney, Obama and the rest of the usual suspects have their way, our grandchildren will pay a terrible price.
     -- jim k, austin     
    (-; jim, a slight addendum: if Nancy, Barney, Obama and the rest of the usual suspects have their way, you, I, our children, and our grandchildren will pay a terrible price (I believe that terrible price is beginning to be extracted as we write).
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Yes Jim, i see it the same way as you do! And yes Mike, we are already there!
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
    I don't think 'shame' is enough...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    "Professing to be wise they became Fools" I think the only thing that this bunch in Washington learned in their elite colleges was how to be self centered, egotistical, disfunctional narcissistic fools!"
     -- stillapatriot, Murrieta     
    PRAY for AMERICA ... and get your boots on! Fewer people are buying their elitist 'wisdom' tho' We, the People, will be paying for the foolishness of those who listened to their empty professing far too long. Sam's right; SHAME will come to those who assume exemption! (but it may be the least of their worries)
     -- Rocky, Marysville, WA     
    i really like the way samuel show and tells what he feels:)
     -- karina catalan, lexington,ky     
    The political class push back is to come up with this scamnesty plan to create an expanded Democrat big government voting base. after causing the illegal alien problem by not enforcing the laws and intentionally misinterpreting the 14th amendment birthright citizen clause to create the so-called anchor baby problem which is at the heart of the illegal immigration problem itself, that and the jobs magnet. we may well be passed the tipping point of more takers then makers in this country.
     -- Mike, Pleasant Hill     
     -- Mary - MI      
    Those old masons were, and are, a pretty smart bunch of men. For the good and goodness sake. Amen, Semper Fi.
     -- Ron w13, Yachats Or     
    But we cannot forget the ( Eastern Stars ) Sorry Ladies ! Five stars for the Ladies.
     -- Ron w13, Yachats Or     
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