"He [King George III] has erected a multitude of New Offices and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance."
by:
Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
Date:
1776
Source:
Declaration of Independence, listing the reasons for declaring independence from England.
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"eat out their substance"--talk about summoning that taut-skinned, face-lifted Qunt-ghoul, Nancy Pelosi. Of course most of our incumbents in Congress collectively could replace "King George" in the quotation, but no one tops our Narcissist-in-Chief, the Obamanation, for ramming regulations down our throats via executive fiats. We Americans are so FAQed by our own elected officials.
 -- Byron, Fort Collins     
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    I recently learned that members of Congress have passed legislation which exempts them from possible charges of 'insider trading'. They write the laws and can buy and sell stock based on privileged information, without the possibility of going to jail like Martha Stewart. Add to that the absence of congressional term limits, and you see they are like bot fly maggots, "eating out (our) substance".
     -- Byron, Fort Collins     
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    Byron we no longer have a Government of the people...we have an organized crime cartel. Tyranny abounds. Now...what would Washington have done? Hmmm...
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Byron and J Carlton, said well. You know you have to smile at this now. King George III was a babe without toys or tools as compared to today's rabble. In this dispensation, up to and including, Clinton the cigar smoking philanderer, King George the torturer and his antecedent Mr. Obamunist Goodwrench the assassin, with their banker puppet masters, elected collection of despots, alphabet soup swarming officers of tyrannous henchmen, multitude of czars, standing armies of policing agencies, etc., etc., etc., the people (now helots, serfs, and slaves) are harassed and their substance eaten out like no other time in history. Camps and worse are on the near horizon as such demonic activities never stay static.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Kudo's to all of the above.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    Mike, since you mentioned the camps, I'm reminded of an ad you might find relevant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fUPDSpCcdg&feature=youtu.be
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Think IRS, CIA, FBI, FDA, DEA, BATF, DHS, FEMA, DOE, HHS, TSA, Obama-care, and what seems to be a never-ending list of armed government agencies without Constitutional authority. This must end.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Archer, I know you know this but just to add to your list for the possible unknowing; The Federal Reserve has also been given "armed" authority with no governmental over-site.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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