I was going through more of our vacation photos from last week’s trip to Lake Michigan and here are a few more of my favorites.
CoF has a post that I couldn’t agree more with (and quite honestly wish I could write it as well as Jim did): Why America Should Not Support Moderate or Centrist Republicans in 2012
All governments tend towards tyranny. Governments like to govern and the nature of the beast is to want always want to govern more. They, therefore, write more and more laws and regulations that put more power in the hands of the government and less and less in the hands of governed.
Our Founders understood very well the nature of government. This is why the constitution they produced for this new experiment called The United States of America, had very specific enumerated powers for the Federal Government and all powers not enumerated were left to the states and the people. We would do well at this point to recall the famous quote of Benjamin Franklin when asked by a woman what they had done for the people, and I paraphrase here, “We have given you, madam, a republic, if you can keep it.”
And now some Michigan links…
TheCL: The State versus Society
Shane has a great point over @ TBA: Disapproval Does Not Equal Hate
MTTM: Michigan’s Congressional Representative’s Conservative Scorecard (Check out Debbie Stabanow’s score…)
Conservative Perspective: Note to Self; Don’t Die in Wayne County, Michigan
Pundette: They don’t want to grow up
Even though the ‘Bot is down with a pulled or torn Achilles tendon (maybe he is really a Cyborg) he still pulled through with a great post: The Irrational Fear of the TEA Party
TX4P: Quotes of the day…The “Secrets” Edition
Proof: “They’re here!”
Moonbattery: Arguing With an Obama Supporter (I don’t bother, it’s pointless)