Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Who Are the Best Keepers of the People's Liberties?

Who Are the Best Keepers of the People's Liberties?
By James Madison
(One of the three Authors of The Federalist Papers, which was used to sell the United States Constitution to We The People).
National Gazette, December 22, 1792
(Note; Mr. Madison is referencing 'Republican Principles', not the Republican party, which wasn't founded until 1854).
Republican. — The people themselves. The sacred trust can be no where so safe as in the hands most interested in preserving it.
Anti-republican. — The people are stupid, suspicious, licentious. They cannot safely trust themselves. When they have established government they should think of nothing but obedience, leaving the care of their liberties to their wiser rulers.
Republican. — Although all men are born free, and all nations might be so, yet too true it is, that slavery has been the general lot of the human race. Ignorant — they have been cheated; asleep — they have been surprized; divided — the yoke has been forced upon them. But what is the lesson? That because the people may betray themselves, they ought to give themselves up, blindfold, to those who have an interest in betraying them? Rather conclude that the people ought to be enlightened, to be awakened, to be united, that after establishing a government they should watch over it, as well as obey it.
Anti-republican. — You look at the surface only, where errors float, instead of fathoming the depths where truth lies hid. It is not the government that is disposed to fly off from the people; but the people that are ever ready to fly off from the government. Rather say then, enlighten the government, warn it to be vigilant, enrich it with influence, arm it with force, and to the people never pronounce but two words — Submission and Confidence.
Republican. — The centrifugal tendency then is in the people, not in the government, and the secret art lies in restraining the tendency, by augmenting the attractive principle of the government with all the weight that can be added to it. What a perversion of the natural order of things! to make power the primary and central object of the social system, and Liberty but its satellite.
Anti-republican. — The science of the stars can never instruct you in the mysteries of government. Wonderful as it may seem, the more you increase the attractive force of power, the more you enlarge the sphere of liberty; the more you make government independent and hostile towards the people, the better security you provide for their rights and interests. Hence the wisdom of the theory, which, after limiting the share of the people to a third of the government, and lessening the influence of that share by the mode and term of delegating it, establishes two grand hereditary orders, with feelings, habits, interests, and prerogatives all inveter-ately hostile to the rights and interests of the people, yet by a mysterious operation all combining to fortify the people in both.
Republican. — Mysterious indeed! But mysteries belong to religion, not to government; to the ways of the Almighty, not to the works of man. And in religion itself there is nothing mysterious to its author; the mystery lies in the dimness of the human sight. So in the institutions of man let there be no mystery, unless for those inferior beings endowed with a ray perhaps of the twilight vouchsafed to the first order of terrestrial creation.
Anti-republican. — You are destitute, I perceive, of every quality of a good citizen, or rather of a good subject. You have neither the light of faith nor the spirit of obedience. I denounce you to the government as an accomplice of atheism and anarchy.
Republican. — And I forbear to denounce you to the people, though a blasphemer of their rights and an idolater of tyranny. Liberty disdains to persecute.
Courtesy of the Constitution Society

Funny how the more things change, the more they stay the same, huh?

We have a very big battle for our rights coming up in this year and in 2008. Hillary Clinton has announced her intentions of running and the democrats are convinced they will regain control. We must NOT allow this to happen! We are having a bad enough time with the Republicans as it is. The Democrats are known Rights thieves.

They directly assisted, along with the communist party in the Illegal Alien marches that occured recently. Being associated with the communist party should be proof enough for anyone that the Democrats must not be allowed to regain power! Below you will find evidence of the Democrats TREASON to our Sovereign nation.

Here is a list of some of the organizations that supported the Illegal Alien marches, (not all have been verified, but a significant few have)!

Action Center For Justice (Charlotte, NC)

Action LA Coalition (Los Angeles, CA)

African American Holiday Assoc (Washington, DC)

Aliados Hispanos (Phoenix, AZ)

All Peoples Congress (Baltimore, MD)

Almighty Latin Kings & Queens Nation - Sun Chapter

Anti-Racist Action-LA/People Against Racist Terror (Culver City, CA)

Asociacion Internacional De Descendencia De JoaQuin Murrieta (Los Angeles, CA)

Axis of Justice (Los Angeles, CA)

BAMN (San Francisco, CA)

Berkeley May 1st Mobilization Committee (Berkeley, CA)

BlueLatinos.org Bob McCloskey - Democratic Candidate 29th Congressional District (Monterey Park, CA)*

Brazilian Immigrant Center (Allston, MA)

Call To Action (Chicago, IL)

Capital Terminus Collective (Atlanta, GA)

Carlos Magana - LULAC (Allen, TX)

Catherine Minhoto Justice Coordinator Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (Rome, Italy)

Church of Stop Shopping (Brooklyn, NY)

Clearinghouse: Denver Biodiese (Denver, CO)

Coalition of United Students (Los Angeles, CA)

Communist League Communist Party USA Wisconsin section (Green Bay, WI)

Communist Party, USA Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Susan Morucci, Doctors of the World - Greek Delegation (Athens, Greece)*

DRUM- Desis Rising Up & Moving (Kackson Heights, NY)

East Bay Sanctuary Covenant (Berkeley, CA)


Fedration des femmes du Quebec (Quebec Women's Federation) (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)*

Familias Unidas: Centro Latino de Recursos (Evertt, WA)

Family Rescue (Chicago, IL)

Federacion Baja California (Downey, CA)

Federacion de Clubes de Aguascalientes (South Gate, CA)

Federacion Yucateca de California Inc (Eagle Rock, CA)

Fellowship of Reconciliation (Los Angeles, CA)

Feminism Without Borders (College Park, MD)

Fight Imperialism Stand Together (San Diego, CA)

FMLN - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

Forrest Hill - Green Party (Oakland, CA)

Four Women, Inc. (Attleboro, MA)

Freedom Socialist Party (Seattle, WA)

Frente Indigena de Organizaciones Binacionales (Los Angeles, CA)

GROW - Grass Roots Organizing Works (Amherst, MA)

Harlem Tenants Council, Inc. (New York, NY)

Hermandad Mexicana (Oxnard, CA)

Hispano America Immigration (Fullerton, CA)

Hitec Aztec Communications (Santa Maria, CA)

Idaho Progressive Student Alliance (Boise, ID)

Immigrant Students in Action (Providence , RI)

Industrial Workers of the World (Cincinnati, OH)

Iniciativa Mexicana Contra la Guerra (Mexico City, Mexico)

International Action Center (New York, NY)

International Socialist Organization (Los Angeles, CA)

Justicia for Migrant Farm Workers (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Kanadian Posi Kidz (Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada)

La Causa Amherst College (Amherst. , MA)

La Collectiva del Troqueros del Puerto (Port of Los Angeles, CA)

La Voz Hispana of Virginia (Richmond, VA)

Labor/Community Strategy Center (Los Angeles, CA)

Larry Cafiero - CA Insurance Commissioner Candidate Green Party (Ben Lomond, CA)*

Latin American Defense Organization (Chicago, IL)

Latin American Student Organization (Montclair, NJ)

Latinoamericanos Unidos de California (Van Nuys, CA)

LatinoTop10.com (Woodside, NY)

Liars of America (Middletown, CA)

Malcolm Marts - Past President UAW Local 1976 (Brighton, MI)

March 25 Coalition (Los Angeles, CA) May Day Boston (Boston, MA)

MEChA de USC (Los Angeles, CA)

Mexican National Liberation Movement├┐ (Evans , CO)

Mexican Political Association (Moreno Valley, CA)

Michael Hargis-Secretary, Chicago IWW (Chicago, IL)

Migrant Head Start (La Junta, CO)

National Immigrant Solidarity Network New York City May 1 Coalition (New York, NY)

New York Solidarity Coalition With Katrina/Rita Supporters; NCBL (Brooklyn, NY)

North Star Fund (New York, NY)

Peace & Freedom Party of Orange County (Anaheim, CA) Laura Robeson, Peace Kitchen (Columbus, OH)*

Peace No War Education Network Pittsburgh Friends of Immigrants for Immigrants' Rights (Pittsburgh, PA)

Prisoners Defense Committee (Antonio, TX)

Progressive Alliance Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains (Woodland Hills, CA)

Project Islamic HOPE (Los Angeles, CA)

Puerto Rican Alliance Of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

Queers For Peace And Justice (New York, NY)

Responsable de la mobilisation Fedration des femmes du Quebec (Montreal, QC Canada)

Revolutionary Workers Party of Argentina (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Rio Grande Valley Students United (Edinburg, TX)

Santa Barbara Food Not Bombs (Santa Barbara, CA)

Sexual Minorities Archives (Florence, MA)

Speak Out - Institute for Democratic Education and Culture (Emeryville, CA)

The Real America Press (Charlottesville, VA)

The Rebel Voice News (Montgomery, NY)

The United People of Color Caucus of the National Lawyers Guild (San Francisco, CA)

Third Way Peace and Justice Fellowship (San Francisco, CA)

US Cuba-Labor Exchange (Jersey City, NJ)

US-Mexico Border Actions Project (Los Angeles, CA)

We Are America Welfare Rights Union of Washtenaw County, Michigan Western NY Peace Center (Buffalo, NY)

WNY Sweatshop Awareness Project (Buffalo, NY)

Workers Solidarity Alliance Working People's Voice - Voz Obrera (New York, NY)


Jay said...

Good stuff as always, David - especially the list of organizations supporting illegal immigrants.

E. David Quammen said...

Thank you bud.