Monday, March 22, 2010

Davy Crockett Redux

Many of you are probably wondering what Davy Crockett would say if he were alive right now. Probably something like "Hey, let me out of this box, I can't breathe in here!"
But seriously, folks, it's probably just as well that Davy Crockett has long since passed on to his reward - I think the current state of affairs might well have killed him. Consider some of what he said during his career in the US Congress:

"We have the right as individuals to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right to appropriate a dollar of the public money."

"We must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living."

"You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas."

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