I read an article the other day about what a new congressman/senator has to go through to fund raise. Basically other than to vote most of their waking moments are supposed to be on the phone asking for money. It was several hours EACH day.
I thought I lost my keys today, but then the NSA called and told me they were in my other pants
238 years ago, Benjamin Franklin wrote,"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."It looks like ole' Ben wouldn't like what is going on now in Washington.
Ace: Like how u think.They would counter that although your ideals are noble it isn't enough to stop the creeping advances of evil doers...Frankly, I'm not sure if their really is a true fix for this situation. Personally I don't see why they can't hunt terrorist without having to construct huge data mining centers throughout our country. Maybe they will explain that to us instead of patting us on the head and telling us "Don't u worry your pretty little head"...."
-That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--