Thursday, October 14, 2010


It appears I am not the only one who gave their kids a lemon when they were babies.

I got a Kindle, and have been busy reading older, out of copyright books on it. I actually went & bought 2 books at 99c each - the main one I REALLY like is The Law, by Frederick Bastiat. It is VERY good.

I was also re-reading Lost Rights, by James Bovard. And thinking that much of what the government does today, is completely unconstitutional. In '37, they came out with the idea of "the living Constitution", which is basically "the constitution can mean anything we want to make it say". Its crap. Its living, in that the ideals, the principles, the PLAIN MEANING is still alive today - it has been co-opted by those who wish to foist their ideals and socialism upon us.

I found this quote that I really like:

"I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents." - James Madison criticizing an attempt to grant public monies for charitable means, 1794

I agree. Go check out The Law by Bastiat. I couldn't put it down.


  1. Diane:
    Same can be said for babies and DILL pickles...LOL!
    As to the kindle...maybe someday.
    (next life?)

    YOu get the REAL meaning of a LIVING Constitution...and I love that quote!

    HAve a great weekend.

  2. Hmmm dill pickles! I hadn't thought of that for babies! Our girls when babies both got lemon slices :) Oh I've found lots of good quotes out of pamphlets and books from the early 1800s on government, and life. And they are free for kindle - i have spent $0.99 three times so far - just got an anti-slavery pamphlet that has a GREAT explanation of states and federal government as it SHOULD be now, and was then. Reading the kindle made my eyes hurt, till I increased the font size from the default. It's really kinda handy, because then you don't have to have stacks of books laying about the house. Plus, if eventually the kindle dies, amazon has your purchases stored at their site, and you can re-download your books that you had, without cost. There is also kindle for PC, Ipad, yadda yadda yadda. The thing I really like about the kindle is that when I'm typing a quote from a book, I don't have to worry about propping open the page! heh.