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.
5 months ago