Don’t have to make love, ’cause love made me

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james-christensen1

A Place of Her Own”

http://www.freespiritart.com/art-prints-by-James-Christensen-144.php

I remember sitting in a parking lot listening to the sounds in my car when I first heard the following song:

http://www.4shared.com/file/89850473/e275beaf/Greg_Brown_-_The_Live_One_-_01_-_Just_By_Myself.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/89861351/c41eb631/Bryan_Ferry__Roxy_Music_-_03_-_Oh_Yeah.html

And I wanted to share a great radio station with you:

http://www.wfuv.org/audio/stream.html

In first column, I clicked on second choice:

“ITUNES AND MP3 56K”

My default player is MediaMonkey which worked just fine.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27

7-10 PM, The Whole Wide World with Rita Houston: Bringing you excerpts from Leonard Cohen’s recent live performance at the Beacon Theatre.

Starts at 7PM Eastern

6PM Central

5PM Mountain

4PM Pacific

klezmer

The Yiddish phrase “Pintele Yid” refers to the most elementary irreducible point of identity or soul of a Jew.

http://www.4shared.com/file/89855490/d22132a9/Minnesota_Klezmer_Band-Book_Of_Ruth.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/89854160/ebce8be8/Klezmer20Conservatory20Band-Dance20Me20To20The20End20Of20Love.html

From littleiceage

Music video for Leonard Cohen’s song “Dance Me To The End of Love” from his album “Various Positions.’

77 Responses to “Don’t have to make love, ’cause love made me”

  1. inspirational1 Says:

    1st

  2. inspirational1 Says:

    great post…nice to hear of strong turnout at some of the tea parties, this is only the beginning

  3. LadyTexan Says:

    HA!

    Glenn Beck just said he wonders if he could find enough honest politicians in Washington to squeeze into a phone booth.

  4. LadyTexan Says:

    Wow… Beck is on a roll today!

  5. LadyTexan Says:

    Does anyone know if this is for real? Words fail me!

    ****************************************

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=0f8_1235673139

    Feds grant eminent domain as collateral to China for US debts.

    February 26, 2009
    FEDS GRANT EMINENT DOMAIN AS COLLATERAL TO CHINA FOR U.S. DEBTS!
    Beijing, China — Sources at the United States Embassy in Beijing China have just CONFIRMED to me that the United States of America has tendered to China a written agreement which grants to the People’s Republic of China, an option to exercise Eminent Domain within the USA, as collateral for China’s continu More..ed purchase of US Treasury Notes and existing US Currency reserves!

    The written agreement was brought to Beijing by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and was formalized and agreed-to during her recent trip to China.

    This means that in the event the US Government defaults on its financial obligations to China, the Communist Government of China would be permitted to physically take — inside the USA — land, buildings, factories, perhaps even entire cities – to satisfy the financial obligations of the US government.

    Put simply, the feds have now actually mortgaged the physical land and property of all citizens and businesses in the United States. They have given to a foreign power, their Constitutional power to “take” all of our property, as actual collateral for continued Chinese funding of US deficit spending and the continued carrying of US national debt.

    This is an unimaginable betrayal of every man, woman and child in the USA. An outrage worthy of violent overthrow.

    I am endeavoring to obtain images or copies of the actual document but in the interim, several different sources both in the US and in China have CONFIRMED this to me.

    More details as they become available. . . . . spread the word ASAP.

  6. Katie Says:

    LadyTexan – it’s getting spread around the blogosphere but so far no one I’ve seen can confirm it’s legitimacy. The sad part is that a few months ago we’d have all laughed at the nutjob who posted it. With the desecration of our Constitution that’s happening right before our eyes, nothing is sacred anymore.

  7. Katie Says:

    carribeansoul Says:
    February 27, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Well, thought I’d pass along my Tea Party experience! I went to the one here in Nashville…

    Something else I wanted to pass along…did anyone see BamBam speak at Camp Lejune?
    —————-
    We went to the one in Denver – my guess is between 200 – 250 on a cold, blustery day. The spark has been ignited, and a grass fire has begun. I’m so glad I was there, and hope we can keep these repeating and growing in size around the country. Felt good just to yell at the incompetent and corrupt politicians inside the Capitol building :-)

    caribbeansoul – do you have any links showing the ‘reception’ at Camp Lejeune? I told my husband it’s going to be interesting to see the troops response, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Barry’s handlers wouldn’t release video.

  8. carribeansoul Says:

    Hey Kaite…yes, it did feel good to yell didn’t it!! :)

    I haven’t even looked for a link for the Camp Lejune speech as I watched it live. I wonder if Fox might have it? I’ll look around some and see if I can find it.

  9. jrh Says:

    LadyTexan, the eminent domain thing appears to be at the rumor stage as of now. But given the outrageous possibilities presented by a Marxist POTUS backed up by Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, I don’t consider something like this unimaginable. I can see the scenario where we get another revved up crisis (if not the current one) and this atrocity gets sprung on us and rushed through even over raging Republicans. I don’t think there’s much doubt that this is unconstitutional but I doubt that would stop them based on the way things are going otherwise. Obama is out to strip the wealth from the capitalists and this is another excellent way to do it. So what if we mortgage private property to the Chinese communists to collateralize otherwise worthless dollars. It leaves everybody further under the control of government and that’s just what the O and his comrades want.

  10. hockeyfan530 Says:

    here’s the story and pics of the st louis event

    http://respublica.typepad.com/respublica/2009/02/tea-party-in-st-louis.html

  11. hockeyfan530 Says:

    about 1000 attended. Not bad for a Friday morning i’d say

  12. Il. Vicki Says:

    Wow, Hockeyfan! That’s great news!! Thanks for the pics. I’m hoping they have more protests on the week ends so I can go.

  13. ddlew2 Says:

    It looks as if the bankers of America are tired of Obama and Barney Frank laying this ‘crisis’ at their feet.

    Story on Drudge …….

  14. hockeyfan530 Says:

    remember barry fawning over china during the olympics. That dumb ass was saying how great the infrastructure was. Of course he failed to mention that china doesn’t have the same construction regulations and labor issues we have in the US. Of course because of these lack of regulations and standards it’s far less expensive for China. I stayed in one of the hotels the Russians built for the Moscow Olympics and they were built like crap. No standards. China’s infrastructure is the same. Built like crap and just for show. No wonder why barry loves it so much. He IS a piece of crap and just for show!

  15. carribeansoul Says:

    Interestingly enough…there doesn’t seem to be video of BamBam’s speech at LeJuene. I can only find transcripts. I have GOT to believe it is because the reception was pretty pathetic! We can’t let the country and the world know how little he is respected now can we??

    Well, it’s Margaritaville Friday…gotta go. Later.

  16. JAC Says:

    soul

    it’s on youtube

  17. Tenacity Says:

    LadyTexan Says:
    February 27, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    HA!

    Glenn Beck just said he wonders if he could find enough honest politicians in Washington to squeeze into a phone booth.
    **************
    I’m not sure what that means. I guess he means we could squeeze all the honest politicians (& judges) into a phone booth. Anybody seen a phone booth lately? I never thought I would be saying this…Could Dennis Kucinich be one of them? I mean just because he’s stupid and wrong a lot of the time doesn’t make him dishonest. Ron Paul? I’m having trouble here…help me out.

  18. Katie Says:

    Denver Tea Party had 200 – 250 people and it was great to be able to yell at those inside the Capitol that we are mad as hell and not going to take it anymore. So glad I went! We can explode this thing the more people spread the word around the country! Today was just a first step and you CAN make a difference when we all do our part to be heard. The Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem never meant more to me than it did today.

    For a ridiculous glimpse of how much government has intervened in our lives, MichelleMalkin.com has a great story about the Tea Party movement, including this tidbit:

    “…comes news that Iowa state officials have banned the use of tea by Tea Party protesters holding an event tomorrow in Cedar Rapids.

    The tea violates environmental standards because it will DISCOLOR THE WATER”

    Well, duh!

  19. Troy Says:

    Kucinich and Paul both would like to see the Federal Reserve go away….That’s good enough for me.

  20. Katie Says:

    Declaration of Treason – this is an amazing letter.

    http://www.oilforimmigration.org/facts/?p=1168

  21. rosettasister Says:

    Wow, the Moon and Venus are right next to each other where I am right now!

    I wish you could see it.

    I hope you’re listening to the Leonard Cohen concert (link above).

    The last time I saw Rita Houston … was at the Bottom Line.

    She’s a very gracious host and very professional.

    Good night, good people.

  22. saveusa1 Says:

    Drudge has picture of Depression soup kitchen line. Story on stock market has worst month since 1933

  23. LadyTexan Says:

    I wish there was a tea party near me.

    Some of the signs in the photos from today are great.

    -A pic of Obama in a Robinhood cap that says:

    Robbin Hood

    -Obamanomics – Chains we can belive in!

  24. sliderblaze Says:

    i like the sign on hotair

    Tea bag the liberal dem before they tea bag you…

    classic, Pence/Palin ’12

  25. Katie Says:

    rosettasister Says:
    February 28, 2009 at 1:59 am

    Wow, the Moon and Venus are right next to each other where I am right now!

    I wish you could see it.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Rose – we did! It was amazing!! We tried to get a picture, but it’s hard to capture that perfection on a digital camera.

  26. Troy Says:

    I also saw the smiling Moon with Venus next to it….It was in the west sky.

  27. Troy Says:

    We tried to get a picture, but it’s hard to capture that perfection on a digital camera.
    **********************************************
    A standard 35mm on a tripod with a very slow shutter speed is the best way to get that photo.

  28. JAC Says:

    still lurking around Troy

  29. Troy Says:

    yep

  30. Troy Says:

    I’m outta here now.

  31. ddlew Says:

    Yo!

    What up peeps??

  32. LadyTexan Says:

    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/02/hollywood-stars-open-dialogue-with-iran.html#comments

    Hollywood Stars Open “Dialogue” With Iran

    Willful stupidity knows no bounds — only thing is it’s coming directly from the White House. Annette Benning is dialoguing with the poison pygmy regime on behalf of President B. Hussein? Does Benning has a clue about Islam? Does she sanction the stoning, hangings, the repression and murder of reformers? Does she think she can disarm the mullahs with a screening of The Grifters. This is embarrassing. And very dangerous.

    A delegation of Hollywood stars, headed by Annette Bening, is traveling to Iran to open a dialogue on behalf of the Obama administration:

    Thirty-eight years ago, a ping pong team sent by US president Richard Nixon to Beijing opened the door to Communist China. February 27, 2009, president Barack Obama launched his bid for dialogue with Iran with an Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences delegation from Hollywood. It is led by the actress Annette Bening, AMPAS president Sid Ganis and his predecessor Frank Pierson who flew in just after the Oscar award ceremony. Visiting in the framework of “US-Iranian culture exchanges,” they will hold talks in Tehran Saturday and Sunday.

    While the Hollywood stars are in Iran, I’m sure they will meet with the thousands of opposition political candidates who have been excluded from elections, the students who protested at Tehran University against repression, the homosexuals whose conduct is punishable by death, and the women who risk being stoned to death for adultery.

    Hollywood is going to Iran, one of the most repressive states in the world, but I’m sure we’ll hear hardly a peep of dissent; after all, we want the mullahs to like us, and everything that has happened the last 30 years is our fault:

    While the Hollywood team’s visit to Tehran is not political, it does show the openness of Iran toward the expansion of cultural relations with the US.

    How ironic that the Academy of Motion Pictures is going to one of the most repressive anti-homosexual countries on earth just days after awarding Sean Penn an Oscar for his portrayal of gay San Francisco mayor Harvey Milk. Do they not see the irony? Will they have the courage to speak up, much like Hollywood stars based George Bush at every opportunity? Perhaps the stars can visit the factory where Iran manufactures explosively formed projectiles used to kill our soldiers.

    When Obama pledged to make the world like us again, what he meant was that we would willingly sacrifice the populations of countries like Iran to perpetual repression so that its repressive leadership liked us and stopped attacking us.

  33. LadyTexan Says:

    13 Year-Old Conservative Wows CPAC! – Video 2/27/09

    http://www.freedomslighthouse.com/2009/02/13-year-old-conservative-wows-cpac.html

  34. sliderblaze Says:

    CNN INVESTIGATES: How to get First Lady’s toned arms…

    TIME MAG INVESTIGATES: The Obama Team’s Drink of Choice? Coke, Not Pepsi…

    Via drudge.

    I hope he put that up there to mock the Times and CNN, cus damn, is this what investigative journalism has come to. Ignore the Radical ties, the possibility of not being constitutionally eligible, military joining lawsuits challenging such (big story within the story) and go for the shit nobody f’n cares about. Stupidity knows no bounds

  35. carribeansoul Says:

    Folks, we are in some kinda trouble now! This is beyond unbelieveable! I guess it no longer is a rumor! It’s time for a march on Washington!

    http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaLatest.htm

  36. JAC Says:

    snoppy dance…… snoopy dance
    I secured Tim D from Committee of Safety to be keynote speaker for my local meeting next Sunday.

  37. JAC Says:

    I already boycott Pepsi, Hershey’s, KFC, Denny’s and Taco Bell

  38. JAC Says:

    carribeansoul

    I don’t know what to say,…. need duct tape…… mind is on over load

  39. rosettasister Says:

    Good morning, America! How are you on a lazy Saturday?!

    ———————

    California used to check prez candidates’ eligibility — Lawsuit seeks school records to verify citizenship status

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=90256

    Posted: February 28, 2009

    A California lawsuit seeking documentation from Occidental College that could verify the nationality under which Barack Obama entered the school points out that the state formerly reviewed presidential candidates and disqualified those who were ineligible.

    The arguments are raised in paperwork submitted by Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation, which has brought a lawsuit over Obama’s eligibility.

    Defense lawyers for Obama are trying to quash the request for Occidental records, arguing that any objections to Obama’s presidential candidacy and victory should have been raised in Congress at the time of the Electoral College vote.

    However, according to documentation in the lawsuit, the secretaries of state in California previously have exercised their election authority and have rejected candidates who did not qualify.

  40. rosettasister Says:

    “Standing” On Solid Grounds

    http://www.black-and-right.com/2009/02/27/standing-on-solid-grounds/

    The list of those who disagree (WITH standing) and question his eligibility to give lawful orders, as Commander-in-Chief, is growing….

    WND reported earlier when 1st Lt. Scott Easterling confirmed to California attorney Orly Taitz that he wanted to be a plaintiff in the legal action she is preparing on behalf of members of the U.S. military, both active and retired. A second soldier who asked that his name be withheld for now became part of the action just a day later.

    Now retired Maj. Gen. Carroll D. Childers has submitted a statement to Taitz and her DefendOurFreedoms.us website, agreeing to be a plaintiff in her pending action.

    Again, if President Obama produces a certified vault copy of his birth certificate, he can not only put the whole issue to bed, but would discredit millions of citizens who presently have reasonable doubt as to his political status.

    As of now, Obama continues to use the law and threats of monetary sanctions against the plaintiffs’ attorney to make this all go away.

    A $15 vault copy or possible millions of dollars in a legal slight-of-hand.

    Which makes better sense?

  41. rosettasister Says:

    Rush Wraps Up CPAC on Saturday (5PM ET)

    To be broadcast live on Fox News, may be delayed on C-span.

    —————-

    You can also watch here:

    Live Webcasting From the Strategy Room:

    Check in with CPAC guests and FOX News personalities on the Strategy Room, which will be broadcasting live from the Regency Ballroom at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington.

    I believe you can access here. Scroll along top of video and you should see menu.

    http://www.foxnews.com/video2/live.html

  42. LadyTexan Says:

    carribeansoul Says:

    February 28, 2009 at 5:09 pm
    Folks, we are in some kinda trouble now! This is beyond unbelieveable! I guess it no longer is a rumor! It’s time for a march on Washington!

    ***********************

    I still don’t know what to think about this. I saw it on Atlas Shrugs this morning too. However, whereever I see it it links back to the Hal Turner site.
    Most people commenting on this still say it’s a hoax.

    I don’t know how to find out if there’s any truth to it.

  43. rosettasister Says:

    Ann Coulter is on now at link above.

  44. CJ Says:

    Carribean Soul: When I asked about this yesterday I did so hoping it was just a rumor. Do you know it truly is factual for sure? I haven’t found the proof documents yet anywhere. This is as bad as can be and done without the knowledge of the American public. How do they have the authority to do this without some sort of discussion or announcement or something? I am beyond stunned. Is someone going to put this out to the msm etc.? Will they even run with it? What about our representatives? I haven’t heard a peep out of any of them about this. Is this Biden’s thing we’re not going to like? Yikes.

  45. JAC Says:

    CJ
    the Obama file usually only has good sources….. why I tend to believe it…

  46. carribeansoul Says:

    CJ, JAC, LadyTexan…I am just stunned as well. Where I’m seeing it now is obamafile.com and I have come to believe that they are a pretty reliable site when it comes to this man. So, no, I can’t say I’ve found it to be fact except that I trust what I read on their site. I think maybe I will forward this to Lamar Alexander who is my Senator and seems to (so far) be doing the right thing and see what he has to say about it. If it is true, all I can say is God help us!

  47. JAC Says:

    beware of wolves in sheeps clothing …..
    I was warned about this today from someone in the know……
    there are ones that are faking support to misguide us and hurt our efforts

  48. JAC Says:

    ROSE!!!!!!!!

    hey dear, :) I know it’s been a long time… but could you send Foxtrot my email ……. her and I live in the same town and I want to feel her out about joining a local meeting of mine

  49. rosettasister Says:

    JAC Says:
    February 28, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    ROSE!!!!!!!!

    hey dear, :) I know it’s been a long time… but could you send Foxtrot my email

    ——————–

    hey, yourself!

    I can do that, but Foxtrot used more than one email address.

    She wanted a specific one used for just such occasions, but that would be difficult to locate right now.

    So, I’ll email her and ask her to contact you.

    Foxy, if you’re lurking and prefer different email, leave a comment!

  50. rosettasister Says:

    Hollister v. Soetoro (aka Obama) Update to Order to Show Cause

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2195106/posts

    The following links are Polarik comments:

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2195106/posts#31

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2195106/posts#34

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2195106/posts?q=1&;page=51#67

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2195106/posts?q=1&;page=51#68

  51. rosettasister Says:

    Sorry, Cindy, email to Foxtrot didn’t work.

    This came back:

    Delivery Status Notification (Failure)‏

    Anyone have Foxtrot’s email?

  52. rosettasister Says:

    newsbusted

    February 26, 2009

  53. rosettasister Says:

    Fred Barnes, Charles Krauthammer, Brian Wesbury With Hugh Hewitt

    Listen here:

    Hugh talks about the staggering budget implications of Barack Obama spending with the Fox News Beltway Boys, and the impact economically with First Trust Portfolios senior economist Brian Wesbury.

    http://ht.salemweb.net/townhall/audio/mp3/920e8512-f6f8-4627-985b-a306c0da9180.mp3

  54. rosettasister Says:

    James Pethokoukis

    Why Mitt Romney Gets It

    http://www.usnews.com/blogs/capital-commerce/2009/2/27/why-mitt-romney-gets-it.html?s_cid=etRR-0228

    A 6.2 Percent GDP Drop? Ouch!

    http://www.usnews.com/blogs/capital-commerce/2009/2/27/a-62-percent-gdp-drop-ouch.html?s_cid=etRR-0228

    Kudlow: Obama’s War on Investors, Capitalism

    http://www.usnews.com/blogs/capital-commerce/2009/2/27/kudlow-obamas-war-on-capitalism.html?s_cid=etRR-0228

  55. rosettasister Says:

    Bernanke Says Mark-to-Market Accounting Rule Should Be Improved

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aW0DT1yu68Vk&refer=home

  56. rosettasister Says:

    Have a wonderful Saturday!

    bbl

  57. JAC Says:

    I just came from a bouncing around the net……..
    and some idiots want to spout off that the Tea Partys were nothing more than KKK rallys …anything they can twist and turn to made anything we do something it’s not………….

    Now I have low blood presure but this has sure made mine go up!!

  58. JAC Says:

    Rose

    Thank you mucho for trying…… I thought she had posted at my blog but she hadn’t….. lol I know close to where abouts she lives….. maybe I should hold up a sign….

  59. JAC Says:

    lol too funny….read a blog post that the woman said….

    We should all send BO sweet as pie letters of thank you.
    Thank you for making being a patriotic American, Conservative and a believer of faith a good thing to be again.

    _____________
    when you bring out the evil…. the good is also forced out…. amen

  60. sliderblaze Says:

    im a lil lost on the post a freerepublic. can anyone explain?

  61. sliderblaze Says:

    nevermind, i got it. Dont forget rush on CPAC @ 5

  62. JAC Says:

    “Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end”

    I love it!

  63. sliderblaze Says:

    who said that?

  64. JAC Says:

    slider…… I have no idea….. someone used it as a signature on thier post…… but i loved it :)

  65. JAC Says:

    slider
    Ohhhhh you would NOT believe the bumper sticker I seen today….

    Fighting for my rights against Liberal zombies

  66. sliderblaze Says:

    lol

    rush is on fire right now….some funny but true shit, i dont have the tv right now, i fox doing this live?

  67. susiezen Says:

    gotta love rush

  68. Il. Vicki Says:

    Rush was on live…saw him on Fox and on CNN! He was on fire!!! Felt weird to see the truth being told on tv.

  69. Il. Vicki Says:

    He was only supposed to speak 20 minutes, but went on for over an hour..

  70. JAC Says:

    https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=41c48b2062a9df4df4e303900bc5fdf0&tab=core&_cview=1&cck=1&au=&ck=

    The Amy’s solicitation for commercial Riot Gear

  71. ILBlue Says:

    JAC

    I keep reading our military won’t go against American Citizens then you read the post you linked to regarding the Riot gear which I saw elsewhere a couple days ago.

    Also reading about the training in Arcadia Iowa and backeast somewhere as well.

    This is the kind of change I hope to never see.

  72. Katie Says:

    RUSH, as the Voice of CONSERVATISM – ROCKS!!! (I was going to say Rules, but Dear Leader already has that job) Didn’t you just wish you could have been in that room? Chanting USA! USA! USA!!

    JAC – don’t let the libtards bother you with talk of KKK or other nonsense at the Tea Parties. Any time we draw nasty comments and allegations of disgusting behavior, it’s because they’re feeling threatened and they’re projecting their own prejudices. Only liberals could twist a tax revolt into a racist event. I’m immune now.

    TEA PARTY TIME!!! :-) (IF Celestial Seasonings wasn’t headquartered in EXTREMELY liberal Boulder, CO they would make a new flavor if they wanted more business)

  73. Katie Says:

    Sent from http://www.WeThePeopleCongress.org, here’s a stunning recount of past history. We need about 465 Davy Crocketts!

    In the early 1800s Congress was considering a bill to appropriate tax dollars for the widow of a distinguished naval officer. Several beautiful speeches had been made in support of this bill. It seemed that everyone in the House favored it. The Speaker of the House was just about to put the question to a vote, when Davy Crockett, famous frontiersman and then Congressman from Tennessee, rose to his feet.

    Mr. Speaker, I have as much respect for the memory of the deceased and as much sympathy for the suffering of the living as any man in this House, but we must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for a part of the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living. I will not go into an argument to prove that Congress has no power to appropriate this money as an act of charity. Every member upon this floor knows it. 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 so appropriate a dollar of the public money. Some eloquent appeals have been made to us upon the ground that it is a debt due the deceased. Sir, this is no debt. We cannot without the grossest corruption, appropriate this money as the payment of a debt. We have not the semblance of authority to appropriate it as a charity. I cannot vote for this bill, but I will give one weeks pay, and if every member of Congress will do the same, it will amount to more than the bill asks.

    There was silence on the floor of the House as Crockett took his seat. When the bill was put to a vote, instead of passing unanimously as had been expected, it received only a few votes. The next day a friend approached Crockett and asked why he spoken against a bill for such a worthy cause. In reply, Crockett related the following story:

    Just a few years before, he had voted to spend $20,000.00 of public money to help the victims of a terrible fire in Georgetown. When the legislative session was over, Crockett made a trip back home to do some campaigning for his re-election. In his travels he encountered one of his constituents, a man by the name of Horatio Bunce. Mr. Bunce bluntly informed Crockett, I voted for you the last time. I shall not vote for you again.

    Crockett, feeling he had served his constituents well, was stunned. He inquired as to what he had done to so offend Mr. Bunce. Bunce replied, You gave a vote last winter which shows that either you have not capacity to understand the Constitution, or that you are wanting in the honesty and firmness to be guided by it. The Constitution, to be worth anything, must be held sacred, and rigidly observed in all its provisions.I take the papers from Washington and read very carefully all the proceedings of Congress. My papers say that last winter you voted for a bill to appropriate $20,000.00 to some sufferers by a fire. Well, Colonel, where do you find in the Constitution any authority to give away public money in charity? No Colonel, Congress has no right to give charity. Individual members may give as much of their own money as they please, but they have no right to touch a dollar of the public money for that purpose.

    The people have delegated to Congress, by the Constitution, the power to do certain things. To do these, it is authorized to collect and pay moneys, and for nothing else. Everything beyond this is usurpation, and a violation of the Constitution. You have violated the Constitution in what I consider to be a vital point. It is a precedent fraught with danger to the country, for when Congress once begins to stretch its power beyond the limits of the Constitution, there is no limit to it, and no security for the People.

    I could not answer him,said Crockett. I was so fully convinced that he was right.I said to him, Well, my friend, you hit the nail upon the head when you said I had not sense enough to understand the Constitution. If you will forgive me and vote for me again, if I ever vote for another unconstitutional law, I wish I may be shot.

    After finishing the story, Crockett said, Now sir, you know why I made that speech yesterday. There is one thing now to which I will call your attention. You remember that I proposed to give a weeks pay? There are in that House many very wealthy men, men who think nothing of spending a weeks pay, or a dozen of them, for a dinner or a wine party when they have something to accomplish by it. Some of these same men made beautiful speeches upon the debt of gratitude which the country owed the deceased, yet not one of them responded to my proposition. Money with them is nothing but trash when it is to come out of the people. But it is the one great thing for which most of them are striving, and many of them sacrifice honor, integrity, and justice to obtain it.

  74. ILBlue Says:

    Katie,

    That was a great story about Davy Crockett And the point of the story was well put …certainly makes the reader think. Thank you for sharing .:)

  75. sliderblaze Says:

    It was great for Rush to define what conservatism is and why we should never check it at the door on bipartisanship. Conservatism = what is defined in the founding documents. Called Biden a Bigot = classic. Exposed Dems as the racists against Obama and Blacks, i.e. Clarence Thomas. Touched on what democrats are really about when it comes to keeping people down by making the case that Dems say every election that if people vote for them, they will make the poor peoples lives better, then asked, why are they still saying that life sucks, after 50 years of democratic promises? = brilliant. Took the Dems to task on the Iraq war, saying they wanted us to fail then, why is it all the sudden wrong for Rush to say he wants Obama to fail if it means saving the country. Outstanding

  76. rosettasister Says:

    May Lady Fortune smile upon you this Saturday night!

    New Thread:

    http://rosettasister.wordpress.com/2009/03/01/fortune-presents-gifts-not-according-to-the-book/

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