Liberty vs. Leviathan

Chronicling Liberty's battle against Leviathan

Wrong Rx

Gov. Mike Huckabee is warning conservatives that the “stimulus” bill is “anti-religious” and calls them to rally against the power grab. The point he misses though is that once you abandon the Constitution, power grabs are all that is left. Huckabee is attacking the sympton. The problem is that the political class no longer upholds the Constitution they are sworn to uphold.

Davy Crockett was schooled on this point by one of his constituents

So you see, that while you are contributing to relieve one, you are drawing it from thousands who are even worse off than he. If you had the right to give anything, the amount was simply a matter of discretion with you, and you had as much right to give $20,000,000 as $20,000. If you have the right to give to one, you have the right to give to all; and, as the Constitution neither defines charity nor stipulates the amount, you are at liberty to give to any and everything which you may believe, or profess to believe, is a charity, and to any amount you may think proper. You will very easily perceive what a wide door this would open for fraud and corruption and favoritism, on the one hand, and for robbing the people on the other.


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