A Healthy Nation

…is certainly preferable to a terminally-ill one… “if we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.” ~ Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thomas Cooper, 29 November 1802 ______________________________________________________________________ Healthcare in America has become a significant source of consternation for […]

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Democracy for All

…seems like a simply positive idea, but getting there is a little more tricky than it appears… “we all know, that human nature itself, from indolence, modesty, humanity or fear, has always too much reluctance to a manly assertion of its rights. Hence perhaps it has happened that nine tenths of the species, are groaning […]

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Ignorance is Bliss

…because if you ignore the problem for long enough, maybe it’ll go away… “There is a matter, which often obtrudes itself upon my mind, and which requires the attention of every person of sense and influence, among us. I mean a degeneracy of representation in the great council of America. It is a melancholy truth […]

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Tangled

….oh the complex webs we weave when we let our government intercede… “The propriety of stimulating by rewards the invention and introduction of useful improvements, is admitted without difficulty.  But the success of attempts in this way, must evidently depend much on the manner of conducting them.” ~ Alexander Hamilton, Report on Manufactures, 05 December […]

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Competency

…seems to be the rarest trait a politician possesses rather than the most common… “No man can be a competent legislator who does not add to an upright intention and a sound judgment a certain degree of knowledge of the subjects on which he is to legislate.” ~  James Madison, The Federalist Papers No. 53, […]

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