"Government is a poor substitute for the care and
compassion of our families in the home, our neighbors on the
block, and the houses of worship down the street.
In order to reclaim our unalienable rights to life, liberty
and the opportunity to create wealth and enjoy the full fruits
of our labors, we must reestablish God's design and the
Constitution's direction for government - to keep order and
administer justice, to be a protector and enforcer, not a
[In government] the constant aim is to divide and arrange the several offices in such a manner as that each may be a check on the other–that the private interest of every individual may be a sentinel over the public rights. ~ James Madison, The Federalist, No. 51, February 6, 1788. President Obama is expected […]
In 1985, as a young 1st lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, I went on a “familiarization tour” of Berlin with my commanding officer and several of the members of our unit, an intelligence detachment assigned to a NATO wartime bunker in the Hunsrück region of what was then West Germany.