A history lesson for our congressmen

A history lesson for our congressmen

The healthcare bill expressly excludes members of Congress and the administration from enrollment in the program. Good enough for us apparently, not good enough for them. Come on blue staters, get out and let your elected employees know this isn’t right.

“The house of representatives … can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as the great mass of society. This has always been deemed one of the strongest bonds by which human policy can connect the rulers and the people together. It creates between them that communion of interest, and sympathy of sentiments, of which few governments have furnished examples; but without which every government degenerates into tyranny.”

–Federalist No. 57, February 19, 1788

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  • Phil August 9, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    They are also excluded from receiving welfare.

    It’s cute how you think that you are saying something meaningful, and not some ignorance-based talking point you heard on Hannity.

  • David Curry Author August 10, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Actually Phil, I think you might be the first person to call James Madison ignorant, and I’m pretty sure the other authors of The Federalist didn’t get their talking points from Hannity either. Perhaps if you’d spend more time reading about the original intent of the Federal Government and less time listening to Air America, you’d better understand why a publication like The Federalist is important. Oh, and wouldn’t having a full time, well paying job also exclude them from welfare? Thanks for reading, David

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