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Benjamin Franklin Quotes

Can a list of quotes be interesting? Indeed they can when they come from one of the most brilliant Americans who ever lived.  Try them and I'll bet you a dollar that you’ll like them.

1) God helps those who help themselves.
2) Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?
3) I didn't fail the test; I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.
4) I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.
5) If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.
6) In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
7) Many people die at 25 and aren't buried until they are 75.
8) Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
9) No nation was ever ruined by trade.
10) Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.
11) Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody.
12) Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
13) The Constituti…

Government Based Upon Natural Law – (Part 2) – Appointment of Supreme Court Justices and Limits on Congressional Authority

Appointment of Justices

Only Supreme Court Justices who are strict constructionists should be appointed - those who will interpret the Constitution as it is currently amended - not as they would like it to be.

There are certainly times when many of us have wished that the Constitution would have granted more (or fewer) powers to Congress.  But these powers of Congress should be changed only through the amendment process given in the Constitution and not by judicial fiat.

Powers of Congress Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution enumerates the powers of Congress – in what areas Congress is able to legislate.  Reading this section shows how few areas in which Congress is able to create legislation.
Most areas have to do with the military.  Some of the other more important areas have to do with the:
-  Ability to lay and collect taxes
-  To coin money, and borrow money
-  To regulate commerce between the States and between foreign countries
-  To establish post offices and postal roads
-  To est…