Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Ryan's History Lesson

Paul Ryan's newsletter contains the following:

A society without trust cannot long remain free. A paralyzed democratic government, unwilling to act against a predictable threat, such as a growing debt crisis, invites popular contempt and resistance. Frightened citizens whose representatives will not protect their private property or the public treasury may not only give up on their representatives but dismiss constitutional self-government as weak, inadequate, servile and ignorant.

Yup. Along the way, he mentions the Shays Rebellion.

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