Quote of the Day

“In the history of mankind many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state; and in no way has this loss of power been so often and so clearly shown as in the tendency to turn the government into a government primarily for the benefit of one class instead of a government for the benefit of the people as a whole.” 

Theodore Roosevelt

About vonMesser

Retired from the US Navy (21 years) and state (20 years). Recently remarried after being widowed for 5 years. 2 daughters, and a step-daughter, all functioning adults). Graduated from college after the Navy with BA in Education, psychology, Economics, History and Political Science. Teach Hunter Safety for Washington (since 1991) and do historical reenactments for Civil War, WW-1and WW-2.
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2 Responses to Quote of the Day

  1. Uriel says:

    Amen to this.

  2. Teddy Roosevelt could be describing today after what FDR started trying to end the “Great Depression”. LBJ only made it worse with what he did with his “Great Society” programs in the 1960’s and we have done nothing since but expand these programs. Full dis-closer, but I am a full time nursing home resident on Social Security disability and Medicaid, so I benefit from some of these programs. This means that I am speaking against my own interests but facts are facts when it comes to what is wrong with today’s society and I don’t know what should be done to fix it and keep it for everyone who needs it.