It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt.
– John Philpot Curran 1790
We have replaced this with :
My name is Barack Hussein Obama. My pastor and spiritual mentor of 20 years hates America. My autobiography literary agent listed my birthplace in their literature and on their website during the years from 1991 to 2007, as being Kenya . You don’t need the Constitution or the other two branches of government any more, because you can trust me. I have decided that I can execute American citizens without any due process. I have lots of drones, 7,000 AR-15s and a few hundred million rounds of ammunition purchased for use inside US borders, and I’ve got your back covered – literally.
Our freedom depends on checks and balances, not trust in any individual. Call up your Congressperson – today.