Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations.
Friday, June 6, 1788.
"I don't worry about the Constitution." Phil Hare, Democrat (IL-17)
And you think the Tea Party and other small government types are crazy?
"Are you serious? Are you serious?" Nancy Pelosi, Democrat (CA-8)
"We have to pass the health care bill so that you can find out what is in it." Nancy Pelosi, Democrat (CA-8)
You still think we're crazy?