Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Great comment!

I subscribe to this service that offers quotes from the time when the US was being formed. Some are from people like Washington or Jefferson; you would need to do some searching to know some of the other speakers. I really liked this quote:

"If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send 150 lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, & talk by the hour? That 150 lawyers should do business together ought not to be expected." --Thomas Jefferson, autobiography, 1821

I was watching an interview with Warren Buffett the other day where he said that we need the President to come out with at least the start of a plan to fix some of our financial crisis. It sounded good coming on the heels of Jefferson's comment. We can't committee this thing to death; we need to do something. Thankfully, we seem to have a President who is NOT planning on prosperity-by-making-war; unlike our last!

Have a good one but take care, it's dangerous out there.


Lee said...

Yes, the present guy does at least give us some hope for the future.

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

On Thomas Jefferson, I won't get this quote exactly right but he said, "A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take away everything you have."