James Madison Quote

The house of representatives…can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as the great mass of society. This has always been deemed one of the strongest bonds by which human policy can connect the rulers and the people together. It creates between them that communion of interest, and sympathy of sentiments, of which few governments have furnished examples; but without which every government degenerates into tyranny.

James Madison
Federalist No. 57, February 19, 1788

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After watching the House pass the Cap and Trade bill (which will increase all our expenses considerably), I thought of this quote by James Madison. I believe that this has happened, and that we are now in a state of tyranny. If you need examples of how the laws passed by our representatives do not also apply to the ones representing us, just look at he news headlines. How many of Obama’s cabinet members either were not appointed, or dropped out because of tax evasion issues. How many senators and representatives are in trouble for bribery and extortion charges? But what happens to them? They get out of the charges, or are given a small fine. If a normal citizen of the United States did some of the stuff they get away with, we would be spending time in jail, and have our assets taken from us.

How many of them do you actually will have to pay for the tax that was just passed on energy? Will federal buildings also have to abide by the Cap and Trade policies? Only time well tell, but if it is like any other law, they will either be exempt, or will not be held liable when they fail to enforce it on themselves.