Government Should Not Support The People

Progs weaken national character to usher in Our Post-Constitutional Era
from Democrat President Grover Cleveland's 1887 veto message of the Texas Seed Bill that appropriated $10,000 to farmers harmed by drought:
"I can find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution, and I do not believe that the power and duty of the general government ought to be extended to the relief of individual suffering which is in no manner properly related to the public service or benefit.

A prevalent tendency to disregard the limited mission of this power and duty should, I think, be steadfastly resisted, to the end that the lesson should be constantly enforced that, though the people support the government, the government should not support the people. The friendliness and charity of our countrymen can always be relied upon to relieve their fellow-citizens in misfortune. This has been repeatedly and quite lately demonstrated.

Federal aid in such cases encourages the expectation of paternal care on the part of the government and weakens the sturdiness of our national character, while it prevents the indulgence among our people of that kindly sentiment and conduct which strengthens the bonds of a common brotherhood."

The Violent Roots of Progressivism Exposed

Common Constitutionalist explores the Left
The [Labor Day] holiday was brought about by the great Pullman strike of 1894. Pullman manufactured train cars in the Chicago area. This strike caused railroad shutdowns all over the country.

President Grover Cleveland sent troops and marshals to end the strike. The result was 30 strikers dead and 57 wounded.

It was this that caused Congress to propose and ratify the national holiday not even a week after President Cleveland ended the strike.

Oh, and in the "some things never change category," the Pullman strike was organized by a union boss, Democrat hack and avowed socialist, Eugene Debs.
(full story "Happy Socialist Union Day" at politicaloutcast.com

Communism Peak Scaled, Auschwitz Gas, Quemoy Shelled

On this day: September 3
San Marino, the world's oldest republic still in existence, is founded by Saint Marinus (301)

Yevgeniy Abalakov reaches Communism Peak - the highest point of the Soviet Union (1933)

Start of gassings in the Auschwitz concentration camp (1941)

The People's Liberation Army begin shelling the ROC-controlled islands of Quemoy (1954)

b: Maurice Papon (1910), Dixy Lee Ray (1914); d: Oliver Cromwell (1658), e.e. cummings (1962)

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