This Day in Founding Fathers History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. In 1790 on this day, “An Act for establishing the temporary and permanent Seat of the Government of the United States,” otherwise called The Residence Act, was signed into law by President Washington. The act called for a “district of territory” no more than ten square miles be chosen for the capital.
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – There was a grand ruler, King George III. He had his own legislative body, two of them. He had Parliament, the House of Lords and the House of Commons. They had English common law. They had an English court system, trials by jury. They had magistrates and constables and what have you. In other words, they had everything that a government would need and did need to administer the daily functions of an empire, and they did administer the daily functions of an empire. If you were in violation of the rules or laws of the crown, they could bring you up, have you hanged, have you thrown in the tower, imprisoned or sent to an isolation island, shipped over to Australia or whatever. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – If you think of yourself as a sow and you’re a major city and you actually had to withdraw yourself from the federal trough and had to pay and manage and take care of your own finances the old-fashioned way, most of this stuff would not happen. Many of the things that occur in major cities would not happen because there would not be the underlying promise there that the federal government is always there with a hand out with programs. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
The reason why this animates me and sets me off is because this idea, this idea is at the heart of the cancer. That guy that called me last hour is evidence of the left’s success. The guy that said, “Eh, Kennedy says that ask not what you can do for your — what your government can do for you, what you can do for your government. And the only reason I’m able to drive this truck around the country is because of our government and how wonderful it is, this and that and the other.” That guy had it exactly backwards, that the government created prosperity, it did no such thing; that the government created freedom, it did no such thing; that the government created opportunity, it did and does no such thing. It infringes on opportunity. It infringes on freedom. It is there specifically for — or it is there to execute specific purposes, specific initiatives. It has specific objectives, that it was agreed in Philadelphia in 1787.