All That I Am

Governor Brewer continues to lead Arizona by facing up to political realities in a manner that is both just and popular.

Governor Jan Brewer and the Arizona Department of Economic Security set in motion a new anti-fraud unit effective July 1. The new DES Trafficking Detection Unit will ensure that people obtaining food stamps are not using these benefits illegally.
We must expect a great expense of blood and pain, but we must always remember that a free constitution of civil government can not be purchased at too dear a rate as there is nothing on this side of Jerusalem of greater importance to mankind.
Doing what's right is simple, and, in this case, well received. We must pressure our elected officials to be inspired by the beauty of what America is, and then, perhaps, they'll help to protect it.
"We have an obligation to taxpayers," said Governor Brewer. "These benefits can only be used by people who are eligible and need help. The State of Arizona will not tolerate any abuse of government benefits. The Nutrition Assistance Program is a necessary part of the safety net, particularly in these difficult times, but these benefits must be used to purchase food. Anything else is illegal."
"We have an obligation to taxpayers," she says. How quaint in an era in which the loyalties of our elected officials reside elsewhere. Consider the Democrats formula of ignoring the needs of the country in favor of handing gifts to their voters... or voters to be.
DES denied payments of approximately $9.4 million in Nutrition and Cash Assistance benefits to ineligible clients as a result of investigations conducted by the DES Office of Special Investigations in 2008 and 2009. The TDU, which becomes operational today, will ensure that recipients of nutrition assistance are not trying to convert these benefits into cash, in violation of state and federal law.
My belief says that the hour has come, my judgment approves this measure and my whole heart is in it. All that I have, all that I am and all that I hope in this life I am now ready to stake upon it. While I live, let me have a country. A free country!”
The Founders put everything on the line to create this country. Washington is controlled by those who seek to dismantle it. And, to be fair, I don't know what Jan Brewer's motives are in protecting the country - we have to assume that she's pandering in the manner that we expect from politicians today.
I see a new nation ready to take its place in the world, not an empire, but a republic and a republic of laws, not men. How few of the human race have ever had an opportunity for choosing a system of government for themselves and for their children?
And I certainly don't mean to compare Brewer to the Founders. I simply want to point out that we're losing what we have, and we should support those who are doing what's right by it, and resist those who are doing otherwise. A visit with the Founders offers clarity regarding exactly what the left is after. Understanding this, and spreading the word, is our obligation. Note: Searching the fragments of the above John Adams quotes in order to find the text to cut and paste into this post was a disturbing exercise. The words seem to be barely recorded in the world of Google.