Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Proper Role of Government

Embedded bellow is a video that should be mandatory for everyone running for public office. It is a 1968 speech given by Ezra Taft Benson the Secretary of Agriculture under Eisenhower. I know that 24 minutes may be quite long for a video embed but it is well worth the time. (I could have used the original 1:07 speech.) Pay close attention to what he calls "man's right to delegate power" and his simple test. Our Constitution was created based on this premise and returning to these principles will ensure our nations survival for another 200 years.

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