Not Yours To Give- David Crockett

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    David Crockett: Not Yours to Give — The Patriot Post


    While the text of his speech was not transcribed (it was not the practice to report anything more than basic congressional proceedings in those days), the spirit of his words in regard to those proceedings was captured in an 1867 Harper's Magazine article entitled "Not yours to give" by Edward Ellis.

    It is not known how much of Ellis's account is fact mixed with the annals of Crockett legend, but it is known that the account is consistent with Crockett's character, and his support for our Constitution.
     
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      Little lengthy but found it interesting.
       
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        I'd like to hear a conversation between Horatio Bunce and Ocasio-Cortez.
         
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          Yep, Horatio would say something like, "The power of collecting and disbursing money at pleasure is the most dangerous power that can be entrusted"

          And Ocasio-Cortez would respond with something like, "Who dis? That's a racist thing to say. We need to make the wealthy pay their fair share, say 70%, so that we can have medicare for all, college education for all, open borders, racial justice, and 100% green, renewable energy"

          Horatio: "You don't understand what your role is according to the Constitution, do you?"

          Ocasio-Cortez: "The Constitution? Who cares about some old ship being used as a tourist attraction in Boston?

          Horatio: "Never mind. I've got farm work to do"
           
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            Outstanding post.
             
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            I heard he kilt hisself a bar when he was only three.
             

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