Nowhere in the writings of the Founding Fathers is there anything about managing the economy. Our Founders wanted to promote prosperity. So they set about ensuring that government would be small, frugal, impartial, and moral. We became rich because government, in Jefferson’s words, would not “take from the mouth of labor the bread it had earned.” If we abandon the Founders’ mores, no economic policy can keep us out of the poorhouse….The ruling class doesn’t care about public safety. Having made it very difficult for States and localities to police themselves, having left ordinary citizens with no choice but to protect themselves as best they can, they now try to take our guns away. In fact they blame us and our guns for crime. This is so wrong that it cannot be an honest mistake.”


Sen. Malcolm Wallop, An Address by Malcolm Wallop at 1997 Conservative Political Action Conference

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