Warning from Forgotten Inaugural

whhThe 20th Amendment changed Presidential Inaugurations to JANUARY 20th. Prior to 1933, Inauguration Day was March 4th.

WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON, MARCH 4, 1841, INAUGURAL:

“Limited as are the powers which have been granted, still enough have been granted to constitute a despotism if concentrated in…the Executive branch…
The tendency of power to increase itself, particularly when exercised by a single individual… would terminate in virtual monarchy…

The tendencies of… governments in their decline is to monarchy…

The spirit of faction… in times of great excitement imposes itself upon the people as the genuine spirit of freedom, and, like the false christs whose coming was foretold by the Savior… impose upon the true and most faithful disciples of liberty.

It is in periods like this that it behooves the people to be most watchful of those to whom they have intrusted power.”

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  1. Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and given him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the new wonderful good society which shall now be Rome’s, interpreted to mean more money, more ease, more security, and more living fatly at the expense of the industrious. – Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC)

    Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tryrant has made our generation understand that to choose one’s government is not necessarily to secure feedom. – Friedrich August von Hayek

    Put you on the armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places. – Ephesians 6:10-12

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