President Bush 41 epitomized these betrayals when he broke his "read my lips, no new taxes" pledge. He paid the price when he quickly went from high approval ratings as president to someone defeated for reelection by a...
the laws and Constitutions of the States and the US Constitution; would trace out the steps by which they should acquire certain degrees of US citizenship. Congress may point out a uniform "Rule of Naturalization", but cannot say what shall be the effect of that "Naturalization", as it respects the particular States. Congress cannot say that foreigners,"Naturalized", under a general law, shall be entitled to privileges which the States withhold from native citizens. Congressional Debates, Rule of Naturalization, Feb. 3rd, 1790, pgs, 1152, 1156, 1157 memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=llac&fileName=001/llac001.db&recNum=576 - 578 - 579
Betrayal is hard to take, whether in our personal lives or in the political life of the nation. Yet there are people in Washington -- too often, Republicans -- who start living in the Beltway atmosphere, and start forgetting those hundreds of millions of Americans beyond the Beltway who trusted them to do right by them, to use their wisdom instead of their cleverness.
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