A voice out of our past speaks clearly to us today

23 10 2009

“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”

“A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government.”

“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”

“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

– Thomas Jefferson





R. Lee Wrights reminds us today –

23 10 2009

“A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government.” – Thomas Jefferson





Cornbread!

18 10 2009

Welcome to the world Jean-Yves Guidry. He’s a 9 pounds 8 ounces, 21 inch long baby boy, born yesterday to Jill and Tom Guidry. They will call him “Cornbread”! Congratulations Jillybean. I’m proud to be your friend.

-Al





Mr. Edgar…

12 10 2009

Edgar Lancaster died today. He was 91.

Mr. Edgar was an attorney of the highest caliber and reputation. Skilled and trustworthy he was pillar of the Bar and still practiced what with him was truly an art. The profession has lost a great example of what the legal community should be about, service to the community and to law. There was no ‘lawyer’ joke ever made that one would apply to him.

Edgar Lancaster… Mr. Edgar.  One of a dying breed of a generation of the finest that ever lived.  He was a friend of my father. He was a friend to me.

Rest In Peace Mr. Edgar.  Your in the finest of company now.