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What would Thomas Jefferson Think?
American Thinker ^ | Dec. 8, 2012 | Dennis Lund

Posted on 01/26/2013 5:52:18 PM PST by Michael.SF.

Inspired by the words of Thomas Paine, the new nation's leaders sought to resolve grievances with the government to allow the citizenry to live free from tyranny, while remaining true to the concepts of civil rights and individual liberty.

James Madison, in his letter of October 24, 1787 to Thomas Jefferson voiced concerns: "a majority... united by a common interest or a passion cannot be constrained from oppressing the minority." His words have now been proven justified.

In writing the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson, guided by Thomas Paine's 'Common Sense', laid out the grievances against the king, many of which have now been foisted upon us by our current rulers.

President Obama, with new found empowerment from his recent victory, now has the flexibility he sought, without the constraints of seeking reelection. The result will be a more all encompassing government ruled by those who favor state control.

Looking closer at Jefferson's grievances, which the patriots were willing to die for, we see that we have now fallen into that which Madison feared; Oppression by the majority abetted by a government which is now "but a necessary evil."

One has to wonder if President Jefferson would have had the same response to the actions taken today by this administration, as well as by those who have enabled these actions:

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"forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance" -- The Justice Department has continually fought actions by individual states, not just on immigration control, but on photo ID laws ruled constitutional by the Supreme Court.
1 posted on 01/26/2013 5:52:24 PM PST by Michael.SF.
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To: Michael.SF.

He would probably think we are too stupid and lazy to deserve freedom.


2 posted on 01/26/2013 6:10:34 PM PST by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: Gil4
The United States Citizens KNOW that they're going to have to fight TYRANTS in their own government.
You cannot protect life, without the ability to take life.

While you are WAITING for the police to respond, someone could be losing their life.
All people of a responsible age should be armed.

As EternalVigilance reminded us:

Click here to read the 12 page pamphlet.


Let us NEVER FORGET THAT !

Let's subjugate them to OUR end game, DUST!
"COMPROMISE" is a DIRTY word!
People who study the Bible know that COMPROMISE almost always leads to destruction.


It's time to mock the "Gun Control" Zombies!
"Gun Control" is a firm grip, steady breathing, accurate aim (developed by lots of practice), and a slow trigger pull.


The Swiss have got it CORRECT !
We need to learn from the Swiss and implement their "gun control measures" here in the United States right now, today!
These laws are the ones we should shove into the "2nd Amendment Haters" faces.

The Swiss have got it CORRECT !
Let's adopt THEIR LAWS !

Remember: Read Second Amendment: It’s Not About Hunting, IT'S ABOUT TYRANNY .
3 posted on 01/26/2013 6:16:21 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

Given that egregious offenses were dealt with on the Field of Honor, IMHO, Jefferson would have challenged Bammy and the other Collectivists to a duel.

Were the present day collectivists to be time transported to the time of the Founders, it is certain they would have been hung for treason.


4 posted on 01/26/2013 6:23:18 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: GladesGuru
You cannot fight men of NO honor ... with honor.
You must destroy them ... where you find them.
5 posted on 01/26/2013 7:43:04 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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