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To: kristinn
"Nothing is so mistaken as the supposition, that a person is to extricate himself from a difficulty, by intrigue, by chicanery, by dissimulation, by trimming, by an untruth, by an injustice. This increases the difficulties ten fold; and those who pursue these methods, get themselves so involved at length, that they can turn no way but their infamy becomes more exposed. It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good dispositions." - See "Letter to Peter Carr, August 19, 1785," in Thomas Jefferson: Writings (New York: The Library of America, 1984), pp. 814-815.

On another thread today the author of an article there said that such a person must be listened to with a "skeptical ear." Those words prompted my memory of Jefferson's wise advice to the young Peter Carr.

Tens of millions now are listening to the utterings of this President with a "skeptical ear," as they have seen with their own eyes and heard with their own ears and felt in their own families the consequences of broken promises, empty words, and a false ideology as old as mankind itself--an ideology which substitutes itself and its wisdom for the Creator and "Sovereign Ruler of the Universe" (Madison) whose Divine Providence was said by America's Founders to be the source of life, liberty, and rights.

The little lies are merely part and parcel, and essential support, to the "big lie" which exists when men of arrogance substitute accumulation of coercive power for themselves for adherence to the principles of liberty underlying America's Constitution and its limitations on them.

Had so-called "progressives" not practiced decades of censorship of those ideas of liberty from textbooks and public discourse by their own dishonest methods, resulting in an electorate which could be fooled by the chicanery of "hope and change," with its accompanying denigration of the Constitution, America might have been spared from the consequences of 2008.

The President is correct: elections have consequences!

Technology makes it possible to rediscover almost every word the Founders wrote and spoke publicly, and measure the words of the redistributionist enslavers against the "self-evident" truth upon which our liberty was obtained.

The work of America's Founders stands upon the firm foundations of the wisdom of the ages. The petty political maneuvering and dissembling of this Administration rests on the more recent theories of Mao, Marx and Lenin, nothing more.

6 posted on 10/10/2012 7:07:47 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: loveliberty2
Great post. Thank you for writing that.

Cordially,

18 posted on 10/11/2012 4:16:55 AM PDT by Diamond (He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people,)
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