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.