Skip to comments.Thomas Jefferson vs. Barack Obama
Posted on 07/19/2009 3:51:59 PM PDT by appleseed
Since 52% of American voters were foolish enough to buy the story that Barack Hussein Obama is some sort of "liberal messiah," I thought it would be interesting to compare the belief systems of America's father of liberalism and author of our Declaration of Independence, with the Marxist belief system of the false messiah.
And since today's liberals have so much trouble properly interpreting our Founders' simple message to future generations, I am under no illusion that these facts will carry anymore weight with modern Marxists than Article II - Section I of the Constitution, which clearly states that Barack Obama cannot be President of the United States.
But for the rest of America, namely those who have been baffled by decades of leftist balderdash via the NEA's academia and the state run media complex, a few real facts might help sort things out.
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization,
it expects what never was and never will be."
Just for you leftists out there, what Jefferson was trying to say here is, you can't be both stupid and free. This is the fly in your ointment friends. You think you can be stupid and irresponsible AND free. But you can't... You think that freedom belongs to the spineless thief, but it doesn't.
You think you can use a democratic process to force others to accept responsibility for your ignorance, but you can't.
Oh sure, you can cast your vote on this basis and even elect a president and congress, who will seat a Supreme Court on this basis. But in the end, one of two things will happen. Either those who earned the gold you seek to steal, will take their gold and leave you holding your empty sack of broken promises, - or - you will trade your individual freedom for a pittance of "free stuff" from the public trough. You can be stupid, or you can be free, but you can't be both...
In the end, there is no way to be both stupid and free! Jefferson knew this, Obamanation doesn't.
"A democracy is nothing more than mob rule,
where fifty-one percent of the people
may take away the rights of the other forty-nine."
This is why Jefferson and fellow Founders designed and gave birth to a Constitutional Representative Republic instead of a "democracy," and guaranteed every state a "republican" form of government.
Their Republic was limited to governance which was "representative" of the people, AND limited to the letter of Constitutional authority. The 10th Amendment says it all...
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
If the Constitution does not specifically grant the federal government authority over a specific matter, then no such authority exists and any effort by the Fed to step into that territory is simply "unconstitutional."
Yet Obama and the modern "liberal" (aka 21st Century Marxist) believe that there are no such limitations on our federal government and that they are free to "take away the rights of the other forty-nine percent of Americans" on the basis that they won an election by "democratic process."
Their system of government is NOT a Constitutional Republic, but rather Democratic Socialism, in which their ends justify their means and the Constitution is no barrier.
"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."
According to Jefferson, but not according to Obama, Pelosi or Reid, and their many minions and international friends, all of whom believe that the sum of good government is to "take from those who have used their freedom well, and redistribute to those who have not."
For modern leftists, there is a good greater than freedom. There is political power, bought with gifts from the public treasury for our nation's "less fortunate" and paid for by America's most productive.
But unlike today's faux liberals, Jefferson was THE quintessential liberal, believing in a maximum abundance of individual liberty. In fact, he went so far as to state unequivocally...
"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it."
...Read more of the article at the source.
Down w/the traitors! Hurrah boys hurrah!
.”If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization,it expects what never was and never will be.” ~ TJ ~ Original American Gangster
Thomas Jefferson Rolled Over in his Grave Ping!
Ready for whatever happens. Wife made a bunch of jerky this week. She has the canner going non-stop. Got in trouble for boys eating a bunch of jerky. I didn’t have any but guilt by association. Buying another 20 pounds of lean beef tomorrow to replunish supply. Finally picked some corn today. Only thing the woman hasn’t put into cans yet.
Powder is dry. Things just ain’t right folks. Praying for guidance on where we are headed.
I’ve got a Jefferson vs Obama quote for you, just read it this afternoon in The 5000 Year Leap. How’s this with regard to natl debt?
“We shall all consider ourselves unauthorized to saddle posterity with our debts, and morally bound to pay them ourselves; and consequently within what may be deeemed the period of a generation, or the life [expectancy] of the majority.”
“been baffled by decades of leftist balderdash via the NEA’s academia and the state run media complex”
Fortunately for me, I attended ha skoo when it was High School, during a time when History, Government, and Civics were required, taught, and learned....and not yet revised into something unrecognizable.
That is precisely why Janet Napolireno puts out memos characterizing Patriots as "enemies of the State". Only the Marxist regime that has usurped our Federal government need fear patriotic Americans!
It is time for regime change!
It is a travesty to mention the Sage of Monticello along with the shoe-shine boy.
I just got my dehydrator and want to try making jerky. Do you cook the meat first?
Good article, thank you. BTW, how’s your Aunt?
Well, he WAS a democrat.
Awesome - I bought the Nesco hydrator also and wondered when I read “ground” meat. Did you just buy ground beef then?
High time to refresh the Tree of Liberty with it’s natural manure!!
Even if that were all true, and he didn’t live up to his own standards, that doesn’t take away from the value of the thinking.
Has a petition ever in the last twenty years gone anywhere except a trash can?
This one, delivered to the Sheriff and State and Congressional reps in Oregon, helped create a positive resolution in Klamath:
thanks for the ping :)
I know this is an old thread, but I just visited Monticello this morning and there is a movie in the visitor center that literally depicts Barack Obama’s election as a result of Jefferson’s vision.
Not sure what made me sicker to my stomach, the movie itself or the realization that 99.9% of the people who see that movie won’t even notice anything awry or think critically about the comparison.
Also, modifying “life liberty and property” from the original John Locke was Jefferson’s biggest shortcoming, IMHO.