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  • Jefferson’s “original Rough draught” of the Declaration of Independence full audio

    10/02/2019 5:01:48 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    This is the full reading of the original rough draft version of the United States Declaration of Independence. It is read directly from the transcript, without the filter of historians trying to control the narrative in one direction or the other.
  • Why the Declaration of Independence still matters — Part 1: The Declaration and slavery

    07/03/2019 7:38:19 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 7 replies
    Glenn Beck Radio Show ^ | 7/03/2019 | Glenn Beck
    Was listening to Glenn Beck's radio show today and heard his dramatic reading of the First Draft of the Declaration of Independence. "… America spends far too much time looking to the past for blame and excuse. And let's be honest, even the Right is often more concerned with “owning the left" than helping point anyone toward the practical principles of the Declaration of Independence. America has clearly lost touch with who we are as a nation. We have a national identity crisis. ... … people might say, how could the Founders approve the phrase “All men are created equal,"...
  • Thomas Jefferson's Birthday Replaced With Slave Liberation Day in Charlottesville

    07/03/2019 7:10:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/03/2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Monday, the City Council of Charlottesville, Va., voted to replace the official paid holiday celebrating the birth of Thomas Jefferson with an official paid holiday celebrating slave liberation in the city. The city council revoked Jefferson's holiday during the week of July 4, the American holiday celebrating the Declaration of Independence, which Jefferson drafted. Charlottesville is indebted to Jefferson, and this decision seems a clear message of ingratitude. Late on Monday, councilors voted to remove April 13, Jefferson's birthday, from the city's holiday schedule, NBC 29 reported. Jefferson's birthday was the only holiday uniquely celebrated by the city. While...
  • Charlottesville scraps Thomas Jefferson's birthday as a city holiday, recognizes emancipation

    07/03/2019 4:58:46 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    Richmond Dispatch ^ | 07 03 2019 | BOB BROWN
    The city of Charlottesville will no longer celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s birthday as an official city holiday and instead will observe a day recognizing the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. The City Council voted Monday to scrap the April 13 holiday honoring the slave-holding Founding Father. Charlottesville will now mark Liberation and Freedom Day on March 3, the day U.S. Army forces arrived in the city in 1865. Charlottesville has been grappling with how to tell its history of race and discrimination. Those efforts intensified after white nationalists gathered in the city in 2017 for a rally that descended into deadly...
  • Why We Need Monuments To Washington And Jefferson More Than Ever

    07/02/2019 12:03:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/02/2019 | Dennis Weisman
    History should be taught and scrutinized, but should never be sanitized, at least not in a country that aspires to learn from its imperfect past. July 2, 2019 “To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero In 1962, President John F. Kennedy welcomed a group of Nobel Laureates to a dinner in their honor at the White House. To provide the requisite historical context and to underscore the accomplishments of those in attendance, he observed that “I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human...
  • Pete Buttigieg: Erasing Thomas Jefferson’s Name ‘Right Thing to Do’

    05/19/2019 12:18:03 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 May 2019 | Joshua Caplan
    Appearing Friday on The Hugh Hewitt Show, 2020 Democrat White House contender and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg said events bearing President Thomas Jefferson’s name should be renamed, calling it the “right thing to do.” (VIDEO LINK) Buttigieg on Renaming Things Named After Thomas Jefferson: 'It's the Right Thing to Do' ....HUGH HEWITT: Let’s go to policy now. A very blunt question because you talk about going to every Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Indiana when you were running statewide. Should Jefferson-Jackson dinners be renamed everywhere because both were holders of slaves? MAYOR PETE BUTTIGIEG: Yeah, we’re doing that in Indiana. I...
  • Buttigieg backs leftist idea of erasing Thomas Jefferson's name: (Right thing to do...)

    05/18/2019 6:26:33 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 18 May 2019 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Friday that things named after President Thomas Jefferson should be renamed because that’s the “right thing to do.” Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., who became the rising star of the 2020 Democratic primary, echoed the far-left calls to rename buildings or events that carry the names of prominent U.S. figures on the grounds that they were owners of slaves. The mayor was asked during "The Hugh Hewitt Show" on radio whether the name of the annual Indiana Democratic dinner, named the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, should be renamed as both presidents were holders of...
  • Founding Fathers under attack: Students demand Thomas Jefferson statue removal

    05/03/2019 5:37:09 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 47 replies
    Students at Hofstra University are demanding the school remove a Thomas Jefferson statue. The group included other demands as well, including "mandated, comprehensive, cultural competency training.” Students at Hofstra University protested a statue of Thomas Jefferson on Friday at the second annual event, titled “Jefferson Has Gotta Go!” The statue has been the center of controversy on the campus and has been defaced with “DECOLONIZE” and “Black Lives Matter” signs and stickers. According to a media advisory sent by the Jefferson Has Gotta Go (JGG) campaign, the protest was held at Hofstra Breslin Hall. Organizers included “students of Hofstra University,...
  • Thomas Jefferson statue must go, some Hofstra University students ...

    03/30/2019 4:30:47 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 78 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/30/19 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Hofstra University student activists are calling for the removal of a statue of Thomas Jefferson from campus near New York City because they say the third American president represents racism and slavery. Students participated Friday in the second annual “Jefferson Has Gotta Go!” event over the statue that has been subject to protests and acts of vandalism in the past, with some previously defacing it with “DECOLONIZE” and “Black Lives Matter” slogans. A petition last year was launched urging to move the Founding Father’s statue to a museum with proper context rather than display it “on a college campus, especially...
  • The Truth About Slavery - Part 2

    02/26/2019 4:04:41 PM PST · by kathsua · 8 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | 02/25/19 | Reasonmclucus
    The initial forced labor in the British North American colonies involved indentured servants who served a limited amount of time and were then freed. Many whites volunteered to serve a period of time in exchange for funds to pay for their trip to North America. Although these indentured servants were only temporary slaves, they were slaves in every sense of the word. Owners could mistreat them and even choose their sexual partners. Use of indentured servants continued through April, 1775, when prominent Virginia planterGeorge Washington advertised a rewatd for the teturn of 8 white 2 black runaways. s The Africans...
  • The Real Reason Why Thomas Jefferson Had a Koran

    01/05/2019 7:01:57 PM PST · by rebuildus · 46 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1-5-19 | Patrick Rooney
    Congresswoman Rashida Kalib, the woman who said regarding President Trump, "Impeach the M—F—r!", was sworn into office on Thomas Jefferson's Koran. Why did Jefferson have a Koran? I can assure you, it's not for the reason the media has told you. "Thomas Jefferson's Quran" (Samuel Blumenfeld) https://dttj.blogspot.com/2010/09/thomas-jeffersons-quran.html PRRooney.com ("Freedom.. Rediscovered...") https://prrooney.com
  • Chris Wallace Thinks Thomas Jefferson Is a Threat to America & Other Attacks on Liberty

    10/28/2018 11:01:43 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 32 replies
    KrisAnneHall.com ^ | Oct. 27, 2018 | KrisAnne Hall
    The lunacy of the media, the irrational and unlawful behavior of the judiciary, believe it or not they are all tied together. Not ignorance, but willful denial of easily obtainable facts and the rule of law that you and I are bound to, but they seem to feel impervious to. George Washington, Thomas Paine, & Thomas Jefferson have some very stern words for us. Do we have ears to hear?
  • SOROS WANTED TO PICK SCALIA SUCCESSOR

    10/20/2016 5:28:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 19, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    An ally of liberal financier George Soros and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta had multiple conversations concerning a replacement for late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court, new emails released by WikiLeaks show. Chris Stone, president of the Open Society Foundations (OSF) — a network of foundations and projects founded and chaired by Soros — emailed Podesta mere hours after Scalia died Feb. 13 to discuss a potential successor. Mere hours.​ We have the employee of a billionaire who made it his mission to determine the outcome of the political process over a decade ago trying to...
  • Eulogy for John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

    07/04/2018 8:58:51 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Dartmouth College ^ | 1826 | Daniel Webster
    ...No two men now live, fellow-citizen, perhaps it may be doubted whether any two men have ever lived in one age, who, more than those we now commemorate, have impressed on mankind their own opinions more deeply into the opinions of others, or given a more lasting direction to the current of human thought. Their work doth not perish with them. The tree which they assisted to plant will flourish, although they water it and protect it no longer; for it has struck its roots deep, it has sent them to the very centre; no storm, not of force to...
  • 'Racist + rapist' scrawled on UVa's Thomas Jefferson statue

    04/14/2018 7:21:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 13, 2018 6:09 PM EDT
    A University of Virginia statue of Thomas Jefferson was vandalized with the words “RACIST + RAPIST” as the university commemorates the 275th anniversary of its founder’s birth. […] Virginia spokesman Anthony de Bruyn said “acts of vandalism do not contribute to meaningful discussion” as the university reckons with the complexities of the slave owning Founding Father’s legacy. …
  • The Thomas Jefferson Memorial

    04/05/2018 6:50:30 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 17 replies
    The Jefferson Memorial ^ | various | Thomas Jefferson
    Panel One "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, that to secure these rights governments are instituted among men. We...solemnly publish and declare, that these colonies are and of right ought to be free and independent states...And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor." - The Declaration of Independence2 Panel Two"Almighty God hath...
  • The Founding Fathers and the Immigration Debate

    01/14/2018 7:28:03 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 18 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 12, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    As we debate the ongoing question of immigration – not just who and how many to allow in, but also when, if ever, to allow them to vote – it might be helpful to remember the thoughts of our Founders on the issue. It is now common for one side of the debate to say “we’re a nation of immigrants,” giving rise to the assumption that we always believed in open borders in the past, so this current concern about a wave of cultural invaders is something new… but in fact, nothing could be further from the truth. 215 years...
  • The 250 year old kitchen of Thomas Jefferson's enslaved chef James Hemings

    01/10/2018 6:26:48 PM PST · by mairdie · 75 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 January 2018 | Valerie Edwards
    Archaeologists have uncovered the 250-year-old kitchen of Thomas Jefferson's enslaved chef, James Hemings, who introduced mac and cheese and meringues into US culture. Hemings became the property of Thomas Jefferson in January of 1774 when he was just nine years old. His younger sister is Sally Hemings, who had six children believed to have been fathered by Jefferson after the death of his wife Martha Jefferson. Growing up, Hemings was one of Jefferson's favorite servants and even accompanied him to Paris, France, in 1784. In France, Hemings learned the art of French cookery and upon their return to America, he...
  • "Wall of Separation"-WHOSE Idea Was It & WHAT Did It Mean?

    01/01/2018 12:08:59 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 15 replies
    American Minute with Bill Federer ^ | January 1, 2018 | Bill Federer
    On JANUARY 1, 1802, the people of Cheshire, Massachusetts, sent a giant block of cheese to President Thomas Jefferson, being presented by the famous Baptist preacher, John Leland. John Leland was then invited to preach to the President and Congress in the U.S. Capitol. The subject of his talk was "separation of church and state." Baptists had been particularly persecuted in colonial Virginia, as Francis L. Hawks wrote in Ecclesiastical History (1836): "No dissenters in Virginia experienced for a time harsher treatment than the Baptists ... They were beaten and imprisoned ... Cruelty taxed ingenuity to devise new modes of...
  • Colorado Dems rename annual ‘Jefferson Jackson Dinner’ after Obama: ‘Damn right’

    12/18/2017 11:40:54 PM PST · by Impy · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-18-2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Colorado Democrats have renamed their annual “Jefferson Jackson Dinner” the “Obama Dinner” to honor the legacy of the 44th president and his wife. Barack and Michelle Obama are the ones that the Colorado Democratic Party has been waiting for — to usurp a fundraising event named after the third and seventh U.S. presidents, respectively. Party spokesman Eric Walker had two words for critics of the decision: “Damn right.”