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  • 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 founders 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 Fathers 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 were 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 · 73 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.
  • Congressman With Cash In His Freezer Released From Prison Because The Bar For Corruption Is Higher

    12/02/2017 10:04:03 AM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/1/17 | Jack Crowe
    Full title...................Congressman With Cash In His Freezer Released From Prison Because The Bar For Corruption Is Higher Now....................Former Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson was released from prison after serving less than half of his 13-year sentence, due to a Supreme Court ruling that increased the prosecutorial threshold for corruption charges. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III re-sentenced Jefferson, a former Democratic lawmaker, to time served Friday morning after vacating Jeffersons last remaining conviction, according to The Washington Post. Ellis first sentenced Jefferson in 2009 on corruption charges, but was compelled to reduce the 13-year sentence due to the high courts reinterpretation...
  • Did Jefferson believe that liberty had a nineteen year lifespan? Part 2

    10/22/2017 1:55:49 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 13 replies
    Many, many moons ago I wrote asking the question: "Did Jefferson believe that liberty had a nineteen year lifespan?" Knowing more now than I knew then about Jefferson's own writings, the answer is clearly no. But I can point to it here instead of searching in vain for it. Jefferson did write to Madison that "No society can make a perpetual Constitution or even a perpetual law. The earth belongs always to the living generation." I had struggled with this, because I knew progressives were liars and were at times using this phrase in order to advance their narrative. The...
  • UVA Initiative Pairs Politically Diverse Students For Lunch Dates

    10/17/2017 6:49:51 PM PDT · by kevcol · 11 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 15, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    Students will pair students of different political persuasions for lunch or coffee dates for a University of Virginia student initiative announced Friday. . . . While students split on whether the school should facilitate compulsory white supremacy training, UVAs student council unanimously endorsed a list of demands including a call for the school to institute a black student quota and install a plaque on a statue of Thomas Jefferson detailing the monuments history as an emblem of white supremacy.
  • Was America Founded To Be Secular?

    09/18/2017 8:53:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 9/18/17 | Joshua Charles
    What role should religion play in a free society? More and more people today would answer: none. That would not have been the answer of the Founders of the United States the men who fought the American Revolution and wrote the countrys Constitution. To them the issue of religion and freedom were inextricably linked. You couldnt have freedom without religion. In fact, the political philosophy of the Founders necessitated a divine foundation. Thomas Jefferson makes this clear in the Declaration of Independence when he writes that all menare endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. The purpose of...
  • UVA Protesters debase Jefferson, a racist andrapist

    09/14/2017 7:10:00 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 27 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 9/14/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    An estimated 100 protesters littered the grounds surrounding the Thomas Jefferson statue at the University of Virginia (UVA) Tuesday night to show strength behind a list of demands the Black Student Alliance gave to the university in August in response to the now infamous Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. More than 100 students, residents, and faculty members joined the protest, chanting, No Trump, no KKK, no fascist UVA! as they circled the statue which they adorned with a sign, reading, TJ is a racist and rapist and covered the university founders statue with a black tarp. Black Lives Matter...
  • Tearing Down Historic Monuments: Is Thomas Jeffersons Next?

    09/12/2017 9:09:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 9/12/17 | Mark Herr
    We should tear down all memorials of the United States that inspire hatred, fascism, and neo-Nazism This is the rallying cry and unmitigated tactic of white superiorists who call themselves Progressive elitists and anti-fascists. Through use of violence, they cry self-defense and justify any action to silence the voices of so-called alt-right extremists. One of the voices that these intolerant social justice warriors seek to silence and erase from our fragile and fractured culture is Thomas Jefferson. He is scowled at for owning and selling the slaves he inherited, which he could not legally release because of Virginia state law....
  • Jefferson Memorial exhibit update will acknowledge slavery record

    08/21/2017 6:27:23 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Aug 20, 2017 | Joel Gehrke
    An exhibit alongside the nation's chief memorial to Thomas Jefferson will receive an update that reflects "the complexity" of his status as a founder of the United States and a slaveholder, according to stewards of the National Mall. The decision reflects an acute awareness of the furor currently surrounding Confederate statues across the country. A non-profit group that provides critical support for the National Mall is bracing for similar protests against the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial, although "there has been much broader support for maintaining them," as one official put it. But the Trust for the National Mall,...
  • Let's Get Rid of Mount Rushmore (Beyond their normal screed)

    08/17/2017 5:57:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Vice ^ | August 17, 2017 | Wilbert L. Cooper
    Donald Trump says removing confederate statues is a slippery slope that could get out of control. Maybe he's rightwould that be such a bad thing? More than ever, old monuments to famous white American men are being threatened in the name of progress. Naturally, this has become a rallying cry on the far right, with plenty of encouragement from the most powerful man in the world. At the same unhinged press conference in which Donald Trump again blamed both sides for the deadly violence in Charlottesville last weekend, he also painted a picture of a slippery slope where those fighting...
  • Al Sharpton: Defund the Jefferson Memorial

    08/17/2017 5:28:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | August 16, 2017
    New York activist Al Sharpton offered an emotional and personal case calling for the federal government to halt funding to Washington, D.C.'s Jefferson Memorial. Sharpton said America's third president and the author of the Declaration of Independence had several slaves. His iconic round-roofed memorial sits on the edge of Potomac River- the first of several monuments lining Washington's Ohio Drive. Sharpton also noted how Jefferson is said to have fathered a child with a slave named Sally Hemings. "People need to understand that people were enslaved," Sharpton told PBS' Charlie Rose. He said that his great-grandfather was a slave who...
  • Vanity: Freeper ideas on decorating kids rooms for patriotic/religious/educational

    08/15/2017 10:25:43 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 18 replies
    15 AUG 17 | dcbryan1
    Wife unit and I just completed painting our childrens rooms. Theme should be between K-3 , boy and girl. What posters/themes centered on education and religion would you put in their room? Below is a small list I have brainstormed, and I am interested in things that just ARENT taught as much anymore or not emphasized enough. When I was growing up my room was filled with posters to keep my mind going......most were hand made by mom. I'm sure there are nice ones that homeschoolers and teachers use that maybe I'm not thinking of. Thanks! FReegards!
  • Sovereign Minds Radio (State of Jefferson) Voter Fraud in 11 California Counties (10-noon PT) 8/6/17

    08/06/2017 10:04:38 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 5 replies
    kcnr1460am ^ | Aug. 6, 2017 | Mark Kent, Lyndia Kent, Red Smith
    Mark Kent, Lyndia Kent and Red Smith discuss the 11 California Counties that have more registered voters than residents
  • NYT: State of Jefferson Still Mulls Independence from California

    07/16/2017 6:40:39 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 4, 2017 | Joel B. Pollack
    The New York Times has published an extensive look at Californias far north, the group of conservative counties in the high Sierra country whose residents often feel alienated from state government, and where a movement to form a new State of Jefferson remains strong. The Times notes: The residents of this region argue that their political voice is drowned out in a system that has only one state senator for every million residents. Many liberals in California describe themselves as the resistance to Mr. Trump. Residents of the north say they are the resistance to the resistance, politically invisible to...