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  • Jefferson and Nullification

    05/12/2010 6:00:50 PM PDT · by Conservative9 · 33 replies · 783+ views
    We Hold These Truths ^ | March/23/2010 | Clyde Wilson
    "Resolved, That the several States composing the United States of America, are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their General Government . . . . and that whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force. . . . that the government created by this compact [the Constitution for the United States] was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself; since that would have made its discretion, and not the Constitution, the measure of its powers; . . . . that...
  • Thomas Jefferson recommends reading Vattels Law of Nations to John Garland Jefferson 11 June 1790

    05/11/2010 5:41:50 PM PDT · by bushpilot1 · 73 replies · 930+ views
    Virginia law books: essays and bibliographies ^ | unknown | William Hamilton Bryson
  • The President's Trick Or Tweet

    05/10/2010 5:45:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 782+ views ^ | May 10, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Free Speech: President Obama, while addressing college graduates, condemns our access to new media as a subversion of democracy. Is the iPad a threat to democracy or exactly what Thomas Jefferson had in mind? At Hampton University in Virginia on Sunday, the president lamented that in an age of text messaging, the Internet and the iPad, information and its unfettered exchange had become a diversion that was putting a strain on democracy. We are not making this up. The "24/7 media environment," he told the students, "bombards us with all kinds of comments and exposes us to all kinds of...
  • Separation of Church + State Myth: Founding Fathers True View On Religion's Role In Government

    04/24/2010 3:08:51 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 10 replies · 399+ views ^ | Sept. 6, 2008 | Daniel T. Zanoza and Julia Mary Zanoza
    AUTHORS' NOTE: Recently, a federal judge ruled that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional. The following article was written over a decade ago, after months of research. The essay details how the term "separation of church and state" has been intentionally misinterpreted by judicial activists. This has led to the false conception of the constitutional framers' intent regarding religion's role in government and, for proof, the authors voluminously quote from the Founding Fathers themselves, including a reference to a private letter then-President Thomas Jefferson wrote using that phrase. Since the 1940's, the term "separation of church and state" has...
  • Texas Conservatives Win Curriculum Change

    03/24/2010 5:47:21 AM PDT · by swatbuznik · 9 replies · 290+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 12, 2010 | James McKinley, Jr.
    AUSTIN, Tex. — After three days of turbulent meetings, the Texas Board of Education on Friday approved a social studies curriculum that will put a conservative stamp on history and economics textbooks, stressing the superiority of American capitalism,
  • Thomas Jefferson on the unconstitutional Obamacare

    03/23/2010 10:42:57 PM PDT · by conimbricenses · 22 replies · 1,007+ views
    December 26, 1825 | Thomas Jefferson
    To William Branch Giles, Governor of Virginia Monticello, December 26, 1825 Dear Sir, I wrote you a letter yesterday, of which you will be free to make what use you please. This will contain matters not intended for the public eye. I see, as you do, and with the deepest affliction, the rapid strides with which the federal branch of our government is advancing towards the usurpation of all the rights reserved to the States, and the consolidation in itself of all powers, foreign and domestic; and that, too, by constructions which, if legitimate, leave no limits to their power....
  • Texas Yanks Thomas Jefferson From Teaching Standard (Well, this is news to me.)

    03/22/2010 9:13:53 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 57 replies · 1,804+ views
    AOL News ^ | 03/13/2010 | David Knowles
    (March 12) -- Widely regarded as one of the most important of all the founding fathers of the United States, Thomas Jefferson received a demotion of sorts Friday thanks to the Texas Board of Education. The board voted to enact new teaching standards for history and social studies that will alter which material gets included in school textbooks. It decided to drop Jefferson from a world history section devoted to great political thinkers. According to Texas Freedom Network, a group that opposes many of the changes put in place by the Board of Education, the original curriculum asked students to...
  • The Jefferson Solution

    03/19/2010 5:07:13 AM PDT · by ConservativeHideout · 9 replies · 371+ views
    Conservative Hideout 2.0 ^ | 3-19-10 | John Carey
    Last week we were all introduced to the “Slaughter Solution;” a procedural method that could be used to get around the requirements of the Constitution to pass a bill without actually voting on it. I have read a number or articles both defending and condemning the move. For me any attack on the Constitution needs to met with a swift and overwhelming response. Most of us picked up the phone and called our representatives, and expressed our deep concerns to some nameless staffer who took down our information and promised to relay our frustrations to our congressman or congresswoman. I...
  • Jefferson vs Lincoln: America Must Choose

    03/10/2010 6:35:02 PM PST · by Idabilly · 1,263 replies · 9,597+ views
    Tenth Amendment Center. ^ | 2010 | Josh Eboch
    Over the course of American history, there has been no greater conflict of visions than that between Thomas Jefferson’s voluntary republic, founded on the natural right of peaceful secession, and Abraham Lincoln’s permanent empire, founded on the violent denial of that same right. That these two men somehow shared a common commitment to liberty is a lie so monstrous and so absurd that its pervasiveness in popular culture utterly defies logic. After all, Jefferson stated unequivocally in the Declaration of Independence that, at any point, it may become necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected...
  • The Federal Reserve—Deadly Hostility to the Constitution

    02/24/2010 7:23:32 AM PST · by Denriddy · 82 replies · 1,008+ views
    Vijay Kumar for Congress Blog ^ | 24 February 2010 | Vijay Kumar
    The Federal Reserve is unconstitutional and must be abolished, returning the powers it has usurped to the Legislative Branch where those powers irrevocably were granted by the People of the United States. ...Any argument that the Federal Reserve was created under the "necessary and proper" clause is absurd. The entire bleat of the Federal Reserve against being audited is to preserve its "independence" in monetary policy! That is a blatant admission that it is a law unto itself, a sovereign that has usurped control of, stolen, the entire wealth of this nation.
  • The dark hours for Thomas Jefferson

    02/23/2010 11:24:57 AM PST · by Palter · 37 replies · 882+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 23 Feb 2010 | Michael Kranish
    MASSACHUSETTS FACED a crisis in 1778. In the midst of the Revolutionary War, some 4,000 British and Hessian prisoners were living in miserable conditions in camps around Boston. Rumors surged that a British force would try to free them by force. The cry went up: get these prisoners out of Massachusetts. Enter Thomas Jefferson and his Virginia neighbors. Thinking like a current-day congressman, Jefferson regarded the prisoners as an economic opportunity for the remote valley near his home at Monticello. The prison camp would pump money into his hometown of Charlottesville, along with much-needed craftsmen and laborers. It would be...
  • This was forwarded in an email and I thought it was worth posting

    02/09/2010 7:23:06 PM PST · by Commonsensecommonman · 10 replies · 745+ views
    2/9/10 | commonsensecommonman
    "It has been said the greatest volume of sheer brainpower in one place occurred when Jefferson dined alone..." John Kennedy HOW DID JEFFERSON KNOW?????? Especially read the last quote from 1802. And pass these on to your children and grandchildren!! When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe. Thomas Jefferson The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. Thomas Jefferson It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as...
  • Mr.Beck, Thomas Jefferson was a Birther

    02/08/2010 4:16:42 PM PST · by Spaulding · 65 replies · 1,175+ views
    Glen Beck Web Site ^ | 8 Feb 2010 | Glenn Beck
    Thomas Jefferson said a number of memorable things about the young country of America and what it truly meant to be an American, but the above sentiment holds a special meaning. It speaks not to our laws or freedoms, but to the noble character and human spirit that lies at the heart of our laws and freedoms. Jefferson is telling us that morality and honor should be cherished and preserved, for without them all else is lost. Sadly, today Jefferson’s words fall on deaf ears in our halls of power, and the key to turning this country around lies in...
  • The Lie We Accepted

    02/05/2010 6:18:45 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 6 replies · 389+ views ^ | 02/05/2010 | Thomas N. Tabback
    The First Amendment of our Constitution states not the words “separation of church and state,” but rather the following: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof… How did this become construed to mean “separation of church and state”? By a letter from Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptist Association of Danbury, Connecticut, in which he states: I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a...
  • Boston Tea Party (WSJ Editorial)

    01/20/2010 1:43:44 AM PST · by The Raven · 37 replies · 1,410+ views
    Wall St Journal ^ | Jan 20, 2010 | Editorial
    'It is to me a new and consolatory proof that wherever the people are well-informed they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights." —Thomas Jefferson to Richard Price, January 8, 1789. Two hundred and twenty-one years later, the sage of Monticello has been proven right again. Aroused and well-informed by a year of watching a liberal majority go very far wrong, Massachusetts voters handed a Senate seat held by Ted Kennedy for 47 years to Republican Scott Brown,...
  • Jefferson’s Message To Massachusetts Voters

    01/18/2010 8:34:31 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 1 replies · 234+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 01-18-10 | Gerry Ashley
    In 1775, with “The shot heard ’round the world,” it was the colonists of Massachusetts who led the Revolutionary War against tyranny and oppression from England. So it seems appropriate that it is you who have the chance to lead a new revolution against another government who are equally indifferent to our will and, if not confronted, would lead us back to tyranny and oppression. Unbelievably, that government is, once again, our own. The difference this time is that you can fire that first shot using the ballot of democracy… perhaps the greatest gift of our forefathers...
  • Annapolis has historical experience with climate warnings (Jefferson was a climate denier)

    01/04/2010 3:42:15 PM PST · by Brugmansian · 4 replies · 553+ views
    The Capitol/ ^ | Jan 4 2010 | FRED HUNT
    Annapolis has experience with climate scares. For its first 150 years, the world's greatest scientists declared that the Western Hemisphere's climate was harmful to all living creatures. They said animal species and natives were underdeveloped . . . Just like today, almost anything bad was blamed on the harmful climate of the New World. In other words, the 1700s' scientific facts and forecast make today's worst climate predictions seem cheery. The leading naysayer was Thomas Jefferson, who, for years, vehemently challenged the accuracy of the sources and qualifications of the collectors of data. In fact, the only book Jefferson ever...
  • Virginia: Founding Fathers’ papers go online at the University of Virginia

    11/30/2009 12:38:26 PM PST · by HokieMom · 17 replies · 654+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | November 30, 2009 | BRIAN MCNEILL
    CHARLOTTESVILLE -- More than 200 years after they were written, about 5,000 previously unpublished documents of the founders of the United States -- including Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Madison -- are now available to the public at no cost. The Documents Compass group of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities at the University of Virginia has spent much of the past year proofreading and transcribing thousands of pages of letters and other papers. The documents are available online for free at the University of Virginia Press' digital imprint called Rotunda. "It's an exciting project," said Penelope Kaiserlian, director...
  • First Great Seal Committee – July/August 1776

    11/28/2009 4:02:56 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 3 replies · 338+ views
    "Resolved, That Dr. Franklin, Mr. J. Adams and Mr. Jefferson, be a committee, to bring in a device for a seal for the United States of America." – July 4, 1776, Journals of Continental Congress For the design team, Congress chose three of the five men who were on the committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence. Although these distinguished committee members were among the ablest minds in the new nation, they had little knowledge of heraldry. To help convey their vision, they chose the artist Pierre Eugène Du Simitière to work with them.
  • What did Thomas Jefferson write to William Wilberforce about?

    10/03/2009 9:47:01 PM PDT · by ExGeeEye · 8 replies · 1,059+ views
    "Amazing Grace", film | me
    This is a Vanity. If it shows up in the wrong place, would some kindly soul remove it to a better place. I have recently seen the movie "Amazing Grace", with Ioan Gruffudd, about William Wilberforce and his efforts to end British participation in the slave trade. At one point, his friend, PM Pitt, tells him that one of the reasons he's having trouble is that it is rumored that WW was corresponding with Thomas Jefferson. Is it true? Does anyone know what they were writing about? Jefferson had slaves, and WW was against it.