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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
    Investors.com ^ | 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
    RFFM.org ^ | 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
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 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/Hometownannapolis.com ^ | 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 Eugčne Du Simitičre 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.
  • The Futile Judgments of the Amoral

    09/21/2009 4:09:09 AM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 1 replies · 573+ views
    Fightin Words ^ | September 21, 2009 | Walter Scott Hudson
    Let us approach the question from another perspective. Much as injustice against black slaves is used to discredit the men who wrote and signed the Declaration and Constitution, hypocrisy is also used to discredit advocates of social conservatism. Whether due to divorce, infidelity, homosexuality, or some other moral violation, guilty politicians, preachers, and commentators are called out for violating the family values they otherwise advocate. Often, the argument against such offenders extends to the principles they support. We are led to believe, because a man gets a divorce or has an affair, he may not credibly argue in defense of...
  • Thomas Jefferson at Harpers Ferry

    09/08/2009 2:55:23 PM PDT · by Boucheau · 1 replies · 298+ views
    YouTube ^ | 09-08-09 | Bill Barker, Actor
    I found this enjoyable and wanted to share it.
  • "Here's to You Mr. Jefferson" Awesome! by Mike Church

    08/27/2009 11:45:59 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 32 replies · 2,418+ views
    "Here's to You Mr. Jefferson" Awesome! by Mike Church
  • On the Hunt for Jefferson's Lost Books

    08/16/2009 10:50:51 PM PDT · by BGHater · 19 replies · 1,719+ views
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | 11 Aug 2009 | Ashley Luthern
    A Library of Congress curator is on a worldwide mission to find exact copies of the books that belonged to Thomas Jefferson For more than a decade, Mark Dimunation has led a quest to rebuild an American treasure—knowing he will likely never see the complete results of his efforts. On an August day 195 years ago, the British burned the U.S. Capitol in the War of 1812 and by doing so, destroyed the first Library of Congress. When the war ended, former President Thomas Jefferson offered to sell his personal library, which at 6,487 books was the largest in America,...
  • To The Shores Of Tripoli Somalia

    12/17/2008 5:57:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 701+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 17, 2008
    Law Of The Sea: The U.S. seeks U.N. authorization to fight Somali pirates from the air, on land and at sea. When American cruise ships become targets, maybe it's time to renew a proud tradition: Send in the Marines.On Tuesday, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice formally presented to a special U.N. session on Somalia a draft Security Council resolution saying that member states fighting against piracy "may take all necessary measures ashore in Somalia, including its airspace, to interdict those who are using Somali territory to plan, facilitate or undertake acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea and to...
  • Words to the Wise From the Past!

    07/16/2009 3:02:21 PM PDT · by dvan · 3 replies · 457+ views
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    John F. Kennedy once said to a assembled group of scholars in the White House, "I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House - with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone." The quotes below could prove his point. 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...
  • Jefferson’s support for intelligent design

    07/16/2009 10:35:36 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 96 replies · 2,756+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 15, 2009 | Stephen C. Meyer , Ph.D.
    IN THE battle over how to teach evolution in public schools, Thomas Jefferson’s demand for a “separation between church and state’’ has been cited countless times. Many argue that the controversial alternative to Darwinian evolution, intelligent design, is an exclusively religious idea and therefore cannot be discussed under the Constitution. By invoking Jefferson’s principle of separation, many critics of intelligent design assume that this visionary Founding Father would agree with them. But would he? For too long, an aspect of Jefferson’s visionary thought has been ignored, hidden away as too uncomfortable for public discussion - his support for intelligent design....
  • The Facts about Separation of Church and State

    07/16/2009 8:57:56 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 16 replies · 859+ views
    The Voice magazine ^ | July 16, 2009 | David Barton
    Thomas Jefferson, The First Amendment and the separation of church and state - most are surprised to discover that neither the Constitution nor the First Amendment contain these words. The First Amendment simply states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” The fact that the phrase “separation of church and state” appears in no founding document does not prevent many judicial and social activists from invoking that phrase as the basis for many public policy decisions. Today, Thomas Jefferson (author of that phrase) is portrayed as the authority on the First...
  • Thomas Jefferson: Intelligent Design Not Based on Religion (derives nature's God from nature!)

    07/04/2009 3:39:53 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 95 replies · 2,376+ views
    Discovery Institue ^ | July 4, 2009 | John West, Ph.D.
    Next time someone tells you intelligent design is “based on religion,” you might point him to American Founder Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence. As I explain in a special July 4th edition of ID the Future, Jefferson not only believed in intelligent design, he insisted it was based on the plain evidence of nature, not religion. Ironically, the critics of intelligent design often think they are defending the principles of Jefferson. The National Council for the Social Studies, for example, claims that intelligent design is religion and then cites Jefferson’s famous Letter to the Danbury Baptists calling...
  • Voices of liberty: Our founding principles still shine

    07/04/2009 9:41:30 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 233+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 5, 2009 | Editorial
    John Adans: Yesterday, the greatest question was decided which ever was debated in America; and a greater perhaps never was, nor will be, decided among men. A resolution was passed without one dissenting colony, "that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States." ...
  • Two Centuries On, a Cryptologist Cracks a Presidential Code

    07/01/2009 7:56:51 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 27 replies · 3,153+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/2/09 | RACHEL EMMA SILVERMAN
    For more than 200 years, buried deep within Thomas Jefferson's correspondence and papers, there lay a mysterious cipher -- a coded message that appears to have remained unsolved. Until now. The cryptic message was sent to President Jefferson in December 1801 by his friend and frequent correspondent, Robert Patterson, a mathematics professor at the University of Pennsylvania. President Jefferson and Mr. Patterson were both officials at the American Philosophical Society -- a group that promoted scholarly research in the sciences and humanities -- and were enthusiasts of ciphers and other codes, regularly exchanging letters about them. There is no evidence...
  • John Adams, Thomas Jefferson both Died July 4, 1826

    06/28/2009 7:51:11 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 45 replies · 3,162+ views
    Python.net ^ | Doesn't Say (sorry)
    Frequently Asked Dead Presidents Questions Which Two Presidents Died On The Same Day?? I don't know why (maybe it's on a lesson plan for schools around the country) but this little question with a quick answer (and one that is quickly found in any ready reference) has been asked of me so often that I finally decided to list the answer here. The answer is John Adams (second President) and Thomas Jefferson (third President). These two men died on the same day. But that's not all; read on....The question with an even more interesting answer is, "On which day did...
  • After Jefferson, a Question About Washington and a Young Slave

    05/28/2009 5:25:39 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies · 1,396+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 7, 1999 | Nicholas Wade
    Three descendants of Venus' son, who was called West Ford, say that according to a family tradition two centuries old, George Washington was West Ford's father. They hope to develop DNA evidence from Washington family descendants and his hair samples to bolster their case... There is, however, reason to believe that if the child's father was not Washington, it might have been someone closely related to him. The cousins' claim has several elements of truth, enough to set up a historical mystery as to the identity of West Ford's father and to add a new strand to the emerging links...
  • How the Democratic Party Went from Thomas Jefferson to Karl Marx

    05/12/2009 8:43:59 AM PDT · by FromLori · 30 replies · 1,337+ views
    CFP ^ | 5/12/09
    “That brought us to our essential difference, the difference of the Evolutionary Collectivist and Marxist, the question whether the social revolution is, in its extremity, necessary, whether it is necessary to over throw one economic system completely before the new one can begin. I believe that through a vast sustained educational campaign the existing Capitalist system can be civilised into a Collectivist world system;” - H.G. Wells, Russia in the Shadows
  • President Thomas Jefferson Government/Societal Beliefs.

    05/04/2009 3:14:15 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 49 replies · 1,535+ views
    self ^ | 5/4/09 | A Navy Vet
    President Thomas Jefferson's own words (the right-wing extremist that he was!):"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." "Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state." "I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive." "No free man shall ever be debarred the use...
  • Thomas Jefferson and Barak Obama - Dealing with Pirates, Then and Now

    04/13/2009 4:39:11 PM PDT · by chaimke · 1 replies · 345+ views
    Freedom's Cost ^ | 04/13/2009 | Chaim
    The Navy’s efforts are highly commendable, our President’s orders are troubling and leave us with a few questions. Did Obama’s administration plan to negotiate and pay a ransom? Mr. Obama is quite well acquainted with the Qur’an in its original language, is his knowledge of America’s history just as deficient as his many faux pas at the recent G20 Summit showed his judgment is? Should not a President of a country know its history well enough to learn from what worked and avoid what didn’t? Or was the American taxpayer to be soaked again and again in “bailing out” Somalia’s...
  • U.S. been fighting Islamic fundamentalism since colonial era

    04/12/2009 2:05:41 AM PDT · by Righting · 16 replies · 1,128+ views
    renewamerica ^ | 04, 10, 09 | Bryan Fischer
    U.S. been fighting Islamic fundamentalism since colonial era April 10, 2009 By Bryan Fischer As we watch the Somali pirate incident unfold in the Middle East, it serves as a reminder that, besides 9/11, Islam has had one other shaping influence on the history of the United States: we have a navy, thanks to the sea-going Islamic thugs of Thomas Jefferson's day, the Barbary Pirates. Even prior to our Declaration of Independence in 1776, Islamists under the control of an Ottoman warlord in Algiers were pirating American ships and enslaving their Christian crews. Thus our forefathers had early experience with...
  • Islamic Pirates and Jihad - Overseas Contingency

    04/11/2009 9:09:22 PM PDT · by Milagros · 1 replies · 331+ views
    Somalia Standoff Generates US Policy Debate Voice of America - ‎Apr 10, 2009‎US officials said the group, which controls parts of Somalia, poses a dilemma. They point to its rapid expansion, ties between its leaders and the al-Qaida ...http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-04-11-voa12.cfm   The Pirates Challenge Obama's Pre-9/11 Mentality Wall Street Journal - ‎Apr 10, 2009‎As the eminent military historian Sir Michael Howard argued shortly after 9/11, the status of al Qaeda terrorists is to be found in a distinction first made ...http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123940383654409651.html   Somali Pirates Tied to Jihad Intellectual Conservative - ‎Apr 8, 2009‎Since 2003, Somalia has witnessed the growth of a...
  • U.S. has been fighting Islamic fundamentalism since colonial era

    04/10/2009 11:26:27 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 16 replies · 729+ views
    Renew America ^ | 4-10-09 | Bryan Fischer
    April 10, 2009 U.S. has been fighting Islamic fundamentalism since colonial eraBy Bryan Fischer As we watch the Somali pirate incident unfold in the Middle East, it serves as a reminder that, besides 9/11, Islam has had one other shaping influence on the history of the United States: we have a navy, thanks to the sea-going Islamic thugs of Thomas Jefferson's day, the Barbary Pirates. Even prior to our Declaration of Independence in 1776, Islamists under the control of an Ottoman warlord in Algiers were pirating American ships and enslaving their Christian crews. Thus our forefathers had early experience with...
  • Here's To You, Mr. Jefferson

    04/09/2009 7:37:10 PM PDT · by Selkirk · 7 replies · 585+ views
    Political Castaway ^ | 4/9/2009 | Selkirk
    The video speaks for itself. No additional commentary is necessary. So, instead of commentary, I merely provide some of Thomas Jefferson's wisdom to introduce this fine piece: "Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases." "The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale." Video after the jump.
  • History repeats itself - Here we go again, US VS Islamic pirates - Obama is no Jefferson

    04/08/2009 3:45:05 PM PDT · by Righting · 5 replies · 754+ views
    For young Somalis, piracy offers power, prosperity The Associated Press There are several known pirate groups in Somalia. One is based in the southern port town of Kismayo, which is controlled by Islamic insurgents. ... http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iR9XICoYi0CQt77GJUw5lNAPpG_AD97EGS200 Hot Air » Blog Archive » Somali pirates seize American ship, crew ... by Ed Morrissey Jefferson Versus the Muslim Pirates …one cannot get around what Jefferson heard when he went with John Adams to wait upon Tripoli’s ambassador to London in March 1785. When they inquired by what right the Barbary states preyed upon American shipping ... So here was an early instance...
  • "Mr. Jefferson" Song Video by Mike Church

    03/31/2009 8:01:22 PM PDT · by nomoremods · 11 replies · 792+ views
    MikeChurch.com ^ | 10-31-09 | Mike Church
    The Mike Church take on the Simon & Garfunkel classic, "Mrs. Robinson"
  • Jefferson's Inaugural Address: Mr. Steele, 1st Republican platform was best Republican platform

    03/27/2009 9:28:37 AM PDT · by Painesright · 8 replies · 460+ views
    Freedomshrine.com/Thomas Jefferson ^ | 03/04/1801 | Thomas Jefferson
    "Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political; peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none; the support of the State governments in all their rights, as the most competent administrations for our domestic concerns and the surest bulwarks against anti republican tendencies; the preservation of the General Government in its whole constitutional vigor, as the sheet anchor of our peace at home and safety abroad; a jealous care of the right of election by the people--a mild and safe corrective of abuses which are lopped by the sword...
  • ? Where can I find the Al Gore video Gaffe at Monticello (Presidential Busts)

    03/11/2009 8:15:24 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 11 replies · 1,128+ views
    10/11/09
    I found the video at MRC but it wont open. Anyone know where I can find this video showing Gore stating after looking at our founding fathers busts "Who are these guys" when touring Monticello?
  • Prophetic quotes from Thomas Jefferson

    03/07/2009 9:45:51 AM PST · by Rennes Templar · 41 replies · 2,589+ views
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    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 it goes. A principle which, if acted on, would save one-half the wars of the world. Thomas Jefferson I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense...
  • Thomas Jefferson's Famous Quotes

    02/28/2009 2:42:55 PM PST · by richnwise · 11 replies · 1,550+ views
    Just thought I would post an email I just received from my politically astute friend. Although I don't agree with most of Thomas Jefferson's policies, it really doesn't matter because he is long gone! John Kennedy once said to a assembled group of scholars in the White House, "I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House - with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone." The quotes below could prove his point. When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in...
  • Thomas Jefferson on Taxes

    02/16/2009 4:16:23 PM PST · by Windflier · 21 replies · 2,539+ views
    Historical ^ | 1816 | Thomas Jefferson
    “If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, and give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses. And the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they do now, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means...
  • Archaeologist to Discuss Life on Thomas Jefferson's Monticello Plantation

    02/06/2009 9:38:35 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies · 694+ views
    Smith College, Office of College Relations ^ | Monday, February 2, 2009 | Kristen Cole, Media Relations Director
    Later this month, an archaeologist at Thomas Jefferson's historic home of Monticello in Charlottesville, Va., will speak at Smith College about the use of the late president's plantation by the estate's residents, both free and enslaved. Sara Bon-Harper, archeological research manager, will lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in McConnell Hall, Room 103, about "Defined Spaces: Landscape on the Monticello Plantation." The event is sponsored by the Program in Archaeology and the Lecture Committee and is free and open to the public. Bon-Harper's work at Monticello focuses on an archaeological survey of the original 5,000-acre plantation and the excavation...
  • Jefferson's Inauguration vs. Today's Show

    01/20/2009 9:02:25 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 6 replies · 622+ views
    Monticello Newsletter ^ | Not Known | Unknown
    On the morning of Wednesday, March 4th , 1801, Thomas Jefferson emerged from the Conrad and McMunn boarding house at New Jersey Avenue and C Street, where he had been residing for several months. Demonstrating his desire for “republican simplicity,” Jefferson broke the precedent set by his predecessors Adams and George Washington, who had worn elegant suits and swords for their inaugurations and been driven to the ceremonies in liveried coaches. The tall, 57 year-old Virginian wore, the Alexandria Times reported, the clothes “of a plain citizen without any distinctive badge of office,” and walked the short distance to the...
  • Learning From Conservative History: Main Trails . . . and Less-Traveled Paths (traditional futurism)

    01/07/2009 4:49:42 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 7 replies · 637+ views
    First Principles ^ | January 2, 2009 | Allan C. Carlson
    Learning From Conservative History: Main Trails . . . and Less-Traveled Paths - 01/02/09 This is part three of a symposium on contemporary conservatism hosted by ISI at Yale in November, 2008. Read part one. Read part two.By training, I am an historian. I love the discipline and believe that historical mindedness—the ability to see and understand the grounding of current institutions, issues, and events in the complex matrix of the past—this is the superior way to make sense of reality.All the same, I have been troubled for over a decade by the growing interest of American conservatives in...