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  • The Ultimate Power: The People Themselves

    10/05/2015 10:02:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/5/15 | Karen Lees & Bill Norton & Mark Herr
    Of America’s founding architects, Thomas Jefferson is arguably one of the greatest minds and ardent defenders of liberty and the fundamental rights of man. Yet he was wise enough to recognize that he was not immune from the corrupting effects of governing power. Jefferson said, “If once they [the people] become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, judges and governors shall all become wolves … Cherish therefore the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. Do not be too severe upon their errors, but reclaim them by enlightening them.” From textbooks to...
  • How Thomas Jefferson Led America’s First “War On Terror” [Against Islam]

    09/12/2015 3:26:07 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 19 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 5/5/2013 | Tim Brown
    Today, I hear a lot of cries for tolerance, especially of Islam. I'm told, "Stop the hating of Muslims." Many of the very people I hear this from like to point to the Constitution and to the Founding Fathers and especially to the First Amendment and declare that Islam should be tolerated in America. However, I wonder if they have paid attention to either the Constitution or the Founding Fathers on this matter. Specifically, I wonder if they have even considered the words and actions of the third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, especially his sense of reading...
  • Is an Opinion of the Supreme Court the ‘Law of the Land’? Let’s ask Thomas Jefferson. . .

    09/04/2015 7:56:32 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 68 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | 9/4/15 | Gary DeMar
    Did our founders, after drafting a Declaration of Independence, fighting a war with England, and then sitting down to pen a national governing document (the Constitution) put in that document the right of a majority of federal judges to make laws for the entire nation? Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk Kim Davis is testing the claim that five unelected Supreme Justices have the authority to overrule a state constitution that she took an oath to uphold and a federal Constitution that says nothing about same-sex marriage. Robert Gagnon, Associate Professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and author of The...
  • America's Long Middle Eastern Romance

    03/16/2003 6:49:54 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 11 replies · 395+ views
    The New York Times (Week in Review) ^ | March 16, 2003 | MICHAEL B. OREN
    JERUSALEM — Muslim militants, evoking a jihadist pretext and backed by rogue states, are attacking vital Western interests. The president of the United States fails to convince Europe to join a coalition to confront the aggressors. No, this is not President Bush versus Saddam Hussein, but Thomas Jefferson versus the Barbary pirates of North Africa, who were plundering Western ships and enslaving their crews. When Jefferson proposed creating a multilateral force to stop the pirates, Europe went on bribing them. "This is money thrown away," Jefferson concluded, before ordering the Navy into action. On Aug. 1, 1801, the first American...
  • Democrats drop Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from dinner name

    07/23/2015 8:36:44 AM PDT · by yoe · 14 replies
    CTPost ^ | July 22, 2015 | Neil Vigdor
    Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson are history in Connecticut. Under pressure from the (NAACP) the state (Democrat Party) will scrub the names of the two presidents from its annual fundraising dinner because of their ties to slavery.
  • Gov. Sarah Palin • The Proper View Of The Presidency

    07/22/2015 12:10:30 PM PDT · by Bratch · 24 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | July 22 2015 | iizthatiiz
     The Proper View Of The Presidency  Thomas Jefferson, America’s third President, left specific instructions on what his epitaph should say. It did not include the title of "President of the United States." As Governor Palin explains, this is a clear reminder of how our Founding Fathers perceived the role of government in their lives. (Sarah Palin Channel)    "Well as you probably already know, America’s third president, Thomas Jefferson … he was an amazing author."   "In the Declaration Of Independence he famously wrote, "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."""Of course this declaration became...
  • Alexander Hamilton: The Plain of Weehawken and the Loss of a Hero

    07/11/2015 11:32:06 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 17 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 11, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the anniversary of America’s most tragic duel… Early in the morning of July 11, 1804, the Vice President and the former Secretary of the Treasury stood on the Plain of Weehawken – a wild land in New Jersey, where the laws were different from civilized New York, across the water – and they had their interview, like many a pair had before them, on that “field of honor.” There was a time in American history when every product of our education system (yes - public, private, and homeschooled alike!) knew the participants in our most famous duel. Children...
  • What Did Lincoln Really Think of Jefferson?

    07/05/2015 3:24:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 503 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/05/2015 | By ALLEN C. GUELZO
    GETTYSBURG, Pa. — “Lincoln hated Thomas Jefferson.” That is not exactly what we expect to hear about the president who spoke of “malice toward none,” referring to the president who wrote that “all men are created equal.” Presidents have never been immune from criticism by other presidents. But Jefferson and Lincoln? These two stare down at us from Mount Rushmore as heroic, stainless and serene, and any suggestion of disharmony seems somehow a criticism of America itself. Still, Lincoln seems not to have gotten that message. “Mr. Lincoln hated Thomas Jefferson as a man,” wrote William Henry Herndon, Lincoln’s law...
  • Independence Day 2015

    07/04/2015 9:41:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Hot ^ | July 4, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Greetings and salutations on this most patriotic of days. I hope that this Independence Day finds you all safe and well, with plenty of time to spend with friends and family, as well a chance to contemplate the past and future of our country. Given the importance which I’m sure most of you reading this place on the Constitution of the United States and its welfare going forward, perhaps we could start by revisiting the words of one of its chief proponents in the days of the Founding Fathers. Let’s hear from Alexander Hamilton in the opening volley of one...
  • Think you know about slavery? You don’t.

    07/02/2015 4:03:37 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 24 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-02-15 | DrJohn
      Certain things tend to set off triggers in you. For me it was Don Lemon- when he joined the flag-damning freaking idiot liberal lemmings in their bloodlust considering the removal of the Jefferson memorial: CNN's Don Lemon on Tuesday hinted that there will come a day when the United States will have to "rethink" tributes such as the Jefferson Memorial. After a contentious segment with Ben Jones, in which the former Congressman defended the Confederate flag, Legal View host Ashley Banfield brought up the author of the Declaration of Independence. She reminded, "There is a monument of him in...
  • CNN Goes There: Asks If Thomas Jefferson Memorials Should Be Removed Because He Owned Slaves?

    06/24/2015 7:56:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06/24/2015 | Tyler Durden
    As the Confederate Flag hysteria escalates, CNN's Ashleigh Banfield asks fellow CNN mouthpiece Don Lemon if it’s now appropriate for lawmakers to start a future conversation about whether or not the monument of Thomas Jefferson should be removed from the U.S. Capitol.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO  As DailySurge reports, Thomas Jefferson–like a lot of people 270 years ago–owned slaves. He inherited them from his father. Jefferson gave away many of the estimated 170 slaves he owned after his death. While writing in the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal,” Jefferson didn’t believe blacks and whites...
  • Ellison, Klobuchar sworn in (Minnesota Politics PING)

    01/04/2007 3:00:28 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 38 replies · 783+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 1/04/07 | Kevin Diaz - Staff Reporter
    Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, was sworn in this afternoon, holding his left hand on a leather-bound volume of a Qur'an that was once owned by Thomas Jefferson. In a day of firsts, Ellison was sworn in by Nancy Pelosi of California, the first woman House speaker. Ellison held his right hand in the air, placed his left hand on two brown leather-bound volumes of the Qur'an, which were held aloft by his wife, Kim. The historic moment was played out in wood-paneled chamber of the Capitol before hundreds of journalists from around the world, including Al...
  • Thomas Jefferson & Radical Islam’s War on the West

    05/21/2015 6:42:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies ^ | May 21,2015 | David L. Hunter
    Those that assume that radical Islam is a modern phenomenon that became prominent during Bill Clinton’s tenure as president in the 1990s merely scratch the historical surface of America’s complicated political entanglement with the Middle East’s supposed “religion of peace.” In truth, the tentacles of radical Islam go all the way back to Thomas Jefferson.
  • Jefferson and the Jihad

    04/04/2015 8:02:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 4/4/2015 | Sha'i ben-Tekoa
    Thomas Jefferson, Patron Saint of American Liberals, would not recognize his spiritual offspring in today’s liberal President Obama and his handling of the Middle East. Jefferson, as a trade commissioner and then ambassador in Paris for six years (1784-90), faced almost daily the tragedy of American hostages enslaved by violent Muslims and his own frustrating inability to liberate them. However, what he learned served him well as the leading hawk for war a decade later when he became president and went to war against belligerent Islam.
  • Taking Back Thomas Jefferson

    03/13/2015 12:21:52 PM PDT · by don-o · 11 replies
    The Abbeville Review ^ | March 10, 2015 | James Rutledge Roesch
    Jefferson, a member of the gentry of Old Virginia, was always regarded as one of the best and brightest of his generation, a gentleman of the finest intellect, taste, and manners. Although Jefferson loved and was loyal to the Union, he was a Virginian first and an American second; Virginia, Jefferson avowed, was his “country.” This order of allegiance – State over Union, or “Society” over “the State” – was firmly rooted in the Old South. Accordingly, in the emerging conflict between the North and the South, Jefferson sided with his own country. “It is true that we are completely...
  • State Legislators Renew Battle Against Same-sex Marriage Decrees

    01/30/2015 12:08:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | January 30, 2015 | Jack Kenny
    In what has been described as a new front in the battle over same-sex marriage, legislators in several states under judicial orders to confer marital status on same-sex couples have introduced bills to forbid state or local officials from issuing marriage licenses to couples of the same gender. The bills would also strip the salaries of employees who issued the licenses, the New York Times reported Thursday.The bills have been introduced in the legislatures of Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas, with South Carolina also considering a bill that would allow officials to opt out of issuing such licenses if it...
  • How Thomas Jefferson Responded to Islam in 1801 Puts Barack H. Obama to Shame

    01/12/2015 10:36:50 AM PST · by holden · 41 replies
    Conservative Tribute ^ | December 29, 2014 | Conservative Tribune
    Obama should really pick up a history book sometime, and read about how one of his predecessors, and one of our nation’s Founding Fathers, handled the threat posed by radical Islamic jihadists, way back in 1801. [snip] According to Jefferson, Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja replied that Islam “was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Qur’an, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could...
  • 'We are Charlie': Tens of thousands march to honor victims of Paris attack

    01/11/2015 6:40:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Fox via AP ^ | January 11, 2015
    PARIS – Tens of thousands of people including more than 40 world leaders streamed into the heart of Paris on Sunday for a rally of national unity to honor the 17 victims of three days of terror. The aftermath of the attacks remained raw, with video emerging of one of the gunmen killed during police raids pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group and detailing how the attacks were going to unfold. Also, a new shooting was linked to that gunman, Amedy Coulibaly, who was killed Friday along with the brothers behind a massacre at satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in...
  • 49% of US Presidents suffered mental illness in Duke study

    04/20/2006 10:05:20 PM PDT · by Torie · 95 replies · 10,485+ views
    The Chronicle ^ | February, 2006 | Haley Hoffman
    23/02/2006 - Duke: Duke study posits presidents had mental illness U-Wire via NewsEdge Corporation : By Haley Hoffman, The Chronicle (Duke) DURHAM, N.C. -- No one would ever expect the general who led the Union army to victory in the Civil War to have a debilitating fear of blood. But Ulysses S. Grant was among the 49 percent of former U.S. presidents afflicted by mental illness, according to an article published recently by psychiatrists at the Duke University Medical Center. Jonathan Davidson, professor of psychiatry and director of the Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Program, has a particular interest in history,...
  • Obama not on Smithsonian’s ’100 most significant Americans’ list; liberals in shock over who is!

    11/22/2014 4:04:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 22, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    The “Smithsonian” magazine compiled a list of the “100 most significant Americans,” and to the dismay of his fan base President Obama failed to make the cut. Adding insult to injury, former President George W. Bush made the list. But it gets even better, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was also included. The liberal website Raw Story bemoaned the very idea that the Smithsonian Institution “decided that George W. Bush is a more ‘significant’ figure in U.S. history” than the exalted one. Curiously, the only redeeming qualification Raw Story named when mentioning Obama is that he was the country’s first...
  • 8 Founders Advise How to Vote

    11/04/2014 6:11:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | November 4, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Vice President Joe Biden was exactly right when he said as he campaigned in Iowa on Oct. 27, "Folks, this election is even more important than the two elections you elected Barack and me." With President Obama's approval rating tanking to 38 percent in September, I can understand why Biden is shaking in his boots. The fact is that this election can serve for the 6 in 10 voters who are disappointed with the administration as a mega-loudspeaker and overarching referendum. As a way of showing the potential power of that vote, I want to share what America's founders told...
  • How political parties in America were born (cartoon)

    10/15/2014 10:02:54 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-15-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Based on the other weird cartoons (the Noam Chomsky one in particular), the artist appears to be a lib, but this is pretty darn funny.
  • The formation of the Democrat Party: its early years of damaging America Part One

    09/19/2014 9:01:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The question “Who started the Democrat Party?” is not an easy one to answer. We know Democrats say Thomas Jefferson because he was a member of the Democratic-Republican Party. Aside from the chronological problems with this claim – Jefferson was long out of active politics before the first actual Democrat president Andrew Jackson was elected- Jefferson stood for things that are exactly opposite of what Democrats have ever stood for. He disliked omnipotent central government and loathed an overly powerful judiciary. Clearly, the Democrat Party’s claims to have its roots in the legacy of the great Thomas Jefferson are preposterous....
  • 20 Reasons Why Thomas Jefferson Would Oppose The Hell Out Of Obama And His Progressive Ilk

    08/24/2014 4:14:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | August 24, 2014 | Doug Giles
    If TJ is in heaven right now, and he’s able to peer through some celestial portal and behold the BS Barack has saddled this nation with -- a country, by the way, that Jefferson labored to make independent from tyrants -- then I would bet that Thomas is more ticked than a boar that just had its balls clipped. How do I know Jefferson would loathe Obama and seek to jettison our Jester-In-Chief? Well, it’s principally via Thomas’ musings -- musings that, for the time being, we’re still afforded the wherewithal to access; principles that also happen to have made...
  • College Board Erases the Founding Fathers

    08/16/2014 10:13:32 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 80 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August16, 2014 | Patrick Jakeway
    August 16, 2014 College Board Erases the Founding Fathers. By Patrick Jakeway The classic novel Brave New World describes a future in which people have lost all of their liberty and in which they have become drugged robots obedient to a central authority. It also details how this control was first established. First, the rulers had to erase all history and all the people’s memory of a time before their bondage. Today, the history of George Washington's leadership has been erased in the new Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History test/curriculum, taking effect in the fall of 2014. The College Board,...
  • Lose the Battle, win the War: The Story of Marbury v. Madison

    07/19/2014 9:12:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/19/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    Do you know that the verdict in this case actually limited the Court’s power? Following the loss of the presidency and Congress in the election of 1800, the lame-duck Federalist Congress enacted the Judiciary Act of February 3, 1801, creating 58 new federal judgeships and new circuit courts. Two weeks later, Congress created 42 justices of the peace in the District of Columbia. Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth resigned, and President John Adams named Secretary of State John Marshall to replace him. The judicial commissions were signed by President Adams, and the Seal of the United States affixed by the Secretary...
  • Common Core Equates George Washington to Palestinian Terrorists

    07/13/2014 3:30:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | July 12, 2014 | Dave Jolly
    How many times do I have to write about the problems discovered in Common Core teaching? This time it deals with Pearson Education, one of the leading companies that helps develop and train Common Core teaching. According to their website: “As the leading education services company, Pearson is serious about evolving how the world learns. We apply our deep education experience and research, invest in innovative technologies, and promote collaboration throughout the education ecosystem. Real change is our commitment and its results are delivered through connecting capabilities to create actionable, scalable solutions that improve access, affordability, and achievement.” [Emphasis mine]...
  • Declaration of Arms Before Independence

    07/08/2014 6:36:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | July 8, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Most everyone knows about America's 1776 Declaration of Independence. But did you know that on July 6 a year earlier, Congress initiated a Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms? It's true. According to History, on July 6, 1775, just a day after our Founding Fathers issued their Olive Branch Petition to King George III, Congress gave just reason for taking up arms against Great Britain. In the declaration, they wrote they would rather "die freemen rather than to live slaves." Three months earlier, patriot resistance and "the shot heard round the world" had fired off in...
  • The American Flag Daily: The Night Ride Of Jack Jouett

    06/03/2014 5:21:10 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 1 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 3, 2014 | JasonZ
    Today marks the beginning of Jack Jouett's Ride in 1781. When Jouett spotted a British force moving toward Charlottesville, Virginia to attempt to capture the Viriginia government and Governor Thomas Jefferson, the "Revere Of The South" rode 40 miles in rough terrain to beat the British there and sound the alarm. He first notified Jefferson at Monticello, where several legislators were staying, then rode to Charlottesville a few miles further. Jouett's efforts saved Jefferson, most of the legislature and General Edward Stevens from capture by the British.
  • 3 Myths About Thomas Jefferson

    04/15/2014 12:59:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | April 15, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    This week holds some critical dates. April 15 haunts most Americans as a tax deadline. April 18 and 20 this year commemorate the pinnacle in Holy Week -- Good Friday and Easter. But April 13 still stands as an important day that eludes most Americans. It's the birthday of Thomas Jefferson. We patriots love to quote the Founding Fathers, especially when they support our theses. And Jefferson remains at the top of the heap. But there are three beliefs or practices often attributed to Jefferson that are either myths or cherry-picked partial views. The first myth is that Jefferson was...
  • Thomas Jefferson--WELL WORTH READING!!!!

    02/18/2014 7:26:42 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 33 replies
    This is amazing history. Be sure to read the quotes in BOLD at the end. Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life and never stopped. At 5, began studying under his cousin's tutor. At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French. At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages. At 16, entered the College of William and Mary. Also could write in Greek with one hand while writing the same in Latin with the other. At 19, studied law for 5 years starting under George Wythe. At 23, started his own law practice. At...
  • The American Flag Daily: The 36th Ballot

    02/17/2014 7:23:59 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 1 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | February 17, 2014 | FlagBearer
    On this date in 1801, the fourth presidential election in the United States' history was finally decided. Presidential electors (which at that time could vote for two candidates) had cast 73 ballots each for Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr. This caused the election to be decided in the House of Representatives, which cast 36 ballots in 6 days. For the first 35 ballots, Jefferson won 8 states - one short of the required 9. Finally, on the 36th ballot, representatives from Maryland and Vermont changed their votes, giving Jefferson 10 states and the win. The Constitution was amended in 1804...
  • 5 Political Fallacies Too Many Americans Embrace

    10/26/2013 4:10:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | October 26, 2013 | John Hawkins
    1) The more democracy we have, the better. As Benjamin Franklin once said, "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch." This is why our Founding Fathers made this country a republic, not a democracy. They believed that the people should have their say, but also that certain underlying rules should remain in place that should take precedence over the will of a simple majority. Ultimately, that's the only way that the wolves and the lambs can happily co-exist over the long haul. Unfortunately, we've moved so far away from the plain reading of...
  • The Income Tax: A century is enough

    10/03/2013 12:58:41 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-3-13 | Chris Edwards
    Alexander Hamilton won in the end. As Treasury Secretary in the 1790s he championed an array of “internal” taxes to supplement federal revenues from import tariffs. Thomas Jefferson despised Hamilton’s internal taxes as assault on liberty, and when elected in 1800 he made sure that they were abolished. The Jeffersonian view held sway for decades, but by the late 19th century the growth in government and concerns about high tariffs led to calls for new revenue sources. The first income tax was imposed to fund the Civil War and lasted until 1872. Another income tax was imposed in 1894, but...
  • The Central Planning Solution to Evil (Guns or the Tyranny of the Police State?)

    09/22/2013 5:25:44 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | September 22, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    We are not a violent society. We are a society sheltered from violence. No one in Rwanda spends time wondering what kind of man would murder people. They probably live next door to him. If your neighborhood is diverse enough, you might be unfortunate enough to live next door to war criminals all the way from Eastern Europe to Africa. Guns are how we misspell evil. Guns are how we avoid talking about the ugly realities of human nature while building sandcastles on the shores of utopia. It's not about the fear of what one motivated maniac can do in...
  • Would Thomas Jefferson Approve of Today's Public Education? (Part 2)

    08/20/2013 3:49:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | August 20, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    A few weeks ago in Part 1, I finished by discussing how Thomas Jefferson distinguished the U.S. from other countries in asking, "What but education has advanced us beyond the condition of our indigenous neighbors?" But is today's public education system what he and other Founding Fathers were imagining it could be back then? The answer is: Yes and no. Yes, Jefferson foresaw that public education would teach a broad range of basics. But no, he didn't imagine that academia would be run by the federal government or that it would turn into limited indoctrination camps for political correctness and...
  • Jefferson and Ho

    07/30/2013 9:30:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | July 30, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    When it comes to Vietnam, I'm all for moving on, putting the past behind us, looking forward, letting bygones be bygones, but doing so requires honesty about the past, lest history be forgotten and the memory and honor tarnished of the 60,000 Americans who died in that war. On his visit to Washington last week, President Truong Tan Sang of Vietnam told President Obama the late revolutionary Ho Chi Minh was inspired by the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution and by the words of Thomas Jefferson. In an ad in the Washington Post, President Sang even claimed Jefferson's vision...
  • Linking Jefferson To Ho Chi Minh A New Low For Obama

    07/29/2013 4:10:18 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 29, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    History: Few comparisons have been as odious as the one offered by the president linking one of the great mass murderers of history to one of America's Founding Fathers and authors of our liberty. Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan were mortal and inhumane enemies who joined civilization after their hideous barbarism was defeated. They renounced their former brutality, acknowledged their guilt and shame, and became our strongest allies as they genuinely embraced liberty and democracy. They did not forget their past. They repudiated it. Vietnam has never repudiated its past while celebrating a faux victory over an American enemy that...
  • America had The Committee of Five, We Get the Gang of 8

    07/06/2013 2:20:29 PM PDT · by Common Constitutionalist
    The Common Constitutionalist ^ | July 4 | the Common Constitutionalist
    WASHINGTON, July 4, 2013 ― Is there more than a passing connection between former 60’s radical turned respected Chicagoan Bill Ayers and President Barack Obama? Do we really care anymore? The question of just how well Chicagoans Barack Obama and Bill Ayers actually knew each other is one that does not seem to rest. Ayers is now a retired professor of education at the University of Illinois-Chicago. In the 1960s he co-founded the anti-Vietnam War Weather Underground group that bombed the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon and other buildings, creating fear through radical domestic terrorism. Read more:
  • A Perfectly Natural July 4th

    07/04/2013 11:24:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | July 4, 2013 | Paul Kengor
    <p>Will you be celebrating Natural Law this July 4th? You should be. Your Founding Fathers did.</p> <p>In declaring their independence and asserting their God-given rights, the Founding Fathers—particularly the pen of Thomas Jefferson—acknowledged the “Laws of Nature and Nature’s God.”</p>
  • Rescuing Citizenship and Civic Virtue

    07/03/2013 4:20:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | July 3, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    As we celebrate our nation's 237th birthday, a crucial facet of American life has all but vanished. We have forsaken, in a systematic and deliberate public manner, one of our most fundamental duties: fostering civic virtue in each and every one of our citizens. What does it mean to be an American? Politicians in both parties keep pushing to create a new "path to citizenship" for millions of illegal aliens. But if sovereignty and self-preservation still matter in Washington, citizenship must be guarded ferociously against those who would exploit and devalue it at every electoral whim. The pavers of the...
  • Our Nations' First TRUE Patriots

    05/06/2013 5:07:21 PM PDT · by True Grit · 16 replies
    Keelynet ^ | Bob Aldrich
    Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? For the record, here's a portrait of the men who pledged "our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor" for liberty many years ago. Fifty-six men from each of the original 13 colonies signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Nine of the signers were immigrants, two were brothers and two were cousins. One was an orphan. The average age of a signer was 45. Benjamin Franklin was the oldest delegate at 70. The youngest was Thomas Lynch Jr. of South Carolina...
  • It’s time for Democrats to ditch Andrew Jackson

    05/03/2013 10:38:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies
    Salon ^ | May 3, 2013 | STEVE YODER
    As Biden speaks at event named for Old Hickory tonight, more appalling stories show party should dump him as icon Spring means that appeals for money are bursting forth from both major political parties. It also means Democratic officials in states and counties around the country are busy getting people out to their major fundraiser, the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner. And theyÂ’re bringing in the big guns: Vice President Joe Biden will keynote the South Carolina DemocratsÂ’ dinner tonight.But after an election in which Democrats rode a wave of minority support to keep the White House and Senate, party activists should...
  • Chris Cillizza Finds Decline In Americans' Trust In Government 'Depressing'

    02/07/2013 6:49:10 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Conservatives might take heart from a recent poll showing a decline in Americans' trust in government. But Chris Cillizza sees it as a "depressing reality." So wrote Cillizza in his "Fix" column in today's Washington Post. Let's consider what Thomas Jefferson's had to say about the need for a healthy distrust of government, and speculate as to why Cillizza is bummed out by the polling news. More here.
  • Second Amendment Ratified to Preserve Slavery (barf-up both lungs alert)

    01/26/2013 11:35:46 AM PST · by pabianice · 42 replies
    Truth-out ^ | 1/26/13 | Hartmann
    Received from a Navy buddy who has since been seduced by the Dark Side. ===================================================== The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says "State" instead of "Country" (the Framers knew the difference - see the 10th Amendment), was to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which was necessary to get Virginia's vote. Founders Patrick Henry, George Mason, and James Madison were totally clear on that . . . and we all should be too. In the beginning, there were the militias. In the South, they were also called the "slave patrols," and they...
  • The Old Republic and Obama's America

    01/25/2013 4:20:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | January 25, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    "Second Term Begins With a Sweeping Agenda for Equality," ran the eight-column banner in which The Washington Post captured the essence of Obama's second inaugural. There he declared: "What binds this nation together ... what makes us exceptional -- what makes us American -- is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago." Obama then quoted our Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit...
  • Loose Lips Sink Ships

    11/20/2012 9:08:58 PM PST · by Golfinsocal · 24 replies
    Personal Thoughts | 11/20/2012 | Golfinsocal
    So here we convene, to discuss our worries, concerns and solutions...but should our solutions be public forum? It's time of a underground movement, one worthy of being protected, entrusted, and earned. My Grandmother use to say; “fools names, and fools faces are found in public places!" I for one wear red white and blue with pride, I worship Jesus, and pledge allegiance to our flag...but the time has come for those of us who have wish insight and present foresight to heed the statement; "Lose Lips Sink Ships" I might be in the wrong, but one would think our Founding...
  • Colonial Baptists used Bible to rally support for revolution

    10/17/2012 9:42:02 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 5 replies
    The Baptist Standard ^ | October 16, 2012 | Ken Camp
    From the days surrounding the American Revolution, Baptists used religious arguments to make political points and political arguments to make religious points, historian James P. Byrd, associate dean at Vanderbilt Divinity School, told a conference at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. At the same time Baptists argued for separation of church and state, they did not hesitate to preach on political topics or embrace patriotic causes with religious fervor, Byrd said, addressing an Oct. 12-13 conference on “Baptists and the Shaping of American Culture.” In a sense, Baptists reflected their culture. Neither Thomas Jefferson nor Benjamin Franklin accepted orthodox Christian...
  • Stuff

    10/15/2012 4:04:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | October 15, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    During last week's vice presidential debate, the candidates clashed over whose team would be better able to impose "crippling" sanctions on Iran. The problem of sanctions is an old one. President Jefferson tried to impose a trade embargo on Britain in 1807 to stop the Royal Navy from seizing our sailors on the high seas. This Embargo was an attempt to use peaceful coercion to bring about a change in policy by the British. It failed. It was Jefferson's greatest failure as president. We have a Bicentennial Walking Tour of the War of 1812 at the U.S. Naval Academy. I'd...
  • The Dark Side of Thomas Jefferson

    09/22/2012 6:47:35 AM PDT · by Renfield · 103 replies ^ | 10-2012 | Henry Wiencek
    ...“One cannot question the genuineness of Jefferson’s liberal dreams,” writes historian David Brion Davis. “He was one of the first statesmen in any part of the world to advocate concrete measures for restricting and eradicating Negro slavery.” But in the 1790s, Davis continues, “the most remarkable thing about Jefferson’s stand on slavery is his immense silence.” And later, Davis finds, Jefferson’s emancipation efforts “virtually ceased.” Somewhere in a short span of years during the 1780s and into the early 1790s, a transformation came over Jefferson. The very existence of slavery in the era of the American Revolution presents a paradox,...