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Thomas Jefferson Quotes

“The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people”
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By Matt McCauley My reaction to the reporting of Hillary Clinton's day of testimony in front of The Benghazi Committee is outlined below. As someone that thinks that this country has been the best experiment in freedom in the history of the world, it really, REALLY bothers me that the supposedly objective media, which holds a sacred place in this country as the last defense against tyranny, has actually taken sides politically. I have refrained on political statements, but this simply c [...]
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Too Much Government – Thomas Jefferson Quote
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Portrait of Thomas Jefferson painted in 1800 by Rembrandt Peale “My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.” – Thomas Jefferson – It would appear as if our nations Founding Fathers were either much more realistic or just so much smarter than the current bunch we have in charge.  Let's begin moving towards Thomas Jefferson's vision of a small government for a country that can do big things!   Focus on Liberty for the Person and Fr [...]
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“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms…”
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"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." ~Thomas Jefferson There are several quotes and writings in our history that support the idea that our Founding Fathers NEVER intended for government to be the end [...]
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The True Intent of the Second Amendment
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Reality Check- The Politically Incorrect Truth About The Second Amendment “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” (Quoting Cesare Beccaria)  Thomas Jefferson In this video, an explanation is given of [...]
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The Truth Can Stand By Itself
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Portrait of Thomas Jefferson painted in 1800 by Rembrandt Peale “It is error alone which needs the support of government.  Truth can stand by itself.” – Thomas Jefferson – If we really read what the Founding Fathers had to say and wrote about, we should find that they were brilliant beyond all expectations! [...]
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This is the sum of good government
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Portrait of Thomas Jefferson painted in 1800 by Rembrandt Peale On March 04, 1801 Thomas Jefferson gave the first of his Presidential Inaugural addresses. After listing some of the items the federal government is responsible for, then he asks, "With all these blessings, what more is necessary to make us a happy and a prosperous people?" He then answers that question with "Still one thing more, fellow-citizens--a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one anot [...]
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Political Games
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A couple of fine examples of political games have been seen in the last week. Last week, President Obama decided that he should give his newest "jobs" speech on Wednesday, 07 Sept., 2011 to a joint house of Congress.  "Yeah, so?" you thought to yourself.  "What's so important about that date?" (more…) [...]
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Two enemies of the people
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The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Statue in Washington, D.C. "The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first."   Thomas Jefferson With  all the debate these days about the debt limit and the "up and down" or the "clean" vote last night (01 June 2011) I thought this quote was quite relevant.  Congress overwhelmingly voted to NOT increase the debt ce [...]
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