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Daily Quote 4.30.15

Thomas Jefferson




” Fear can only prevail when victims are ignorant of the facts.”











Daily Quote 4.9.15

Thomas Jefferson




” If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretense of taking care of them, they must become happy.”












Daily Quote 2.28.15

Thomas Jefferson




” The mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God.”













Daily Quote 2.5.15

Thomas Jefferson




” Mischief may be done negatively as well as positively. Of this, a cabal in the Senate of the United States has furnished many proofs. “












Daily Quote 1.16.15

Thomas Jefferson




” Government can do something for the people only in proportion as it can do something to the people.”












Daily Quote 9.11.14

Thomas Jefferson





” [Islam] was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in
their Quran, 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
take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman (Muslim) who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.”















Daily Quote 5.9.14

Thomas Jefferson


Thomas Jefferson




” Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us.”












Daily Quote 3.31.14

Thomas Jefferson



” If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.”


















From Heritage.org … Thomas Jefferson IMust Be Spinning In His Grave



” I Think We Have More Machinery Of Government Than Is Necessary … “

Daily Quote 1.18.14

Thomas Jefferson




” I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health and the liberties of man. True, they nourish some of the elegant arts; but the useful ones can thrive elsewhere; and less perfection in the others, with more health, virtue and freedom, would be my choice.”









Daily Quote 12.22.13

Thomas Jefferson




” A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine. “









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” Early Muslim Extremists In American History presented by Glenn Beck & David Barton.”










Daily Quote 9.28.13

Thomas Jefferson




” Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic. But will they keep it? Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the path of destruction.”










Daily Quote 7.21.13

Thomas Jefferson


” The patriot, like the Christian, must learn to bear revilings and persecutions as a part of his duty; and in proportion as the trial is severe, firmness under it becomes more requisite and praiseworthy. It requires, indeed, self-command. But that will be fortified in proportion as the calls for its exercise are repeated.”

100 Percent FED Up


” If I Had A Son … He Would Have Started A Revolution Already ”

Do You Have More Personal Liberty Today Than On The Fourth of July 2012?



” When Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, he used language that has become iconic. He wrote that we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, and among them are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Not only did he write those words, but the first Congress adopted them unanimously, and they are still the law of the land today. By acknowledging that our rights are inalienable, Jefferson’s words and the first federal statute recognize that our rights come from our humanity — from within us — and not from the government.

The government the Framers gave us was not one that had the power and ability to decide how much freedom each of us should have, but rather one in which we individually and then collectively decided how much power the government should have. That, of course, is also recognized in the Declaration, wherein Jefferson wrote that the government derives its powers from the consent of the governed.







Originally posted on The Rio Norte Line:

Every day, I find myself more and more Jeffersonian in nature and philosophy.

I’ve always been a fan of TJ, a very complex man, the degree of which is exemplified by this quote of President John F. Kennedy, offered at a 1962 White House Dinner honoring Nobel Prize winners of the western hemisphere:

I want to tell you how welcome you are to the White House. I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.

I just finished a book on Jefferson that I highly recommend: Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham.

This book reminded me to what Jefferson devoted his life – and it was more than his love of the country that he had a hand in fathering.

He fought…

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Daily Quote 5.18.13

Thomas Jefferson



” The patriot, like the Christian, must learn to bear revilings and persecutions as a part of his duty; and in proportion as the trial is severe, firmness under it becomes more requisite and praiseworthy. It requires, indeed, self-command. But that will be fortified in proportion as the calls for its exercise are repeated.”








The True Thomas Jefferson


The True Thomas Jefferson by William E. Curtis book cover


” The True Thomas Jefferson is not a formal biography, it is intended to be a series of sketches as graphic and as accurate as possible, without partisanship or prejudice, of a remarkable man.

Thomas Jefferson has been the subject of several able and distinguished biographers, friendly and unfriendly, for whom he left an abundance of material carefully arranged by his own hand. His writings, public and private, which are more voluminous than those of any other American statesman, have twice been published, and furnish direct evidence concerning his acts and opinions.

His views upon public questions have been carefully arranged in alphabetical order in an encyclopedia, to which the student of his life and times may turn with satisfaction and confidence. From these and many other original sources the information presented in this volume has been gathered and arranged in unconventional form in order that the reader may see the man as he actually was, and not as his partisans and opponents represent him.

The purpose of his life, which appears on almost every page, was to build a nation upon this continent with human freedom and equality as its foundations. In his efforts to accomplish this end he often incurred the criticisms of his friends as well as the condemnation of his enemies. His faults were as conspicuous as his abilities, and to form a correct estimate of his character both should receive equal and honest consideration.”

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Nullification Is No Crackpot Theory




” In a May 2 column [Alabama State Senate Embraces Crackpot, Antebellum Legal Theory], Robert Schlesinger relegated the idea of nullification to the historical trash heap. But if James Madison and Thomas Jefferson strolled down the streets of D.C. today, listening to current political discourse, they’d likely declare conventional wisdom holding the federal government supreme in all it does a “crackpot post-antebellum legal theory.”

Even Alexander Hamilton would undoubtedly express shock. After all, he was one of the first Constitution defenders to point out the limits of federal supremacy in Federalist 33.

Thirteen independent sovereign political societies came together to form the United States, delegating specific powers to a general government. Both supporters and opponents of the Constitution agreed the new government was to remain limited. The ratification debate revolved around one question: Would the Constitution create the limited government intended?

When anti-federalists insisted the government wouldn’t remain constrained, Madison countered that the states would serve as a check. In Federalist 46, he wrote that state “refusal to cooperate with officers of the Union” and “legislative devices, which would often be added on such occasions” would serve to “present obstructions.”












Daily Quote 3.26.13

Thomas Jefferson


” The patriot, like the Christian, must learn to bear revilings and persecutions as a part of his duty; and in proportion as the trial is severe, firmness under it becomes more requisite and praiseworthy. It requires, indeed, self-command. “

Daily Quote 2.26.13

Thomas Jefferson


” I hope we shall take warning from the example of England and crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our Government to trial, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.”

Guns And Freedom


” The right of the people to keep and bear arms is an extension of the natural right to self-defense and a hallmark of personal sovereignty. It is specifically insulated from governmental interference by the Constitution and has historically been the linchpin of resistance to tyranny. And yet, the progressives in both political parties stand ready to use the coercive power of the government to interfere with the exercise of that right by law-abiding persons because of the gross abuse of that right by some crazies in our midst.
When Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence that we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, he was marrying the nation at its birth to the ancient principles of the natural law that have animated the Judeo-Christian tradition in the West. Those principles have operated as a break on all governments that recognize them by enunciating the concept of natural rights.
As we have been created in the image and likeness of God the Father, we are perfectly free just as He is. Thus, the natural law teaches that our freedoms are pre-political and come from our humanity and not from the government, and as our humanity is ultimately divine in origin, the government, even by majority vote, cannot morally take natural rights away from us. A natural right is an area of individual human behavior — like thought, speech, worship, travel, self-defense, privacy, ownership and use of property, consensual personal intimacy — immune from government interference and for the exercise of which we don’t need the government’s permission.”


Nullification Deniers! This Is What James Madison Really Said






  A thorough , detailed and link-filled post on why nullification is not only feasible but our right . Very much worth your time .


” Nullification deniers such as Matthew Spalding of Heritage Foundation, Jarrett Stepman of Human Events, law professor Randy Barnett,  David Barton of Wallbuilders, and history professor Allen C. Guelzo, say that nullification by States of unconstitutional acts of the federal government is unlawful and impossible. They make the demonstrably false assertions that:

  • States don’t have the right to nullify unconstitutional acts of the federal government because our Constitution doesn’t say they can do it;
  • Nullification is literally impossible;
  • The supreme Court is the final authority on what is constitutional and what is not; and The States and The People must submit to whatever the supreme Court says; and
  • James Madison, Father of Our Constitution, opposed nullification.

Their assertions contradict our Declaration of Independence, The Federalist Papers, our federal Constitution, and what James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and Alexander Hamilton really said.

What are the Two Conditions Precedent for Nullification?

The deniers seem unaware of the two conditions our Framers saw must be present before nullification is proper and possible. These conditions are important – you will see why!:

  • The act of the federal government must be unconstitutional –  usually a usurpation of a power not delegated to the federal government in the Constitution; and
  • The act must be something The States or The People can “nullify”- i.e., refuse to obey:  the act mustorder them to do something or not do something.

What is “Interposition” and What is “Nullification”? “

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