THOMAS JEFFERSON – TEA PARTY EXTREMIST

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Posted on 22nd January 2014 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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If He Was Around Today, Thomas Jefferson Would Be Considered A Tea Party Extremist

Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson was radically anti-tax, pro-gun and anti-central bank.  He loved precious metals, he openly acknowledged a “Creator” and he wanted to add an amendment to the Constitution which would ban the federal government from going into debt.  If he was around today, he would be considered a “nutjob”, an “extremist”, a “fascist” and even a “potential terrorist“.  But of course Jefferson was none of those things.  Rather, Jefferson was a great thinker, the primary author of the Declaration of Independence and our third President.  Below, I have shared a list of 13 famous Jefferson quotes (13 for the 13 colonies that originally founded America) that show just how far America has fallen away from our founding principles.  I think that most of you will be very shocked when you read this list…

#1 “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.”

#2 “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.”

#3 “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”

#4 “I think our governments will remain virtuous for many centuries; as long as they are chiefly agricultural; and this will be as long as there shall be vacant lands in any part of America. When they get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, they will become corrupt as in Europe.”

#5 “To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical.”

#6 “And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity in the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.”

#7Paper is poverty,… it is only the ghost of money, and not money itself.”

#8 “It is said that our paper is as good as silver, because we may have silver for it at the bank where it issues. This is not true. One, two, or three persons might have it; but a general application would soon exhaust their vaults, and leave a ruinous proportion of their paper in its intrinsic worthless form.”

#9 “The incorporation of a bank and the powers assumed [by legislation doing so] have not, in my opinion, been delegated to the United States by the Constitution. They are not among the powers specially enumerated.”

#10 “That we are overdone with banking institutions which have banished the precious metals and substituted a more fluctuating and unsafe medium, that these have withdrawn capital from useful improvements and employments to nourish idleness, that the wars of the world have swollen our commerce beyond the wholesome limits of exchanging our own productions for our own wants, and that, for the emolument of a small proportion of our society who prefer these demoralizing pursuits to labors useful to the whole, the peace of the whole is endangered and all our present difficulties produced, are evils more easily to be deplored than remedied.”

#11 “Certainly no nation ever before abandoned to the avarice and jugglings of private individuals to regulate according to their own interests, the quantum of circulating medium for the nation — to inflate, by deluges of paper, the nominal prices of property, and then to buy up that property at 1s. in the pound, having first withdrawn the floating medium which might endanger a competition in purchase. Yet this is what has been done, and will be done, unless stayed by the protecting hand of the legislature. The evil has been produced by the error of their sanction of this ruinous machinery of banks; and justice, wisdom, duty, all require that they should interpose and arrest it before the schemes of plunder and spoliation desolate the country.”

#12 “I wish it were possible to obtain a single amendment to our Constitution. I would be willing to depend on that alone for the reduction of the administration of our government to the genuine principles of its Constitution; I mean an additional article, taking from the federal government the power of borrowing.”

#13 “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable Rights; that among these, are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness; that to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

Sadly, great statesmen like Thomas Jefferson are in very short supply today.

At this point, most of our politicians are millionaires that have totally sold out to the elite.

And if “another Thomas Jefferson” did show up on the national political stage today, he would be treated like garbage.  The amount of abuse that is heaped on those considered to be “Tea Party extremists” these days is absolutely staggering.  The following are just a few recent examples that demonstrate this…

-New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the following during a radio interview last Friday: “Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”

-An article that recently appeared on a prominent liberal news websites had this striking headline: “Frankly, Koch Brothers Deserve the Death Penalty“.

-Professor Terrence Moore recently explained that it is now common practice for textbooks across the United States to use the term “fascist” for all “right-wing extremist groups”: “In the margin of the teachers edition, the teacher is instructed to explain the term ‘fascist’ to the students and to point out that the term ‘fascist’ is now applied to all right-wing extremist groups.”

The sad truth is that Thomas Jefferson wouldn’t have a prayer of making it to the White House today.

In fact, he would probably be blackballed by both major political parties.

America is in decline, and it is not because the principles that this nation was founded upon have failed.

Rather, one of the primary reasons why America is falling apart is because we have rejected the principles that were handed down to us by men like Jefferson.

Shame on us.

Thomas Jefferson

12 Comments
  1. Econman says:

    Ron Paul is the closest we have to Tommy Jefferson.

    Good luck explaining that to the Dumbocrats/Obamunists or Decepticons/fake conservative Republicans.

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    22nd January 2014 at 10:06 am

  2. Bostonbob says:

    1.Self taught architect, designed Monticello
    2.Representative for Virginia in the house of Burgess.
    3.Author of the Declaration of Independence.
    4.Representative in the Virginia state legislature
    5.Virginia Governor
    6.Congressman
    6. Minster to France
    7.Secretary of State
    8. Vice President ( when it actually meant something)
    9.Two term president during which:
    a.The Louisiana Purchase
    b.Lewis and Clark expedition
    c.Created West Point
    d.Banned the importation of slaves
    This a a short list of some of his accomplishments.

    He also had numerable shortcomings, he started resettlement of the Indians out west. He died deeply in debt. He did not free his slaves while alive. Interesting and complicated man, there are none today I dare say that could accomplish half of what he did in a lifetime of 83years.

    “The system of banking we have both equally and ever reprobated. I contemplate it as a blot left in all our constitutions, which,
    if not covered, will end in their destruction, which is already hit by the gamblers in corruption, and is sweeping away in its
    progress the fortunes and morals of our citizens. … And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more
    dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding,
    is but swindling futurity on a large scale.” — Thomas Jefferson – Letter to John Taylor, May 26, 1816

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    22nd January 2014 at 10:52 am

  3. Zarathustra says:

    In my opinion, the Louisiana Purchase was unconstitutional and by what means was the method of payment? Probably debt.

    He probably did it for two reasons, 1) He got a really good deal and 2) He wanted to fuck Napoleon, but still…

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    22nd January 2014 at 12:21 pm

  4. TeresaE says:

    “…, he would be considered a “nutjob”, an “extremist”, a “fascist” and even a “potential terrorist“. …”

    What makes us (self-centered, hubristic) Americans think that these labels were NOT given to Jefferson back then?

    I would bet that Europe’s MSM was painting him in exactly that light. Because, in all honesty, he was all those things to the PTB of Europe.

    We need to embrace the labels, kinda like the “fags” have.

    Take pride in our extremism.

    Be openly happy to be called, “nutjobs.”

    After all, we would be following in the steps of one of the greatest freedom fighters that has ever graced our earth.

    Thanks for this, love reading about Jefferson.

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    22nd January 2014 at 1:53 pm

  5. Billy says:

    Zara

    “He probably did it for two reasons, 1) He got a really good deal and 2) He wanted to fuck Napoleon, but still…”

    Yes to No. 1.

    No to No. 2.

    He wanted to fuck the Brits, Napoleon’s main enemy. Napoleon needed cash for his armies and to wage war against the Brits. They had this huge swathe of land right next to us and were busy with other things… it was kind of just “there” and they couldn’t afford to do anything with it. So, we bought it.

    With the Brits fighting the French, they had little time to fuck with us. Plus, we sorta kinda owed the French a blood debt – they came to our aid when we needed it most and helped us defeat the Brits.

    Folks forget that the Americans and the Brits were not all buddy-buddy until very recently – they hated our guts, and we returned the favor, right up until just before WWI. They knew war was coming and realized they were outgunned. They looked to us and decided to cultivate a friendship so that when war came, if we joined in the fighting, it would be on their side.

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    22nd January 2014 at 2:59 pm

  6. TPC says:

    Upvote for Billy, Jefferson’s purchase of the other half of the lower 48 (close to it anyways) was a brilliant move. I have no problem with our government going into debt for the Louisiana Purchase.

    Because they were purchasing land not buying fucking votes or blowing up people half a world away.

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    22nd January 2014 at 3:28 pm

  7. Billy says:

    TPC

    I agree with you. It was absolutely brilliant. The Brits and the French were playing chess, while Jefferson was playing “Go”.

    He paid back our blood debt AND got the Brits off our ass AND doubled our territory in one move. And without firing a shot.

    Guys like Jefferson come along perhaps once in a hundred years. Maybe less. It’s a damn shame that he would be considered a “potential terrorist” in the very country he helped found simply by advocating for the very things that founded this Republic.

    Of course, everyone involved with the Declaration of Independence and the whole independence movement back then were absolutely called ‘terrorists’… and the Brits didn’t play. If they found out where you lived and they couldn’t get YOU, they’d show up, kidnap your entire family, burn your house to the ground, kill or take all your livestock, destroy or loot anything of value…

    I forgot which book it was, but it chronicled the fates of the signers of the Declaration of Independence… lots of those guys didn’t survive the war. Those that did survive, many of them were broken and destitute for the rest of their lives. Families wiped out. Fortunes gone.

    But, they weren’t playing, either. They knew the risks, and still put pen to paper…

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    22nd January 2014 at 3:41 pm

  8. Thinker says:

    This may be the book you’re thinking of, Billy:

    Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence

    There was also an email that went around a few years ago about a similar subject. Snopes points out the factual and non-factual elements of that chain email HERE.

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    22nd January 2014 at 3:53 pm

  9. bb says:

    Should ask the Choctaw how all this worked out for the Indians in that area .

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    22nd January 2014 at 3:53 pm

  10. bb says:

    LIpoh ,I was leaving Dallas Tx yesterday on U S 75 to Tulsa O K and drove right into to the Choctaw casino and resort .I stoped to take a look and get something to eat.I didn’t go into the casino because it was full of people and people were waiting get in but I did stop in some of the other stores.I had no idea there are many different tribes in O K.You have the Choctaw ,the.Chickasaw ,Comanche ,Apache ,Creek ,Seminole and Cherokee nations all there together.Good learning a little about the history of those nations and how they came to be.You could write several books on the subject.

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    22nd January 2014 at 4:24 pm

  11. Stucky says:

    “Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? ….. that’s not who New Yorkers are.” —— Andrew Cuomo

    .
    Soooo, by the power of deduction Cuomo is saying that New Yorkers are …. dick-sucking killers who can’t defend themselves.

    Yup. It’s true. I live here. I know.

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    22nd January 2014 at 5:07 pm

  12. Zarathustra says:

    Billy, that’s a good explanation right up to the final part. I don’t think anyone knew WW1 was coming. When Britain declared war on Germany, if memory serves, there was a British Cruiser docked in the German port of Kiel on a “friendship” call.

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    22nd January 2014 at 5:36 pm

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