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  • Hillary Clinton: Trump Could Use IRS To Punish Opponents

    07/13/2016 10:59:43 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 138 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 13, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    At a campaign event in Springfield, Illinois Wednesday afternoon presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton warned Donald Trump would use the military and IRS "to go after his critics and opponents."
  • Rare Thomas Jefferson letter railing against England discovered in attic trove

    07/06/2016 7:26:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 5, 2016 | Perry Chiaramonte
    It pays to check those musty old boxes in your attic. An unidentified family in the Deep South made the discovery of a lifetime when they found a letter written by Founding Father Thomas Jefferson in which the third president extols the virtues of American independence and hails victory in the War of 1812. As in the Revolutionary War, [the British] conquests were never more than of the spot on which their army stood, never extended beyond the range of their cannon shot, Jefferson wrote in the letter, penned at his Monticello home on Valentine's Day, 1815. "We owe to...
  • The Lone Man Resisting Judicial Tyranny

    07/03/2016 12:41:19 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 26 replies
    The Stand ^ | Monday, May 9, 2016 | Bryan Fischer
    The Constitution gives absolutely no authority, none, to the federal government to dictate marriage policy to the states. *** *** When the Obergefell case was decided by the Supreme Court, its ruling legally applied only to the plaintiffs before it, as is true in any case before any court. The concept of judicial review - in which the Court, and not Congress, gets to decide what the law is - is not found in the Constitution anywhere. It was invented out of the ether by Chief Justice John Marshall in 1803 as a way for the Court to grant dictatorial...
  • Trump may still be Going Red in bellwether counties

    06/18/2016 11:35:31 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Hot air ^ | June 18,2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    A couple of weeks ago we got the first hint of what was going on in these locales from Axiom Strategies. Even as his national numbers were sinking, Trump was holding on pretty well in those counties. Now theyve gone even deeper into this particular geographic analysis, and as Politico Reports, Hillary Clinton has a fight on her hands that shes currently losing. Axiom identified seven counties in seven battleground states that have proved to be bellwethers in the past four elections. Trump, so far, has an edge in four of them, Hillary Clinton has an edge in two, and...
  • Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed about Thomas Jefferson: From Sally Hemmings to His "Deism"

    04/02/2016 12:11:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/02/2016 | Richard Kirk
    What kind of criticism would prompt a major publisher to withdraw from circulation a New York Times bestseller by a recognized scholar? One would think the objections would have to be weighty and the critics unquestioned experts in the particular field. In the case of "The Jefferson Lies", one would be mistaken to make those assumptions. In 2012, David Barton's popular analysis of Thomas Jefferson was pulled by the book's publisher, Thomas Nelson, based on what appears to have been an academic putsch designed to protect the now popular view of the third president as a secular deist and hypocritical...
  • What Would Jefferson Advise Todays Supreme Court About the Little Sisters of the Poor?

    03/26/2016 9:57:19 AM PDT · by Twotone · 18 replies
    Cascade Policy Institute ^ | March 22, 2016 | Kathryn Hickock
    In 1804 an Ursuline nun in New Orleans asked Thomas Jefferson to clarify in writing her religious communitys right to retain their property and to continue their ministries without government interference following the Louisiana Purchase. As French Catholic Louisiana was being incorporated into the Anglo-Protestant United States, the nuns were concerned about the status of their institutions under U.S. law. President Jefferson assured her that the government would not interfere with the sisters property, ministries, and way of life. In a letter dated May 15, 1804, he wrote: I have received, holy sisters, the letter you have written me wherein...
  • Thomas Jefferson's Qu'ran: Where Glenn Beck is right, and where he is wrong

    03/23/2016 8:58:48 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 19 replies
    For a very long time, Beck has been out there saying that "In Jefferson's Koran", there is contained the following warning: (Saying for a long time now) Thou wilt wonder that such absurdities have infected the best part of the world, and wilt avouch, that the knowledge of what is contained in this book, will render that law contemptible If you, like I did, try Googling that quote you'll find a lot of things - but nothing that goes directly to Jefferson's Koran. Now some of you may be content with seeing a bit of information that's contained on a...
  • The truth about how our founding fathers fought Islamic extremists - A President's Day Message

    02/15/2016 1:18:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies
    Move America Forawrd
    Today we celebrate President's Day, a day in which Americans are expected to look back and honor our founding fathers and their contributions to our Nation's proud history. The words and writings of our founding fathers offer us wisdom and insight that stretches across the ages. The ideas about freedom and liberty that they wrote about and fought for are still serving America today. The system of government that they envisioned and set up for us continues to persevere, has brought great prosperity to the people residing in the United States. Through the centuries, millions of brave troops have risked...
  • Reminder: State of Jefferson Declaration Day Tomorrow Wed. Jan. 6, 2016

    01/05/2016 8:55:03 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 10 replies
    soj51.net ^ | Jan. 5, 2016 | Texas Eagle
    On Wednesday, January 6th, hundreds will be arriving by bus and car loads, at the West steps of the State Capitol, where Mark Baird and other county representatives will be filing declarations with the Secretary of State, Senate and Assembly Pro-Tems, seeking more representation and/or to separate from the State of California, under Article 4, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution. In the last two years, the State of Jefferson movement has grown and continues to gain momentum from thousands of citizens, representing Northern California rural counties, who feel they do not have a voice in State government, where actions...
  • Press Release: State of Jefferson Declaration Day Wed. Jan. 6, 2016

    01/01/2016 8:55:42 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 42 replies
    facebook.com/jeffersonstatenews ^ | Dec. 28, 2015 | Rally Sally
    December 28, 2015 For Immediate Release On Wednesday, January 6th, hundreds will be arriving by bus and car loads, at the West steps of the State Capitol, where Mark Baird and other county representatives will be filing declarations with the Secretary of State, Senate and Assembly Pro-Tems, seeking more representation and/or to separate from the State of California, under Article 4, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Supreme Court permanently disbars former Rep. William Jefferson (5/01/15)

    12/31/2015 6:11:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    NOLA ^ | 5/01/15 | Bruce Alpert
    WASHINGTON - The Louisiana Supreme Court Friday (May 1) permanently barred former Rep. William Jefferson from practicing law. Jefferson, 68, a Democrat who represented New Orleans in Congress for 12 terms, is serving a 13-year prison sentence in Oakdale for corruption and not scheduled for release until August, 30, 2023, when he would be 76 years old. The Louisiana Supreme Court said in its ruling that it agreed with the unanimous finding of the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board that the conduct of the Harvard-educated lawyer is so egregious that he should not be allowed to return to the practice of...
  • College of William & Mary Students Want Statue of ‘ Rapist’ And ‘Racist’ T Jefferson Removed

    11/25/2015 2:26:50 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/23/2015
    Students at the College of William & Mary want Thomas Jefferson’s status removed from campus because they call him an “incestuous rapist” and a “racist.” The Jefferson statue there is now covered in yellow notes that say things including: “he knew it was wrong,” “racist” “rapist,” “black lives matter,” and ” stop worshiping racists.” The College of William & Mary, Jefferson’s alma mater, is one of many schools in America where student activists are debating the legacy of the Founding Fathers and demanding the removal of anything that commemorates them. At Princeton University, student activists held a sit-in inside the...
  • Ben Carson stumbles on American history, again

    11/23/2015 7:38:48 AM PST · by VinL · 35 replies
    SunTimes ^ | 11/23/15 | Chad Merda
    Ben Carson may want to brush up on his American history, especially when one of his favorite topics ... the Founding Fathers ...are concerned. For the second time in weeks, he botched a reference to Thomas Jefferson. During a C-SPAN interview that aired Sunday night, host Steve Scully pointed out that Carson talks a lot about the Founding Fathers and asked Carson if he has one in particular that he's most impressed with. "I'm impressed by a lot of them, but particularly impressed with Thomas Jefferson, who seemed to have very deep insight into the way that people would react,"...
  • Paul Ryan demands repeal of founding father Thomas Jefferson's rule

    10/23/2015 9:51:13 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 53 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10-21-15 | Alex Swoyer
    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) wants to repeal a rule put in place by the third President of the United States and Founding Father Thomas Jefferson before hed become Speaker of the House. According to Ryans spokesperson Brendan Buck, his demands included a change in the process for motion to vacate the chair.
  • Why the Marine Hymn Contains "Shores of Tripoli"

    03/05/2015 8:19:50 AM PST · by Parmy · 36 replies
    Subject: Why the Marine Hymn Contain Shores of Tripoli"... Interesting bit of history. This may be one of the more informative history lessons you ever read. Why the Marine Hymn Contains the Verse "To the Shores of Tripoli" Most Americans are unaware of the fact that over two hundred years ago the United States had declared war on Islam and Thomas Jefferson led the charge! At the height of the eighteenth century, Muslim pirates were the terror of the Mediterranean and a large area of the North Atlantic. They attacked every ship in sight, and held the crews for exorbitant...
  • Cultural Purging

    07/24/2015 3:49:51 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 30 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-24-15 | Wordsmith
    Please stop: The Connecticut Democratic Party quietly voted Wednesday night to remove references to iconic former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from the name of its annual fundraising dinner due to their links to slavery and the mistreatment of Native Americans. "Let's work together to show the rest of the state exactly what it means to be a Connecticut Democrat,' said freshman party Chairman Nick Balletto, according to the Hartford Courant, before introducing the resolution to rename the Jefferson-Jackson-Bailey Dinner. The resolution was unanimously approved. This is beyond misguided! It's the kind of liberal-think that makes me want to...
  • Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson jettisoned by Connecticut Democrats

    07/24/2015 11:55:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/24/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Last month Matt Vespa covered the story of Democrats in Virginia who were talking about changing the name of their annual Jefferson Jackson dinner because of the Dylan Roof shooting or the Confederate Battle Flag or racism or something. That may have sounded rather silly at the time, but it’s turned out to be prophetic. Democrats in Connecticut also have an annual dinner named after the same prominent early Americans – as with their fellows across the nation – and have made the decision to change the name. (Because who would want to be associated with those guys, right?)...
  • 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.
  • (CT) Democrats drop Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from dinner name [ed]

    07/23/2015 6:47:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    ctpost.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Neil Vigdor
    Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson are history in Connecticut. Under pressure from the NAACP, the state Democratic Party will scrub the names of the two presidents from its annual fundraising dinner because of their ties to slavery. Party leaders voted unanimously Wednesday night in Hartford to rename the Jefferson Jackson Bailey dinner in the aftermath of last months fatal shooting of nine worshipers at the historic black church in Charleston, S.C.
  • 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...
  • VIDEO: D.C. Residents Say Take Down Jefferson Memorial, Rename Washington, D.C.

    07/07/2015 10:34:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/07/2015 | Nicholas Ballasy
    District of Columbia residents and tourists weighed in on the controversy surrounding the Confederate flag, some saying the nation should go as far as renaming Washington, D.C.CNN anchor Don Lemon recently floated the idea of re-thinking the Jefferson Memorial, dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, since he was a slave owner.There may come a day when we want to re-think Jefferson, I dont know if we should do that, but when we get to that point, Ill be happy to partake in that particular discussion, Lemon said.It should come down, one D.C. resident told PJ...
  • 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, Lincolns law...
  • The Spirit of 76: 'The Declaration of Independence in Historical Context

    07/04/2015 10:24:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7-4-15 | Tara Helfman
    On July 4th, 1826, a Washington newspaper published one of the most poignant letters penned in American history. An ailing Thomas Jefferson regretfully declined an invitation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of American independence with the citizens of the nations capital. [T]o be present with them, he wrote, as one of the surviving signers of an instrument pregnant with our own, and the fate of the world, is most flattering to myself. . . [I]t adds sensibly to the sufferings of sickness, to be deprived by it of a personal participation in the rejoicings of that day. In this, his...
  • Think you know about slavery? You dont.

    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...
  • Will the Jefferson Memorial be Taken Down?

    06/25/2015 3:20:53 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/25/15 | Gail Jarvis
    The strategy used to eliminate Southern heritage will also be employed for the cultural cleansing of society at large In the past anyone who questioned whether the Jefferson Memorial might be taken down would have been dismissed as a screwball. But it is the kind of question that is being raised in this bizarre society were living in. A CNN anchor recently questioned whether the Jefferson Memorial should continue to stand. One of her cohorts responded that it might be time to rethink Jefferson. To understand these media types, we must remember that most were born after 1970, so they...
  • Jefferson Memorial, Confederate statues enter national race debate

    06/24/2015 9:51:54 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 24, 2015 | David Ng
    This week, the Jefferson Memorial was drawn into the national debate about race following the shooting deaths of nine people in a predominantly black church in South Carolina last week. It joins other public statues depicting Southern or Confederate figures, including Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee, that some are arguing represent the country's racist past and should be removed. CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield this week questioned whether the Jefferson Memorial should be taken down because Jefferson owned slaves. "There is a monument to him in the capital city of the United States. No one ever asks for that to...
  • The Republic For Which It Stands

    06/07/2015 3:18:46 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 19 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 06/07/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    At issue in the Hiss case, wrote Whittaker Chambers in his autobiography Witness, was the question whether this sick society, which we call Western civilization, could in its extremity still cast up a man whose faith in it was so great the he would voluntarily abandon those things which men hold good, including life, to defend it. In August 1948, Chambers, an editor at Time, identified Alger Hiss, a former assistant to the Secretary of State and former General Secretary of the United Nations, as a fellow member of his underground Communist cell in the 1930s. Hiss was ultimately convicted...
  • Message From President Thomas Jefferson to White House Usurper

    05/31/2015 2:36:02 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Google Plus ^ | May 31, 2015 | Google Plus
  • 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...
  • State Nullification: What Is It?

    05/23/2015 3:15:50 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 18 replies
    State nullification is the idea that the states can and must refuse to enforce unconstitutional federal laws. Says Who? Says Thomas Jefferson, among other distinguished Americans. His draft of the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 first introduced the word nullification into American political life, and follow-up resolutions in 1799 employed Jeffersons formulation that nullificationis the rightful remedy when the federal government reaches beyond its constitutional powers. In the Virginia Resolutions of 1798, James Madison said the states were duty bound to resist when the federal government violated the Constitution. But Jefferson didnt invent the idea. Federalist supporters of the Constitution...
  • Thomas Jefferson & Radical Islams War on the West

    05/21/2015 6:42:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 21,2015 | David L. Hunter
    Those that assume that radical Islam is a modern phenomenon that became prominent during Bill Clintons tenure as president in the 1990s merely scratch the historical surface of Americas complicated political entanglement with the Middle Easts supposed religion of peace. In truth, the tentacles of radical Islam go all the way back to Thomas Jefferson.
  • Father & Son Shot Dead Execution-Style by Black Teens in New Orleans (VIDEO)

    04/27/2015 8:33:42 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 26, 2915 | Jim Hoft
    Two teen car burglars were arrested this weekend after shooting David Pence and his son Nicholas at their home. The two black teens invaded the Pence home after a dinner party on Wednesday night.The father and son were shot dead in an execution-style murder moments after party guests left their home.
  • Nullification. What is it? Who can do it?

    04/22/2015 10:03:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/22/15 | Ed Wood
    Nullification. Its a word being kicked around a lot these days from radio talk show hosts, to TV journalists, to the halls of legislature. I guess the more recent idea came from the 1976 film Network, starring Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Robert Duvall and others. In the film, fictionalized TV news anchor Howard Beale became so enraged that he publicly challenged his viewers to shout out of their windows, Im mad as hell, and Im not going to take this any more! Nullification is sorta like that. As noted previously in these pages, our elected officials are passing literally...
  • Jefferson and the Jihad

    04/04/2015 8:02:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/4/2015 | Sha'i ben-Tekoa
    Thomas Jefferson, Patron Saint of American Liberals, would not recognize his spiritual offspring in todays 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...
  • Raleigh used car salesman accused of inappropriately touching customers

    03/05/2015 6:22:49 AM PST · by Colehill1999 · 7 replies
    WRAL-TV ^ | 3-5-15 | Staff
    The owner of a Raleigh used car dealership is accused of inappropriately touching at least two customers. Thomas JEFFRSON Lynn, 63, turned himself in to authorities on Friday. He is charged with misdemeanor sexual battery and is currently out on bond. Two customers, a 22-year-old man on Feb. 22 and a 32-year-old woman on Dec. 21, 2013, told police Lynn inappropriately touched them while at Wolfpack Auto Sales, at 3020 Hillsborough Street.
  • How Thomas Jefferson Responded to Islam in 1801 Puts Current Administration to Shame

    02/22/2015 1:41:25 PM PST · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 13 replies
    Obama should really pick up a history book sometime, and read about how one of his predecessors, and one of our nations Founding Fathers, handled the threat posed by radical Islamic jihadists, way back in 1801. (Read about how Thomas Jefferson responded to radical Islamic kidnappings, beheadings, and extortion)
  • Man killed in Oakwood Center shooting; sheriff describes "bedlam in the mall"

    12/24/2014 7:39:46 PM PST · by Charles Martel · 72 replies
    The Times-Picayune / NOLA.com ^ | 12/24/2014 | Jonathan Bullington
    A man was killed in a Christmas Eve shooting inside the crowded Oakwood Center mall, and a suspect has been arrested, the Jefferson Parish sheriff said. Sheriff Newell Normand said the shooting occurred about 4:20 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 24) at the Footlocker shoe store. The victim, identified by authorities as 24-year-old Harvey resident James Vaughn, had just made a purchase when a gunman walked up and opened fire from about three feet away, Normand said. At least three shots were fired, he said. The gunman ran, but a suspect was taken into custody several blocks away from the mall after...
  • Sutter County (CA) Votes for State of Jefferson

    07/23/2014 7:06:45 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 21 replies
    appeal-democrat.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Andrew Creasey
    Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:11 am By Andrew Creasey/ acreasey@appealdemocrat.com Sutter County is now an official supporter of the movement to secede from California and create a new state called Jefferson. The Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a resolution on Tuesday supporting a declaration and petition to the Legislature to redress a lack of representation and for the possible formation of a new, separate state. The resolution also reserved the right to place the issue to a vote of Sutter County citizens at a future election. As in past supervisor meetings when the issue was on the agenda, the...
  • A Decent Respect: Renewing the Spirit of '76

    07/03/2014 9:06:39 PM PDT · by se99tp · 1 replies
    ChristianConcepsDaily ^ | July 4th, 2014 | Marvin J. Folkertsma
    July 4, 1776 gave birth to perhaps the most revolutionary political document in the history of civilization, submitted by men who proclaimed, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
  • Jeffersonians en Masse (State of Jefferson Wants to Break From California)

    06/13/2014 6:10:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Chico News & Review ^ | 06.12.14 | Meredith J. Graham
    Huge turnout for discussion on State of Jefferson ends in request for more discussionHundreds of people flocked to the Butte County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday (June 10), most of them decked out in green and gold, their shirts and hats emblazoned with the words State of Jefferson. Others carried little flags with the double-X symbol that has come to represent this mythical 51st state. We dont have someone representing our way of life up here, one man told the board. Our votes are being controlled by LA, San Francisco and Sacramento, and our taxes are going to things that...
  • Voters in California contemplate forming new state

    05/28/2014 3:24:13 PM PDT · by bamahead · 41 replies
    AP / Yahoo! ^ | May 28, 2014 | Juliet Williams
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Residents of California's largely rural, agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties long ago got used to feeling ignored in the state Capitol and out of sync with major urban areas. The idea of forming their own state has been a topic among local secession dreamers for more than a century. Residents in two counties will have a chance to voice that sentiment next week. Voters in Del Norte and Tehama, with a combined population of about 91,000, will decide June 3 on an advisory measure that asks each county's board of supervisors to join a...
  • Plan To Split California Into Six States Gets OK To Gather Signatures

    02/20/2014 10:57:21 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 86 replies
    CBS Local (San Francisco) ^ | February 19, 2014 10:23 AM | Secretary of State Debra Bowen
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) Supporters of a plan to divide California into six sates can begin collecting signatures to get the proposal on the ballot. Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced that the proposed ballot initiative known as Six Californias could move forward Tuesday. Under the plan, from venture capitalist Tim Draper, most of the Bay Area would be considered Silicon Valley. Napa, Sonoma and Marin Counties would become part of North California.
  • 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...
  • 'Cheese artisans' will feed French premier at outdoor White House State Dinner...

    02/10/2014 9:26:47 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2-10-14 | David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor
    Full title: 'Cheese artisans' will feed French premier at outdoor White House State Dinner, followed by Mary J. Blige concert but please, no dancing: Hollande is sans date! French President Francois Hollande is going stag, but the Obama administration is pulling out all the stops to entertain him with a State Dinner full of pomp, circumstance, gourmet eats, and R&B music. The Bronx singer, rapper and record producer Mary J. Blige will perform after the meal, the White House announced Monday. L'affaire amricaine will take place outdoors, in a tent on the South Lawn. Secret Service will have extra...
  • State of Jefferson Meeting (NorCal FReeper alert)

    02/07/2014 7:02:49 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 21 replies
    This will be a strictly informational meeting for those in Northern California who are tired of being ignored by our elected leaders. If you can't make it, please inform a friend or family member who lives in the area who might be interested.Live Oak is conveniently located 45 minutes north of Sacramento, 45 minutes south of Chico, 45 minutes east of Vacaville, 45 minutes west of Auburn (Not to scale. All times approximate).
  • Thomas Jefferson Needs A Dead Moose Right Now To Defend America

    01/29/2014 11:10:45 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NPR ^ | January 16, 2014 | Robert Krulwich
    They were so young, the folks who invented America. James Madison, on July 4, 1776, was 25. James Monroe was 18, Alexander Hamilton, 21, Marquis de Lafayette, 18, Aaron Burr, 20, Betsy Ross, 24, Gilbert Stuart, 20. Ben Franklin, of course, was much older, grander and world famous. But he was the only one. Europeans, peering across the ocean at this new place this America wondered why, after 200 years, the American colonies (and now the new American nation) had produced no other men of Franklin's stature, no world class intellectuals, no military geniuses, no great poets or...
  • Obama: The Cheese Stands Alone. (Not because its so smelly)

    01/25/2014 8:58:20 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-25-2014 | MOTUS
    Its certainly not the first time weve celebrated cheese around here (see: Rats Jump Ship; All that Remains is de Brie - a dont-miss rerun from the MOTUS vault) butt did you see that were having an official Big Cheese Day at the White House?Isnt every day Big Cheese Day around here? On Wednesday, January 29th, with a nod to history (and maybe the TV show the West Wing), the Obama Administration is hosting the first-ever virtual "Big Block of Cheese Day," during which dozens of White House officials will take to social media for a day long 'open house'...
  • Looking for Mr. Jefferson

    01/22/2014 7:38:41 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 14 replies
    Nomocracy in Politics ^ | 11/9/13 | Clyde N. Wilson
    <p>Needless to say, none of this has much to do with historical accuracy, which even at its best is an elusive and to some degree an unavoidably subjective thing. Thomas Jefferson was for a long time one of the most potent references in American discourse. I can think of nobody else who has had this role so powerfully as both a negative and a positive symbol. Jeffersons name is still significant, as witness the relentless efforts of the present regime, which fears the real Jefferson, to destroy him as a favourable image. But, regrettably, Mr. Jefferson is no longer as important as he once was, nor does his name mean what it once did for most Americans. We live in an age of reverence for Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King and in a time in which eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America is as remote to most citizens as ancient Persia or China.</p>
  • Jefferson and the nuns

    01/09/2014 2:26:00 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 9, 2014 | Morrissey
    I have a couple of concluding thoughts about the ignorant, bigoted screed from Jamie Stiehm and published by US News a couple of days ago, both of them about Thomas Jefferson. In attempting to defend the big-government project of ObamaCare, Stiehm oddly (and ignorantly) invoked the storied libertarian to boost her claims that the government should dictate the expression of faith: Catholics in high places of power have the most trouble, Ive noticed, practicing the separation of church and state. The pugnacious Catholic Justice, Antonin Scalia, is the most aggressive offender on the Court, but not the only one. Of...