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  • Did Jefferson believe that liberty had a nineteen year lifespan? Part 2

    10/22/2017 1:55:49 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 13 replies
    Many, many moons ago I wrote asking the question: "Did Jefferson believe that liberty had a nineteen year lifespan?" Knowing more now than I knew then about Jefferson's own writings, the answer is clearly no. But I can point to it here instead of searching in vain for it. Jefferson did write to Madison that "No society can make a perpetual Constitution or even a perpetual law. The earth belongs always to the living generation." I had struggled with this, because I knew progressives were liars and were at times using this phrase in order to advance their narrative. The...
  • UVA Initiative Pairs Politically Diverse Students For Lunch Dates

    10/17/2017 6:49:51 PM PDT · by kevcol · 11 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 15, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    Students will pair students of different political persuasions for lunch or coffee dates for a University of Virginia student initiative announced Friday. . . . While students split on whether the school should facilitate compulsory white supremacy training, UVA’s student council unanimously endorsed a list of demands including a call for the school to institute a black student quota and install a plaque on a statue of Thomas Jefferson detailing the monument’s history as “an emblem of white supremacy.”
  • Was America Founded To Be Secular?

    09/18/2017 8:53:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 9/18/17 | Joshua Charles
    What role should religion play in a free society? More and more people today would answer: none. That would not have been the answer of the Founders of the United States – the men who fought the American Revolution and wrote the country’s Constitution. To them the issue of religion and freedom were inextricably linked. You couldn’t have freedom without religion. In fact, the political philosophy of the Founders necessitated a divine foundation. Thomas Jefferson makes this clear in the Declaration of Independence when he writes that “all men…are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.” The purpose of...
  • UVA Protesters debase Jefferson, a “racist and rapist”

    09/14/2017 7:10:00 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 27 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 9/14/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    An estimated 100 protesters littered the grounds surrounding the Thomas Jefferson statue at the University of Virginia (UVA) Tuesday night to show strength behind a list of demands the Black Student Alliance gave to the university in August in response to the now infamous “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville. More than 100 students, residents, and faculty members joined the protest, chanting, “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist UVA!” as they circled the statue which they adorned with a sign, reading, “TJ is a racist and rapist” and covered the university founder’s statue with a black tarp. “Black Lives Matter”...
  • Tearing Down Historic Monuments: Is Thomas Jefferson’s Next?

    09/12/2017 9:09:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 9/12/17 | Mark Herr
    “We should tear down all memorials of the United States that inspire hatred, fascism, and neo-Nazism” This is the rallying cry and unmitigated tactic of white ‘superiorists’ who call themselves ‘Progressive’ elitists and anti-fascists. Through use of violence, they cry ‘self-defense’ and justify any action to silence the voices of so-called ‘alt-right extremists’. One of the voices that these intolerant ‘social justice warriors’ seek to silence and erase from our fragile and fractured culture is Thomas Jefferson. He is scowled at for owning and selling the slaves he inherited, which he could not legally release because of Virginia state law....
  • Jefferson Memorial exhibit update will acknowledge slavery record

    08/21/2017 6:27:23 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Aug 20, 2017 | Joel Gehrke
    An exhibit alongside the nation's chief memorial to Thomas Jefferson will receive an update that reflects "the complexity" of his status as a founder of the United States and a slaveholder, according to stewards of the National Mall. The decision reflects an acute awareness of the furor currently surrounding Confederate statues across the country. A non-profit group that provides critical support for the National Mall is bracing for similar protests against the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial, although "there has been much broader support for maintaining them," as one official put it. But the Trust for the National Mall,...
  • Let's Get Rid of Mount Rushmore (Beyond their normal screed)

    08/17/2017 5:57:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Vice ^ | August 17, 2017 | Wilbert L. Cooper
    Donald Trump says removing confederate statues is a slippery slope that could get out of control. Maybe he's right—would that be such a bad thing? More than ever, old monuments to famous white American men are being threatened in the name of progress. Naturally, this has become a rallying cry on the far right, with plenty of encouragement from the most powerful man in the world. At the same unhinged press conference in which Donald Trump again blamed both sides for the deadly violence in Charlottesville last weekend, he also painted a picture of a slippery slope where those fighting...
  • Al Sharpton: Defund the Jefferson Memorial

    08/17/2017 5:28:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | August 16, 2017
    New York activist Al Sharpton offered an emotional and personal case calling for the federal government to halt funding to Washington, D.C.'s Jefferson Memorial. Sharpton said America's third president and the author of the Declaration of Independence had several slaves. His iconic round-roofed memorial sits on the edge of Potomac River- the first of several monuments lining Washington's Ohio Drive. Sharpton also noted how Jefferson is said to have fathered a child with a slave named Sally Hemings. "People need to understand that people were enslaved," Sharpton told PBS' Charlie Rose. He said that his great-grandfather was a slave who...
  • Vanity: Freeper ideas on decorating kids rooms for patriotic/religious/educational

    08/15/2017 10:25:43 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 18 replies
    15 AUG 17 | dcbryan1
    Wife unit and I just completed painting our childrens rooms. Theme should be between K-3 , boy and girl. What posters/themes centered on education and religion would you put in their room? Below is a small list I have brainstormed, and I am interested in things that just ARENT taught as much anymore or not emphasized enough. When I was growing up my room was filled with posters to keep my mind going......most were hand made by mom. I'm sure there are nice ones that homeschoolers and teachers use that maybe I'm not thinking of. Thanks! FReegards!
  • Sovereign Minds Radio (State of Jefferson) Voter Fraud in 11 California Counties (10-noon PT) 8/6/17

    08/06/2017 10:04:38 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 5 replies
    kcnr1460am ^ | Aug. 6, 2017 | Mark Kent, Lyndia Kent, Red Smith
    Mark Kent, Lyndia Kent and Red Smith discuss the 11 California Counties that have more registered voters than residents
  • NYT: ‘State of Jefferson’ Still Mulls Independence — from California

    07/16/2017 6:40:39 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 4, 2017 | Joel B. Pollack
    The New York Times has published an extensive look at California’s “far north,” the group of conservative counties in the high Sierra country whose residents often feel alienated from state government, and where a movement to form a new “State of Jefferson” remains strong. The Times notes: The residents of this region argue that their political voice is drowned out in a system that has only one state senator for every million residents. Many liberals in California describe themselves as the resistance to Mr. Trump. Residents of the north say they are the resistance to the resistance, politically invisible to...
  • Slave quarters of Sally Hemings, the maid who gave birth to six of Thomas Jefferson’s children found

    07/03/2017 6:20:40 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 375 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7/3/17 | CECILE BORKHATARIA
    Archaeologists have discovered an area in Thomas Jefferson's plantation home that was once the living quarters of Sally Hemings - a slave with whom he is believed to have had six children. Her room, which was built in 1809 and was 14 feet, 8 inches wide and 13 feet long, was next to Thomas Jefferson's room. However, the bedroom went unnoticed for decades and the area was even made into a men's bathroom in 1941. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4662350/Archaeologists-Sally-Hemings-room-Monticello.html#ixzz4lozvk7ZB Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Fake News: Washington Post Claims Thomas Jefferson Held White House Iftar Dinner

    06/25/2017 10:17:39 PM PDT · by boatbums · 38 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 06/25/2017 | Warner Todd Huston
    The establishment media became upset this weekend after President Donald Trump canceled the “White House Muslim Iftar Dinner tradition started by Thomas Jefferson.” But the media is wrong in every respect. Thomas Jefferson never held any Iftar dinner and only three out of 45 presidents ever hosted one, so there is no such “tradition” to cancel. Amy B. Wang of the Washington Post led the pack with this nonsense that Thomas Jefferson held the “first Iftar dinner” with a June 24 piece entitled, “Trump just ended a long tradition of celebrating Ramadan at the White House.” The often-used claim that Thomas Jefferson...
  • Opinion: Jeff Sessions is in deep trouble, and here's why

    05/12/2017 9:03:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 94 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 12, 2017 | by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation. He said in his written recusal released on March 2. "Having concluded those meetings today, I have decided to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States." Any existing or future investigations. Related in any way. Sessions consulted with the president and coordinated the firing of James Comey. Recall that Comey had testified on March 20 that he was heading the Russia investigation: "I've been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that...
  • Columbia University Students Cast Thomas Jefferson in KKK Hood

    04/22/2017 12:39:08 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 82 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 4-22-17 | Kim Parkhurst
    Black students at Columbia University protested a campus statue of Thomas Jefferson last week by covering the statue, which stands in front of the journalism building, with a Ku Klux Klan hood and posing with signs disparaging Columbia University for celebrating the legacy of a man they regard as a white supremacist, hypocrite, rapist and a “symbol of violence against Black and brown bodies and their consciousness.” The group protesting, Mobilized African Diaspora (MAD), compiled a statement of complaints on its web site condemning the 103-year-old statue of a Founding Father and principal author of the Declaraton of Independence, Thomas...
  • Trump Quotes Thomas Jefferson Bashing Media at Florida Rally [VIDEO]

    02/18/2017 6:44:16 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 21 replies
    Politistick ^ | 02/18/2017 | Matthew K. Burke
    President Donald Trump addressed a huge crowd in Melbourne, Florida on Saturday, making the case that he is hardly the first president to attack the press, noting that several presidents before him also spoke of the press in less than favorable terms. advertisement - story continues below “Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln and many of our greatest presidents fought with the media and called them out often times on their lies,” President Trump told the crowd at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport. “When the media lies to people, I will never, ever let them get away with it. I will...
  • CALIFORNIA: What Are We Going To Do With California?

    12/19/2016 11:27:57 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 57 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/19/16 | Greg Penglis
    Well, California has become an aberration in the United States. California doesn’t want the United States, and the United States doesn’t particularly want California When I moved here over 30 years ago, this was a fabulous state. It had about half the population, the towns in the San Francisco Bay Area were actual separate towns, the highways carried the traffic pretty well, there was adequate water in the reservoirs despite a three year repeating rain and drought cycle, and the governors were Republican. Illegal aliens back then weren’t as big a problem. They couldn’t get driver licenses, or vote because...
  • Let's Fight Tyranny

    12/17/2016 11:40:10 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/17/16 | Walter Williams
    The following article was published in the Jewish World Review on November 16th of 2016. By Walter Williams For more than a half-century, it has become abundantly clear that our nation faces increasing irreconcilable differences. At the root is the fact that there is one group of Americans who mostly want to be left alone and live according to the rule of law and the dictates of the U.S. Constitution while another group of Americans wants to control the lives of others and ignore both the rule of law and constitutional restraints on the federal government. Should those Americans who...
  • What Thomas Jefferson meant by "unalienable rights"

    12/15/2016 10:42:58 AM PST · by Crucial · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Sept. 23, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    When Thomas Jefferson crafted the Declaration of Independence, he pointed to “certain unalienable rights” with which we were endowed by our “Creator.” What did he mean when he wrote the phrase “unalienable rights,” and what rights are “unalienable”? Jefferson understood “unalienable rights” as fixed rights given to us by our Creator rather than by government. The emphasis on our Creator is crucial, because it shows that the rights are permanent just as the Creator is permanent. Jefferson’s thought on the source of these rights was impacted by Oxford’s William Blackstone, who described “unalienable rights” as “absolute” rights–showing that they were...
  • Professors ask [UVa Pres] Sullivan to stop quoting Jefferson [ed]

    11/14/2016 11:49:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    The Cavalier Daily ^ | November 13, 2016 | Kate Bellows
    Several groups on Grounds collaborated to write a letter to University President Teresa Sullivan against the inclusion of a Thomas Jefferson quote in her post-election email Nov. 9. In the email, Sullivan encouraged students to unite in the wake of contentious results, arguing that University students have the responsibility of creating the future they want for themselves.