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  • Jefferson told lawyers to read these; now they'll be online

    10/18/2017 2:18:55 PM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 10/18/17 | JESSICA GRESKO
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Thick tomes on the laws of England. Half a dozen legal dictionaries. Books on Roman law and maritime law. Those are some of the books Thomas Jefferson thought aspiring lawyers should be reading or using as reference. The University of Virginia has been working to make the hundreds of books on Jefferson's legal reading list available to the public through an online library. The book list goes back to the creation of the University of Virginia, a project Jefferson took on after he finished serving two terms as America's third president. A voracious reader himself, Jefferson believed...
  • Does Our Society Still Support the Right to be Wrong?

    09/27/2017 1:30:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2017 | Jonah Goldberg
    The whole idea of a free society is based on a very simple idea that is very hard to live by: People have the right to be wrong. This idea has ancient roots, but it was always and everywhere a minority opinion, unpopular with both the masses and the rulers, until relatively recently. In the "modern" era, its status as one of the defining ideas of Western civilization can be traced to the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648. After a century of bloody religious wars between Catholics and Protestants -- with Jews often getting caught in the crossfire -- the...
  • Fed Judge Rules Trump Admin Can't Withhold Grants to 'Sanctuary Cities'

    09/19/2017 8:43:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 19, 2017 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    On Friday, September 15, the Associated Press reported on a fascinating new wrinkle in the centuries-old face of unconstitutional federal activity, and the details might surprise many who are concerned about the sticky issue of “immigration”. According to the report, Federal District Judge Harry Leinenweber just ruled that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department cannot withhold federal “public safety” grants to so-called “Sanctuary Cities” if the politicians in those cities did not conform to federal immigration policies. This, in effect, temporarily removes a powerful tool in the Trump Administration’s work shed as the President attempts to wrangle with...
  • Remembering the U. S. Constitution: The Law of the Land

    09/17/2017 8:28:36 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 17, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Republican presidents from Dwight D. Eisenhower to George H. W. Bush have referred to U. S. Supreme Court decisions as "the law of the land." Actually, that distinction belongs to the document we celebrate today—the U. S. Constitution. If you want a good treatise on it, read The Theme Is Freedom: Religion, Politics, and the American Tradition by M. Stanton Evans. "In fact, the Constitution was the work not of a moment, an hour, or even a lifetime, but of two millennia of Western thought, political struggle and hard-won knowledge about the state," Evans wrote. "The Constitution is an almost...
  • Black Lives Matter, Group Covers UVA Jefferson Statue, Lists Demands

    09/13/2017 6:10:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    CBS 29 ^ | September 12, 2017 | Staff
    A group has now covered the statue of Thomas Jefferson that sits in front of the University of Virginia Rotunda. Dozens turned out with Black Lives Matter signs around 8 p.m. Tuesday. Three people were on the statue that is covered in black.
  • Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: The Search for Truth

    08/31/2017 7:28:58 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 71 replies
    ...In late 1998, the prestigious scientific journal Nature announced that it had conducted DNA testings which proved that Thomas Jefferson had fathered a child with Sally Hemings. According to Nature:Almost two hundred years ago, Thomas Jefferson was alleged to have fathered children by his slave Sally Hemings. The charges have remained controversial. Now, DNA analysis confirms that Jefferson was indeed the father of at least one of Hemings’ children.1 (snip) These authors, however, deliberately ignored the non-paternity results of the DNA testing. In fact, the original Nature article had reported that Thomas Woodson–the child that oral traditions claim was born...
  • Student Council endorses Black Student Alliance demands after heated session

    08/30/2017 6:35:42 AM PDT · by think4yrsf · 11 replies
    Cavalier Daily ^ | 8/30/2017 | Thomas Roades
    snip - Adam Kimelman, a third-year College student and chair of the College Republicans, said he supported the sentiment of the demands, but took issue with some aspects of the list. “I agree we should have more black students here, but we can’t put a quota on it, that’s literally unconstitutional,” he said. He also took issue with calling Thomas Jefferson a symbol of white supremacy, and claimed the University wouldn’t take some of the demands seriously. “We could definitely use an amendment to make these things more reasonable,” Kimelman said. One of the demands on the list specifically references...
  • Tear 'Em Down: CNN Commentator Says Statues to Slave Owner George Washington Have To Go

    08/18/2017 5:36:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 104 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Only those who are so-called “woke” (I just threw up in my mouth) are deserving of statues in American history. That’s what CNN commentator Angela Rye said during a panel discussion with CNN’s Kate Bolduan. As the nation descends into chaos concerning political commentary over the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia that left scores of people injured and one woman dead, we’re on the discussion of statues. White nationalists descended into the city last Saturday to supposedly protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue. Far left counter protesters arrived and skirmishes broke out. It culminated when a...
  • Happy 241st Birthday America: Long May You Run

    07/04/2017 5:18:55 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-4-17 | MOTUS
    Like your favorite radio hosts I’m doing a “best of” today. Happy Birthday America! From 2010: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? These founding documents were designed and declared with full knowledge of human nature and complete understanding of the soul’s tendencies. The result was the formation of a more perfect union which has stood the test of time in no small part due to the wisdom of these founders who crafted a near sacred separation of powers within the government they created.  Let us honor their courage, their genius and their foresight. And for our part, let us be ever...
  • Thomas Jefferson's declaration to bear arms

    07/03/2017 5:58:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/2/2017 | Chuck Norris
    Almost everyone knows Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. But did you know he also wrote a Declaration of Arms? A year prior to Congress’ adoption and ratification of the Declaration of Independence, the members were signing a declaration to pick up arms against the mother country. And Jefferson was again the primary author. Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence when he was just 33 years old, the youngest member of Congress. He penned the Declaration of Arms when he was just 32 years old. Jefferson’s eloquence in written expression was apparent to John Adams, who later described him...
  • Fake News: Washington Post Claims Jefferson Held White House Iftar Dinner to ‘Celebrate Ramadan’

    06/26/2017 2:40:44 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/25/2017
    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...
  • 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...
  • Under a Monticello Restroom, a Hidden Piece of History: bedroom of slave Sally Hemings

    02/21/2017 2:26:51 AM PST · by iowamark · 48 replies
    Newser ^ | Feb 20, 2017 | Jenn Gidman
    A $35 million restoration of Monticello is underway, but it's what's been buried under a restroom there for nearly 80 years that's been attracting the most attention of late: the bedroom of Sally Hemings, one of President Thomas Jefferson's slaves and the mother of six children who historians suspect were his, the Washington Post reports. The WWII-era bathroom that was apparently built over where Hemings slept, close to Jefferson's own bedroom, has been slowly pulled apart by archaeologists based on coordinates provided by the third president's own grandson. The work is revealing the 18th-century plaster walls and brick floor, and...
  • Jefferson Statue Smeared With ‘Blood’ At William & Mary

    02/15/2017 8:16:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 13, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    A William & Mary student posted two pictures of a Thomas Jefferson statue stained with fake blood and a message reading: “Overseen: TJ caught with the blood of all the people he owned on his hands.”
  • Thomas Jefferson's Quran

    01/31/2017 6:49:26 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | 01 September 2010 | Samuel L. Blumenfeld
    On Friday, August 13th, President Obama welcomed members of the Muslim community to the White House to celebrate the Islamic holiday of Ramadan with an Iftar banquet — the meal served after the sunrise-to-sunset fast. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic lunar calendar.In the course of his flattering remarks about the great contributions of Muslims to America, the President mentioned the presence at the banquet of two Muslim members of Congress: Andre Carson, Democrat from Indiana, and Keith Ellison, Democrat from Minnesota, the latter of whom took his oath on Thomas Jefferson’s copy of the Quran, which has...
  • Obama’s Waning Days Of Power Grow The Government By 1.5 Million Acres

    01/15/2017 7:02:18 AM PST · by Twotone · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Jan. 13, 2017 | Ken Ivory
    Thomas Jefferson acquired 530 million acres for $15 million and, under the Constitution, relinquished the vast majority of it to newly created states and their people- and changed the world. Outgoing President Barack Obama has now locked up 553 million acres as national monuments, in disregard of the Constitution and the equal protection of law, leaving western states and their people with burning forests, polluted air, devastated water supplies, blocked off access, underfunded schools and dead communities- and also changed the world.
  • 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...
  • U.Va. professors ask (their University's) president to stop quoting Thomas Jefferson

    11/14/2016 9:33:47 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2016 | Jessica Chasmer
    Hundreds of students and faculty at the University of Virginia have asked the school’s president to stop quoting President Thomas Jefferson, the university’s founder, because of his slave-owning past. The letter garnered 469 signatures before being sent to University President Teresa Sullivan on Friday, The Cavalier Daily reported. It was prompted by an email sent last week by Ms. Sullivan promoting unity in light of Donald Trump’s presidential victory.  “Thomas Jefferson wrote to a friend that University of Virginia students ‘are not of ordinary significance only: they are exactly the persons who are to succeed to the government of our country, and...
  • Brian Kilmeade: How Thomas Jefferson abandoned diplomacy and changed US history

    10/17/2016 5:40:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | October 16, 2016 | Brian Kilmeade
    In 1786, Thomas Jefferson, then a minister to the French government of Louis XVI, had a concern more intimidating than anything else he’d faced before: the threat of pirates off the coast of North Africa, a region known as the Barbary Coast. These pirates had already taken over two American ships, the Dauphin and the Maria, plundering their goods and taking their crews hostage. Unfortunately, this was a common fate for ships venturing near the area, where the Sahara’s arid coast was divided into four Islamic nation-states. Running west to east were the Barbary nations Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, and...
  • Did John Adams agree with Jefferson that Slavery belongs at the feet of the King?

    09/23/2016 5:57:03 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    In the first draft of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote the following: he has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating it's most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another hemispere, or to incure miserable death in their transportation hither. this piratical warfare, the opprobium of infidel powers, is the warfare of the Christian king of Great Britain. [determined to keep open a market where MEN should be bought and sold,] he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every...