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  • New York Times Columnist: If You Support Trump, We Can't Be Friends

    11/26/2017 2:17:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 149 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    New York Times columnist Charles Blow took to Twitter Friday afternoon with a message of unity, no doubt inspired by Divine Providence after rejoicing in the Thanksgiving holiday. Just kidding. The author of “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” told his followers point blank that Trump fans need not apply for friendship. If u support Trump, we don't have anything to talk abt & we can't be friends. This isn't abt parties or ideology; This is abt right & wrong— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) November 24, 2017 He followed up his Tweet saying that Trump’s lying was the cornerstone of his...
  • America is a “Free Speech Zone” - Except in Government Meetings

    11/18/2017 8:54:16 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 11/18/17 | Karen Lees
    When something happens in my own community that triggers alarm bells, I am compelled to write. And this subject provides an excellent learning opportunity, which is one important purpose of the Language of Liberty series. Last Thursday, November 2nd, the City Board of Alderman in Sparta, Tennessee declined a motion to allow citizen input at City Board meetings. Their decision is now a part of the public record: a policy that alienates the people they represent and is repugnant to the Framers' original intent of free speech enshrined in the First Amendment. City Board meetings are required to be open...
  • What is the true definition of Liberty?

    11/07/2017 8:12:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 11/7/17 | Mark Herr
    As a young person, my first encounter with the word LIBERTY came from the verse “Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is Liberty”. Naturally inquisitive, I wondered, “So then, what is LIBERTY?” because “wherever the Spirit of the Lord is” there IT is…right? Another encounter I had with this word came from the Declaration of Independence. “We hold these truths to be self-evident…that we are endowed by our creator with Life, LIBERTY, and the Pursuit of Happiness…” At the time, I thought to myself, “it’s easy to know what Life and Pursuit of Happiness are, but again, what...
  • Undermining America

    10/25/2017 6:24:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Our nation's leftist progressives have long sought to undermine the American values expressed in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Though typical Democrats and Republicans do not have this leftist hate for our nation, they have been willing accomplices in undermining the most basic value the Founding Fathers sought to promote -- limited government. Leftists have had their greatest successes in undermining American values on the nation's college campuses. Derelict and dishonest college administrators, professors and boards of trustees have given them carte blanche. Let's look at some of it. Students at the University of Virginia want to remove the...
  • 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...
  • 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...