Skip to comments.The Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Posted on 04/05/2018 6:50:30 PM PDT by Eddie01
"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, that to secure these rights governments are instituted among men. We...solemnly publish and declare, that these colonies are and of right ought to be free and independent states...And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor." - The Declaration of Independence2
"Almighty God hath created the mind free. All attempts to influence it by temporal punishments or burthens...are a departure from the plan of the Holy Author of our religion...No man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship or ministry or shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief, but all men shall be free to profess and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion. I know but one code of morality for men whether acting singly or collectively."
God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever. Commerce between master and slave is despotism. Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be free. Establish a law for educating the common people. This it is the business of the state and on a general plan.
"I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors."
Well, you know we have to tear it down because he owned slaves......./s
odd on a sight like this, yours is the only response, albeit affirmative even if in sarcasm.
are the rest embarrassed by Thomas Jefferson?
are they embarrassed by his comments?
we shall learn more soon.
One of my favorite founders.
I have been to the Memorial many times as well as his home, Monticello.
My favorite monument in DC.
Same and prayed alone in the church of George Washington.
There may be more responses tomorrow. It’s late at night, and I’ve noticed that these boards really slow down late in the evening.
I certainly am not embarrassed by his comments. To the contrary, I am inspired by them.
I don’t subscribe to all this political correctness, that because he owned slaves, because he didn’t have a 21st century liberal politically correct conscience, that he should be disregarded. Based on liberal criteria, to that effect, then we can admire no one from history, because he/she would have had something in their life and times, which liberals today find objectionable.
Why no James Madison Memorial?
God given unalienable rights to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness are voided by what exactly?
why not indeed
Don’t forget, around the top...
“I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility toward every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”
I didn’t look at any reference when I typed this/ So it might not be quoted perfectly. It’s in my mind. Always tried to stop there on the way home via National Airport.
Parking easy in. Easy out. And always get a patriots’ spiritual re-charge. Jefferson. A great democrat. I hope his ideas make the GOPe shudder. Especially that jerk ball Graham from SC.
Thomas Jefferson meets Sally Hemings:
How about one for Adams? Hamilton? How about for those who actually fought the Revolutionary War?
She was actually his sister-in-law.
Because James Madison is known for the US Constitution, whose limited government is not fashionable in DC. The Jefferson Memorial was built by FDR as a monument to the founder of the Democrat party.
Probably more than anyone else, Thomas Jefferson was the intellectual force behind the founding of America as a liberal democracy. Compared to his contemporaries as well as all those who came before, he was a tremendous champion of freedom.
He wasnt the founder of the Democratic Party. That was Andrew Jackson. Jeffersons party was the Democratic Republicans.
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