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  • Nation’s No. 1 High School Poised To Pick Students Based On Race, Not Achievement

    12/17/2020 9:02:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 17, 2020 | Asra Q. Nomani and Norma Margulies
    The Jefferson fiasco underscores how activist school leaders and alumni, from California to Massachusetts, are conspiring to recklessly overhaul school policies, education standards, and curriculum this year.FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. – After a crusade by educational arsonists targeting the nation’s No. 1 high school, America’s meritocracy is about to go up in flames. The Fairfax County School Board is set to vote Thursday night to gut the race-blind, merit-based admissions testing process at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. T.J. is a state-chartered magnet school legislated to serve academically gifted and advanced students. The school board plans to replace...
  • Founding Fathers Quotes: Our Favorite Quotes from America's Courageous Revolutionaries

    12/11/2020 5:17:47 PM PST · by ammodotcom · 9 replies
    Ammo.com ^ | 12/11/2020 | Brian Miller
    HUGE collection available on link. “Our unalterable resolution should be to be free.” -Sam Adams, to James Warren, 1776 “Wear none of thine own chains; but keep free, whilst thou art free.” -William Penn, "Some Fruits of Solitude", 1693 “You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve YOUR freedom. I hope you will make a good use of it.” -John Adams “The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.” -Thomas Jefferson, to Abigail Smith Adams, February 22, 1787 “The price of freedom...
  • The Oregonians who are fed up with living under the progressive boot

    11/10/2020 10:28:58 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 25 replies
    National Post ^ | Nov. 10, 2020 | Colby Cosh
    Irrelevant U.S. election subplots dep’t: last week, four counties in eastern Oregon held non-binding ballot measures on seceding from the state and joining Idaho. Many of you will have seen news images from Oregon this year — most of them depicting racial unrest in Portland, the metropolis that has its own hyper-progressive international cult. You can imagine how the rural parts of the state regard this sort of thing. Or, rather, you don’t have to imagine: they held a vote, and in two Oregon counties, Union and Jefferson, secession actually won by a nose. The victories are the work of...
  • Founding Fathers Strapped Down In Graves To Prevent Further Spinning

    07/29/2020 5:10:55 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 12 replies
    https://babylonbee.com ^ | July 29th, 2020 | unk
    U.S.—In an attempt to tackle the unprecedented and growing phenomena of historical figures spinning rapidly in their graves, federal officials have begun strapping down the Founding Fathers at several historical sites.
  • Jefferson's Attitudes Toward Slavery (real information about the person and his actions)

    Thomas Jefferson wrote that “all men are created equal,” and yet enslaved more than six-hundred people over the course of his life. Although he made some legislative attempts against slavery and at times bemoaned its existence, he also profited directly from the institution of slavery and wrote that he suspected black people to be inferior to white people in his Notes on the State of Virginia. Throughout his entire life, Thomas Jefferson was publicly a consistent opponent of slavery. Calling it a “moral depravity”1 and a “hideous blot,”2 he believed that slavery presented the greatest threat to the survival of...
  • Vandalizing Douglass Statue Defended by BLM Kook [semi-satire]

    07/14/2020 10:31:35 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 July 2020 | John Semmens
    Among the list of statues torn down during the current rage against American history was the Rochester, New York homage to Frederick Douglass. Born a slave in 1818, Douglass escaped and became one of the most eloquent opponents of slavery in America. Why was his statue torn down? It seems that Douglass' sin was arguing that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution laid the groundwork for the abolition of slavery. He called for the nation to live up to the principles of equality and liberty expressed in these documents by emancipating the slaves. Yusra Khogali, a co-founder of the...
  • Jefferson & Adams - 50 years after the Declaration of Independence

    07/07/2020 11:00:16 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 5, 2020 | Bill Federer
    Both served in the Continental Congress and both signed the Declaration of Independence. Both served as U.S. Ministers in France. One was elected the 2nd President and the other the 3rd. Once political enemies, they became close friends in later life. An awe swept America when they both died on the same day, JULY 4, 1826, exactly 50 years since they approved the Declaration of Independence. Their names were John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson's handwritten Declaration of Independence used the wording "inalienable" rights as seen in the copies at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, the New York...
  • At Mt. Rushmore, Trump Scoops the Democrats

    07/05/2020 1:17:22 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 12 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | 4 July 2020 | Editorial Team
    With a rousing Independence Day speech at Mount Rushmore, President Trump certainly laid down the principles on which he will now go to the hustings. His choice of a setting put him before the famed monument to four presidents — each of which is a target of the movement that has been seeking to besmirch or destroy statues of our national leaders. Mr. Trump left no doubt in respect of which side he is on. Snip . . .
  • Declaration Of Independence (Comedy)

    07/04/2020 11:43:06 AM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 4 replies
    Stan Freberg Presents The United States of America was a comedy album from 1961. It's easy to tell Freberg is a liberal - the Declaration Of Independence skit is a take on the House Unamerican Committee. However, it's still pretty funny - also a funny insight into how liberals think. Stan Freberg Presents The United States of America - Declaration Of Independence
  • Joe Biden: Government must protect monuments to Washington, Jefferson, Columbus

    06/30/2020 2:09:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/30/2020 | Jonathan Easley
    Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday said the federal government has a responsibility to protect statues and monuments of historical figures like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Christopher Columbus. Speaking at a press conference in Wilmington, Del., the former vice president defended monuments dedicated to past presidents who owned slaves. Biden made the case that those public statues should be preserved, while monuments to Confederate leaders should be removed peacefully by local officials. “The idea of comparing whether or not George Washington owned slaves or Thomas Jefferson owned slaves, and somebody who was in rebellion committing treason trying to...
  • Thomas Jefferson Still Stands — At Least For Now

    06/30/2020 6:29:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 30, 2020 | Randy Baker
    Radical activist mobs toppling statues across the country aren't just wrong about the contributions of Thomas Jefferson, they're wrong about the Founding. It is believed playwright George Bernard Shaw once said “Every man deserves to be judged in the context of his times.” While that sentiment often goes unheeded, in our current moment it seems to be under full-blown assault. Hardly an hour goes by without demands — even preemptive actions — to topple a monument or statue memorializing someone from the past.A Thomas Jefferson statue is the latest target for my alma mater, the University of Missouri. Since 1885,...
  • Portland protesters tear down ‘racist’ statue of Thomas Jefferson

    06/15/2020 12:41:48 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-15-20 | By Bradford Betz
    Protesters in Portland, Ore., Sunday evening tore down a statue of Thomas Jefferson outside a high school that was named after him, according to a report. The tear-down came about during a march organized by Rose City Justice to protest police brutality – one of many demonstrations in weeks following the death of George Floyd while in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department. The group had gathered outside Jefferson High School in Northeast Portland before marching to the park, Fox 12 reported. By the time they returned, a statue of Thomas Jefferson, the third U.S. president, had been pulled...
  • Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics - Reason 5: NATURAL LAW

    05/13/2020 2:31:18 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Memoria Press ^ | Summer 2012 | Cheryl Lowe
    REASON #5: NATURAL LAW What did the first Continental Congress mean when it appealed to “the immutable laws of nature,” or Thomas Jefferson when he referred to the “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God and the unalienable rights of man”? Natural law. The principle of natural law is embedded in Western civilization, the Declaration of Independence, and our whole history as a nation. The concept of natural law was first articulated by Aristotle in Rhetoric, where Aristotle notes that, aside from the “particular” laws that each people has set up for itself, there is a “common” law that is...
  • Thomas Jefferson Quotes

    04/26/2020 6:29:03 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 24 replies
    AZQuotes ^ | various | Thomas Jefferson
    When you abandon freedom to achieve security, you lose both and deserve neither. —Thomas Jefferson There is no justification for taking away individuals' freedom in the guise of public safety. —Thomas Jefferson The greatest calamity which could befall us would be submission to a government of unlimited powers. —Thomas Jefferson [more...]
  • Charlottesville will observe holiday marking the end of slavery in place of Jefferson's birthday in historic first

    03/02/2020 12:31:45 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 02 2020 | Aris Folley
    The city of Charlottesville, Va., will celebrate a holiday commemorating the end of slavery this year instead of Thomas Jefferson’s birthday. According to The Washington Post, Jefferson’s birthday had been recognized annually by the city for more than 70 years. The move comes months after the local city council voted to drop the official holiday celebrating his birthday, April 13, in place of Liberation and Freedom Day on March 3, which marks the day in 1865 when Union troops emancipated slaves. Three of the council’s four members voted in favor of taking Jefferson’s birthday off the calendar. Kathy Galvin, the...
  • The Real Story of Slavery - Part 2

    02/22/2020 11:06:26 AM PST · by kathsua · 28 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | February 21, 2020 | Reasonmclucus
    The initial forced labor in the British North American colonies involved indentured servants who served a limited amount of time and were then freed. Many whites volunteered to serve a period of time in exchange for funds to pay for their trip to North America. Although these indentured servants were only temporary slaves, they were slaves in every sense of the word. Owners could mistreat them and even choose their sexual partners. Use of indentured servants continued through April, 1775, when prominent Virginia planter George Washington advertised a reward for the return of 8 white and 2 black runaways. s...
  • Jefferson’s “original Rough draught” of the Declaration of Independence full audio

    10/02/2019 5:01:48 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    This is the full reading of the original rough draft version of the United States Declaration of Independence. It is read directly from the transcript, without the filter of historians trying to control the narrative in one direction or the other.
  • Why the Declaration of Independence still matters — Part 1: The Declaration and slavery

    07/03/2019 7:38:19 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 7 replies
    Glenn Beck Radio Show ^ | 7/03/2019 | Glenn Beck
    Was listening to Glenn Beck's radio show today and heard his dramatic reading of the First Draft of the Declaration of Independence. "… America spends far too much time looking to the past for blame and excuse. And let's be honest, even the Right is often more concerned with “owning the left" than helping point anyone toward the practical principles of the Declaration of Independence. America has clearly lost touch with who we are as a nation. We have a national identity crisis. ... … people might say, how could the Founders approve the phrase “All men are created equal,"...
  • Thomas Jefferson's Birthday Replaced With Slave Liberation Day in Charlottesville

    07/03/2019 7:10:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/03/2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Monday, the City Council of Charlottesville, Va., voted to replace the official paid holiday celebrating the birth of Thomas Jefferson with an official paid holiday celebrating slave liberation in the city. The city council revoked Jefferson's holiday during the week of July 4, the American holiday celebrating the Declaration of Independence, which Jefferson drafted. Charlottesville is indebted to Jefferson, and this decision seems a clear message of ingratitude. Late on Monday, councilors voted to remove April 13, Jefferson's birthday, from the city's holiday schedule, NBC 29 reported. Jefferson's birthday was the only holiday uniquely celebrated by the city. While...
  • Charlottesville scraps Thomas Jefferson's birthday as a city holiday, recognizes emancipation

    07/03/2019 4:58:46 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    Richmond Dispatch ^ | 07 03 2019 | BOB BROWN
    The city of Charlottesville will no longer celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s birthday as an official city holiday and instead will observe a day recognizing the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. The City Council voted Monday to scrap the April 13 holiday honoring the slave-holding Founding Father. Charlottesville will now mark Liberation and Freedom Day on March 3, the day U.S. Army forces arrived in the city in 1865. Charlottesville has been grappling with how to tell its history of race and discrimination. Those efforts intensified after white nationalists gathered in the city in 2017 for a rally that descended into deadly...