Browsing All posts tagged under »Thomas Jefferson«

War Memorial Crosses in Atheist Crosshairs

March 3, 2019 by

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The Supreme Court heard an important argument about Maryland’s Bladensburg cross. ~ Nate Jackson  ~    Militant atheists have long attacked memorial crosses over supposed First Amendment violations. From the Mt. Soledad cross near San Diego several years ago to the case heard by the Supreme Court Wednesday regarding Maryland’s Bladensburg cross, these memorials to Patriots who […]

Louisiana Democrats Purge Thomas Jefferson, The Man Who Acquired Louisiana

July 20, 2017 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ The latest in what has become an all too common crusade to wipe great American historical figures from places of honor and memory, the Louisiana Democratic Party has announced that it will change the name of its annual “Jefferson-Jackson” dinner to the bland and unremarkable True Blue Gala. Louisiana Democrats joined […]

A Pox On Politicians

March 18, 2015 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Nobody likes politicians, but everybody votes for them. Perhaps the most quintessential American theme throughout its history has been the role politicians have played in creating it—we call them our Founding Fathers—and the endless role of those who have wanted to take us in the wrong direction or at least tried […]

A Very Old War

November 30, 2014 by

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By Tom McLaughlin ~ For homework, I told students to research a 1786 conversation Thomas Jefferson and John Adams had in London with a representative of the Barbary Pirates named Ambassador Adja. Most students found it. Jefferson and Adams asked Adja why his government was so hostile to America which had done nothing to provoke […]

Independence Day

July 4, 2014 by

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The Patriot Post ~ “This was the object of the Declaration of Independence. Not to find out new principles, or new arguments, never before thought of, not merely to say things which had never been said before; but to place before mankind the common sense of the subject, in terms so plain and firm as to […]

They Who Crafted The Declaration of Independence – and the Example They Set For Us

July 4, 2014 by

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Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, working with a committee of four others (John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston). As we prepare to celebrate the 238th anniversary of the approval of that remarkable document, here are a few quotes from the three men most responsible for its […]

Declare Your Freedom

July 4, 2014 by

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By Rebecca Hagelin~ Culture Challenge of the Week: Tyrannical Rule versus Independence At some point in every man’s life, he hears a voice of conscience (perhaps it is a faint whisper from God Himself) urging him to break loose from the suffocating bonds of lust or fear, which hold him against his will in either […]

Tyranny Is Transient — Liberty Is Eternal “Never Give In, Never, Never, Never…”

July 2, 2014 by

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By Mark Alexander~ “Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us.” –Thomas Jefferson (1775) I began this week, in which we celebrate the 238th anniversary of the codification of our Declaration of Independence, […]

Capitalism’s Carping Critics

December 19, 2013 by

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A system that fosters work, saving and investing is the key to prosperity By Edwin J. Feulner ~ Attacking capitalism never seems to go out of style. Over the past 100 years, few institutions have been attacked so fiercely, so falsely and so foolishly. Yet capitalism’s resilience continues. Governments based on the idea that capitalism […]

Liberty — Endowed by Whom? The Eternal Bequest

July 3, 2013 by

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By Mark Alexander “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.” –Thomas Jefferson (1774) […]

Founder’s Quote Daily

August 11, 2010 by

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“I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground that ‘all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states or to the people.’ To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around the powers of […]

We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

July 11, 2010 by

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By Dr. M Zudhi Jasser This may seem related to the Independence Day just gone, but the sentiments expressed here as as relevant at any time as they might be when shown specifically on that day of celebration…..TonyfromOz. Dr. Jasser, AIFD President joined in today’s July 4th big launch of BigPeace.com. Dr. Jasser, comments on […]

A Declaration That Transcends Politics, Class And Race?

July 5, 2010 by

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From The Editor At Family Security Matters (FSM) Just because this is a long post, do not let that dissuade you from reading it. This is important for all of us…..TonyfromOz. In Pennsylvania….. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was named as the “City of Brotherly Love” by its founder, William Penn (1644 – 1718). It was in Carpenter’s […]

Jefferson’s Indian Treaties

December 3, 2009 by

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American Minute By William J. Federer President Thomas Jefferson, author of the phrase “Separation of Church and State,” asked Congress to ratify a treaty with the Kaskaskia Indians, which they did DECEMBER 3, 1803. Negotiated shortly after the Louisiana Purchase by future President William Henry Harrison, the Kaskaskia Indian Treaty stated: “And whereas the greater […]

Our Constitution is on Life Support

October 15, 2009 by

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By Mark Alexander “Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” –Benjamin Franklin That wise old sage, Ben Franklin, was prescient back in 1748, when he issued his simple Rx for success. Unfortunately, the wealth and wisdom of generations of Americans have been progressively supplanted by our central government’s exercise […]

American Minute – Adams And Jefferson

July 5, 2009 by

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By William J Federer They both served in the Continental Congress. One was elected the second President and the other was elected the third. 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 passed […]

It’s Time For A New Declaration Of Independence

July 4, 2009 by

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Today we mark the anniversary of America’s Declaration of Independence. Fifty-six men signed what what is beyond a doubt one of the greatest political documents ever written. What price did they ultimately pay for this heroic action? During the Revolutionary War, some were captured by the British Army and held as prisoners of war, many […]

Mr. President, Do You Have Any Clue As To WHY Thomas Jefferson Kept A Copy Of The Koran?

June 7, 2009 by

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During his recent tour of the Mid-East, President Obama made many inaccurate references as to the place of Islam in the history of modern civilization. The fact that the majority of them were incorrect seemed to be a moot point, as the apparent point of the trip appeared to be for the President to apologize […]

Founder’s Quote Daily

January 27, 2009 by

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“[T]he opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves, in their, own sphere of action, but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres, would make the Judiciary a despotic branch.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to Abigail Adams, 11 September 1804 Read […]

Liberty

November 13, 2008 by

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My county tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing. Second only to Life, Jefferson listed liberty as one of the aims of American Independence, and yes, a God given right. Liberty is to the human spirit what air is to the human body. We inhale it’s fragrance and revel in it’s […]

Life

November 12, 2008 by

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People are eager to declare that this is the end of the line for conservatism in general and the pro-life issue in particular. Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Jefferson said these were God given rights in the declaration of Independence.  The are also the Core of Conservatism. What is Life? It is nothing […]

The Once Great Democratic Party

October 25, 2008 by

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THE ONCE GREAT DEMOCRATIC PARTY Mark Alexander Thomas Jefferson wrote, “The government is best which governs least,” and that sentiment was thematic in all of his writing about the role of government. So what happened to the Party of Jefferson, the once-great Democratic Party, the champion of limited government? Jefferson, who authored our Declaration of […]

American Minute – 50 Years After The Declaration Of Independence…

July 5, 2008 by

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Both served in the Continental Congress. One was elected the second President & the other was elected the third. Once political enemies, they became close friends in later life. An awe swept America when they both died the same day, JULY 4, 1826, exactly 50 years since they passed the Declaration of Independence. Their names were ...