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January 13, 2013 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Campaign 2016, Capitalism, Family values, patriotism, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Citadel, Rightful Liberty, Thomas Jefferson | 5 comments
A group of like-minded patriots, bound together by pride in American exceptionalism, plan on building an armed community to protect their liberty.
The group, named Citadel, intends to purchase 2,000 to 3,000 acres for the project in western Idaho. The community will comprise of 3,500 to 7,000 families of patriotic Americans who “voluntarily choose to live together in accordance with Thomas Jefferson’s ideal of Rightful Liberty.”
According to the Citadel website, Rightful Liberty means that “neighbors keep their noses out of other neighbors’ business, that neighbors live and let live.”
June 8, 2012 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Family values, patriotism, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: drones, Illegal search and seizure, Invasion of Privacy, military tribunals, surveillance, Thomas Jefferson, US Constitution | 1 comment
OpEd from FoxNews contributor Judge Andrew Napolitano:
For the past few weeks, I have been writing in this column about the government’s use of drones and challenging their constitutionality on Fox News Channel where I work. I once asked on air what Thomas Jefferson would have done if — had drones existed at the time — King George III had sent drones to peer inside the bedroom windows of Monticello. I suspect that Jefferson and his household would have trained their muskets on the drones and taken them down. I offer this historical anachronism as a hypothetical only, not as one who is urging the use of violence against the government.
Nevertheless, what Jeffersonians are among us today? When drones take pictures of us on our private property and in our homes, and the government uses the photos as it wishes, what will we do about it? Jefferson understood that when the government assaults our privacy and dignity, it is the moral equivalent of violence against us. The folks who hear about this, who either laugh or groan, cannot find it humorous or boring that their every move will be monitored and photographed by the government.
Don’t believe me that this is coming? The photos that the drones will take may be retained and used or even distributed to others in the government so long as the “recipient is reasonably perceived to have a specific, lawful governmental function” in requiring them. And for the first time since the Civil War, the federal government will deploy military personnel inside the United States and publicly acknowledge that it is deploying them “to collect information about U.S. persons.”
Did you consent to the American military spying on Americans in America? I don’t know a single person who has, but I know only a few who are complaining.
-It gets worse. If the military personnel see something of interest from a drone, they may apply to a military judge or “military commander” for permission to conduct a physical search of the private property that intrigues them. And, any “incidentally acquired information” can be retained or turned over to local law enforcement. What’s next? Prosecutions before military tribunals in the U.S.?
July 14, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, federal debt, Federal government, ObamaCare, Thomas Jefferson | 2 comments
Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1798 to liberal political theorist and Virgina Senator John Taylor that he wished the constitution included strict debt limitations: “I wish it were possible to obtain a single amendment to our Constitution. I would be willing to depend on that alone for the reduction of the administration of our government; I mean an additional article taking from the Federal Government the power of borrowing. I now deny their power of making paper money or anything else a legal tender. I know that to pay all proper expenses within the year would, in case of war, be hard on us. But not so hard as ten wars instead of one. For wars could be reduced in that proportion; besides that the State governments would be free to lend their credit in borrowing quotas.”
What Jefferson meant by a “single amendment” is a balanced budget amendment, which would require revenues to equal expenses. While I cannot argue with the sapience of TJ, I have an unfair advantage with my 235 years of hindsight.
January 15, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, climate change, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Declaration of Independence, Food Modernization Act, ObamaCare, Thomas Jefferson | 7 comments
One would have thought that this was just said in a recent campaign:
“If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.”
~Thomas Jefferson, 1781
“He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.”
…………………………………………………………… ~Declaration of Independence
July 11, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: 2nd Amendment, Freedom, John Adams, Right to Bear Arms, Thomas Jefferson, tyranny | 5 comments
April 27, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Federalist Papers, James Madison, Obama care, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Thomas Jefferson, US Constitution | 3 comments
When asked last fall where the Constitution authorizes Congress to require citizens to buy health insurance, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was temporarily caught off guard, finally sputtering, “Are you serious? Are you serious?” She then quickly turned to another reporter without further comment.
Another Democrat, Rep. Phil Hare of Illinois, reacted similarly when recently posed that question by one of his constituents: “I don’t really worry about the Constitution on this, to be honest.”
While the thought that the Constitution actually limits the power of Congress to enact legislation may be foreign to some Democrats, the framers of the Constitution intended for the federal government to be limited to the powers that are specifically enumerated, or listed, in the text of the document.
In the Federalist Papers, James Madison wrote: “[T]he proposed Government cannot be deemed a national one; since its jurisdiction extends to certain enumerated objects only, and leaves to the several States a residuary and inviolable sovereignty over all other objects.”
For full article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20100427/cm_csm/297094
February 3, 2010 in Campaign 2010, Capitalism, Family values, Politics, Uncategorized | Tags: Declaration of Independence, James Wilson, John Adams, Philadelphia, Thomas Jefferson, US Constitution | Leave a comment
from America’s Right:
In today’s Inquirer is the story of how a researcher looking through documents in the reading room at the Historical Society of Philadelphia stumbled upon an early draft of the United States Constitution.
On the back of a treasured draft of the U.S. Constitution was a truncated version of the same document, starting with the familiar words: “We The People. . . .”
They had been scribbled upside down by one of the Constitution’s framers, James Wilson, in the summer of 1787. The cursive continued, then abruptly stopped, as if pages were missing.
A mystery, Toler thought, until she examined other Wilson papers from the Historical Society’s vault in Philadelphia and found what appeared to be the rest of the draft, titled “The Continuation of the Scheme.”
Anyone concerned, for example, about possible ambiguity with regard to the individual right preserved by the words “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” can look to John Adams’ A Defense of the Constitution, in which he wrote that “[a]rms in the hands of individual citizens may be used at individual discretion … in private self-defense,” or James Madison’s note that the Constitution preserves “the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation … [where] the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.”
Nevertheless, that an early draft of the United States Constitution, in James Wilson’s own handwriting no less, has been just stumbled upon here in Philadelphia only reaffirms what the City of Brotherly Love does well and what it unfortunately does even better — remind us of what happened during the time of our nation’s founding, and remind us of how far we’ve fallen from those ideas and ideals set forth by our founders.
For full post: http://americasright.com/?p=2935
October 28, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Freedom, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Thomas Jefferson | Leave a comment
October 7, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2012, Family values, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, church, James Madison, Separation of Church and State, Statuary Hall, Thomas Jefferson | 7 comments