226 Years Ago Jefferson Wrote This

After the end of the Revolutionary War, and before the adoption of the Constitution Thomas Jefferson wrote this to a friend.

“God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty.

And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”

by: Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
Source: November 13, 1787, letter to William S. Smith

7 Comments

  1. Then there was this. Probably never happen. (Violence not endorsed by this Blog, unless the Editor)

    U.S. General: Let’s Make Obama Resign

    A retired Army general is calling for the “forced resignations” of President Obama, other administration officials and the leadership of Congress for the direction they’re taking the nation, his list of grievances including the systematic political purge of hundreds of senior military officers in the U.S. military.

    Retired Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely told WND he is calling for nationwide rallies and protests to demand the resignations and added that a peaceful “civil uprising is still not out of question.”

    In his capacity as chairman of the organization Stand Up America, Vallely issued what he termed a “National Call to Action” to force the resignations of Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

    Vallely, formerly the deputy commanding general of Pacific Command, said the current crop of leaders must be forced to resign by the “demand resignation” process, which he explained requires massive grass-roots protests and social networking. As an example, he cited the public and media pressure that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

    Read more at http://minutemennews.com/2013/11/u-s-general-lets-make-obama-resign/#LVo7LjMJ5IM8gpAd.99

  2. Ha Ha Ha !!

    The Troll tried to post, but couldn’t!

    Hardee Har Har Har!!

    What a BURN!

    That’ll teach HIM a lesson!!

    What a LOSER!

    He SUCKS!!

    Now, let’s all sing along …

    Nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah,
    Nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah,
    Hey Hey,
    Good-BYE !!!

  3. “[Comment from previously banned commenter, who has once again wormed his way around the filter, removed. -- Editor]“

    That attempt of Phoenician in a Time of Romans’ to sneak around the barrier, pretty well closes the case as to what his aim really was, and is, doesn’t it.

    After all, even if Phoenician in a Time of Romans’ ostensible purpose in reappearing under another name was to protest his eviction, he could have instead e-mailed you to discuss it, instead of trying to jump the stile.

    Oh wait, no, he couldn’t do that either, could he; if that is, he wanted to remain completely hidden while attacking your site. Gee. Even the proffer of a hypothetical excuse, merely winds up proving the case against him.

  4. The idea of protesting Obama’s incompetence and subversion of the principles of constitutional government is a perfectly legitimate tactic.

    No one has a moral obligation to stand by silently as fascists and collectivists wreck the republic and the rule of law. It’s our lives and our futures these miscreants are trying to appropriate. What have you got to lose in making your interest in the preservation of freedom known?

    Nancy Pelosi for example has certainly shown herself to be an enemy of the law as traditionally understood in a constitutional republic, and as say outlined [as I also mentioned on Neoneocon's site] by Lon Fuller as part of the internal morality of the law, in his book, The Morality of Law.

    Procedurally speaking, passing a law that the legislators have not read and which cannot be understood, violates every principle of valid law making.

    We have gone a long way down the road to fascism, for many years. From the first hesitating steps of the consolidationists in the pre-Civil War era, to the German “Lyon” legion attacking the Missouri state government under the direction of Washington DC during the war, to the draft, to Buck v Bell, and to that truly evil if unanimous decision, Wickard v Filburn by Robert Jackson, who in the sharpest of ironies, prosecuted at Nuremburg his ideological allies in social control and direction predicate: the Nazis.

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