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Why the Founding Fathers Matter

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American Policy Center

[Via JoeMiller.US]

It has become typical in school text books, in public discussions, and in the smug wisdom of Progressives, to diminish the words and actions of those who led the founding of the United States. However, now that the nation has gone through what Al Gore called a “wrenching transformation” away from limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty (all major ingredients to making the US the freest and most prosperous nation in history) it’s time to listen again to their wisdom.

Thomas Jefferson warned us to …

Avoid Sustainable Development: “When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.”

Avoid the Welfare State: “The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

Avoid Massive Government Debt: “It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.”

Avoid Government Over-regulation: “My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”

Avoid Control of Individual Gun Ownership: “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

Avoid Compulsive Taxation of Income: “To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”

 

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  1. cfm990

    December 29th, 2012

    Seems Mr Jefferson was as much a prophet, as a Founding Father.

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  2. Jethro

    December 29th, 2012

    Years ago I bought a book that was sold by the NRA: “The Second Amendment Primer”. The author researched the writings of the founders where they discussed arms and the purpose for the second amendment. After reading it I believe there is absolutely no disputing what there intent was – it is the protector of all the other rights, but especially the right to life (self defense), liberty (to resist tyranny) and property (protect your belongings).
    A few years later the author published another series of books called “The Bill of Rights Primer”. I would recommend these books to all citizens.

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  3. Alpha Maser

    December 29th, 2012

    Love me some Jefferson. More cowbell and more TJ!

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  4. Blink

    December 29th, 2012

    Sadly , a list of warning like this can be used as a list of things to do to destroy the nation by doing the opposite.

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  5. MNP

    December 29th, 2012

    Jethro’s absolutely correct, all other rights hinge on the 2nd. Without it there are none.

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  6. Dagney

    December 29th, 2012

    Any move towards defending the Constitution or the Bill of Rights will label you as a domestic terrorist pretty soon.

    Meanwhile, the federal storm-troopers have been arming themselves heavily.

    The 47 percent Romney talked about are bought off, basically paid with Food-Stamps not to riot. Not yet. Some older folks on Social Security will never go against a government that feeds them.

    The MSM is bought off too; and the MSM now have the power.

    You will be assimilated into the Obama-nation or you’ll be exterminated. Unless, unless, something amazing happens.

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  7. Premise (b)

    December 30th, 2012

    So first, The Declation of Independence.

    Then The Constitution.

    Then the Bills of Right.

    The Colonies insisted that The Constitution was NOT sufficient, that 10 Amendments must be passed along or they wouldn’t ratify The Constitution.

    The Colonies did not trust the federal government to adhere to The Constitution; they thought the government would seek to undermine and deactivate it.

    They were right !!

    The 10 Amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, were passed with The Constitution.

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  8. Jerry Manderin

    December 30th, 2012

    Jefferson is waiting on the other side with some brass knuckles for all those people who tried to take down what he helped build…

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  9. dude

    December 30th, 2012

    Every time I bring up Jefferson’s quotes to protards, they automatically yell out “slave owner” in order to discredit him. Our school system and revisionist historians have sullied a great man’s reputation on purpose

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  10. Unruly Refugee

    December 30th, 2012

    When textbooks go all digital it will be much easier for the progs to edit Jefferson out of the history books. He is a threat to their traitorous agenda.

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  11. Bayouwulf

    December 30th, 2012

    It is they who operate outside of the boundaries of the Constitution, not us. Karl Denninger has a good explanation with this article. Found on WRSA.

    http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=215441

    Remember…. they are the terrorists, not you.

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