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What would Thomas Jefferson do?

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posted on Dec, 16 2005 @ 05:08 PM

Originally posted by Intelearthling
I truly believe that the founding fathers would support President Bush in his endeavors to preserve our way of life. There is so much negativity about what the present administration is doing. Where does this negativity come from?

I've yet to see anyone's right's being trampled. The news media hasn't been denied any privileges.

Someone please show me where any of your right's have been impeded in any way.

I just find it hard to fathom!

The negativity comes from the ingfringement on our freedoms. You know, our founding fathers were revolutionaries who wanted freedom! It doesn't matter if that freedom is dissent! Dissent is needed when the government over-steps it's bounds.

I believe the founding fathers would slap you in the face.

My rights aren't impeded because I haven't decided that the government needs overthowing yet. Others have. There is no danger to the people in overthrowing the government, only the rich government sell-outs benefit from having protection versus rebellion.

- Attero

Which side are you on? The masses or the rich that don't care about anything but maintaining power?

Let me break it down, are you for the masses of humans that or poor or the rich who exploit them?

[edit on 16-12-2005 by Attero Auctorita]

posted on Dec, 18 2005 @ 09:08 PM
Found this to be intriging, todays paper just so happens to have a TJ quote. Seems his wise words from the past are on more minds than just ours.

"An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens."
Thomas Jefferson, 3rd U.S. President, 1813

I doubt the editor of the local paper had any idea of this thread, go ahead check for yourself, Muskegon Chronicle, pg 9A viewpoints.

Must be a sign of the times, when the word "it" becomes that of a badword.

[edit on 18-12-2005 by ADVISOR]

posted on Dec, 22 2005 @ 10:52 AM
Most people can't comprehend the type of freedom America was based on, because it's too risky and it leaves too many out in the cold.

We want security.
We want groupthink and grouprisk
We want to pay high taxes so we don't have to feel bad about not doing crap for our neighbors, community, state, or country, let alone helping the poor.
We like lies, so long as we can hide in our holes.

What we don't like, is to have to discuss anything, or even be around a discussion of anything REAL.

The founding fathers would most likely say they were sorry for giving us the rope we hung ourselves with.

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