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Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by lonegurkha
We need a TJ or a Patrick Henry around these days!
Originally posted by Matt1951
Jefferson was a 100% hypocrite and phony. Read "Burr" by Vidal. Patrick Henry had total contempt for Jefferson when Jefferson ran away from the British instead of defending Virginia. Jefferson invented the dumbwaiter because he was so embarrassed when visitors asked why he owned slaves. Sally Hemings.
Jefferson was highly unpopular after his second term. Due to his total incompetence and idiocy.
Originally posted by neo96
Come now don't people know that the founders were a bunch of rich bigot white guys who didn't know anything.
They were the slim of humanity what did they know.
A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong
enough to take everything you have. -Thomas Jefferson
But I deplore them as I should have done had they fallen in battle. It was necessary to use the arm of the people, a machine not quite so blind as balls and bombs, but blind to a certain degree. A few of their cordial friends met at their hands, the fate of enemies. But time and truth will rescue and embalm their memories, while their posterity will be enjoying that very liberty for which they would never have hesitated to offer up their lives. The liberty of the whole earth was depending on the issue of the contest, and was ever such a prize won with so little innocent blood? My own affections have been deeply wounded by some of the martyrs to this cause, but rather than it should have failed, I would have seen half the earth desolated.
I would have seen half the earth desolated.