By Doug Giles
If TJ is in heaven right now, and he’s able to peer through some celestial portal and behold the BS Barack has saddled this nation with — a country, by the way, that Jefferson labored to make independent from tyrants — then I would bet that Thomas is more ticked than a boar that just had its balls clipped.
How do I know Jefferson would loathe Obama and seek to jettison our Jester-In-Chief? Well, it’s principally via Thomas’ musings — musings that, for the time being, we’re still afforded the wherewithal to access; principles that also happen to have made our nation great and that used to be taught in our school system.
Plow through the following from one of our nation’s illustrious framers’ quills and try to tell me with a straight face that Jefferson wouldn’t have sought to derail BHO via tooth, fang and claw:
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1. The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere.
2. It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. Subject opinion to coercion: whom will you make your inquisitors?
3. A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.
4. 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.
5. The multiplication of public offices, increase of expense beyond income, growth and entailment of a public debt, are indications soliciting the employment of the pruning knife.
6. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever.
7. No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms [within his own lands or tenements].
8. The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.
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