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Is it still legal to quote Thomas Jefferson?


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2021 Jan 19, 9:52pm   1,539 views  23 comments

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In a 1787 letter to William Stephens Smith, the son-in-law of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson used the phrase "tree of liberty":

I do not know whether it is to yourself or Mr. Adams I am to give my thanks for the copy of the new constitution. I beg leave through you to place them where due. It will be yet three weeks before I shall receive them from America. There are very good articles in it: and very bad. I do not know which preponderate. What we have lately read in the history of Holland, in the chapter on the Stadtholder, would have sufficed to set me against a Chief magistrate eligible for a long duration, if I had ever been disposed towards one: and what we have always read of the elections of Polish kings should have forever excluded the idea of one continuable for life. Wonderful is the effect of impudent and persevering lying. The British ministry have so long hired their gazetteers to repeat and model into every form lies about our being in anarchy, that the world has at length believed them, the English nation has believed them, the ministers themselves have come to believe them, and what is more wonderful, we have believed them ourselves. Yet where does this anarchy exist? Where did it ever exist, except in the single instance of Massachusets? And can history produce an instance of a rebellion so honourably conducted? I say nothing of it’s motives. They were founded in ignorance, not wickedness. God forbid we should ever be 20. years without such a rebellion.1 The people can not 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 a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13. states independant 11. years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century and a half for each state. What country before ever existed a century and half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to 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 it’s natural manure. Our Convention has been too much impressed by the insurrection of Massachusets: and in the spur of the moment they are setting up a kite to keep the hen yard in order. I hope in god this article will be rectified before the new constitution is accepted.2


Would Jefferson be arrested for saying these words in Pelosi's corrupt version of America?

Are the First and Second Amendments still in effect, or not?

Will the police and the military honor their oaths to defend the US Constitution, or will they betray their oaths and their country to defend a few oligarchs who are ordering them to attack and arrest civilians, in the predictably false name of "anti-terrorism"?

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1   RWSGFY   2021 Jan 19, 9:59pm  

Lol, no.
2   Karloff   2021 Jan 20, 7:41am  

When all these media shills clutch at their pearls and shriek that "violence has no place in our political system", I can only shake my head and think of 1776 and the entire founding of the nation.
3   MisdemeanorRebel   2021 Jan 20, 7:45am  

Karloff says
When all these media shills clutch at their pearls and shriek that "violence has no place in our political system", I can only shake my head and think of 1776 and the entire founding of the nation.





Heck, I think of this summer, and the Media, Democrats, and Multinats backing and giving millions to political violence practicioners.
4   FortWayneAsNancyPelosiHaircut   2021 Jan 20, 6:24pm  

as long as people cower every time some shithead on tv calls them racist, they will lose rights.
5   Patrick   2021 Jan 20, 7:56pm  

Reply to "racist" with their insensitivity, cruelty, and selfishness in the face of mass unemployment and death due to outsourcing to China.

Lefties are quite sensitive to being called insensitive.

Keep it off race, which is THEIR TURF.
6   GNL   2021 Jan 20, 10:13pm  

Patrick says
Reply to "racist" with their insensitivity, cruelty, and selfishness in the face of mass unemployment and death due to outsourcing to China.

Lefties are quite sensitive to being called insensitive.

Keep it off race, which is THEIR TURF.

Keep up the good work, Patrick. Your name and this site I will remember no matter how old I get.
7   Patrick   2021 Oct 22, 2:44pm  

https://notthebee.com/article/new-york-city-hall-to-remove-thomas-jefferson-statue-because-it-symbolizes-the-disgusting-and-racist-basis-on-which-america-was-founded-and-we-are-now-fully-immersed-in-clown-world


A certain orange president told you it wouldn't stop with Confederate statues. They'll come after Washington and Jefferson too.

And here it is. There's no denying it now. We've given up too much.
8   Onvacation   2021 Oct 22, 3:17pm  

Patrick says
They'll come after Washington and Jefferson too.

To be replaced by "woke" characters.
9   HeadSet   2021 Oct 22, 4:47pm  

Onvacation says
Patrick says
They'll come after Washington and Jefferson too.

To be replaced by "woke" characters.

Sadly, not even MLK would make the woke cut. We'll instead see something like a Floyd statue put up.
10   AmericanKulak   2021 Oct 22, 4:59pm  

The Radical Left has been saying since the 60s that he was an Uncle Tom.
11   Patrick   2021 Oct 22, 5:22pm  

I honestly admire MLK for saying we should judge people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.

I've read he was a womanizer, but OK, if I were that famous I'd probably also find it hard to resist the women who fling themselves at famous men.
13   B.A.C.A.H.   2021 Oct 23, 8:09am  

Three-fifths of the time.
14   Patrick   2021 Nov 19, 10:10pm  

From Nigel Watson, who has an email list:


Just because it looks like nobody's doing a damn thing to slow down the rapid destruction of this thing we risibly call civilization doesn't mean everyone is oblivious or paralyzed. That said, stay alert for signs such good tidings are simply more hopium or Trust-ops. Though anonymous, this has the feel of the realdeal - lotsa tight detail, though the use of self-congratulatory terms like "All-Star Team" sure doesn't help it's cred. Too, Jim has shown he has a knack for getting them near the bullseye, far more often than not.
From Jim Stone's very excellent IP blog:

Open Letter to U.S. Special Forces and SOCOM November 2021

As you know, our country is under attack and the unconventional warfare tactics being executed against us have escalated to a breaking point.

As we have made clear in our previous statements and videos, we know that the proven ineffective and harmful mRNA nanotech injection mandate is the greatest failure of military leadership in United States history, at best. At worst, it is the most treasonous and devastating attack against the U.S. military and American people ever.

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The Supreme Court has made it very clear that it is up to the individual to know which orders and laws are unconstitutional and unlawful.

All of us have sworn an oath to protect the Constitution of the United States. Therefore, if you are still complying, you are now derelict in your duties.

Incompetence can no longer be a legitimate excuse.

If you serve in Special Forces, SOCOM or the Intel Community and you are still somehow unsure about what is happening, please contact us and we will brief you on a mountain of evidence proving systemic Crimes Against Humanity that have already resulted in over 500,000 unnecessary American deaths and well over a million people suffering serious health issues.

Over 12,000 doctors and scientists have now officially signed an evidence-based Physicians Declaration accusing COVID policy-makers of Crimes Against Humanity.

The imminent approval of proven harmful immune system degrading mRNA nanotech injections for OUR CHILDREN is a red line that we will not allow to be crossed, by any means necessary

This must stop now.

We have reached a point where any sane person must engage counter-offensive operations and surgical strikes to save our families, communities and the United States of America against enemy combatants.

We have an All-Star team of Global Operators, active duty soldiers, Marines and millions of Combat Veterans ready to roll.

SOCOM, with all due respect, do your **ing job!!

The top of the Chain of Command is in danger of losing all credibility and has become a pathetic disgrace to the uniform.

As a first step in restoring integrity and faith, you must hold Anthony Fauci accountable now.
If you do not, we will.

To all the real warriors -- Operators, Soldiers, Marines, Law Enforcement, Marshals, Veterans and Patriots from all walks of life -- you know exactly what we are saying. When the top of the chain is compromised, it is up to us to defend the Constitution, our families, our communities and our country.

Look in the mirror.

Search your heart, mind and soul.

Meet with your brothers and sisters, look them in the eyes and come up with a plan.

If leadership fails to act in a timely manner, we are a days away from all being decentralized guerrillas in defense of our families and the Constitution.

Lt. Col. Scheller was right. We all know it, leadership is now derelict in their duties. If they do not restore accountably now, they are fully exposing themselves as treasonous enemy combatants.
We can't afford to wait any longer. Now is the time for everyone who has sworn an oath to stand up.

We are obviously boldly standing up right now with this statement.

We have also been very clear in our previous statements and videos.
We fear no one.

We will not be on the wrong side of history.

We will not allow our people and our children to be slaughtered by a small group of genocidal. New World Order fascists who would clearly rather kill off millions and enslave billions of people than give up their tyrannical hold on power.

The pathological shortsighted greed and obscene arrogance of terrorists like Fauci, Gates, Fink, Schwab and their fascist NWO cabal is utterly grotesque, inhumane and absurd.

These power-drunk genocidal maniacs are too blinded by their power to even know what we are capable of.

We've already infiltrated their security forces.

We all know that the skies above have become the Wild West.

We operate the most advanced weapons systems and satellites.

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We have refrained from counter-offensive operations thus far because we have been hoping and praying that leadership would come to their senses to uphold their oath and defend the American people.

We know the horrors of WAR all too well.

We want to stop the violence and restore peace. To do so, we need accountability and justice, and we need it now!

We are under attack. Our families are under attack.

We have no choice.

All aware and sane people are on the same side now.

In this statement, we are holding out an olive branch.

Unless we see concrete results, we are done talking.

We will give you a brief period of time to get your shit together.

Your continued dereliction of duty will soon lead to us acting surgically in decentralized units to restore accountability and justice in a Constitutional manner.

Think very carefully about every word we say.

The compromised and proven treasonous biden administration is a paper tiger in a Potemkin village, and we all know it.

Please, for the love of God, get off the fascist New World Order sinking ship before you go down with it.

Tick tock.

DE OPPRESSO LIBER,
~ POGSOFCOM


I believe this to be a genuine grassroots effort to provide a unifying nucleus around which a citizen's militia can form to take on the Bad Guys. Alas, my Rumble Channel has been blacked out for the past month. I am also having numerous other computer issues, so am unable at present to access these videos. NjW

Here's the Rumble videos link: https://rumble.com/user/POGSOFCOM mine's just a black rectangle-no vid - and yours?
15   Patrick   2022 May 16, 9:56am  

More good Jefferson quotes:


“Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.”
― Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”
― Thomas Jefferson

“I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. Unsuccessful rebellions indeed generally establish the encroachments on the rights of the people which have produced them. An observation of this truth should render honest republican governors so mild in their punishment of rebellions, as not to discourage them too much. It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.”
― Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves ; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.”
― Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.”
― Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

“I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage with my books, my family and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and letting the world roll on as it liked, than to occupy the most splendid post, which any human power can give.”
― Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

“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. ... What country before ever existed a century and half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to 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.”
― Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

“Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”
― Thomas Jefferson

“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.”
― Thomas Jefferson

“Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.”
― Thomas Jefferson

“The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.”
― Thomas Jefferson

“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”
― Thomas Jefferson

“I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.”
― Thomas Jefferson

“The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.”
― Thomas Jefferson

“I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.”
― Thomas Jefferson

“We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”
― Thomas Jefferson

“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.”
― Thomas Jefferson

“Our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions any more than our opinions in physics or geometry...”
― Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom

“History, in general, only informs us what bad government is.”
― Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

"I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the true old man's milk and restorative cordial."― Thomas Jefferson

"No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden...But though an old man, I am but a young gardener.” ― Thomas Jefferson

Finally, those infamous (short) Jefferson Quotes
Never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day.

Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.

Never spend your money before you have it.

Never buy what you do not want, because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.

Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold.

We never repent of having eaten too little.

Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.

Take things always by their smooth handle.

When angry, count ten, before you speak; if very angry, a hundred.


https://rwmalonemd.substack.com/p/action-will-delineate-and-define
17   HeadSet   2023 Aug 5, 2:43pm  

Except not with the blood of Patriots, but the blood of tyrants.

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