Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Apt words from Thomas "Liberal" Jefferson

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
 
lateo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:03 PM
Original message
Apt words from Thomas "Liberal" Jefferson
"A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over,their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles.

"It is true that in the meantime we are suffering deeply in spirit, and incurring the horrors of a war and long oppressions of enormous public debt.

"If the game runs sometimes against us at home we must have patience till luck turns, and then we shall have an opportunity of winning back the principles we have lost, for this is a game where principles are at stake."

-- Thomas Jefferson, in a letter of 1798, after the passage of the Sedition
Act.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:07 PM
Response to Original message
1. I first read that when Elizabeth Edwards posted it last week.
Man, does it ever describe what we are going through now.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
oddtext Donating Member (268 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:38 PM
Response to Reply #1
3. since she posted that
i've been patiently waiting for the reign of witches to end. i've imagined cheney in handcuffs among others in numerous permutations of Votergate '04.

anyone else?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mcg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:18 PM
Response to Original message
2. Jefferson re "monied corporations"

"I hope we shall take warning from the example and crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country."

from a letter to George Logan, Nov. 12th, 1816.

"Taxes should be proportioned to what may be annually spared by
the individual." --Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1784.

"Another means of silently lessening the inequality of property is
to exempt all from taxation below a certain point, and to tax the
higher portions of property in geometrical progression as they
rise." --Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1785.

http://etext.virginia.edu/jefferson/quotations/jeff5.ht...

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:42 PM
Response to Original message
4. Jefferson was not up against electronic voting machines. Everything we
do, other than boycotting republicans and republiican corporations, is futile until we get rid of the Black Boxes.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Apr 25th 2014, 01:46 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC