James Madison & Thomas Jefferson

James Madison, Jr. (March 16, 1751 (O.S. March 5)  – June 28, 1836) was an American statesman and political theorist, the fourth President of the United States (1809–1817). Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 (April 2, 1743 O.S.) – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father who was the principal author of the United States Declaration of Independence (1776) and the third President of the United States (1801–1809). 5.0/5

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Jefferson And Madison On State’s Rights And Nullification Written by Mark Ross | Posted December 2, 2012 In 1798, in response to President John Adam’s, and The Federalist Party’s, Alien and Sedition Acts, and a Federal Government that was increasingly overstepping the Limited Constitutional Powers to which they were created to be an agent of, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison responded with two sets of Resolutions. Jefferson authored The Kentucky Resolution, and Madison, The Virginia Resolution. For those of us who are concerned about the increasing size and scope of our Federal Government, both Resolutions are as insightful, and applicable, today, as they were in 1798. And, both Resolutions should be read, and understood, by our State Legislators, so that they understand that they are responsible to us, the citizens of these respective states, and not to The Federal Government, or some political party. Below, is a paragraph from each of The Resolutions, which demonstrate, clearly, and puts into pe ...
Heard this today and thought I would share. After Osama Bin Ladin was killed he went down to "paradise" and was waiting for the 72 virgins to come to him when George Washington walked up and slugged him in the face followed by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison who both beat the crap out of him. After he picked himself off the ground he saw Mohammud standing near by, so he went over and said what is happening? Where are my 72 virgins? Mohammud said, oh you got it wrong I didn't say 72 virgins I said 72 Virginians. You've got 69 more beatings to go.
People shouldn't feel helpless against the corporatocracy. Thomas Jefferson & James Madison had proposed an 11th amendment to rein in corps
In Amistad, The Last Battle of the American Revolution (1997), John Quincy Adams: [to the U.S Supreme Court] "James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington... John Adams. We've long resisted asking you for guidance. Perhaps we have feared in doing so, we might acknowledge that our individuality, which we so, so revere, is not entirely our own. Perhaps we've feared an... an appeal to you might be taken for weakness. But, we've come to understand, finally, that this is not so. We understand now, we've been made to understand, and to embrace the understanding... that who we are *is* who we were. We desperately need your strength and wisdom to triumph over our fears, our prejudices, ourselves. Give us the courage to do what is right. And if it means civil war? Then let it come. And when it does, may it be, finally, the last battle of the American Revolution."
Enough! This nation was NOT founded on Christianity (March 15, 2014 by Allen Cliffton) Conservatives seem to not quite understand that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are two completely different things. The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson. The Constitution was put together by many different individuals and it essentially creates our government and lists the rights of its citizens. Granted, the Declaration of Independence does say, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, and that they are endowed by their Creator…" with "creator" referring to some form of God. But, again, this document has nothing to do with our Constitutional Rights. Our constitution has exactly ZERO mentions of God, Jesus, Christians or Christianity. In fact, the First Amendment clearly states that we're given the freedom of religion. It also says Congress can't make any laws based on religious beliefs. But let's just look at a few comments from some ke ...
The Fife and Drum Corps of York Town has two performances in the area tomorrow! 10:00 at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and 2:00 at James Madison's Montpelier
Of course Al "Tawana Brawley" Sharpton would know better than Thomas Jefferson & James Madison... Resist we much!
Richard Riis: The United States is not a Christian nation, and the Bible is not the cornerstone of our law. Don’t take my word for it. Let these Founding Fathers speak for themselves: John Adams: “The government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion.” (Treaty of Tripoli, 1797) Thomas Jefferson: “Christianity neither is, nor ever was, a part of the Common Law.” (Letter to Dr. Thomas Cooper, February 10, 1814) James Madison: “The civil government … functions with complete success … by the total separation of the Church from the State.” (Writings, 8:432, 1819) George Washington: “If I could conceive that the general government might ever be so administered as to render the liberty of conscience insecure, I beg you will be persuaded, that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.” (Letter to the United Baptist Chamber of Virg ...
If these men were alive today and said these words, the media would condemn them as religious radicals, yet without them, the media today probably would not exist. Freedom for all because of these men and their courage. “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.” –George Washington “We've staked our future on our ability to follow the Ten Commandments with all our heart.” –James Madison “The Bible is the cornerstone of liberty.” –Thomas Jefferson “For my part, I sincerely esteem the Constitution, a system which without the finger of God, never could have been suggested and agreed upon by such a diversity of interests.” –Alexander Hamilton
Happy Fourth of July! Celebrate the spirit of independence with us. The Morgan is open until 5 pm! Pierpont Morgan collected Americana, including rare documents and objects, as a testament to his love for his country. Now on view are George Washington's life mask by Jean-Antoine Houdon (bit.ly/TMINuY) as well as a rare first edition of the Star Spangled Banner (bit.ly/1qgYebb). Thomas Jefferson's Letters to his daughter Martha (bit.ly/1vt0JGM), George Washington's autograph letter to James Madison (bit.ly/VD9Yd6), and Abraham Lincoln's autograph fragment of a speech (bit.ly/1xcKT5W) are also in the collection.
A big shout out to Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, John Adams, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin and...
Just wanna give a shout out to George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and all the rest of our Founding Fathers, for telling England leave us alone we want Coffee not Tea!!! Have a safe and wonderful 4th everyone!!
"It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth -- and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it." --Patrick Henry, speech in the Virginia Convention, 1775 "Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves, therefore, are its only safe depositories." --Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XIV, 1781 "How could a readiness for war in time of peace be safely prohibited, unless we could prohibit, in like manner, the preparations and establishments of every hostile nation?" --James M ...
No, Hobby Lobby, that quote on your website is NOT from Thomas Jefferson! And, furthermore, the document it comes from -- which was written by James Madison -- is a list of some of the best arguments AGAINST that Supreme Court ruling that you and you...
Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, James Madison, & George Washington have places named for them in NC, but the 1st 2 never visited N.C.
"Well, of course, he would know better than Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, et al...
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A cavalcade of ignorance spewing from Now they misquote Thomas Jefferson, er, i mean James Madison.
In your wildest dreams can you fathom George Washington or Thomas Jefferson or James Madison cracking - no pun...
So are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson & James Madison. So that narrows it down to 16 US leaders of the male-persuasion:):)
James Madison and George Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, not Thomas Jefferson! Get your facts right! Typical Dem! SMH
"Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, John Adams and James Madison: Young America’s Fight with Islamism" by Andrew Walden
On this day in 1836, James Madison, drafter of the Constitution, recorder of the Constitutional Convention, author of the "Federalist Papers" and fourth president of the United States, dies on his tobacco plantation in Virginia. Madison first distinguished himself as a student at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), where he successfully completed a four-year course of study in two years and, in 1769, helped found the American Whig Society, the second literary and debate society at Princeton (and the world), to rival the previously established Cliosophic Society. Madison returned to Virginia with intellectual accolades but poor health in 1771. By 1776, he was sufficiently recovered to serve for three years in the legislature of the new state of Virginia, where he came to know and admire Thomas Jefferson. In this capacity, he assisted with the drafting of the Virginia Declaration of Religious Freedom and the critical decision for Virginia to cede its western claims to the Continental Congr ...
Finally completed the rewriting and revision of my novel, Creole Demoiselle. I'm rereading for cohesion one last time before sending to my publisher in England. I particularly enjoyed having my characters interact with President George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison! It was so much fun envisioning these historical personages engaged in casual conversation with my characters. Especially enjoyed Martha Washington's discussion about needlepoint with my heroine, Elena Navarro!
Please view the following short video:     informed opinions about democracy:     "A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine." -- Thomas Jefferson     "Democracies have been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their death." -- James Madison     "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!" -- Benjamin Franklin     "Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is ignorant." -- John Simon     "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury." -- Alexander Tytler     "Government is a broker in pillage, and every election is a sort of advance auction in stolen goods." -- H ...
The first 10 amendments in the Constitution are referred to as the Bill of Rights and were written by James Madison (Not Thomas Jefferson whom was in France at the time. A bit of knowledge Liberal Senator Chuck Schumer should have known as a graduate of James Madison High School and Harvard Law School). These amendments guarantee personal freedoms, limit the government's power in judicial & other proceedings & reserve some powers to the states and the public. The second of these amendments guarantees American citizens their natural born right to own a firearm. According to FBI statistics in 2012 there were 8,855 firearm deaths from crimes/murders. Driving is a privilege not a right, which anyone who has taken a drivers test should know. In 2012 Drunk driving accounted for 10,322 fatalities. Drunk Driving Fatalities accounted for 31% of all traffic related deaths. The average drunk driver has driven drunk 80 times before their first arrest. One in Three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in t ...
Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and George Washington argued - America should be open to Muslim citizens, office-holders and even presidents
"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams "Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear." - Thomas Jefferson "Religions are all alike - founded upon fables and mythologies." - Thomas Jefferson "History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government." - Thomas Jefferson "In no instance have . . . the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people." - James Madison "The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity." - John Adams "Lighthouses are more helpful than churches." - Benjamin Franklin
I know Thanksgiving is a long way off, but I feel gratitude today. I live in a country where freedom of conscience reigns supreme. There is no established church. Everyone is allowed to think as he or she will without the interference of a government at the behest of religious authorities. The so-called "Divine Right of Kings" no longer dictates what we shall confess with our mouths. We no longer pay taxes to support a state church or their clergy. Thank you very much, especially to Roger Williams, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Madison.
"Do not follow those among you who follow the wayward children of George Washington, who are enjoying with foul mouth the blessings I bestowed on their country because of the trust their Founding Fathers had on me. By going astray from the trustworthy ways of their Founding Fathers--Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Jay, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton-- who received from me inspiration and guidance to build strong institutions that made their country great, they yielded themselves to reprobate minds, sliding down into eventual decline (if they do not come back to their senses). Therefore, if you want to see the greatness of your country, stay away from those who in their unwisdom proclaim that there is creation without a Creator; that there is design without a Designer; and that there is law without a Law maker."
Apr 28, 1758: President Monroe is born Future U.S. Senator and President James Monroe is born on this day in 1758. Monroe, a contemporary of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, was the last of the original revolutionaries to become president. He served in the Continental Army and was wounded in the shoulder at the Battle of Trenton in New Jersey. Prior to becoming president, Monroe served as Washington's ambassador to France (1804-1807) and Madison's secretary of state (1811-1817). He was also the first U.S. senator to become president and the First President to ride on the technological wonder of his era, the steamboat. Monroe's presidency is best known for his negotiation of the Missouri Compromise and his philosophy regarding territorial expansion in the Western Hemisphere, which became known as the Monroe Doctrine. In 1820, President Monroe signed into law the Missouri Compromise, also known as the Compromise Bill of 1820. The bill attempted to solve tensions over slavery by promisi ...
Fun fact: The state that is the most common listed birth place of U.S. presidents is Virginia with eight. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachery Taylor, and Woodrow Wilson were all born in Virginia. Ohio is second with seven, then Massachusetts and New York with four each and North Carolina, Texas, and Vermont with two a piece. Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina all have one each.
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Thursday, May 1— "James Monroe and the Era of Good Feelings": Elected in 1816, James Monroe is the last of a triumphant era. Mentored by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, Monroe is the bridge between the Revolutionary Generation and the new nationalists led by Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams. But Monroe's greatest accomplishment is a foreign policy doctrine that still carries weight to this day. With the War of 1812 won, Americans set their sights westward and Henry Clay of Kentucky has the plan to get them there. Called "The American System," it begins by funding a National Bank and ends with a series of improvements that can still be seen today. Take a ride on the Erie Canal, U.S. Route 40, Route 1, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and the Cumberland Road as we begin the great American road trip: west to the Pacific!
Seems to me that this is the perfect year the world gets reacquainted with Charles Dickenson. Wall Street and the folks like the Koch Brothers think they can control this country by personally undervaluing the Dollar. Yeah it is awesome they don't millions of dollars as tax write offs to the Tea Party but it is easy money when they are simply just doing a currency transfer. America is suffering because these billionaires think they are slick in acting like patriots but truth be told they are more communist then all of modern Russia. Now I am no talking late Cold War communist, I am talking early Iron Curtain Communists. These Koch Brothers act as if they are Joseph Stalin while wearing James Madison and Thomas Jefferson masks. Doesn't help either when an alliance is needed to end them but those who should ally with each other refuse to work with one another. The American economy is not dead, it is stagnated and there is two ways to launch into to new longer term heights then any joint session of congress ...
Don't forget it was Baptist Preachers who gave us our Bill of Rights ! Men like Isaac Baacus, John Leland, Roger Williams and others They got tired of when they were Preaching Jesus and the Word of God with passion that the authorities were putting them in jail. they appealed to James Madison and Thomas Jefferson and the Delegates to the Constitutional Convention to add the Bill of Rights !
George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams wrote the Constitution, do you think they thought about human rights, *** rights, jails, incarceration, rape, abuse, domestic violence, of course not, *** they couldn't imagine a cellphone, my point: VOTE to change how the laws of this country affects PEOPLE and their rights.
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and James Madison are my favorite (Founding Fathers)
Founding Fathers "IN THERE OWN WORDS"... -In the Letters of James Madison & Thomas Jefferson, they Made it Clear that Jesus Christ was at the Center of what they Wrote & Said...
Who did not attend the Constitutional Convention in 1787? On May 27, 1787 there were enough delegates in attendance to begin the convention. There were fifty-five delegates from twelve states that would attend at one time or another. However, not in attendance were some notable names in American history. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams did not attend. Each was abroad on missions for the country. Also missing were Patrick Henry who "smelled a rat" and stayed home, Virginia orator Richard Henry Lee did not attend, pamphleteer Thomas Paine failed to appear and Samuel Adams remained away. Of the participants only one was a full-time, articulate, continually influential participant in the convention that wrote the nation's Constitution: James Madison. * Miller, William Lee, The Business of May Next bj
Capitalize all costs of use and restoration to like use by Posterity. If I borrow you lawnmower full of gas, I should return it in like condition. We have a moral and Constitutional duty to do the same for Posterity. We may use any resource we wish. We have a usufruct duty, to use without harm. Thomas Jefferson's "The Earth Belongs to the Living" letter to James Madison as he watched debt collapse the French Kingdom: "Then no man can by _natural right_ oblige the lands he occupied, or the persons who succeed him in that occupation, to the paiment of debts contracted by him. For if he could, he might during his own life, eat up the usufruct of the lands for several generations to come, and then the lands would belong to the dead, and not to the living, which would be reverse of our principle." "...nor the nation itself can validly contract more debt, than they may pay within their own age, or within the term of 19. years?" Government debt and QE (money printing) transfers wealth from the many to the few, f ...
"Most Americans don’t know it but Thomas Jefferson, along with James Madison worked assiduously to have an 11th Amendment included into our nation’s original Bill of Rights. This proposed Amendment would have prohibited “monopolies in commerce.” The amendment would have made it illegal for corporations to own other corporations, or to give money to politicians, or to otherwise try to influence elections."
James Madison, letter to Thomas Jefferson, 1788: "The invasion of private rights is chiefly to be apprehended, not from acts of Government contrary to the sense of its constituents, but from acts in which the Government is the mere instrument of the major number of the Constituents." "Paycheck Fairness" Will Lead to Fewer Paychecks, Less Fairness: Diana Furchtgott-Roth - On April Fools' Day the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions is holding a hearing on the Paycheck Fairness Act, sponsored by Senator Barbara Mikulski, who will reportedly chair the hearing. The Paycheck Fairness Act, which mistakenly assumes that American women do not have Paycheck Fairness, lists 54 senators as cosponsors. Although it appears that the Democrats have consensus within their own caucus, they do not, because the list of cosponsors includes some who are no longer in Congress, and omits Angus King (ME), John Walsh (MT), and Bill Nelson (FL). … RCM [There has been a law against discrimination against wom ...
The Founding Fathers on Maintaining Freedom "The greatest danger to American freedom is a government that ignores the Constitution." Thomas Jefferson Third President of the United States "There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters. " Noah Webster American Lexicographer "The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion." Edmund Burke British Statesman, 1784 "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." Thomas Jefferson to James Madison "They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin American Statesman
Excerpted from Jim Geraghty, Morning Jolt ... Why, it's almost as if the Founding Fathers wanted it to be tough to pass broad, sweeping laws that make dramatic changes without a broad consensus! A key goal of the framers was to create a Senate differently constituted from the House so it would be less subject to popular passions and impulses. "The use of the Senate," wrote James Madison in Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787, "is to consist in its proceedings with more coolness, with more system and with more wisdom, than the popular branch." An oft-quoted story about the "coolness" of the Senate involves George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who was in France during the Constitutional Convention. Upon his return, Jefferson visited Washington and asked why the Convention delegates had created a Senate. "Why did you pour that tea into your saucer?" asked Washington. "To cool it," said Jefferson. "Even so," responded Washington, "we pour legislation into the senatorial saucer to cool it." W ...
So according to Sean, pot smokers are unmotivated, couch potatoes. Like George Washington, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson? All of who were confirmed marijuana smokers.
Ignorance of the Constitution Is No Excuse Posted by David DeGerolamo on March 21, 2014 at 11:12am View Blog . I attended a debate last night (March 20th) sponsored by the Union/Towns County GA Tea Party. On one side was Dr. Eichenbaum and Publius Huldah presenting the case for nullification of unconstitutional laws as outlined by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. On the other side was Mrs. Peterson representing the case for an Article V Convention of States (COS). While I believe neither strategy will be effective, I witnessed two our of greatest failings in action: ego and ignorance. As I expected, Publius Huldah presented Constitutional facts and historical precedents concerning both nullification and Article V. Mrs. Peterson was ill prepared and quickly took on an attack position to preserve her ego. There were several members of the audience who took exception in the question and answer session to attack Dr. Dan and Publius Huldah for stating that they were ignorant (based on their perception). But ...
So who's right? The sodomite attackers and haters who find sexual activist judges like Richard Bosson (of the New Mexico Supreme Court) who say giving up religious liberty is the "price of citizenship" in his state? Are they right? Is Richard Bosson wiser than the legal geniuses who conjured-up our Declaration and Constitution? How about these next two guys? Are these two "haters" and "bigots"? Are they "right-wing-nuts" who should be called "enemies of liberty" by moderns, because they said the following things in DIRECT CONTRADICTION to Justice Richard Bosson?: “Man’s duty of honoring God is precedent both in order of time and degree of obligation to the claims of civil society.” James Madison, Father of the Constitution "“No provision in our Constitution ought to be dearer to man than that which protects the rights of conscience against the enterprises of the civil authority.” - Thomas Jefferson, Father of the Declaration of Independence
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James Madison & Thomas Jefferson were deists, not Christians.
Controlling the Military "If no check can be found to keep the number of standing troops within safe bounds while they are tolerated as far as necessary, abandon them altogether, discipline well the militia and guard the magazines with them. More than magazine guards will be useless if few and dangerous if many. No European nation can ever send against us such a regular army as we need fear, and it is hard if our militia are not equal to those of Canada or Florida." --Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1788. "Our duty is... to act upon things as they are and to make a reasonable provision for whatever they may be. Were armies to be raised whenever a speck of war is visible in our horizon, we never should have been without them. Our resources would have been exhausted on dangers which have never happened instead of being reserved for what is really to take place." --Thomas Jefferson: 6th Annual Message, 1806. ME 3:424 "[Montesquieu wrote in his Spirit of the Laws, XIII,c.17:] 'As soon as one prince augment ...
I really don't want to know about a dinner with Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton
NO MORE WARS! Against Standing Armies "There are instruments so dangerous to the rights of the nation and which place them so totally at the mercy of their governors that those governors, whether legislative or executive, should be restrained from keeping such instruments on foot but in well-defined cases. Such an instrument is a standing army." --Thomas Jefferson to David Humphreys, 1789. ME 7:323 "I do not like [in the new Federal Constitution] the omission of a Bill of Rights providing clearly and without the aid of sophisms for... protection against standing armies." --Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1787. ME 6:387 "Nor is it conceived needful or safe that a standing army should be kept up in time of peace for [defense against invasion]." --Thomas Jefferson: 1st Annual Message, 1801. ME 3:334 "Standing armies [are] inconsistent with [a people's] freedom and subversive of their quiet." --Thomas Jefferson: Reply to Lord North's Proposition, 1775. Papers 1:231 "The spirit of this country is totally ad ...
"I own I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.". -Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 12/20/1787 .
On this day in 1803, the Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice John Marshall, decides the landmark case of William Marbury versus James Madison, Secretary of State of the United States and confirms the legal principle of judicial review--the ability of the Supreme Court to limit Congressional power by declaring legislation unconstitutional--in the new nation. The court ruled that the new president, Thomas Jefferson, via his secretary of state, James Madison, was wrong to prevent William Marbury from taking office as justice of the peace for Washington County in the District of Columbia. However, it also ruled that the court had no jurisdiction in the case and could not force Jefferson and Madison to seat Marbury. The Judiciary Act of 1789 gave the Supreme Court jurisdiction, but the Marshall court ruled the Act of 1789 to be an unconstitutional extension of judiciary power into the realm of the executive. In writing the decision, John Marshall argued that acts of Congress in conflict with the Constitution a ...
Promoting the necessity of minimum wage laws illustrates the point that liberals have an innate reversion to logic. While this fact is exasperating at best, those who believe that America is supposed to provide everyone a living wage with benefits clearly validates the conviction of some that liberalism is nothing more than a “mental disorder”. WHERE in the foundations of US history can anyone base such a RIDICULOUS claim?!? Perhaps liberals have confused what Thomas Jefferson listed in the Declaration of Independence as “certain unalienable Rights” among which included the right to “pursue Happiness.” If so, they should understand that the right to PURSUE happiness does NOT guarantee the ACHIEVEMENT of happiness. Another Founding Father, James Madison, would agree with this assessment. Like Jefferson, Madison authored a VERY important US document known as the US Constitution. In explaining the purposes behind the Constitution and our system of government, he stated that the “rage” f ...
An American Patriot is NOT somebody who supports his government. If that's what the American definition of a patriot were, we would not have been calling George Washington, Samuel Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, James Madison, Thomas Payne, John Hancock and all the rest of them "patriots" would we? Those true patriots were all men who openly advocated revolt against THEIR government. That's what made them American Patriots in the first place. Eventually, after their government had fired the first shots, they took up arms AGAINST their government and began killing it's policing agents, who were the armed force enforcing the oppressive dictates of their government. This is all being put into play against you and if you are Christian’s then you know what Revolutions speaks of and see it all around you because the bible speaks of it.
I would never want to be president of the Unites States. The position is one that I can not even begin to understand the sacrifice and dedication needed. I may not have agreed with each of the presidents listed below, but each gave of their time and talent and skills to try and make the United States a better place. I bow my head in prayer of thanksgiving for each of these souls: George Washington (1789-1797) John Adams (1797-1801) Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809) James Madison (1809-1817) James Monroe (1817-1825) John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) Andrew Jackson (1829-1837) Martin Van Buren (1837-1841) William H. Harrison (1841) John Tyler (1841-1845) James K. Polk (1841-1849) Zachary Taylor (1849-1850) Millard Fillmore (1850-1853) Franklin Pierce (1853-1857) James Buchanan (1857-1861) Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865) Andrew Johnson (1865-1869) Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877) Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881) James A. Garfield (1881) Chester A. Arthur (1881-1885) Grover Cleveland (1885-1889) Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893 .. ...
Little known facts about U.S. Presidents 1. Before becoming a founding father, George Washington was a down-on-his-luck figure ice skater with a heart of gold. 2. Due to a hunting accident, John Adams was unable to speak for his entire term. He communicated through vague hand gestures. 3. Thomas Jefferson used chocolate to lure innocent children into burning buildings. To this day he has never been apprehended. 4. For several months after his death in 1439, James Madison's ghost reportedly lingered around the chutney factory where he was born. 5. James Monroe kept a secret dream diary. Historians have recovered it and confirmed that he would often have passionate fantasies of John C. Calhoun wearing nothing but a silk bathrobe. 6. Although he was raised by former President John Adams, John Quincy Adams' biological father was in actuality a Brazilian merchant with mysterious goat legs (which, to Mrs. Adams' relief, were not genetic.) 7. On a whim, Andrew Jackson once gathered every distinguished gentleman ...
A Presidential Fact Of The 44 Presidents Of The United States 1 George Washington - Teeth were made from elephant and walrus tusks, not wood. 2 John Adams - First to live in the White House 3 Thomas Jefferson - Spoke 6 different languages 4 James Madison - Smallest President at 5' 4", under 100 lbs. 5 James Monroe - Died on the 4th of July, 1831, following both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, who died on July 4, 1826 6 John Quincy Adams - Son of John Adams 7 Andrew Jackson - First President to ride in a train 8 Martin Van Buren - First President born an American citizen - (all before him were born in the British colonies) 9. William Henry Harrison - President for only 31 days, died of pnueumonia 10 John Tyler - Loved kids, had 15 children 11 James K. Polk - First President to serve a nation from coast to coast 12 Zachary Taylor - Never voted for a President 13 Millard Fillmore - First President to have a stove and running water in the White House 14 Franklin Pierce - Memorized his entire inaugural spee . ...
James Madison opposed against the National Bank with Thomas Jefferson because they were both anti-federalists, so it goes without saying that they both chose to oppose the idea of a National Bank. They each believed that the idea of a National Bank was unconstitutional, because the United States Constitution did not state that the Federal Government had the power to create a bank. Jefferson felt most strongly about this, while Madison considered the fact that a National Bank could assist in covering Revolutionary War debt.
If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their  currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks…will deprive the people of  all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered…. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs. – Thomas Jefferson   “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.” – Thomas Jefferson   History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by  controlling money and its issuance. -James Madison   Issue of currency should be lodged with the government and be protected from domination by Wall Street. We are opposed to…provisions [which] would place our currency and credit system in private hands.  – Theodore Roosevelt     Finally. a few years after signing the Feder ...
People in the history essay are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Adams, & Alexander Hamilton.
Another Osama Bin Laden Joke - Thanks David Cox After meeting his end, Osama Bin Laden came up to a large door and knocked in efforts to go to the other side to what he thought was heaven. There, he is greeted by George Washington. "How dare you attack the nation I helped conceive!" yells Washington, slapping Osama in the face. Patrick Henry comes up from behind. "You wanted to end the Americans' liberty, so they gave you death!" Henry punches Osama in the nose. James Madison comes up next and says, "This is why I allowed the Federal Government to provide for the common defense!" He drops him and proceeds to give him a MMA style ground and pound. Osama is subject to similar beatings from John Randolph of Roanoke, James Monroe, and sixty-five other people who have the same love for liberty and America. As he writhes on the ground, Thomas Jefferson picks him up to hurl him back toward the gate where he is to be judged. As Osama awaits his journey to his final very hot destination, he screams, "This is not w ...
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Term Limits and the Reasons For Why They Are Needed. "Power corrupts absolute power corrupts absolutely." John Adams - "I am for making of terms annual, and for sending an entire new set every year." Thomas Jefferson - "My reason for fixing them in office for a term of years, rather than for life, was that they might have an idea that they were at a certain period to return into the mass of the people and become the governed instead of the governors which might still keep alive that regard to the public good that otherwise they might perhaps be induced by their independence to forget." James Madison - "The security intended to the general liberty consists in the frequent election and in the rotation of the members of Congress." George Mason - "Nothing so strongly impels a man to regard the interest of his constituents, as the certainty of returning to the general mass of the people, from whence he was taken, where he must participate in their burdens." Edmund Burke - "Those who have once been intoxicated ...
FINAL WORDS FROM THE Founding Fathers ON THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS "I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them. " --George Mason "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. " --Thomas Jefferson "Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion . . . in private self-defense. " --John Adams "The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms. " --Samuel Adams " . . arms discourage and keep invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. ... Horrid mischief would ensue were [the law-abiding] deprived of the use of them. " --Thomas Paine "[The Constitution preserves] the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation...[where] the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms." --James Madison "A militia, when properl ...
on this date in 1786, the legislature of Virginia adopted a Religious Freedom statute, drafted by Thomas Jefferson and introduced by James Madison. It was the model for the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America.
Interesting tidbits: 1793 – Jean-Pierre Blanchard becomes the first person to fly in a balloon in the United States. On 9 January 1793, Blanchard conducted the first balloon flight in the Americas. He launched his balloon from the prison yard of Walnut Street Jail in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and landed in Deptford, Gloucester County, New Jersey. One of the flight's witnesses that day was President George Washington, and the future presidents John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe were also present. Blanchard had advertised for several weeks that he would make a hydrogen-filled gas balloon ascension on that day at 10 in the morning precisely, weather permitting. He had sold tickets at $5 each, and when not enough seats were reserved, Blanchard offered $2 seats in a special section behind the others. The tickets would admit the bearers inside the prison yard to view his departure. The excitement he generated was so great that almost the entire population of the city had turned out ...
Articles: The Evolution of Class Warfare in America Some people believe that when Marx and Engels began The Communist Manifesto (1848) with "[t]he history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of class struggles," they were the first to call attention to the importance of class conflict in politics. That is wrong. Class struggles occurred throughout ancient, medieval, and modern European history, and authors like Thomas Jefferson, David Ricardo, and Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, to name just three who ante-date The Communist Manifesto, wrote about them (in 1787, 1817, and 1840, respectively). Class conflict -- albeit historically more muted -- has also been a feature of American politics. Indeed, one of the most succinct statements of the economic -- i.e., class -- basis of politics can be found in James Madison's The Federalist (11/22/1787). Writing about the origins of "factions" -- which are akin to political parties -- Madison wrote that "the most common and durable source of factions has bee .. ...
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The practice of condemnation was transplanted into the American colonies with the Common Law. In the early years, unimproved land could be taken without compensation; this practice was accepted because land was so abundant that it could be cheaply replaced. When it came time to draft the United States Constitution, differing views on eminent domain were voiced. Thomas Jefferson favored eliminating all remnants of feudalism, and pushed for allodial ownership.[4] James Madison, who wrote the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, had a more moderate view, and struck a compromise that sought to at least protect property rights somewhat by explicitly mandating compensation and using the term "public use" rather than "public purpose," "public interest", or "public benefit".[5] The Fifth Amendment imposes limitations on the exercise of eminent domain: the taking must be for public use and just compensation must be paid. Some historians have suggested that these limitations on the taking power were i ...
Secularism is the principle of separation of government institutions, and the persons mandated to represent the State, from religious institutions and religious dignitaries. In one sense, secularism may assert the right to be free from religious rule and teachings, and the right to freedom from governmental imposition of religion upon the people within a state that is neutral on matters of belief. (See also separation of church and state and In another sense, it refers to the view that human activities and decisions, especially political ones, should be unbiased by religious influence (See also public reason.) Secularism draws its intellectual roots from Greek and Roman philosophers such as Marcus Aurelius and Epicurus; medieval Muslim polymaths such as Ibn Rushd; Enlightenment thinkers such as Denis Diderot, Voltaire, Baruch Spinoza, John Locke, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and Thomas Paine; and more recent freethinkers, agnostics, and atheists such as Robert Ingersoll and Bertrand Russell. The purp ...
“Perhaps it is a universal truth,” James Madison wrote Thomas Jefferson in 1798, “that loss of liberty at home is to be charged against provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.”
In Federalist James Madison Wrote, " The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the Federal Govt. are Few and Defined, and will be Exercised principally on external Object's as war, Peace, Negotiation , and Foreign Commerce, " But by 1794 Madison had Begun to Rail against Government's Unconstitutional urge to redistribute the wealth of it's citizens ,, " If Congress can do Whatever in their Discretion can be done By money , , and will promote The General Welfare , The Government is No Longer A Limited one, possessing but an indefinite one subject to Particular Exceptions," ,, James Madison, ,,, Thomas Jefferson ,Wrote ,, Giving Congress a Distinct and Independent Power to do any Act They please Which may be Good for the Union , Would Render all of the Preceding and subsequent Enumerations of Power Completely Useless, . it would reduce the Constitution to A single Phrase , That of instituting a Congress with power to do whatever would be Good for the United States, and as Sole Judges, of the Go . ...
Wayne's Water Cooler Question today...Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison all enjoyed this hobby. What is it? A= They all brewed their own beer
December 15th The Bill of Rights During the battle to ratify the U.S. Constitution, many Americans worried that the founding document failed to list specific rights to be protected against abuse of power. Thomas Jefferson, who generally approved of the new Constitution, put voice to that view when he wrote to James Madison: “A bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth . . . and what no just government should refuse.” To gain support for the Constitution, Federalists agreed to add amendments protecting personal liberties. Madison was one of those who had considered a list of protected rights unnecessary. He believed the Constitution, as written, gave the Federal Government no power to violate citizens’ liberties. He also worried that listing specific rights might imply that the government could limit rights not listed. Nevertheless, when the First Congress met in New York in 1789, he set about crafting a set of amendments. “If we can make the Constitution b ...
It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice; and even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as the violence of the wolf. Thomas Paine 1776 "The American Crisis most sacred of the duties of a government [is] to do equal and impartial justice to all its citizens.” Thomas Jefferson 1816 Note in Destutt de Tracy, Political Economy It is due to justice; due to humanity; due to truth; to the sympathies of our nature; in fine, to our character as a people, both abroad and at home, that they should be considered, as much as possible, in the light of human beings, and not as mere property. As such, they are acted upon by our laws, and have an interest in our laws. James Madison 1829 Speech at the Virginia Ratifying Convention
Congressional earmarks? James Madison, the father of the Constitution said, “With respect to the two words 'general welfare,' I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators.” Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to James Madison, spoke directly against federally-funded local projects. “[I]t will be the source of eternal scramble among the members, who can get the most money wasted in their State; and they will always get the most who are the meanest.” Jefferson understood that earmarks and coercion would go hand in hand. Also, if earmarks were a noble constitutional tradition, how did we thrive for 200 years without an earmark favor factory in Congress?
Learn Our History Today: On December 11, 1815, President James Madison presented a new trade agreement to Congress that would serve to regulate commerce between the United States and England. Only one year earlier, another agreement had been signed between the U.S. and England, this one officially ending almost three years of war between the two nations. One of the many issues involved with this conflict, the War of 1812, was that of trade and the disrespect of the American flag on the high seas and elsewhere. Ever since the administration of Thomas Jefferson, British ships had frequently fired upon, boarded, or captured American ships in international waters, and as a result Jefferson had enacted a total trade embargo with them. After fighting the devastating War of 1812 however, both sides were ready to make peace with one another, and in addition to the more formal Treaty of Ghent, signed in 1814, Madison’s Trade agreement of 1815 served this purpose. This treaty essentially restored harmony to comme ...
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December 7. 43BC   Cicero, considered one of the greatest sons of Rome, is assassinated on the orders of Marcus Antonius. 983   Otto III takes the throne after his father's death in Italy. A power struggle between magnates ensues. 1787   Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States. 1808   James Madison is elected president in succession of Thomas Jefferson. 1861   USS Santiago de Cuba, under Commander Daniel B. Ridgely, halts the British schoonerEugenia Smith and captures J.W. Zacharie, a New Orleans merchant and Confederate purchasing agent. 1862   Confederate forces surprise an equal number of Union troops at the Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas. 1863   Outlaw George Ives, an alleged member of an outlaw gang known as the "Innocents," robs and then kills Nick Thiebalt in the Ruby Valley of what would become Montana. 1917   The United States declares war on Austria-Hungary with only one dissenting vote in Congress. 1918   Spartacists call for a German revol ...
The surprising ages of the Founding Fathers on July 4, 1776 AUG 13 2013 For the Journal of the American Revolution, Todd Andrlik compiled a list of the ages of the key participants in the Revolutionary War as of July 4, 1776. Many of them were surprisingly young: Marquis de Lafayette, 18 James Monroe, 18 Gilbert Stuart, 20 Aaron Burr, 20 Alexander Hamilton, 21 Betsy Ross, 24 James Madison, 25 This is kind of blowing my mind...because of the compression of history, I'd always assumed all these people were around the same age. But in thinking about it, all startups need young people...Hamilton, Lafayette, and Burr were perhaps the Gates, Jobs, and Zuckerberg of the War. Some more ages, just for reference: Thomas Jefferson, 33 John Adams, 40 Paul Revere, 41 George Washington, 44 Samuel Adams, 53 The oldest prominent participant in the Revolution, by a wide margin, was Benjamin Franklin, who was 70 years old on July 4, 1776. Franklin was a full two generations removed from the likes of Madison and Hamilton. B ...
Classical Liberalism is a political philosophy and ideology belonging to liberalism in which primary emphasis is placed on securing the freedom of the individual by limiting the power of the government. The philosophy emerged as a response to the Industrial Revolution and urbanization in the 19th century in Europe and the United States.[1] It advocates civil liberties with a limited government under the rule of law, private property, and belief in laissez-faire economic policy.[2][3][4] Classical Liberalism is built on ideas that had already arisen by the end of the 18th century, such as selected ideas of Adam Smith, John Locke, Jean-Baptiste Say, Thomas Malthus, and David Ricardo. It drew on a psychological understanding of individual liberty, the contradictory theories of natural law and utilitarianism, and a belief in progress.[5] Almost all of the American Founding Fathers were classic liberals including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Samuel Adams, Thomas Paine ...
Behold the world’s largest Slave Republic – Nigeria By Dele Sobowale “A democratic republic; if you can keep it”, James Madison, 1751-1836. James Madison, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, who along with Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826, laid out in the famous book, The Federalist Papers, the outlines of the American constitution, which was later adopted on September 7, 1787 gave that reply to a reporter who had asked him: “What form of government have you given to the American people”? Madison knew from historical experience that freedom and democracy don’t exist simply because a constitution had been written. Madison and the Founding Fathers of America and their descendants, till today, knew too well that “eternal vigilance is the price of freedom”. By contrast, when Nigeria became a republic in 1963, neither the Prime Minister, Alhaji Tafawa Balewa, nor anybody else, warned Nigerians in the same vein. It was just assumed that a democratic republic, once pronounced and a co ...
What does; Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Pain, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and James Madison all have in common besides being a founding father of our country? You may not want to know.
Like Obama, We must endorse Article VI of First Amendment to the constitution of the United States, which unambiguously states “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust”, written by James Madison, with the endorsement of Thomas Pain and Thomas Jefferson. Persuade Middle Eastern nations to incorporate similar provisions in their constitutions. Countries that fail to have constitutional guarantees of Religious Freedom may never find peace within their boundaries or with their neighbors. Beliefs that somehow Christians or Muslims have a better relationship with god than Hindus, Muslims and people of other faiths is that it results in conquest, persecution, denial of equal rights and equality. It causes Christians to Cast “sin stones” and proclaiming that the Christian or Muslin Religions are the only path to salvation and the ancient bible or is the only explanation for creation, not science. It encourages more religious holy wars and detracts against ...
*** Durbin and Harry Reid seem to think they're smarter than Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
Haven't posted this lately but this is a history lesson everyone needs to learn: The Vile History of the Democratic Party part 1.5 In part1 of this series I established that EVERYTHING we were taught about the origins of the Democratic Party is a series of lies. Starting with the premise of why the party was created. The party's co-creators, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, did so as a means to preserve slavery and gain power. In this part you will see they performed a bloodless coup d`etat of the United States government that resulted in 12 of the first 15 Presidents of our country being southerners: slave owners and keepers of that faith. It is my intention to show that much has been intentionally doctored to keep Americans confused as to what constitutes right and wrong. From the realization that their country was created as a bastion from tyranny. A beacon of light to the world. A country originated on and established only through a belief in God. A virtual garden of Eden with its own serpents in t ...
EARLY AFTERNOON POLITICAL/EDUCATIONAL MUSING: High in popularity amongst today's misandry-embracing, Christianity-despising, historical revisionistic, Karl Marx-adoring, Statist-Left is the phrase, “old, dead white guys.” Academics especially love to apply this phrase (or, variants thereof) to the subjects of “Literature” and “History.” Examples: In “Literature,” Leftists disdainfully apply the phrase-tag to writers and poets like Plato, Henry Melville, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, C.S. Lewis, John Dunne, John Keats, and YES, even William Shakespeare, to name only a few. In “History,” they are equally disdainful of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Adams, Daniel Webster, Edmund Burke, Alexis de Tocquville, John Locke, Charles Dickens, Leo Tolstoy, Boris Pasternak, Alexander Solzhenitsyn Sir Winston Churchill, and, numerous other “dead white males.” (Chuckling) So, who do those Statists-Leftists think important in the history of “Literature” a ...
9/15 Carlsbad Caverns, 9/17 JFK 6th floor school book depository, 9/18 Duck Dynasty in W Monroe La., 9/19 Andrew Jackson at the Hermitage in Nashville. 9/20 the Monichello where Thomas Jefferson lived in Charlottesville Va & James Madison at Montpelier. 9/21 Air & Space museum to see the Space Shuttle Discovery in & to Mnt Vernon to see George Washingtons home.
This is the best answer I have seen to Mark Levin's tactic of an Article 5 Convention. Mark Levin is good but he always seems about a year and a half too late. "Jeff Johnson: Mr. Levin, You stated on Glenn Becks show that if there were any other plans to stop the out of control general government you would like to hear them. James Madison and Thomas Jefferson offered an immediate responses by States to unconstitutional acts. It is the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions of 1798. They offered this in response to the Alien and Sedition Acts (much like our NDAA today). So either you are ignorant of history(which I do not believe) or you are being disingenuous. The States can act right away and nullify unconstitutional laws and 13 States can make a difference right now. As proof of this, two States passed nullification laws concerning marijuana. The general government has back down to two States. Just imaging if 13 or 15 States nullified ObamaCare. Now as to your Article V Convention approach. I believe that t ...
What I would give to have CS Lewis, Ravi Zacharias, Thomas Jefferson & James Madison all at the same dinner table...
Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Herbie Hancock, were all framers of the constitution.
FYI July 9th, historical events; In 1777, Brig. Gen. George Clinton was elected as the 1st governor of the independent state of NY. He's still NY's longest serving governor. He went on to serve as the Vice Pres. of the U.S. under two separate Presidents: Thomas Jefferson & James Madison. In 1816, Argentina declared independence from Spain. In 1850, U.S. President Zachary Taylor, died suddenly of cholera. He was succeeded by Millard Fillmore. In 1868, the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing African-Americans full citizenship & all people in the U.S. due process under the law. In 1877, the 1st Wimbledon tennis championship was held, featuring 22 competitors & it was won by Spencer Gore. In 1893, Chicago surgeon, Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, performed the 1st successful open-heart surgery. In 1947, Florence Blanchard, a nurse, was appointed lieutenant colonel in the Army, becoming the 1st woman to hold a permanent U.S. military rank. In 2002, the African Union was established in A ...
Two of many awesome quotes by Thomas Paine: "What is it the Bible teaches us? -- rapine, cruelty, and murder. What is it the Testament teaches us? -- to believe that the Almighty committed debauchery with a woman engaged to be married, and the belief of this debauchery is called faith.” "It is the fable of Jesus Christ, as told in the New Testament, and the wild and visionary doctrine raised thereon, against which I contend. The story, taking it as it is told, is blasphemously obscene.” ~ Thomas Jefferson, of many: "There is not one redeeming feature in our superstition of Christianity. It has made one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites." ~ James Madison: "Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise." ~ There is a wealth of anti-religious quotes by many of our Founding Fathers. Many of the FFs were Christian, yes, but some of the biggest names were deists and anti-religious, anti-Christian. They argued about religion at the time when fo ...
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Quick S/O to George Washington, Ben Franklin, John Hancock, James Madison, and Thomas Jefferson. You did a nice job with the construction.
“21st c. media and politically corrected secular history books have glossed over the unique and ever-fading religious heritage of this one nation under God. Lest we forget God in America, we conclude our LOOK BACK & uncover a few more well-hidden tidbits of American history. [General source:  Brief Timeline of American Literature and Events]1776 Thomas PaineCommon Sense  230 YEARS ago in America     1783 -- The Treaty of Paris, signed on September 3, 1783, ended the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain on one side and the United States of America NOW AMERICA IS A COUNTRY! (But if you remember your history, Great Britain wanted US back.)1785. March. Thomas Jefferson is appointed minister to France, replacing Benjamin Franklin. We are NOT so much a country, as states at war (just like all those decades preceding).1787. 25 May.  The Federal Convention convenes in Philadelphia, although only seven states are represented.  Several provisions of James Madison's Virginia Plan become par ...
Thank you Thomas Jefferson , George Washington, James Madison , Alexander Hamilton and others for giving us this beautiful country
Shouts out to my *** Ben Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and John & Sam Adams for hold…
Happy 4th of July to the land of George Washington, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Hamilton, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison..
For Independence Day, my ranking of the Presidents (very different than any professional historian's list). There may be 14 names before I find myself thinking minuses instead of pluses: 1. George Washington – modesty and moderation as Presidential qualities!!! 2. Thomas Jefferson – vast contributions to America beyond his Presidency 3. Theodore Roosevelt – the National Parks, first regulations on corporations 4. Abraham Lincoln – I find it hard to hold a warrior in high regard, but … 5. James Madison – mixed Presidency, wonderful legacy 6. Franklin Roosevelt – did so much that all are inclined to forgive his hubris 7. John Adams – a good man, a great man, and a passable President 8. James Monroe – still honoring the principles of the Revolution 9. Jimmy Carter – a wonderful gentleman, often an ineffective President 10. John Quincy Adams – a good man confronting troubling times 11. William Howard Taft – an honorable President and an excellent Chief Justice 12. Grover Cleveland – ...
But Marco, the government cannot be all about the declaration of independence, the constitution, the bill of rights, that would be far too simple! Too many people make so much money and gain so much power off of manipulating and re-arranging those words! Bah! Tell that to Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, to those that signed the constitution, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Junior….The Kennedy family.tell that to all those who have died in military service to our country!
Salient features Of US Constitution Introduction: With the “Declaration of Independence”, published on July 04, 1776, written by Thomas Jefferson, begins the independent history of United States of America. On July 11, 1776, a committee under John Dickenson was appointed which drafted the Articles of Confederation which were approved by Congress of states. However, interstate bickering started over a number of issues. To solve the problems and disputes, amendments in Articles of Confederation was felt and thus a convention was arranged in Philadelphia for the purpose in which delegates of 12 states participated (Rhode Island did not). After 16 weeks of discussion, the new constitution of USA was unanimously signed on 17th September 1787 by delegates os states present there. The constitution was adopted/ratified on 21st June 1788 (as nine state (New Hampshire-ninth state) convention ratified) and enforced on March 07, 1789 (Rhode Island last state to ratify it). James Madison is considered as the prima ...
Get down with the Constitution with this rap, feat. John Locke, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
Ok, last survey of the year from a Lema kid. Emily wants to know your favorite of the first four presidents of the US: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, or James Madison. Go!
Contrary to liberal myths, the Founding Fathers considered religion and morals to be the foundation of good government. Thomas Jefferson and his countrymen were willing to risk their fortunes, honor, safety and their lives to establish and protect Religious Freedoms for all.     Jefferson’s well-known phrase, “wall of separation between church and state,” was to assure the Danbury Baptists Association there would be no government recognized church in America as established in England. The First Amendment of the Constitution was to prevent the establishment of any church and to protect the Religious Freedoms of all from government intrusion.1(The original wording of the First Amendment and revisions by James Madison, the Senate and House committees make clear the intent.) To say that Thomas Jefferson, and political ally and friend, James Madison were absolute separationist of church and state contradicts their very actions and words as public servants.   ·  In 1774, while in the Virginia Assembl ...
Our Founding Fathers are revered today by most all citizens of the USA. John Adams, Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Marshall, George Mason and George Washington are touted as the Top Ten of their day. Did they agree and just come up with the Constitution, Bill of Rights or even the Declaration of Independence without conflict? No, but what the final product described was founded on a conviction that all men were created equal and should have certain inalienable rights. George Washington, our First President, was an extremely wealthy land owner. He even married well and increased his land holdings tremendously. When he married Martha she brought 18,000 acres to his estate. He also kept over 100 slaves! While he claimed he disliked the institution of slavery, he accepted it as law. Patrick Henry and Sam Adams condemned the proposed government as a grab for power and others did not agree as the Constitution was ratified by one vo ...
On June 1, 2013, Eric Reyes issued the following statement: ERIC REYES FOR CONGRESS CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCEMENT If you’d told me a couple years ago that I would be here today announcing the start of this campaign, I would have thought you might be just a few sandwiches short of a picnic. But then, how often in life do we actually know what God has in store for us? Two years before the shot heard round the world, do you think Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, or Benjamin Franklin would have believed that one day soon they’d find themselves cloistered in a hot room in Philadelphia debating whether to remain loyal to their oppressor or to give birth to the greatest experiment in government the world has ever seen? The only nation ever founded on an idea. That idea was freedom. That idea was liberty. You see, we are ALL born free, but our liberty is not guaranteed. Liberty must be fought for. It must be earned, and once it’s held, it must be jealously guarded. Our Founding Fathers had seen t ...
Have fallen far from what they were intended to b by Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Grover Cleveland and Samuel Tilden
Thomas Jefferson, Leonardo Da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin, and Jose Rizal, were polyglots and polymaths [super geniuses] who revered reason and believed in God. Aristotle, whose ideas & achievements continue to carry the world, & Thomas Aquinas, who ended the Middle Ages & ushered in the Renaissance, were reason-giants who believed in God. Galileo, a glorious man of science who was satan-ed by the church believed in God. Paine believed in God and loathed the bible. John Locke, George Washington, James Madison, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, & Charles Darwin were deists.
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Over two hundred years ago, Thomas Paine wrote a pamphlet that would light the fire that forged our nation. He called it “Common Sense.” Passed from hand to hand, patriot to patriot, it was a call to action for those Americans who believed their government had to change. It spelled out the values of a new republic. And King George III—who had forgotten his own people in favor of special interests—was replaced by a government of, by and for the people. America was born. Like those early patriots, we face a growing threat to our liberty and justice in America today. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison spoke of the fear that economic power would one day seize political power. That fear is now being realized—under the Bush administration, pharmaceutical companies draft our Medicare laws. Oil executives sit in the Vice President’s office and write energy bills. A majority of the reconstruction contracts in Iraq goes to corporations headed by campaign contributors to the president.
Quotes from John Adams,Thomas Jefferson&James Madison prove that America is not&never has been a 'Christian' nation.
Apparently, he has not read about Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, or Patrick Henry. Surprised?
I love George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Samuel Adams, James Madison and Ben Franklin... but not Alexander Hamilton -.-
Robert Morris last night, James Madison tonight. Your turn George Mason. Does Thomas Jefferson have a university named after him?
The Virginia Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom was drafted by Thomas Jefferson and adopted by the General Assembly on January 16, 1786, before being signed into law three days later. The statute affirms the rights of Virginians to choose their faiths without coercion; separates church and state; and, while acknowledging the right of future assemblies to change the law, concludes that doing so would "be an infringement of a natural right." Jefferson's original bill "for establishing Religious Freedom," drafted in 1777 and introduced in 1779, was tabled in the face of opposition among powerful members of the established Church of England. Then, in 1784, a resolution calling for a tax to support all Christian sects excited such opposition that James Madison saw an opportunity to reintroduce Jefferson's bill. It passed both houses of the General Assembly with minimal changes to its text. One of the most eloquent statements of Religious Freedom ever written, the statute influenced both the drafting of ...
The difference between Honest private American Patriot militias who seek a less powerful government and terrorists is that Patriots fight for a reason, wear uniforms and do not hide behind women and children ... self defense is not terrorism it is Patriotism ... In the Liberal mind George Washington, John Adams, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Hancock and Samuel Adams were Terrorists for fighting back against the Tyranny. Only about 25% of the colonists wanted freedom from England at the start of the war leaders do not wait for popular opinion to change before they insist change ...
"Bigotry is the disease of ignorance, or morbid minds; enthusiasm of the free and buoyant. Education and free discussion are the antidotes of both." -- Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, 1816 "I believe a time will come when an opportunity will be offered to abolish this lamentable evil." -- Patrick Henry, letter to Robert Pleasants, January 18, 1773 "Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be free." -- Thomas Jefferson, Autobiography, 1821 "[The Convention] thought it wrong to admit in the Constitution the idea that there could be property in men." -- James Madison, Records of the Convention, August 25, 1787 "There is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do, to see a plan adopted for the abolition of it." -- George Washington, letter to Robert Morris, April 12, 1786 "We have seen the mere distinction of color made in the most enlightened period of time, a ground of the most oppressive dominion ever ...
Have we fallen so far that we exclude God from our daily place? Most conclude that religion has no place in government, when in fact the foundation of our constitution was for moral, virtuous and religious people. George Washington said: “Virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government,”27 and “Human rights can only be assured among a virtuous people.”28   Benjamin Franklin said: “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.” 29   James Madison stated: “To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical  idea.”30   Thomas Jefferson wrote, “No government can continue good but under the control of the people; and … their minds are to be informed by education what is right and what wrong; to be encouraged in habits of virtue and to be deterred from those of vice … These are the inculcations necessary to render the people a sure basis for the structure and order of government.”31   Samuel Adams ...
I love how I type in Thomas Jefferson in BING and Gwenyth Paltrow is in suggested searches... along with James Madison and George Washington
RANDOM TIDBITS George Washington's teeth weren't wooden. Contrary to popular belief, the country's First President had dentures made of gold, ivory, lead, and animal teeth. Thomas Jefferson founded the university in 1819 on land that once belonged to eventual President James Monroe. Jefferson is the only president to have ever founded an institution of higher learning. After finishing his undergraduate degree in 2 years, James Madison stayed at the university for an additional year, making him the Ivy League institution's first graduate student. Andrew Jackson taught his parrot to curse. The parrot had to be removed from President Jackson's funeral because it wouldn't stop swearing. Not only was Chester A. Arthur a very sharp dresser (he owned over 80 pairs of pants) but he often took late night strolls around D.C. with friends, not returning home until 3 or 4 in the morning. Herbert Hoover moved his family to China before becoming President, and he and his wife learned to speak Mandarin Chinese fluently. ...
In commemoration of Presidents' Day...here is how every U.S. President died: -George Washington: died of an acute streptococchal infection of the larynx -John Adams: heart failure caused by arteriosclerosis -Thomas Jefferson: dehydration resulting from amoebic dysentery -James Madison: Debility -James Monroe: Tuberculosis -John Quincy Adams: Stroke. Adams had risen and loudly exclaimed his "No!" vote to a resolution to present swords to veterans of the Mexican War (which Adams had strongly opposed) when he became flushed and unable to speak. He then clutched his chair and fell into the arms of his fellow House members. -Andrew Jackson: comsumption, dropsy, tubercular hemorrhaging -Martin Van Buren: asthmatic suffocation -William Harrison: pleurisy, pneumonia (gave his inaugural address in snow and freezing rain without adequate clothing; caught a severe cold that developed quickly into fatal pneumonia, because he failed to heed the chills and fever that developed immediately after the speech, instead app ...
Quiz Part 2: 4) Which president also served as the chief justice of the United States? a) William Howard Taft b) Thomas Jefferson c) James Madison d) John Tyler 5) Name all six presidents with the first name of James. 6) Who served as president with a musket ball stuck in his shoulder? a) George Washington b) Andrew Jackson c) James Monroe d) Ulysses S. Grant
Presidential Facts for Presidents’ Day. Bet you didn't know Washington's real birthday. 1. George Washington - This remarkable military leader's favorite horse was named Nelson. Washington disapproved of the Boston Tea Party. He was actually born on Feb. 11, and celebrated his birthday every year on that date. We acknowledge his birthday as Feb. 22 due to a change in calendar formats. 2. James Madison - Yes, his wife was really named Dolley Madison. This president is thus far the country's most petite president, measuring 5' 4", and weighing in at about 100 pounds. He co-founded the Democratic-Republican Party with Thomas Jefferson in the early 1790s to oppose the Federalists. 3. Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Monroe, passed away on Independence Day, making it three out of the first five U.S. Presidents dying on July 4th. 4. Franklin Pierce – The NH Democratic one-term President's official cause of death was listed as stomach inflammation, although there was suspicion of alcohol-related compli .. ...
Who is your favorite President? Here are some fun facts to dazzle your friends and family at dinnertime, or around the watercooler today. More Presidential Fun Facts: • The shortest President was James Madison at five feet two inches. • The tallest President was Abraham Lincoln at six feet four inches. • The youngest President elected to office was John F. Kennedy at 43 years old. However, Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest President to hold office when at the age of 42 he was sworn in after McKinley’s death. • The oldest President was Ronald Reagan who began his first term at age 69. • Franklin D. Roosevelt is the only President to serve more than two terms. • William Henry Harrison served as President for the shortest amount of time – 31 days. He died of pneumonia a month after his inauguration. • Thomas Jefferson was fluent in English, Latin, Greek, French, Spanish, and Italian. He also learned to speak several Native American dialects. • Herbert Hoover and his wife learne ...
So, today being Presidents great sales ..um ... President's Day, and all the muted trumpets playing 2016 in the background or foreground depending on which channel your watching (or swimming?) I thought it might be interesting to look back at how candidates and even some newspapers have described others ... remember, I've set the way back machine for these - none of these were said on last Sunday's bobble head shows: ""A hideous hermaphroditical character who has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman." (James Callender, hired by Thomas Jefferson to smear John Adams) "Jefferson is a mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia Mulatto father." (Federalist pamphlet) "A base wretch...who is for WAR!" (DeWitt Clinton supporters on James Madison) "Martin Van Buren is laced up in corsets, such as women in town wear, and if possible tighter than the best of them. It would be difficult to say from his personal appearanc ...
Top 11 Facts about US President you might not know: 1) 22nd President, Grover Cleveland was the only president in history to hold the job of a hangman. He was once the sheriff of Erie County, New York, and twice had to spring the trap at a hanging. 2) 39th President, Jimmy Carter is the first known president to go on record as seeing a UFO 3) 4th President, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson were once arrested together for taking a carriage ride in the countryside of Vermont on a Sunday, which violated the laws of that state. 4) 30th President, Calvin Coolidge liked to have his head rubbed with petroleum jelly while eating his breakfast in bed. 5) 29th President Warren G Harding (1865-1923) repeatedly made love to a young girl, Nan Britton, in a White House closet. On one occasion, Secret Service agents had to stop his wife from beating down the closet door. 6) 41st President Bush Sr. vomited on the Japanese Prime Minister; a new word entered the Japanese language. Bushusuru means “to do the Bush th ...
Presidents’ Day was originally established to recognize President George Washington, but is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents. The following is NOT a complete list of presidential pets, but offers a general idea of what kinds of animals have made a home at the White House. George Washington had a parrot, 36 hounds, and horses. | Thomas Jefferson had two bear cubs, a gift from Lewis & Clark. | James Madison had a parrot and sheep. | John Quincy Adams had an alligator and silkworms. | Martin Van Buren had two tiger cubs. | William Henry Harrison had a goat and a cow. | James Buchanan had a Newfoundland, an eagle, and an elephant. | Abraham Lincoln had a turkey named Jack, a couple of goats named Nanny and Nanko, various ponies, cats, dogs, pigs, and a white rabbit. | Andrew Johnson kept white mice. | Ulysses S. Grant had a Newfoundland named Faithful, horses named Jeff Davis, Julia, Jennie, Mary, Butcher Boy, Cincinnatus, Egypt, and St. Louis. He also had pon ...
11. Barack Obama on 20 January 2013 sworn in as the President of United States for the second term. Which of the following statements in relation to the swearing ceremony true? i. Even though the swearing-in of Obama was kept on low-profile, but this was creation of history because Barack Obama became the first mixed-race president who was elected for second consecutive term. ii. Barack Obama is the third consecutive President to win two terms, after Bush and Clinton. This had happened two centuries ago earlier when Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe were elected for two terms each between the time periods of 1801 to 1825. iii. The brief oath-taking ceremony was held to meet the constitutional deadline, i.e., 20 January, under which term of both President as well as the Vice-President finishes at the noon. iv. The formality of repeating this ceremony will publically take place on 21 January 2013 because public institutions and the courts which record as well as endorse swearing-in officiall ...
Casey..thanks for your input regarding Nathan Bedford Forrest and his pre-war role as a slave trader and forming the KKK. in hindsight (now) horrible. Easy for "Us" to judge in a different historical era...yes..? Maybe We need to REJUDGE others too... Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, James Madison... 4 of the first 5 Presidents... Jefferson and Washington actually raised 20% of their slaves ...to be sold on the slave markets for profit. Much like chickens. It's easy to judge in 150-200 year old hindsight. Would these southern US Presidents. Joined the KKK too. Don't know...?
Thomas Jefferson was a Diest, that I know for fact and Ben Franklin was an Athiest, that I know of, which he was a scientist and an inventer so it's kind of expected. James Madison was a devout Christian and George Washington belonged to the Unitarian Church as did John Adams, actually a great majority of the Founding Fathers belonged to the Unitarian Church, some were even extremely religious Quakers. Ben Franklin was a humble man who respected the religious beleifs of his fellow Americans. Thomas Jefferson did call Christianity the greatest scourge on mankind in the unedited Declaration (because Great Britain used Christianity to terrorize it's citizens) which Benjamin Franklin changed because he knew it would offend many members of Congress. The Founders' beleifs were very diverse.
is attending "Former Friends: George Washington, George Mason, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison" featuring Peter Henriques at Gadsby's.
Senator Ron Johnson speaks to reporters in 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite.) There is ample evidence to suggest that leading Republican members of the House and Senate are a good deal more familiar with the fiction of Ayn Rand than with the self-evident truths of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison ...
There has been a lot of liberal gushing and swooning lately saying that H. Clinton is the "Best" Secretary of State that we have ever had. There have been 67 Secretary's of State including John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Elihu Root, George Marshall, Dean Acheson, John Foster Dulles, Dean Rusk, Alexander Haig, Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, Condoleeza Rice, and others. So, Dems... why is Clinton better than these Folks. It's a simple question. And here's another question. What is the difference between Fact and Propaganda?
It's only Monday, and we already have a strong contender for the title of Dumbest Paragraph of the Week. Playwright David Mamet, in a rant against gun control published by Newsweek, offers this bit of nonsense: "The Founding Fathers, far from being ideologues, were not even politicians. They were an assortment of businessmen, writers, teachers, planters; men, in short, who knew something of the world, which is to say, of Human Nature. Their struggle to draft a set of rules acceptable to each other was based on the assumption that we human beings, in the mass, are no damned good—that we are biddable, easily confused, and that we may easily be motivated by a Politician, which is to say, a huckster, mounting a soapbox and inflaming our passions." The Founding Fathers weren't politicians? James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, the principal architects of the Constitution, weren't politicians? Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, the principal moving forces behind American independence, weren't politicians? David ...
Of the Founding Fathers who became president, only George Washington did not go to college. John Adams graduated from Harvard, James Madison graduated from Princeton, and Thomas Jefferson attended the College of William and Mary.
The left and the media paint a false picture of our Founding Fathers and the issue of slavery. The Historical FACT is that slavery was not the product of, nor introduced by the Founders; slavery was introduced in America nearly two centuries before the Founders. Before the Founding Fathers, there were little efforts to dismantle the institution of slavery. One of the reasons given by Thomas Jefferson for the separation from Great Britain was a desire to rid America of the evil of slavery imposed on them by the British. It is true that not all the Founders from the south opposed slavery,(James Madison, and John Rutledge), nevertheless the majority of the Founders were opposed to it. Nearly all of them were part of societies for ending slavery.
States' Rights Will Rise Again... by the Legend In the United States, where ethnic slurs are punishable as hate crimes, it is still socially acceptable to describe Confederates as "rednecks" and *** " even though Confederates have, in fact, contributed to American culture, high and low, to a degree vastly out of proportion to their numbers. What would American Literature be without Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, William Faulkner, Walker Percy and Eudora Welty? What sort of political system would our ancestors have given us, if George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison had decided to remain British? What kind of popular music could we listen to, if white *** like Hank Williams and Merle Haggard and Confederate blacks like Louis Armstrong and Ray Charles had been content with the bland commercial music churned out by Tin Pan Alley? The mind of the Confederacy remains distinctive, even today, if only for the tenacity with which its people hold onto their religious faith. Until recent y ...
“Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.” – James Madison “Those who expect to reap the benefits of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine “God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.” – Daniel Webster “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any body of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States.” – Noah Webster “The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” – Thomas Jefferson “It is the duty of the patriot to prote ...
One important reminder about taxes and financial malaise Before I get to far on the Subject above and as I reflect on the fact that our political system loves to quote the intentions of the “Founding Fathers and the Constitution”. I thought it would be appropriate to include the one most single person that made more contributions to the ideology laid forth by the Founding Fathers constructed the institution known as the United State of all Americans. In 1760 a young John Adams noted in his diary that he had begun to read “The Spirit of Laws” (Spirit[ ]) and planned to compile comprehensive marginal notes to insure his proper attention to the work. Roughly a decade and a half later, Thomas Jefferson, who was the to succeed Adams as the President, devoted no less that twenty-eight pages of his “Commonplace Book” to extracts from this same work, and in 1792 in an essay on “Spirit of Governments” James Madison compared Montesquieu’s role in the science of government to that of France Bacon . ...
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Just learned that I have great history background : Related to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison , Ulysses Grant ( Jefferson Davis, Woodrow Wilson, and George W. Alfonzo Bushnot to mention a direct decendent of General Sherman
In the early years of America, learning how to use a gun was a part of education. Soon after Thomas Jefferson took over the education of his nephew, he wrote the following to him: "I want you to give two hours everyday to exercise, for health must not be sacrificed to learning. A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the type of exercise, I advise the gun." John Quincy Adams, while overseas (sent out by James Madison), had three sons (ages 9, 6, and 3) who were raised by his brother Thomas. Here is what he wrote to his brother: "One of the things I wish to have them taught as soon as possible, which no man can teach them better than you, is the management of firearms. The accidents which happen among children arise more frequently from their ignorance rather than their misuse of weapons which they know to be dangerous. I want you to take George (the nine yr old) out with you on your shooting excursions. Teach him to use the musket. I want you to teach him the construction of the musket, the necessity a ...
WHAT THE Founding Fathers SAID ABOUT GUNS ever wonder what the Second Amendment really means? Militias. Distrust of government. Abuse of power. The right to bear arms. Not a day passed without a passionate article or an editorial on the role of guns in American life. The year was 1775. More than 200 years later, the seminal debate undertaken as John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison formulated the laws of the land still echoes. Is the Michigan Militia an aberration or the Constitution in action? Is Gordon Liddy a dangerous demagogue or a devoted patriot? What exactly did the Founding Fathers mean when they penned the Second Amendment? No sampler can do justice to the debate, but we hope the following scrapbook helps shed light on the relation between arms and liberty. Our sources were Alexander Hamilton, Madison and John Jay's Federalist, "That Every Man Be Armed: The Evolution of a Constitutional Right," by Stephen Halbrook, "The Road to the Bill of Rights," by Craig Smith, and a collection of qu ...
Sadly, after touring George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, James Madison's woefully neglected Montpelier, and Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello — my husband and I turned into betting men. The wager? In which stately room would our guide commence the deconstruction of the American founding for the sin of slavery? Visitors had all been schooled well. Many of the questions fielded touched on slavery; most of those present were eager to display their exquisite sensitivity. As evinced by the furious nodding and sighing, almost all tourists "got" how irreparably blemished these brilliant and brave individuals were because of that peculiar institution. Although the slave quarters at Mount Vernon were closed for renovations, at the time, one young man draped himself decoratively over a narrow windowsill. There he stood motionless, deep in thought, his hunched frame racked by (very showy) pain. An African-American family sauntered toward the Mount Vernon Estate plan where I lingered. The father pointed towa ...
Despite plea from County Supervisors, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson might not agree with Milwaukee County..
1800 presidential campaign (Adams vs Jefferson). "Intemperate conduct and taxing programs" by the Federalists (John Adams was their candidate) were issues that encouraged droves of voters and supporters to the Republican camp for candidate Thomas Jefferson. Madison was a steady and strong advocate for Jefferson and when put on the Electoral College ballot in Virginia, he cast a vote that would send Jefferson and Aaron Burr into their 73-73 deadlock. Aaron Burr had promised his votes to Jefferson, but reneged on his pledge after the deadlock occurred. The situation was rife with vile name-calling, spurious newspaper articles, extreme partisan rivalry, talk of civil war and disunion - nearly tearing apart the young government. When all was settled and Jefferson won the presidency, one of President Jefferson's first acts was to issue a conciliatory speech, and appointing James Madison with the duties and title of Secretary of State. "For the next eight years the two Virginians seem never to have strained t . ...
Thought for the day... Having read Willi Nelson's new book on the heels having of reading the new Thomas Jefferson book, titled "The Art of Power," Amazing similarities betwwwn these two icons emerge. To wit. 1. Jefferson loved women. Willi loves women. 2. Willi loves music and and a good party. Jefferson loved a good party and music 3. Willi dislikes pomp and circumstance. Jefferson greeted guests in his slippers 4. Willie loves America. Jefferson loved America. 5. Jefferson was an American icon as is Willie 6. Jefferson had long hair. Ditto for Willie 7. Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. Willie llives it 8. Willi wrote his first book... Jefferson would have exerpted prime ideas and mailed them to his student, James Madison for use in Madison's Federalist Papers. 9. Jefferson spent five years in France. Willie spent years On the Road Again 10. Willie drinks liquor. Jefferson drank brandy 11. Jefferson was a philosopher in his time as is Willi in his time. 12. Jefferson smoked. Will ...
Dear God, defeat H.J. Res 15 History of the 22nd Amendment: Historians point to George Washington's decision not to seek a third term as evidence that the founders saw a two-term limit as a bulwark against a monarchy, although his Farewell Address suggests that he was not seeking re-election because of his age. Thomas Jefferson also contributed to the convention of a two-term limit when he wrote in 1807, "if some termination to the services of the chief Magistrate be not fixed by the Constitution, or supplied by practice, his office, nominally four years, will in fact become for life."[1] Jefferson’s immediate successors, James Madison and James Monroe, adhered to the two-term principle as well. Prior to Franklin D. Roosevelt, few Presidents attempted to serve for more than two terms. Ulysses S. Grant sought a third term in 1880 after serving from 1869 to 1877, but narrowly lost his party's nomination to James Garfield. Grover Cleveland tried to serve a third term (and second consecutive term) in 1896, ...
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said he may try — on the very first day of the new Congress — to change the Senate’s rules regarding the filibuster. Reid wants to severely limit the minority’s ability to filibuster, and his plan for doing so would itself violate the Senate’s rules on rule changes. If successful, he would destroy a critical element of legislative procedure, one designed to prevent the “tyranny of the majority” that the Founders feared above all else. The Senate’s long tradition of extended debate and an open amendment process is enshrined in Senate Rule 22. It comports with the Founders’ intent that the Senate be a more deliberative body than the inherently raucous House of Representatives. Thomas Jefferson, James Madison & George Washington saw the Senate as the “great anchor” of the government that would calm the passions of the House. Rule 22 guarantees every senator, no matter how small the state he or she may represent, the ability to debate the crucial iss ...
On this day in 1789, James Madison visited his friend, Thomas Jefferson, at Monticello. (Image Courtesy of...
I chose Saddle Back College in Mission Viejo to take my three required courses. I enrolled in August 2012. I completed RE 170 Real Estate Principles with a 4.0. I had fun writing my final paper for that class. My paper was on public restrictions on land which covered zoning, building codes, subdivision regulations, environmental laws, eminent domain, and taxation of real property. Here is a snippet of my paper: Supreme Lordship Eminent domain taken from the Latin dominium eminent means “supreme lordship.” Thomas Jefferson would be rolling in his grave right now. You see Thomas Jefferson was against any form of feudalism, he was a proponent for allodial ownership. On the other hand James Madison found a compromise when writing the Fifth Amendment by using the words "public use.” Eminent domain is the government's power to acquire privately held property for public use with just compensation. For example - Fred owns 20 acres. The city of San Marcos is in need of a hospital. The best place for this *** ...
The Wisdom of our Founders: ***“To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.” — Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Joseph Milligan, April 6, 1816 ***“A wise and frugal government… shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.” — Thomas Jefferson, “First Inaugural Address,” March 4, 1801 ***“Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated.” — Thomas Jefferson ***“The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as s ...
I don't understand this. I mean, it's okay if yer delete my comments because i'm cursing or criticise yer blindly. But hey, i'm just stating facts. I talked based on science and the reality of 21st century Malaysia? How come someone who graduated from university in the States like yer deleted my two comments? Have not yer heard the phrase freedom of expression? Well, if yer don't, why don't yer google what's the First Amendment of the US Constitution is all about! Post Scriptum : James Madison and Thomas Jefferson must be crying 6 feet down there seeing what yer did lol.
Political parties aren't written into the Constitution, and indeed some of the framers, especially James Madison, feared factionalism and parties. But Madison also recognized that "the causes of faction are...sown in the nature of man," and inevitably, even in George Washington's first term, political factions began to align around the differing positions of Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton. At issue was nothing less than the nature of the Union: Hamilton hoped for a stronger, more centralized Federal Government than Jefferson could tolerate. Jefferson's followers became known as the Republicans, or Democratic-Republicans, and Hamilton's as the Federalists.
Let me tell you my thoughts Last Wednesday afternoon as I was between sleep and wakefulness: whether a dream or day dream it is often hard to know. I imagined seeing Benedict Arnold, Karl Marx and Osama Bin Laden dancing with glee through the White House, while Mao Tse Tung and Joe Stalin were drunkenly toasting each other in the dining room. Meanwhile, locked outside the gates and forbidden to enter - George Washington, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and Ronald Reagan wept. Do you suppose that someday November 6, 2012, will be remembered in history as "Benedict Arnold Day?" (Dr. Roy Branson)
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With President Obama reelected, America will have now had three two-term presidents in a row. This has not happened since Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe.
We were sitting down at dinner today, and Áine totally out of the blue says "The First President was George Washington, and the second was John Adams, and the third was Thomas Jefferson, and the fourth was James Madison!" That's like, three more than I know :)
Thank you George Washington.Thank you Thomas Jefferson. Thank you James Madison. Thank you Ben Franklin & John Adams.
Wow twelve of our presidents owned slaves and eight of them owned slaves while serving as president. George Washington owned more than 200 slaves Thomas Jefferson owned more than 100 slaves James Madison owned and sold slaves all his life James Monroe owned 30-40 slaves Andrew Jackson owned about 160 slaves Martin Van Buren owned at least one slave William Henry Harrison had several slaves John Tyler had slaves James K. Polk had 15 slaves Zachary Taylor owned more than 100 slaves Andrew Johnson owned 8 slaves Ulysses S. Grant freed his slaves
I wrote this a couple months ago but figured I'd repost since the election is almost here. A little historical perspective during this political season. 323 BC: Alexander kicking butt in the Middle East 486 AD Rome dominating in the Middle East 1775 AD American Revolution 1789 George Washington is President, over his term he battles over taxation, trade, and debt. Opposing viewpoints from Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson and their contentious Federalist and Jeffersonian parties. He warns against partisanship and sectionalism. (Why does this sound so familiar?) 1812 War with Britain again, James Madison as President works on dismantling many of the Federalist policies Washington and John Adams built. (Weird, this really rings a bell). 1824 Andrew Jackson defeated in election even though he won popular vote (but not a majority), Electoral College split 4 ways, the house of representatives chooses John Quincy Adams for President. Many voters believed the "man of the people" had been robbed by the ...
Gerald Rudolph Ford's 1913-2006 name was Leslie Lynch King Jr before he was adopted by his stepfather. Youngest president was Teddy Roosevelt at age 42 when he became president in 1901 when McKinley was assassinated. Youngest elected president was JFK at age 43. As a young man, Rutherford Birchard Hayes 1822-1893 fought lyssophobia, or the fear of going insane. 3 presidents died on July 4th: Thomas Jefferson(1826), John Adams (1826). Same day. James Madison (1831). Calvin Coolidge is the only president born on July 4 (1872). James Garfield could write Latin with one hand and Greek with the other at the same time. James Monroe once chased his Sec of State from the White House with a pair of fire tongs. Andrew Jackson involved in over 100 duels defending his wife's honor. She thought she had received a divorce from an abusive first husband so she married Jackson. They later found out the scoundrel never filed the divorce. Used as a dirty campaign scandal. Hoover was an orphan whose first job was pick ...
Friends, Mark Your Calendar - Sunday afternoon Mitt Romney will be in Newport News, Virginia. Join me and thousands of friends and colleagues as we welcome the next President of the United States to Virginia - the State that will carry him to the White House. Remember George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Patrick Henry - they were all Virginians and "They Did Build This" Republic! As Virginian's it's our job to keep it alive. Sunday Nov 4th, Doors open at 6:15 pm at the Newport News - Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) ...the Patrick Henry Airport! Click on the attached flyer for details. More exciting information to come.stay tuned.
Everyone agrees that the Electoral College is dreadful. The worst thing about it is not the inequitable distribution of EC votes, the low-population states getting a couple of free extras, but the "winner take all" policy. If you're a Republican in a Democratic-dominated state, or a Democrat in a Republican-dominated state, your vote for president counts for nothing. Zero. Nada. Who did this to us? Not the Constitution, it's not there. It's the states, the dominant party in each state preferring "winner take all" so that the minority party will get nothing, the majority party everything. It's about raw partisan politics, not what's right for a democracy. Who started it? None other than James Madison, who caused Virginia to change from EC election by district to winner-take-all in 1800, to give Thomas Jefferson all 21 of Virginia's EC votes, and John Adams none. Jefferson won the election by just 8 votes, so this crassly partisan maneuver may well have swung the 1800 election. What a stupid way to decide t ...
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