When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.
True. And what about when people fear the loss of government redistribution to force others to pay some or all of their bills?
An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.
Yes. And so do politicians. And increasingly, our politicians — our current President — are our enemies … at least if it’s liberty and freedom you value.
In defense of our persons and properties under actual violation, we took up arms. When that violence shall be removed, when hostilities shall cease on the part of the aggressors, hostilities shall cease on our part also.
Yes. War is morally justified in self-defense. At one time, this was obvious. Jefferson probably did not foresee a situation where terrorists (Islamic, in the present day) repeatedly attack us, we do nothing in response other than apologize for being superior, and then refuse to call their actions war or use the word “terrorism.”
Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.
Unlimited, unchallenged and always expanding foreign aid to nations — including nations who are enemies or adversaries, redistributed wealth squandered by petty dictatorships around the world … this seems like an entangling alliance, doesn’t it? Even as our own government goes bankrupt, foreign aid goes on and on and on.
People say Jefferson was not perfect, and therefore we should reject him.
But what about today’s leadership, including the sitting President, who represent the precise opposite of perfect?
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