AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM


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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Jefferson "Remarkable Man" - How Did He Know?




Thomas Jefferson 
was a very remarkable man who started learning very

early in life and never stopped.

 

At 5, began studying under his cousin's tutor.

 

At 9, studied 
Latin, Greek and French.

 

At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.

 

At 16, entered 
the College of William and Mary.
Also could write in Greek with one hand while writing the same in Latin with the other.

 

At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.

 

At 23, started his own law practice.

 

At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgess's.

 

At 31, wrote the 
widely circulated "Summary View of the Rights of British America " And retired from his law practice.

At 32, was a delegate to the Second Continental Congress.

 

At 33, wrote the

Declaration of Independence.

 

At 33, took three years to revise Virginia's legal code and wrote a Public Education 
bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.

 

At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick Henry.

 

At 40, served in 
Congress for two years.

 

At 41, was the 
American minister to France and
negotiated commercial treaties with European nations

along with Ben Franklin

and John Adams..

 

At 46,served as the first Secretary of State
under George Washington.

 

At 53, served as 
Vice President and was elected
president of the American Philosophical Society.

 

At 55, drafted 
the Kentucky Resolutions and
became the active head of Republican Party.

 

At 57, was 
elected the third president of the United States.

 

At 60, obtained 
the Louisiana Purchase doubling
the nation's size.

 

At 61, was elected to a second term as President.

 

At 65, retired to Monticello...

 

At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.

 

At 81, almost 
single-handedly created the University of Virginia and served as its first president.

 

At 83, died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence along with John Adams.

 

Thomas Jefferson 
knew because he himself studied the previous failed attempts at government. He understood
actual history, the nature of God, His laws and the nature 
of man. That happens to be way more than what most understand 
today.

 

Jefferson really knew his stuff.

 

A voice from the 
past to lead us in the future:

 

John F. Kennedy 
held a dinner in the White House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement: "This is perhaps the assembly of 
the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."

 

 

"When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in 
Europe,we shall
 become as corrupt as Europe ." --

Thomas 
Jefferson

 

"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 incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes.

A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world." 
-- 
Thomas 
Jefferson

 

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." -- 
Thomas 
Jefferson

 

"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too muchgovernment." --

Thomas 
Jefferson

 

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." --

Thomas 
Jefferson

 

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is,

as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in 
government."
 
-- 
Thomas 
Jefferson

 

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." --

Thomas 
Jefferson

 

"To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves

and abhors is sinful and tyrannical." 
--

Thomas 
Jefferson

 

Thomas 
Jefferson said in 1802:

 

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.

 

If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency,

first by inflation,

then by deflation,

the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks

will deprive the people of all property -

until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

Obamacare Impact - Doctor Private Practice


Sunday, May 22, 2016

Hillary: Bill Says - Facts Are

By Dick Morris

Bill says:  "In law school Hillary worked on legal services for the poor."

Facts are:  Hillary's main extra-curricular activity in 'Law School' was helping the Black Panthers, on trial in Connecticut for torturing and killing a 'Federal Agent.'  She went to Court every day as part of a Law student monitoring committee trying to spot civil rights violations and develop grounds for appeal.

Bill says:  "Hillary spent a year after graduation working on a Children's rights project for poor kids."

Facts are:  Hillary interned with Bob Truehaft, the head of the California Communist Party.  She met Bob when he represented the Panthers and traveled all the way to San Francisco to take an internship with him.

Bill says:  "Hillary could have written her own job ticket, but she turned down all the lucrative job offers."

Facts are:  She flunked the D.C. Bar exam, 'Yes', flunked it, it is a matter of record, and only passed the Arkansas bar.  She had no job offers in Arkansas, 'None', and only got hired by the University of Arkansas Law School at Fayetteville because Bill was already teaching there.  She did not join the prestigious Rose Law Firm until Bill became Arkansas Attorney General and was made a partner only after he was elected Arkansas Governor.

Bill says:  "President Carter appointed Hillary to the Legal Services Board of Directors and she became its Chairman."

Facts are:  The appointment was in exchange for Bill's support for Carter in his 1980 primary against Ted Kennedy.  Hillary then became chairman in a coup in which she won a majority away from Carter's choice to be chairman.

Bill says:  "She served on the board of the Arkansas Children's Hospital."

Facts are: Yes she did.  But her main board activity, not mentioned by Bill, was to sit on the Wal-Mart Board of Directors, for a substantial fee.  She was silent about their labor and health care practices.

Bill says:  "Hillary didn't succeed at getting health care for all Americans in 1994 but she kept working at it and helped to create the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that provides five million children with health insurance."

Facts are:  Hillary had nothing to do with creating CHIP.  It was included in the budget deal between Clinton and Republican Majority Leader Senator Trent Lott.  I know; I helped to negotiate the deal.  The money came half from the budget deal and half from the Attorney Generals' tobacco settlement.  Hillary had nothing to do with either source of funds.

Bill says:  "Hillary was the face of America all over the World." (LOL)

Facts are:  Her visits were part of a program to get her out of town so that Bill would not appear weak by feeding stories that Hillary was running the White House.  Her visits abroad were entirely touristic and symbolic and there was no substantive diplomacy on any of them.

Bill says:  "Hillary was an excellent Senator who kept fighting for Children's and Women's issues."

Facts s are:  Other than totally meaningless legislation like changing the names on courthouses and post offices, she has passed only four substantive pieces of legislation.  One set up a national park in Puerto Rico.  A second provided respite care for family members helping their relatives through Alzheimer's or other conditions.  And two were routine bills to aid 911 victims and responders which were sponsored by the entire N.Y. Delegation.  Presently, she is trying to have the U.S. Memorialize Woodstock.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

An Inconvenient Truth: Liberal Climate Inquisition Can’t Explain Past Temperature Changes

In the week prior to the administration signing what should constitute aninternational climate treaty, one think tank, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, was subpoenaed for casting doubt on the agreement’s associated science of climate catastrophe.
As disturbing as such thuggery from state attorneys general would be in any case, the premise of the subpoena is faulty. The Competitive Enterprise Institute did not cast doubt on the dubious climate science. The actual data cast the doubt. The think tank and others have simply pointed out what the data show.
The Heritage Foundation’s new Paris-bubble-popping science summary is also a case of letting the numbers tell a story. A story many never hear in the media-hyped spectacle that is international climate policy.

 
 
For instance, the chart above shows reconstructed average world temperature data for the past 500,000 years. Depending on the magnification and size of your monitor, each pencil dot would span something on the order of 1,000 years. The myriad 10-degree Celsius temperature flips all happened before man-made carbon dioxide could have had any impact—the final temperature spike started at the end of the last ice age.
Now see if you can follow this: The “science thought police” insist that even though none of the temperature variations for the first 499,950 years had anything to do with human activity, virtually none of the temperature increases of the past 50 years had anything to do with nature. Got it?
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Coming To America - November 2016: Hillary Following in Obama's Footsteps


By Lou Holtz


The Democrats are right, there are two Americas . The America that works and the America that doesn't. The America that contributes and the America that doesn't. It's not the haves and the have nots, it's the dos and the don'ts. Some people do their duty as Americans, obey the law, support themselves, contribute to society and others don't. That's the divide in America .  

It's not about income inequality, it's about civic irresponsibility. It's about a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win elective office. It's about a political party that loves power more than it loves its country.

That's not invective, that's truth, and it's about time someone said it.

The politics of envy was on proud display a couple weeks ago when President Obama (Hillary Clinton) pledged the rest of his term to fighting "income inequality." He (she) noted that some people make more than other people, that some people have higher incomes than others, and he says that's not just. That is the rationale of thievery.

The other guy has it, you want it, Obama (Clinton) will take it for you. Vote Democrat. That is the philosophy that produced Detroit .

It is the electoral philosophy that is destroying America . It conceals a fundamental deviation from American values and common sense because it ends up not benefiting the people who support it, but a betrayal.
The Democrats have not empowered their followers, they have enslaved them in a culture of dependence and entitlement, of victim-hood and anger instead of ability and hope. The president's premise – that you reduce income inequality by debasing the successful – seeks to deny the successful the consequences of their choices and spare the unsuccessful the consequences of their choices. Because, by and large, income variations in society are a result of different choices leading to different consequences.

Those who choose wisely and responsibly have a far greater likelihood of success, while those who choose foolishly and irresponsibly have a far greater likelihood of failure.

Success and failure usually manifest themselves in personal and family income. You choose to drop out of high school or to skip college – and you are apt to have a different outcome than someone who gets a diploma and pushes on with purposeful education.

You have your children out of wedlock and life is apt to take one course; you have them within a marriage and life is apt to take another course. Most often in life our destination is determined by the course we take.

My doctor, for example, makes far more than I do. There is significant income inequality between us. Our lives have had an inequality of outcome, but, our lives also have had an inequality of effort. While my doctor went to college and then devoted his young adulthood to medical school and residency, I got a job in a restaurant. He made a choice, I made a choice, and our choices led us to different outcomes. His outcome pays a lot better than mine. Does that mean he cheated and Barack Obama needs to take away his wealth? No, it means we are both free men in a free society where free choices lead to different outcomes.

It is not inequality Barack Obama intends to take away, it is freedom. The freedom to succeed, and the freedom to fail. There is no true option for success if there is no true option for failure. The pursuit of happiness means a whole lot less when you face the punitive hand of government if your pursuit brings you more happiness than the other guy. Even if the other guy sat on his arse and did nothing. Even if the other guy made a lifetime's worth of asinine and short sighted decisions.

Barack Obama and the Democrats preach equality of outcome as a right, while completely ignoring inequality of effort.

The simple Law of the Harvest – as ye sow, so shall ye reap – is sometimes applied as, "The harder you work, the more you get."

Obama (Clinton) would turn that upside down. Those who achieve are to be punished as enemies of society and those who fail are to be rewarded as wards of society. Entitlement will replace effort as the key to upward mobility in American society if Barack Obama (and Hillary Clinton) gets his (her) way. He seeks a lowest common denominator society in which the government besieges the successful and productive to foster equality through mediocrity. He and his party speak of two Americas , and their grip on power is based on using the votes of one to sap the productivity of the other. America is not divided by the differences in our outcomes, it is divided by the differences in our efforts.

It is a false philosophy to say one man's success comes about unavoidably as the result of another man's victimization.

What Obama (Clinton) is offering is not a solution, but  separatism. He (She) is fomenting division and strife, pitting one set of Americans against another for his (her)own political benefit. That's what socialists offer. Marxist class warfare wrapped up with a bow. Two Americas , coming closer each day to proving the truth to Lincoln 's maxim that a house divided against itself cannot stand.

"Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.

Leo "Lou" Holtz (born January 6, 1937) is a retired American football coach, and active sportscaster, author, and motivational speaker.


Monday, May 9, 2016

Go Figger!!


If plastic water bottles are okay, but plastic bags are banned, —

If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and remaining in the country illegally —

If you have to get your parents' permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion —

 
If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who runs the government —

 
If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt —

 
If, in the nation's largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat —

If an 80-year-old woman who is confined to a wheelchair or a three-year-old girl can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched —

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more —

If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is "cute" but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable —
 
If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government regulation and intrusion while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones —
 
If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage —
 

If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself makes you more "safe" according to the government —
 
Then - you might live in a nation (state) that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
 
 WE DO LIVE IN SUCH A DUMB COUNTRY!!