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Treason

The actions of the Bundys, in Nevada and Oregon, are not the first time that arms have been taken up against agents of the Federal Government becaUSe someone didn’t want […]

Great Quotes

“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” John Steinbeck

Thomas Jefferson To Dr. JOSEPH PRIESTLEY, March, 21, 1801

What an effort, my dear Sir, of bigotry in Politics & Religion have we gone through! The barbarians really flattered themselves they should be able to bring back the times of Vandalism, when ignorance put everything into the hands of power & priestcraft. All advances in science were proscribed as innovations. They pretended to praise and encourage education, but it was to be the education of our ancestors.

Thomas Jefferson To Dr. Joseph Priestley, Jan. 27, 1800

“… The Gothic idea that we are to look backwards instead of forwards for the improvement of the human mind, and to recur to the annals of our ancestors for what is most perfect in government, in religion & in learning, is worthy of those bigots in religion & government, by whom it has been recommended, & whose purposes it would answer.