Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Seems that Thomas had it right....
"In America, no other distinction between man and man had ever been known but that of persons in office exercising powers by authority of the laws, and private individuals. Among these last, the poorest laborer stood on equal ground with the wealthiest millionaire, and generally on a more favored one whenever their rights seem to jar."
- Thomas Jefferson (Answers to de Meusnier Questions, 1786)
Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Lipscomb and Bergh, eds., 17:8.
Quote from the Patriot Post - Founders' Quote Daily
You know, it really is to bad that Tom is considered as one of those, as many say these days, 'old dead white guy presidents' . Especially, when you read Tom's writings and see how much of a champion he was for Freedom, Liberty and Rights. Tom knew it was the average working stiff that was the backbone of America.
These days the average person has to buy, lease, or obtain permission in order to exercise a God-given Right. A Right that was supposed to be guaranteed in the United States Constitution. But now, in addition to that Right being perversely interpretted by the Usurpreme Court. We have government trampling on it, as well as those in the business 'class'.
So, I guess Tom had it wrong, for it seems that those with wealth won out after all. And the poorest laborer is led like a lamb to the slaughter.
How much more despicable does it have to get. Before We The People throw off these perverse chains that bind us, and restore our Republic back to the way it was intended? Or, will we even try?