The Declaration of Independence was drafted by Thomas Jefferson. As a student of history and law, Jefferson drew on 3000 years of Western tradition when declaring our independence from a tyrannical king. His knowledge of Judeo-Christian values, ancient Greek democracy, the Roman Republic, and English Magna Carta, etc., provided the foundation for the Declaration of Independence, which has inspired oppressed people around the world to strive for freedom.
Thomas Jefferson was the principal dreamer of the Founding Fathers. A pragmatic and practical visionary, Jefferson was one of the most creative men who ever lived. He penned the thirty-five most revolutionary words in the history of the English language: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Some say the United States were founded on racism. But the framers of the Constitution understood the contradiction of slavery, so the Preamble of the Constitution states “We the People…in order to create a more perfect Union…” The framers knew the Union would not be perfect so they set forth principles that have inspired the world. These same moral principles led to the right of women and former slaves to vote as full citizens.
The principles codified in our founding documents are timeless, their relevance is not diminished by technology, corrupt leadership or globalization. They’re based on self-evident truths, beginning with the recognition that unalienable rights emanate from a Creator, not men or governments instituted by men.
Governments are instituted to secure those rights and abolished when they fail to secure those rights. Self-evident means the argument is over, the truth is self-evident. But America’s bipartisan tyrants still seek to deny the truth, and this is the root of America’s problems today. Freedom isn’t free, and the price of freedom is eternal vigilance, so stand up for your rights!
Alexander Hamilton was the first U.S. Treasury Secretary. He favored a strong central government and private central bank that could issue currency and lend it to governments at interest. Thomas Jefferson opposed the Federalists and wanted a less centralized government that delegated power to states and individuals.
Jefferson also questioned whether a private central bank was constitutional and said banks are “more dangerous than standing armies”. Jefferson’s contempt for banks was founded in his knowledge of the tyrannical monetary system enslaving Europe. Today’s extreme consolidation of power in the Federal Reserve, Federal government and Wall Street, is Alexander Hamilton’s aristocratic vision for America in full bloom.
The Constitution does not prescribe voting as a means to check government power, it prescribes three separate but equal branches of government as a check on power. This includes the Judicial Branch. But the Justice Department abdicates its duty to prosecute high crimes and misdemeanors committed by elected officials, meanwhile politicians and media act as if voting is the only means to check government power.
The two party system is used to protect criminal politicians that subvert Constitutional checks and balances. It’s a citizen’s duty to vote, but until we restore the rule of law, government will not fulfill its obligation to secure our unalienable rights.
The founders set up a government based on equality before the law, not equality of income or outcome. Equality before the law means everybody plays by the same rules. This is necessary for a political process and market economy based on merit, not privilege.
In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson listed the multitude of crimes committed by King George III against the colonies. This list of grievances were the moral and legal grounds for the American Revolution. U.S. citizens must do the same thing today, we must present our list of grievances to local attorneys, public prosecutors, Sheriff’s, State Attorneys General, and U.S. Attorneys. Feel free to use evidence compiled in this website as the basis for your list of grievances.
The purpose of our founding documents was to create a nation of laws, not a nation of men and women whose tyrannical aspirations deprive citizens of their unalienable rights. Thomas Paine said, if there were to be a king, it would have to be the rule of law, and if a day of celebration were to be set aside, then homage should be paid to the law, a crown set upon it to remind those gathered that “the law is king.” Restoring the rule of law is job one if we are going to return to limited government.
The Jefferson Hour Forum was a website allegedly dedicated to promoting Jeffersonian principles. It was a spin off of The Thomas Jefferson Hour radio show hosted by David Swenson and Jefferson scholar, Clay Jenkinson. I wrote posts at the JH Forum under the username “epluribusunum”. The Latin phrase E Pluribus Unum means “out of many one”, and symbolizes the coming together of many different peoples to form the United States of America.
This website (Citizens United) was started as a means to counter propaganda coming from the entire media spectrum. Left, right and center media each contain fragments of truth but never connect the dots, this is a propaganda technique called compartmentalization. Unfortunately, this technique is practiced on the The Thomas Jefferson Hour radio show, so I used the JH Forum to expose the propaganda and connect the dots.
June 11, 2012, I was banned from the Jefferson Hour Forum for presenting information contained in this website, and exposing The Jefferson Hour’s use of public airwaves to spread misinformation. Imagine that, a site allegedly dedicated to promoting Jeffersonian principles, banned free speech. The JH Forum no longer exists, and I suspect the site’s hypocritical tone was a contributing factor.
The pictures of Thomas Jefferson at the beginning of this post and the second paragraph were copied from The Thomas Jefferson Hour website. I thank them for their contribution.
Using propaganda on the American people used to be illegal, but thanks to President Obama, the newest version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes an amendment that would legalize the use of propaganda on the American public.
This is the definition of propaganda from Websters New Students Dictionary: “the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring a cause…”. In this case, the cause being injured is the right of citizens to give their informed consent to government policies.
By law, broadcasters must use public airwaves to serve the public interest and their licenses can be revoked for spreading misinformation. Citizens must pressure broadcasters and the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to use public airwaves in a way that serves the public interest.
When Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, many colonists thought taking on the British Empire was a futile effort that could only end in disaster. Today, many U.S. citizens look at the tyrannical state of our nation and feel there’s nothing we can do to change things. But this kind of fatalistic thinking only empowers the tyrants and leads to horrific outcomes like Nazi Germany.
Securing freedom and defeating tyranny requires commitment. For example, U.S. troops put everything on the line in defense of our liberty. We send our military all around the world to fight for freedom, so the least we can do is stand up for liberty here at home. Doing anything less makes a mockery of the sacrifice made by our troops.
Thomas Jefferson understood the degree of commitment necessary to defeat tyranny, so he ended the Declaration of Independence with these words:
“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
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