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Clarence B. Carson Of Rights and Responsibilities, by Clarence Carson

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How can we be rid of this crime against nature?

How can we be rid of this crime against nature?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The abolition of domestic slavery is the great object of desire in those colonies, where it was unhappily introduced in their infant state. But previous to the enfranchisement of the slaves we have, it is necessary to exclude all further importations from Africa; yet our repeated attempts to effect this by [...]

What politician EVER tires of speaking of himself? Herself?

What politician EVER tires of speaking of himself? Herself?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I shall recur again to this subject towards the close of my story, if I should have life and resolution enough to reach that term; for I am already tired of talking about myself. Source: Autobiography, 1821 Patrick Lee’s Explanation Wise leaders know when to shut up. The last 40-some posts have been taken [...]

Did Thomas Jefferson celebrate Easter?

Did Thomas Jefferson celebrate Easter?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Pres. Jefferson, I was curious as to whether or not your administration celebrated the Easter holiday ... and/or to what extent? Your friend in the fourth estate, Source: A newspaper publisher whose name I omitted  Patrick Lee’s Explanation Should leaders respond to religious holidays? This question [...]

Family joy lessens the pressure of leadership

Family joy lessens the pressure of leadership

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP In the interval of my stay at home my eldest daughter had been happily married to the eldest son of the Tuckahoe branch of Randolphs, a young gentleman of genius, science and honorable mind, who afterwards filled a dignified station in the General Government, & the most dignified in his own State. Source: [...]

I’d rather not, but if you insist …

I’d rather not, but if you insist …

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I received a letter from the President ... covering an appointment to be Secretary of State. I received it with real regret. My wish had been to return to Paris ... to see the end of the Revolution ... return home, to withdraw from Political life ... to sink into the bosom of my family and friends, and devote myself to [...]

It takes HOW LONG to get home?

It takes HOW LONG to get home?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP On the 26th. of Sep. I left Paris for Havre, where I was detained by contrary winds until the 8th. of Oct. On that day, and the 9th. I crossed over to Cowes, where I had engaged the Clermont, Capt. Colley, to touch for me. She did so, but here again we were detained by contrary winds until the 22d. when we embarked [...]

If you couldn’t live in America, your 2nd choice?

If you couldn’t live in America, your 2nd choice?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP A more benevolent people, I have never known ... Their kindness and accommodation to strangers is unparalleled ... Their eminence too in science ... the politeness of the general manners, the ease and vivacity of their conversation, give a charm to their society to be found nowhere else ... ask the travelled inhabitant [...]

Right or wrong to behead the King and Queen?

Right or wrong to behead the King and Queen?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The deed which closed the mortal course of these sovereigns, I shall neither approve nor condemn. I am not prepared to say that the first magistrate of a nation cannot commit treason against his country, or is unamenable to it's punishment: nor yet that where there is no written law, no regulated tribunal, there is [...]

How to bring unity out of conflict, Pt. 3 of 3

How to bring unity out of conflict, Pt. 3 of 3

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The discussions began at the hour of four, and were continued till ten o'clock in the evening; during which time I was a silent witness to a coolness and candor of argument unusual in the conflicts of political opinion; to a logical reasoning, and chaste eloquence, disfigured by no gaudy tinsel of rhetoric or [...]

How to bring unity out of conflict, Part 1 of 3

How to bring unity out of conflict, Part 1 of 3

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I received one day a note from the Marquis de la Fayette, informing me that he should bring a party of six or eight friends to ask a dinner of me the next day ... These were leading patriots, of honest but differing opinions sensible of the necessity of effecting a coalition by mutual sacrifices, knowing each other, [...]

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