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October 06, 2014


Federalist 62. Madison reminds us that the election of U.S. Senators by their respective state legislatures secured state rights or authority. In your opinion, how might a return to this vital constitutional principle become a key element in empowering a push back against federal intrusion into powers our heaven inspired Constitution clearly retained as jurisdictionally belonging to state & local governments, to families & individuals, to private businesses, churches, & charities?


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I do not care what it costs. Just do it.

I do not care what it costs. Just do it.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP may I ask the favor of you to present my request to your son that he would be so good as to1 make a copy of the portrait he took of me, and of the same size? it is intended for a friend who has expressed a wish for it; and when ready I will give directions to whom it shall be delivered if he will be so good as to drop [...]

What evil lurks in the hearts of men?*

What evil lurks in the hearts of men?*

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I must ask the favor of you to call on mr Callender & to inform him that I have recieved his letter; that his fine will be remitted, but that as it requires the presence of the head of the department, it cannot be done till his arrival, which will be in a very few days. the moment he is here & qualified, it [...]

The President’s recommendation open doors!

The President’s recommendation open doors!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The bearer hereof, mr Mills, a native of South Carolina, has passed some years at this place as a Student in architecture. he is now setting out on a journey through the states to see what is worth seeing in that line in each state. he will visit Boston with the same view, and knowing your taste for the art, I take the [...]

Should facts or fears govern us?

Should facts or fears govern us?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP For observe, it is not the possibility of danger, which absolves a party from his contract: for that possibility always exists, & in every case. It existed in the present one at the moment of making the contract. If possibilities would avoid contracts, there never could be a valid contract. For possibilities hang [...]

Why is it good to bind men in chains?

Why is it good to bind men in chains?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The observations are but too just which are made in your friendly address on the origin & progress of those abuses of public confidence & power which have so often terminated in a suppression of the rights of the people, & the mere aggrandizement & emolument of their oppressors. taught by these truths [...]

From a disgusting dish to peas, clover, manure, etc.

From a disgusting dish to peas, clover, manure, etc.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I put away this disgusting dish of old fragments, and talk to you of my peas and clover … I have great encouragement from the friendly nature of our soil. … I have had … good clover from common grounds which had brought several crops of wheat and corn without ever having been manured … My exhausted fields bring [...]

Can business secure and protect independence?

Can business secure and protect independence?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP An equilibrium of agriculture, manufactures and commerce , is certainly become essential to our independence. Manufactures sufficient for our own consumption, of what we raise the raw material (and no more). Commerce sufficient to carry the surplus produce of agriculture, beyond our own consumption, to a market for [...]

How do you “civilize” people?

How do you  “civilize” people?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP the plan of civilising the Indians is undoubtedly a great improvement on the antient & totally ineffectual one of beginning with religious missionaries. our experience has shewn that this must be the last step of the process. the following is what has been succesful. 1. to raise cattle Etc & thereby acquire a [...]

I shall now remain silent, unless …

I shall now remain silent, unless …

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP you complain of my not writing to you, writing has become so irksome to me that I have withdrawn from all correspondence, and scarcely answer any body’s letter. you are young and it is one of the best exercises for you. I shall hope therefore to hear from you often; but can write to you myself only when I have [...]

I don’t want to be de-friended.

I don’t want to be de-friended.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP You have asked my opinion of these persons, and, to you, I have given it freely. but, remember, that I am old, that I wish not to make new enemies, nor to give offence to those who would consider a difference of opinion as sufficient ground for unfriendly dispositions. God bless you, & make you what I wish you to [...]

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