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Repointing the Constitution, by Justice Janice Rogers Brown

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‘Thomas Jefferson Leadership’

It is good, but it is not enough.

It is good, but it is not enough.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP This Convention met at Philadelphia on the 25th. of May '87. It sate with closed doors and kept all it's proceedings secret, until it's dissolution on the 17th. of September, when the results of their labors were published all together. I received a copy early in November, and read and contemplated it's provisions [...]

What will herding cats do to you? Part 3

What will herding cats do to you? Part 3

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP They have taken two of our vessels, and I fear will ask such a tribute for a forbearance of their piracies as the U.S. would be unwilling to pay. When this idea comes across my mind, my faculties are absolutely suspended between indignation and impotence. Source: To Nathanael Greene, Jan. 12, 1785  Patrick [...]

How do you herd cats? Part 2

How do you herd cats? Part 2

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … nothing was now wanting to bring it into direct and formal consideration, but the assent of our government … I communicated to them the favorable prospect of protecting our commerce from the Barbary depredations … however it was expected they would contribute a frigate, and it's expenses to be in constant [...]

How do you herd cats?

How do you herd cats?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Our commerce in the Mediterranean was placed under early alarm by the capture of two of our vessels and crews by the Barbary cruisers. I was very unwilling that we should acquiesce in the European humiliation of paying a tribute to those lawless pirates, and endeavored to form an association of the powers subject to [...]

Slippery & double-faced or The Golden Rule?

Slippery & double-faced or The Golden Rule?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The Count de Vergennes had the reputation with the diplomatic corps of being wary & slippery in his diplomatic intercourse; and so he might be with those whom he knew to be slippery and double-faced themselves. As he saw that I had no indirect views, practised no subtleties, meddled in no intrigues, pursued no [...]

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