Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Tuesday January 27th 2015

‘Thomas Jefferson Leadership’

20,000 letters but only one book …

20,000 letters but only one book …

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … in the year 1781. I had received a letter from M. de Marbois, of the French legation in Philadelphia … addressing to me a number of queries relative to the state of Virginia. I had always made it a practice whenever an opportunity occurred of obtaining any information of our country, which might be of use to me [...]

Travel is not what it used to be!

Travel is not what it used to be!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP On the 7th. of May Congress resolved that a Minister Plenipotentiary should be appointed in addition to Mr. Adams & Dr. Franklin for negotiating treaties of commerce with foreign nations, and I was elected to that duty. I accordingly left Annapolis on the 11th … proceeded to Boston in quest of a passage. While [...]

What do you expect from a bunch of lawyers?

What do you expect from a bunch of lawyers?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send 150. lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, & talk by the hour? That 150. lawyers should do business together ought not to be expected. But to return again to our subject. Source: [...]

Great leaders stick to the great issues.

Great leaders stick to the great issues.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I served with General Washington in the legislature of Virginia before the revolution, and, during it, with Dr. Franklin in Congress. I never heard either of them speak ten minutes at a time, nor to any but the main point which was to decide the question. They laid their shoulders to the great points, knowing that the [...]

Congress: Accomplish a week’s work in one day!

Congress: Accomplish a week’s work in one day!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP If every sound argument or objection was used by some one or other of the numerous debaters, it was enough: if not, I thought it sufficient to suggest the omission, without going into a repetition of what had been already said by others. That this was a waste and abuse of the time and patience of the house which could [...]

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