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Clarence B. Carson

Of Rights and Responsibilities, by Clarence Carson


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Who exactly is in charge here? Part 2

Who exactly is in charge here? Part 2

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Head. These are the eternal consequences of your warmth & precipitation. This is one of the scrapes into which you are ever leading us. You confess your follies indeed; but still you hug & cherish them ... Heart. Oh, my friend! This is no moment to upbraid my foibles. I am rent into fragments by the force of [...]

Who exactly is in charge here? Part 1

Who exactly is in charge here? Part 1

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Seated by my fireside, solitary & sad, the following dialogue took place between my Head & my Heart: Head. Well, friend, you seem to be in a pretty trim . Heart. I am indeed the most wretched of all earthly beings. Overwhelmed with grief, every fibre of my frame distended beyond its natural powers to bear, I [...]

Fuhgeddaboudit!

Fuhgeddaboudit!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP  ... be advised then; erase it even from your memory, and stand erect before the world on the high ground of your own merits, without stooping to what is unworthy either of your or their notice. remember that we often repent of what we have said, but never of that which we have not. Source: Thomas Jefferson to [...]

How deep are your convictions?

How deep are your convictions?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I shall be perfectly happy if either of you are named, as I consider the substituting, in the place of Cushing, a firm unequivocating republican, whose principles are born with him, and not an occasional ingraftment ... (italics added) Source: To Gideon Granger, October 22, 1810 Patrick Lee’s Explanation Solid [...]

Are judges above the law?

Are judges above the law?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP ... but the third , unfortunately & unwisely, made independant not only of the nation but even of their own conduct, have hitherto bid defiance to the public will, and erected themselves into a political body with the assumed functions of correcting what they deem the errors of the nation. Source: To Gideon [...]

What if political leaders thought this way today?

What if political leaders thought this way today?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I certainly wish the prosecutions you allude to should be put an end to ... I have never considered the political hatreds and slanders pointed at me, as meant against me personally, but rather as the representative of the party, the real object of hatred. for what could there be personal between that gentleman & [...]

How do you judge fitness for office?

How do you judge fitness for office?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I happened to be in the neighborhood of Lynchburg immediately after the death of mr Leak the postmaster, & availed myself of the opportunity I had to enquire, from good persons, into the characters of the competitors for the office. they are as follows. 1 Christopher Lynch ... they are half quakers in religion, [...]

This is what I think, but let another decide.

This is what I think, but let another decide.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP (1st) As far as can be judged from the maps, the road from Fort Stoddert ought to bear down South Westwardly, to get into the Spanish road leading from Mobille to Baton Rouge, before it crosses Pascagoule river. then follow that road (which is nearly due West) till it crosses Pearl river. then quit it & go nearly [...]

Who gets sacked and why?

Who gets sacked and why?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP nothing presents such difficulties of administration as offices. about appointments to them, the rule is simple enough ... but removals are more difficult. no one will say that all should be removed, or that none should. yet no two scarcely draw the same line. I consider as nullities ... but the freedom of opinion, [...]

What invites corruption in public officials?

What invites corruption in public officials?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP our country is too large to have all it’s affairs directed by a single government. public servants at such a distance, & from under the eye of their constituents, will, from the circumstance of distance, be unable to administer & overlook all the details necessary for the good government of the citizen; and [...]

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