Thursday, February 10, 2011

Remember when Terry said that Jefferson was a democrat?

"We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude." Thomas Jefferson


Baxter said...
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Baxter said...

That sounds like a Democrat.The founding father of our current debt is Ronald Reagan. George W Bush put supply side policies on steroids and handed off a huge debt and deficit to Obama.

It was also Jefferson that advocated a firewall between church and state.

God bless Thomas Jefferson -a very good Democrat.

Mark R. said...

Sorry Rich,

Unfortunately you are mistaken again. Any good historian will point out to you that the Jeffersonians were for States rights and a smaller Federal Government. Certainly doesn't sound like Obamamessiah and his minions.

Baxter said...

It's all relative, Mark. I think we could both make great points supporting our argument with TJ. There are many considerations today which Jefferson would never have been able to contemplate.

I think the founding fathers were - as a group - nothing like today's Tea Party, which tries to take their mantle. It was the Age of Reason - science was held in high esteem and religious dogma was not. Jefferson and Franklin would look upon today's GOP with disgust.