Quotes by Thomas Jefferson

read the last quote from
we get piled
 upon one another in large
cities, as in

 we shall become as corrupt as

democracy will cease to exist
 when you
take away from those
 who are willing
to work and give to those who would
is incumbent on every
 generation to
pay its own debts as it goes.
principle which if acted on would save

 one-half the wars of the world.

predict future happiness for
if they can prevent the government

 from wasting the labors of the people
under the
 pretense of taking care of

reading of history convinces me
most bad government results from too much


free man shall ever be debarred
use of arms.
strongest reason for the
 people to
retain the right to keep and bear arms

 is, as a last resort, to protect
 against tyranny in
tree of liberty must be
 refreshed from
time to time with the blood of

 patriots and tyrants.

compel a man to subsidize with
taxes the propagation of ideas which he

 disbelieves and abhors is sinful and
 Jefferson said in
believe that
 banking institutions are
more dangerous to
 our liberties

than standing armies.

the American people ever allow
banks to control the issue of their

 currency, first by

 deflation, the banks and
corporations that will
 grow up around
the banks will deprive the people
all property –

their children
 wake-up homeless on the
continent their fathers



America’s Decent into Marxism

From a Russian Newspaper – 
 The irony of this article appearing in the English edition of Pravda (Russian newspaper)
 defies description.  Why can a Russian newspaper print the following yet the American
media can’t/won’t see it? 

American Capitalism Gone With

A Whimper 


 October 1, 2009
 It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American descent into Marxism
is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple,
excuse me dear reader, I meant people. 
True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the
 past twenty years… The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a
bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and
our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists. 
Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the
surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters. 
First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education
system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their
favorite TV dramas than the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more
 for their “right” to choke down a McDonalds burger or a Burger King burger than for their
constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about
our “democracy”.  Pride blind the foolish. 
Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different
 “branches and denominations” were for the most part little more then Sunday circuses and
their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more then happy to sell out
their souls and flocks to be on the “winning” side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another.
Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the “winning” side,
their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power.  Even our Holy
Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in   America  . 
The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama.  His speed in the past three
months has been truly impressive.  His spending and money printing has been a record setting,
 not just in America ‘s short history but in the world.  If this keeps up for more then another
year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Weimar Republic
and at worst Zimbabwe. 
These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all.  First came the announcement
of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it
to bankroll their thefts, losses, and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars.  These make our
Russian oligarchs look little more then ordinary street thugs, in comparison.  Yes, the Americans
 have beat our own thieves in the shear volumes.  Should we congratulate them? 
These men, of course, are not an elected panel but made up of appointees picked from the very
 financial oligarchs and their henchmen who are now gorging themselves on trillions of American
 dollars, in one bailout after another.  They are also usurping the rights, duties, and powers of
 the American congress (parliament).  Again, congress has put up little more than a whimper to
 their masters. 
Then came Barack Obama’s command that GM’s (General Motors) president step down from
 leadership of his company.  That is correct, dear reader, in the land of “pure” free markets,
the American president now has the power, the self-given power, to fire CEOs and we can
assume other employees of private companies, at will.  Come hither, go dither, the centurion
commands his minions. 
So it should be no surprise, that the American president has followed this up with a “bold”
move of declaring that he and another group of unelected, chosen stooges will now redesign
 the entire automotive industry and will even be the guarantee of automobile policies.  I am
 sure that if given the chance, they would happily try and redesign it for the whole of the
world, too. Prime Minister Putin, less then two months ago, warned Obama and   UK  ‘s Blair,
 not to follow the path to Marxism, it only leads to disaster.  Apparently, even though we
 suffered 70 years of this Western sponsored horror show, we know nothing, as foolish,
 drunken Russians, so let our “wise” Anglo-Saxon fools find out the folly of their own pride. 
Again, the American public has taken this with barely a whimper…but a “free man” whimper. 
So, should it be any surprise to discover that the Democratically controlled Congress of
America is working on passing a new regulation that would give the American Treasury
department the power to set “fair” maximum salaries, evaluate performance, and control
 how private companies give out pay raises and bonuses?  Senator Barney Frank, a social
 pervert basking in his homosexuality (of course, amongst the modern, enlightened
American societal norm, as well as that of the general West, homosexuality is not only
 not a looked down upon life choice, but is often praised as a virtue) and his Marxist
enlightenment, has led this effort..  He stresses that this only affects companies that
receive government monies, but it is retroactive and taken to a logical extreme, this
would include any company or industry that has ever received a tax break or incentive. 
The Russian owners of American companies and industries should look thoughtfully at
this and the option of closing their facilities down and fleeing the land of the Red as
fast as possible.. In other words, divest while there is still value left. 
The proud Americanwill go down into his slaverywithout a fight, beating his chest, and
 proclaiming to the world, how free he really is..  The world will only snicker. 
Stanislav Mishin
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Don’t Cry For Me, America

Don’t Cry For Me, America

posted at 6:45 pm on November 21, 2009 by directorblue
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In the early 20th century, Argentina was one of the richest countries in the world. While Great Britain’s maritime power and its far-flung empire had propelled it to a dominant position among the world’s industrialized nations, only the United States challenged Argentina for the position of the world’s second-most powerful economy. 

It was blessed with abundant agriculture, vast swaths of rich farmland laced with navigable rivers and an accessible port system. Its level of industrialization was higher than many European countries: railroads, automobiles and telephones were commonplace. 

In 1916, a new president was elected. Hipólito Irigoyen had formed a party called The Radicals under the banner of “fundamental change” with an appeal to the middle class. 

Among Irigoyen’s changes: mandatory pension insurance, mandatory health insurance, and support for low-income housing construction to stimulate the economy. Put simply, the state assumed economic control of a vast swath of the country’s operations and began assessing new payroll taxes to fund its efforts. 

With an increasing flow of funds into these entitlement programs, the government’s payouts soon became overly generous. Before long its outlays surpassed the value of the taxpayers’ contributions. Put simply, it quickly became under-funded, much like the United States’ Social Security and Medicare programs. 

The death knell for the Argentine economy, however, came with the election of Juan Perón. Perón had a fascist and corporatist upbringing; he and his charismatic wife aimed their populist rhetoric at the nation’s rich. 

This targeted group “swiftly expanded to cover most of the propertied middle classes, who became an enemy to be defeated and humiliated.” 

Under Perón, the size of government bureaucracies exploded through massive programs of social spending and by encouraging the growth of labor unions. 

High taxes and economic mismanagement took their inevitable toll even after Perón had been driven from office. But his populist rhetoric and “contempt for economic realities” lived on. Argentina’s federal government continued to spend far beyond its means. 

Hyperinflation exploded in 1989, the final stage of a process characterized by “industrial protectionism, redistribution of income based on increased wages, and growing state intervention in the economy…” 

The Argentinian government’s practice of printing money to pay off its public debts had crushed the economy. Inflation hit 3000%, reminiscent of the Weimar Republic. Food riots were rampant; stores were looted; the country descended into chaos. 

And by 1994, Argentina’s public pensions — the equivalent of Social Security — had imploded. The payroll tax had increased from 5% to 26%, but it wasn’t enough. In addition, Argentina had implemented a value-added tax (VAT), new income taxes, a personal tax on wealth, and additional revenues based upon the sale of public enterprises. These crushed the private sector, further damaging the economy. 

A government-controlled “privatization” effort to rescue seniors’ pensions was attempted. But, by 2001, those funds had also been raided by the government, the monies replaced by Argentina’s defaulted government bonds. 

By 2002, “…government fiscal irresponsibility… induced a national economic crisis as severe as America’s Great Depression.” 

* * *
In 1902 Argentina was one of the world’s richest countries. Little more than a hundred years later, it is poverty-stricken, struggling to meet its debt obligations amidst a drought

We’ve seen this movie before. The Democrats’ populist plans can’t possibly work, because government bankrupts everything it touches. History teaches us that ObamaCare and unfunded entitlement programs will be utter, complete disasters. 

Today’s Democrats are guilty of more than stupidity; they are enslaving future generations to poverty and misery. And they will be long gone when it all implodes. They will be as cold and dead as Juan Perón when the piper must ultimately be paid. 

References: A tear for Argentina’s pension funds; Inflation in Argentina; The United States of Argentina. Cross-posted at: Doug Ross @ Journal.