James Madison – Preservation of a free government

Our Constitution of these United States of America is at present under a serious and secretive attack. Some are beginning to see the effects of that attack. Others yet remain asleep, or worse, welcome the destruction of our liberties under this pernicious attack. James Madison wrote regarding another attack on liberties, words that we today … Continue reading James Madison – Preservation of a free government

US Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776. THE UNANIMOUS DECLARATION OF THE THIRTEEN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. WHEN, in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which … Continue reading US Declaration of Independence

Liberty to yield…

In May 1788, Thomas Jefferson wrote one of the most prescient statements of his career: “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground.” From Thomas Jefferson to Edward Carrington, 27 May 1788 To Edward Carrington Paris May 27. 1788. Dear Sir I have received with great pleasure your … Continue reading Liberty to yield…

Thomas Jefferson — Tree of Liberty

Letter to William Stephens Smith, Paris, Nove 13, 1787 Paris, November 13, 1787 DEAR SIR, -- I am now to acknoledge the receipt of your favors of October the 4th, 8th, & 26th. In the last you apologise for your letters of introduction to Americans coming here. It is so far from needing apology on … Continue reading Thomas Jefferson — Tree of Liberty

Excerpts from Thomas Jefferson’s 1st State of the Union Address

“Other circumstances, combined with the increase of numbers, have produced an augmentation of revenue arising from consumption in a ratio far beyond that of population alone; and though the changes in foreign relations now taking place so desirably for the whole world may for a season affect this branch of revenue, yet weighing all probabilities … Continue reading Excerpts from Thomas Jefferson’s 1st State of the Union Address