I’m Just Glad the Founding Fathers Were Timid and Meek

Question from the Dallas Morning News:

The health care debate has gone crazy. Earlier this week in New Hampshire…on the road outside the meeting, a man held up a sign that appeared to support the bloodshed of “tyrants,” while sporting a pistol (legally) strapped to his thigh.

What have we come to when an American citizen is bold enough to do something like that?

Answer: A good start.

Or would we prefer that American citizens be scared to legally exercise two of their most fundamental constitutional rights?

PS — the sign the guy held “that appeared to support the bloodshed of ‘tyrants,’” was a quote from President Thomas Jefferson.

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

Jefferson also said:

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.


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

So my question is, are we going to ban quoting the third president and his dangerous assault ideas?


  1. Jack E. Jett says:

    What part of this are you buying into. The “kill your grandma” bit…
    the “birther bit” the “john cornyn spy on your neigbor bit”?

    Would a man be allowed to stand out side a Bush Townhall with a visable gun when they would drag off any woman in a pink shirt (code pink) because she was holding a sign?

    Is it okay to compare Obama to Hitler? To hold a sign that says KILL OBAMA, HIS WIFE AND KIDS?

    Is it okay to disrupt a meeting so that others who are interested in hearing the information are unable to?

    Is it odd to hear peope on Medicare complain about government run healthcare?

  2. Steve says:

    It cracks me up that liberals are crying about having their leaders compared to Hitler and the Nazis when that’s been their favorite tactic in political arguments for decades. Now, all of a sudden, it’s offensive.

    As for the other items Jack mentions, I don’t see any coorelation to Trey’s original post. He simply defended one citizen’s right to exercise two of his constitutionally protected freedoms. And he asked at what point do the Leftie loons ban us from quoting the Founding Fathers due to their “radical” beliefs?

  3. Tom says:

    Speaking as a direct descendant of our third president, I hope his ideas will continue to be applied to our public discourse.
    But just as we allow people to legally exercise their rights, we must be wary of those who cross the line dividing civility from terrorism.

  4. Jack E. Jett says:

    Mine post was a question. I am pretty sure that most of the readers of this blog are displeased with Obama. As HC said…..if the man walked on water,right wingers would accuse him of not being able to swim.

    I am always confused by what Libertarians believe in and don’t beieve in. I agree with a lot of the LIbertarian issues. However, I do believe Obama is a US resident and I don’t think he is going to kill anyone’s grandma, and I don’t think he is going to force abortions on nuns.

    You know he hasn’t made us looney lefties allt that happy. If so, gays would be openly serving in the milatary, have the right to marry, george bush and dick cheney would be in The Haag and Harriet Miers would be mopping the floors at the Dallas Jail for Lupe Valdez. We were not happy with him bailing out the banks and we think everyone at Blackwater should be thrown in jail.

    So that should cheer you up that he has snubbed us loonies.

  5. I am always confused by what Libertarians believe in and don’t beieve in.

    After reading your poor grammar, I’ll keep it simple…

    Coercion = Bad.

    Any more strawm… er… questions?

  6. Jack E. Jett says:

    Oh thanks I forgot…..arrogance and holier than thou must be one of the belief systems.

    Why do you guys have such a chip on your shoulder? Why does everything have to be combative?
    Hey my grammer sucks, should that shut be up. I suck, should that shut me up?

    Here is a concept, try to answer a honest question and try to do so without a personal attack.


  7. I answered your question.

    I am always confused by what Libertarians believe in and don’t beieve in.

    Coercion = Bad.

    What else is there to discuss? Your thin skin?

  8. Jack E. Jett says:

    Yes, I would love to discuss my thin skin this weekend on.


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  9. My aren’t we proud of ourselves! Mommy’s special little guy is all grown up!

    I won’t tell her that you’re still scared of those libertarians (who don’t want a damn thing from you) under your bed.

  10. Dallasite says:

    One thing that Liberals always seem to avoid is a simple question. Why should I pay more taxes so that you can have cheap healthcare?

  11. Jack E. Jett says:

    Forgive me for my shameless plug, I know not what I do.

    I recently had a Palinoscopy.

  12. Craig Thomas says:

    Herei s what this libertarian wants.
    1. Big brother to back off.
    2. The choice of wether or not I help my fellow man, how much I help my fellow man, and how i help my fellow man.
    3. politicians who have read, undersootd, and above all agree with the constitution as our forefathers wrote it.
    4. People to stop using G Bush to refute arguements against Obama. 2 wrongs don’t make a right.

  13. Peterk says:

    “Forgive me for my shameless plug, I know not what I do.”

    sure you do, but it is typical of those from the left.

    too bad you didn’t have a bidenectomy as you would probably be more understandable

  14. Rawlins Gilliland says:

    My favorite Thomas Jefferson ‘quote’ making the rounds was this: “To deny the humanity of sexual nuance is to thrash the cowardly who seek to be satisfied in the brothels of government.”

    Of course this
    1) makes no sense and
    2) Was written by President Jefferson.

    In fact I wrote it (among others) and pasted it (and others) into the ongoing ‘send this on to people who love America’ email(s) that have made the rounds this year widely (and wildly) quoting Thomas Jefferson. Each predictably with absolutely no thought per usual to checking (somehow) on whether TJ actually said all (or even any) of the ‘quotes’ contained within. The lofty flag-waiving emails forwarded by ‘Patriots’ to ‘Patriots’ per the President Thomas Jefferson reality check-point(s) prove there is perpetual motion in cyberspace.

    Bottom line? If you….as have I since done….receive one of the Thomas Jefferson emails that contain the highlighted ‘quote’ above, you can credit Rawlins as TJ’s posthumous ghostwriter. Whose addition to the chain-of-fools e-sends tagged along without anyone questioning it. Better still? Why not add your own ghost-written quote for grins. The key is to sound cryptic and lofty and pious partisan.

  15. Rawlins Gilliland says:

    Another ‘Thomas Jefferson ‘quote’ I hastily penned and posted (and forwarded on attached) into a circulating email thread entitled “The Brilliance of Thomas Jefferson”:

    “Those ravaged by purloined government must first seek and later force the battering ram of intellectual inferiority’s orphan warriors to seek and then usurp authority’s power in the name of God and good. To do less is to render our future’s children fallow and any hopes for destiny impotent.”