Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Your Founding quote of the Day

Comes from Jefferson, who had the directly opposite view of taxation that Karl Marx held.

To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it
Now, as we know, Liberals try to claim Jefferson as the Father of the Democratic Party, but, this can hardly be true, given Jeffeson's views on guns, taxes, religious freedom, and limited government. In fact, if Jefferson lived today, the Left would castigate him as an extremist Tea Bagger.

The truth about the Democratic Party is that the Democratic Republicans, was a political party, and Jeffeson, James Madisdon, James Monroe, were among its members. And yes, that party did, in fact, eventually become the Democratic Party. But ANY resemblance between the ideals Jefferson/Madison/Monroe ideals and those of Pelosi/Reid/Obama is non existent!

There could be no greater divide than between the ideals of the Founders and the ideals of the modern day Democratic Party, and anyone arguying that Jefferson is, in any practical manner, the Father of the Democratic Party of today is either a liar, a fool, or demented!

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