"The policy of American government is to leave its citizens free,
neither restraining them nor aiding them in their pursuits."
Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson to M. L'Hommande, 1787.
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Never more true than today!
 -- JS, Covington     
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    Perfect! 50 Stars! (or is it 57? lol)
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    That I could rate this a multitudinous times with innumerable stars, YES ! ! ! And, if you don't believe this, I have some solar I want to sell you out of California. ;-)
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Wouldn't it be nice if the current batch of "progressives" in Washington would follow this policy. This bunch couldn't carry Jeffersons lunch pail.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
    I am continually amazed at the insight the founders of this country had. I am just as amazed at the stupidity of those we continue to elect. Or in the end is it our stupidity? Soon those who receive government checks will exceed 50% of the population, then and only then will we realize you can't cure the problem by taking blood out of your right arm and putting it back in your left arm.
     -- Ken, Spokane     
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    Somebody ought to remind the President and Congress of this...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    The Founders could foresee the problems that could befall America. We are getting a centralized government, we are loosing our freedoms, and the ability to succeed without reprisals all under OBAMA. I doubt this was the vision Thomas Jefferson had for America. This was his fear!!!!
     -- Judi, Elk Grove     
    So much for that idea. If only we could return to it!
     -- T., Salisbury, MD     
    A simply beautiful and clarified statement made by the author of the Declaration of Independence.
     -- Mary - MI     
     -- Ronw13, ID      
    Such policy of the American body politic was a phenomenal hoped for utopia (experiment). Today's demonic ANTI-Constitutionalism (ANTI-rights / liberty / dignity at natural law) loathe such sentiment. The current occupying statist theocracy infesting this land does not allow such language in its ecclesiastical seminaries (government schools), its 4th branch of debauchery (MSM), or in its priests / high priests priestesses / high priestesses (administrators of demonic dogmas) perversions i.e., compelled compliance, enforced anti-natural conditions, government licenses, victimless crimes, larceny with impunity {2nd plank of the communist manifesto, Social Security, police state confiscations, etc.}.

     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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