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of being an illusionary citizen supporting an illusionary Republic with an illusionary rule of law

“Our government is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction; to wit: by consolidation first and then corruption, its necessary consequence. 111 more words


Should we take down Confederate monuments? It may be more complex than it seems.

Recently, New Orleans has been in the news for the controversial efforts, led by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, to remove monuments to Confederate leaders found around the city. 1,133 more words


Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose

I wanted to read more about the Louisiana Purchase, which was the defining event of Thomas Jefferson’s first four year in office upon completion of Dumas Malone’s fourth book, Jefferson the President: First Term 1801-1805 (review… 750 more words



This is a bronze plaque just around the corner from Trump Tower.

DONALD has probably stepped on it hundreds of times!

  • “[M]an is not made to be trusted for life, if secured against all liability to account.” ~Thomas Jefferson (1823)
Thomas Jefferson

An update, yes already on the Jefferson letter

Being the research lover that I am I decided to take a quick peek at the Library of Congress link Russell shared.  Within 15 minutes I had located the letter shared in the minutes old post and see that it was sent by John Wickham on May 1810.   10 more words