Apr 4, 2003

I went to Thomas Jefferson high school
In the name of peace, we make war.
In the name of freedom, we suffocate civil liberties.

Oregon Law Would Jail War Protesters as Terrorists via Daily Vex
And does anyone remember Thomas Jefferson?

A Typical Day of Thomas Jefferson
Possibly no man since Aristotle took more pleasure in observing, recording, and classifying or describing natural phenomena than did Jefferson. Indeed, when time permitted, he filled notebook after notebook with such observations. Jefferson had an active and innovative interest in every intellectual pursuit and activity of his day.
Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society. Jefferson
Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence is at once the nation's most cherished symbol of liberty and Jefferson's most enduring monument.
Jefferson believed that knowledge was the cornerstone of democracy and remarked that there was "no subject to which a member of Congress may not have occasion to refer."
we CENSURE THE CENSORS by awarding the Jefferson Muzzles to those who in the past year forgot Mr. Jefferson's admonition that freedom of speech cannot be limited without being lost.
Foreign affairs dominated his day-to-day attentions while president, often pushing him toward Federalist policies that contrasted with his political philosophy. To ensure the safety of American ships on the high seas, Jefferson attempted to put an end to the bribes that the U.S. had been paying to the Barbary states for the past fifty years. This resulted in a war with Tripoli, in which Jefferson was forced to use his navy and to rethink his policy of reducing the U.S. military. While the U.S. at first enjoyed an economic boom due to the war between England and France, the British navy's practice of forcing American sailors into British service led to Jefferson's disastrous suspension of trade with both France and England. This trade war devastated the economy, alienated the hard-hit mercantile Northeast, and propelled America into war with England.


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