Piers Morgan peddles mistruths continued… Jefferson lies

More blatant ignorance on display on the Piers Morgan show tonight. When summing up the week’s programming, Morgan interviewed Christopher and Patrick Kennedy (and no, Patrick didn’t appear drunk, stoned, or injured) to critique the Alex Jones interview and gun control in general. During the interview, Chris Kennedy drops this, and I quote, “Thomas Jefferson wrote the second amendment and said it should be revisited every 20 years to see if it was still appropriate…this is something that was written a long time ago, and he [Alex Jones] doesn’t really understand the intent of it…”

Chris – Madison wrote the bill of rights! That included the second amendment. Jefferson was the Secretary of State at the time. Jefferson also NEVER said – or even suggested – that this, or any other amendment, should be “revisited every 20 years to see if it was still appropriate…”. You dolt!

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What Jefferson did say are things like the following:

  • “No free man shall debarred the use of arms”
  • I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind.”
  • “Periodic revolution, “at least once every 20 years,” was “a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.”
  • A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order will lose both, and deserve neither”
  • “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.”
  • “The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.”
  • “I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.”
  • “Experience hath shown, that even under the best forms (of government) those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny
  • When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.”
  • “If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions.”
  • “A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.”
  • “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
  • “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.”
  • “Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.”
  • “A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.”
  • “All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.”
  • “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to … remain silent.”
  • “Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.”
  • “He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.”
  • “It is our duty still to endeavor to avoid war; but if it shall actually take place, no matter by whom brought on, we must defend ourselves. If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it.”
  • “I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.”
  • “The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”

Jefferson feared EXACTLY what America has become. Morgan and his quests would be wise to mind who they invoke spreading their progressive propaganda.

This is the problem with “no-nothings” in the media. They spout out what they want you to believe as if it is fact – thinking you are too lazy to read a book. Thomas Jefferson was a great mind. One that would be inciting revolution today if still here.

 

One comment

  1. Jeff Smith

    I agree. The left constantly puts out this kind of disinformation in an attempt to get intellectually lazy Americans to accept their version of the “facts”. A successful tactic that they employ frequently. However, I do not blame the liberal propagandists for this because they are just doing what they do. I blame the apathetic American people who listen to this crap and accept it as fact just because some guy on their television says it is. A lot of Americans simply lack the ability to think critically. There are a whole lot of folks out there that do not have the ability to sift fact from opinion. They are unable to detect ideology, slant, spin and are way to easily swayed by emotion. The ability to think critically is a very important skill to have in today’s world but it requires energy and effort. Sadly, there are a lot of folks out there that are not willing to put forth that effort and are all to willing to get their “facts” form guys like Chris Kennedy.

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