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“Never Meet Your Heroes…” Tom Woods, Takes A Shot At Thomas Jefferson

October 29, 2013
(From Facebook)
“Republicans are currently owned by corporations. They have not only defended corporations but have worked tirelessly to push corporate sponsored legislation through Congress. The Founding Fathers feared this kind of relationship and viewed corporations with suspicion and largely kept them at arms length. In fact, one reason the founding generation went to war with Britain is because of the influence that the East India Trading Company had on the British Parliament. A corporation even once governed Massachusetts on behalf of England. The Revolutionary War ended this practice. After the nation’s founding, corporations were granted charters by the state as they are today. Unlike today, however, corporations were only permitted to exist 20 or 30 years and could only deal in one commodity, could not hold stock in other companies, and their property holdings were limited to what they needed to accomplish their business goals. And perhaps the most important facet of all this is that most states in the early days of the nation had laws on the books that made any political contribution by corporations a criminal offense. When you think about it, the regulations imposed on corporations in the early days of America were far harsher than they are now. Still not convinced? Here is some advice from Thomas Jefferson that all Americans should take to heart.

“I hope that we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.”– Thomas Jefferson”

“What’s the source for that fake-sounding Jefferson quotation? And if you think the Democrats aren’t in bed with corporations, what was going on in 2008?” — Thomas Woods.

FWO: The last quote (I hope we shall take warning from the example and crush in it’s birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country.) was why I posted this (which I did not write) Mr. Woods… Big picture… Big picture… I am not a Democrat. I am not a Republican. I am not a corporation. I supported Ron Paul, I do not support Rand Paul, nor the GOP, nor any politician. The last statesman I knew of, was escorted out of the GOP convention hall, while his delegates were being beaten, arrested, and had their own property confiscated or destroyed, by security after paying their own way to be delegates to the Convention, and giving money to Ron Paul’s campaign that they did not even spend. I know, I have met and spoken with RP delegates who were there… You have been a voice of reason and I respect you for that. But to assume I support ANY politician D or R, because I post words from Thomas Jefferson, is a prevarication, to say the least. You’re better than this, Tom. Please don’t fall prey to the ideological trap, that so many have, and that has gotten us to the dystopia of where we are today. You very easily could have found this information before you fallaciously mischaracterized the intent of posting the quote of Thomas Jefferson, himself. But then again, if you want to find the intent of anything, you cannot settle for the personal satisfaction of faith-based ideological belief systems, you must go to the source. Just because we want to make something true, does not make it true, unless it is evidenced by fact and not conjecture nor ideology, no matter just how comforting it may be to any one of us, or a collection of us. The truth is only the truth; everything else is an illusion… It is not my intention to provoke you in the slightest; my only intention is to give credence to my point evidenced by verifiable and incontrovertible fact. I respect your views, I would hope you would respect mine. I already have been attacked in a similar way by Mr. Gutzman concerning Rand Paul, I care not to revisit such unproductive and infantile egocentric fights, just because I dare to have a different view or disagree. You have been above that, and I respect you for it immensely. I hope you would be willing to take the high road, and if you feel the need to disagree, we can do so civilly. Nothing I have posted has been contrived or edited to boost my point on the basis of lies and embellishment. It is nothing more than the words of the man, himself. If so, your argument is not with me, but with him.

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