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Please Send This To Tom Woods

September 13, 2016
Background: https://freewillobjector.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/never-meet-your-heroes-tom-woods-takes-a-shot-at-thomas-jefferson/
Reading Tom Woods “Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion” is the biggest headache, I’ve had, in a LONG time…
Remember when it was about “freedom and liberty” and NOT gatekeeping…
Maybe it always was.
And we just fell for it…
The book is nothing but a collection of trolls, and blurbs to trolls.
It’s like Woods wanted to be a blogger, so he wrote a book in blog form, without knowing how to blog.
He self quotes, gives anecdotes but doesn’t source anything.
At least when I blog, I give you the link to read what I’m bitching about. Woods sends his apostates to the memory hole…
It’s very frustrating.
How can I judge the argument with one side?
At least I source my material. Woods doesn’t. And this is just as sloppy, as his half-assed response to me, in the initial post, that he had the gall to include in his shitty book, the original post, that is… not my response, because as we all know.. “Gods do not answer letters” or acknowledge any criticism.
I took shit on FB from his co writer Kevin R.C. Gutzman… for not buying the Rand Paul capitulation Bullshit.
Now, where is Rand?
And what are the results from Gutzman and Woods capitulation?
Could Woods not find anything worth talking about. Since Ron is gone and Rand was a unmitigated failure, and an expensive one, at that?
I was expecting a book that took on the myth of government omimpotence. And abject fealty.
What I got was a book of literally, trolling!
I haven’t expected so much more, and recieved so much less, since the last Ron Paul campaign…
I guess in this sense, Woods is choosing to keep up the standard of mediocrity…. and always for a PRICE! GODDAMNIT!!!
To quote John Paul Vann, “what a GOD DAMN STUPID WASTE!”

 

Please somebody get this document to Tom Woods:

http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/jefferson-the-works-vol-12-correspondence-and-papers-1816-1826

TO GEORGE LOGAN

j. mss.

Dear Sir,

—I received your favor of Oct. 16, at this place, where I pass much of my time, very distant from Monticello. I am quite astonished at the idea which seems to have got abroad; that I propose publishing something on the subject of religion, and this is said to have arisen from a letter of mine to my friend Charles Thompson, in which certainly [43] there is no trace of such an idea. When we see religion split into so many thousand of sects, and I may say Christianity itself divided into it’s thousands also, who are disputing, anathematizing and where the laws permit burning and torturing one another for abstractions which no one of them understand, and which are indeed beyond the comprehension of the human mind, into which of the chambers of this Bedlam would a [torn] man wish to thrust himself. The sum of all religion as expressed by it’s best preacher, “fear god and love thy neighbor” contains no mystery, needs no explanation. But this wont do. It gives no scope to make dupes; priests could not live by it. Your idea of the moral obligations of governments are perfectly correct. The man who is dishonest as a statesman would be a dishonest man in any station. It is strangely absurd to suppose that a million of human beings collected together are not under the same moral laws which bind each of them separately. It is a great consolation to me that our government, as it cherishes most it’s duties to its own citizens, so is it the most exact in it’s moral conduct towards other nations. I do not believe that in the four administrations which have taken place, there has been a single instance of departure from good faith towards other nations. We may sometimes have mistaken our rights, or made an erroneous estimate of the actions of others, but no voluntary wrong can be imputed to us. In this respect England exhibits the most remarkable phaenomenon in the universe in the contrast between the profligacy of it’s government and the probity of it’s [44] citizens. And accordingly it is now exhibiting an example of the truth of the maxim that virtue & interest are inseparable. It ends, as might have been expected, in the ruin of it’s people, but this ruin will fall heaviest, as it ought to fall on that hereditary aristocracy which has for generations been preparing the catastrophe. 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. Present me respectfully to Mrs. Logan and accept yourself my friendly and respectful salutations.

Thomas Jefferson
—–
If that’s not good enough, send this:
 “You ask my opinion of the propriety of giving publicity to what is stated in your letter as having past between mr John Q. Adams and yourself. of this no one can judge but yourself. it is one of those questions which belong to the Forum of feelings. this alone can decide on the degree of confidence implied in the disclosure whether under no circumstances it was to be communicable to others? it does not seem to be of that character, or at all to wear that aspect. they are historical facts, which belong to the present, as well as future times. I doubt whether a single fact, known to the world, will carry as clear conviction to it, of the correctness of our knolege of the treasonable views of the federal party of that day as that disclosed by this the most nefarious and daring attempt to dissever the Union, of which the Hartford Convention was a subsequent chapter; and both of these having failed, Consolidation becomes the 4th chapter of the next book of their history. but this opens with a vast accession of strength from their younger recruits, who having nothing in them of the feelings or principles of ’76 now look to a single and splendid government of an Aristocracy, founded on banking institutions and monied in corporations under the guise and cloak of their favored branches of manufactures commerce and navigation, riding and ruling over the plundered ploughman and beggared yeomanry. this will be to them a next best blessing to the Monarchy of their first aim, and perhaps the surest stepping stone to it.”
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