Thursday, the thirteenth of April, is Thomas Jefferson’s birthday. I admire Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence and third President of the United States, more so than any other person living or dead since Jesus Christ was born and died. He laid out a remarkable vision of America like none other.
In the headlines today, there is playing out a raging battle between the forces of Thomas Jefferson and the forces of Alexander Hamilton. This is a contest between those who embrace freedom, and those who fear it.The Conservative/Libertarians are up against the Progressive/Liberals in this 21st century iteration of these ideas that have divided our people from the very beginning of our Republic.
This struggle can be viewed within many contexts. It occurs within a geological context; the rural communities and the cosmopolitan cities. It is visible in the differences between flyover country and the coasts. It is seen in the differences in attitudes between generations, or between classes.
Progressives crave a life in America where people are subjects of an elite that believe they know better how to run your life than do you. This was demonstrated by the actions of the Obama administration. They disrespected private property and redistributed income from one group of Americans to another group of people. A progressive Supreme Court changed 5,000 years of history by declaring same sex marriage is appropriate, and continue defending legal abortions. It is Progressives who undermine our free speech and the right of association. They are always attempting to take away our right to self-defense and eroding our right to privacy.President Trump is on the other side, standing with Thomas Jefferson. He and his administration are fighting to return to the rule of law. The Attorney General recently said the United States would enforce all immigration laws on the books. They are working to guarantee our sovereignty.
These champions of Thomas Jefferson’s vision are putting origionalists and textualists on the Supreme Court to defend the Bill of Rights. The administration is working to deregulate American life. They are wrestling away from Crony Capitalists the control they exert on the economy so as to return to a competitive free market which the founders instituted to ensure our freedom and wealth creation.
Join Thomas Jefferson and President Trump in this noble effort to defeat Alexander Hamilton and his Progressive allies who don’t like the Republic which America stands for.