This Left-wing City Council just declared war on American history with one disgusting vote


The radical Left is dead-set on destroying history that doesn’t fit with their agenda.

That’s why figures like Thomas Jefferson, who believed in freedom, are seen as their enemies.

And this Left-wing City Council just declared war on American history with one disgusting vote.

Thomas Jefferson is one of the greatest Americans in history.

What he was able to achieve in his life ensures that we have the freedoms we enjoy today.

But, despite his greatness, he has some flaws, including him owning slaves.

Because of this, Democrats want to discount all the good he’s done, and paint him as an evil racist.

And using that as an argument, the Charlottesville, VA City Council just voted to officially remove Thomas Jefferson’s birthday as a holiday.

CBS19 News reports:

The Charlottesville City Council voted to officially remove Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, April 13, as a holiday.

To replace it, Freedom and Liberation Day has been declared a holiday on March 3.

Removing celebrating Jefferson was voted on four to one with Galvin being the only “no” vote.

Adding Freedom and Liberation Day was a separate vote and was voted on unanimously.

Council also added a floating holiday to make a total of 12 holidays, meaning city employees gets about the same number of holidays as Albemarle County employees.

This is exactly what President Trump was warning would happen when the fight over Confederate.

He said that if the Left continues to remove Confederate monuments, they would eventually turn their focus on other historical figures.

Trump even directly mentioned Thomas Jefferson, and the Left laughed at him at the time.

But now their true intentions are clear.

Any historical figure they can find with any flaws is now on the chopping block.

The only question now is when they will begin trying to outright remove monuments to Jefferson.

Do you believe in preserving historical monuments?

Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.


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  2. Not only should we preserve these historical monuments, we should also somehow disallow the teachers who spew only leftist propaganda in our schools.

  3. Our founding fathers believed in God and most of them were Christians. They came here so that they could worship God as they chose, not as England said they had to. They left us a nation based on their beliefs, one of which is our freedom. The dems have thrown God out and despise anything to do with Him, including our freedom and our Constitution. They are very sick and sad creatures and very dangerous to our freedom.

  4. I am sure that these people who believe that our country started with their births and that
    everything in the past is now subject to what the think is prim and proper. IT IS NOT
    today if you beat or mistreat or even kill an animal you get locked up but
    today you can murder a baby in a mothers womb or even after it is born you kill it
    well in todays world you are innocent and free to get pregnant and murder another baby
    because that baby is stopping you from enjoying yourself.
    Same thing with our past history of the WORLD when slavery was the norm and the enslaved blacks
    we held as property in England, Europe, Spain and Africa where black enslaved other blacks.
    These idiots who want to change the past are ignorant of the past because the past has dictated
    what the future will bring and the future is now. We have learned from our mistakes and are trying to
    correct them and it is NOT ONLY THE UNITED STATES, it was the whole world who did this
    just like those idiots who care about the global warming myth and want the USA to spend trillions of dollars
    to pay 3rd world countries so they can spend our money, but what about the rest of the world who also
    has global warming myth or reality, they will continue their ways unchecked, so to all those global
    warming fanatics, SCREW YOU, go to China and India and stop them, protest them, see how long
    you survive in countries who can care less about what you want.

  5. Ok, then when they remove MLK’s B-day, death day, & any other day associated to him, then they can talk about removing a great Presidents b-day from history.

  6. Perfection does not exist. Mother Theresa had flaws. If you only dwell on any mistakes people have made, there wouldn’t be a statue on the planet. These statues are to commemorate the good these hero’s have done and remind us of our history, warts and all.

  7. Of course they want to get rid of his name. He was a Democrat and the party is trying to cover for the that fact. They want to abolice any thing negative about their party that shows just what the party stood for back then.

  8. Russia has been practicing this sort of “revisionist history” for decades, reprinting schoolbooks and other literature to eradicate a once-favored-but-now-disgraced political person. By erasing that person’s visage and information, they cease to exist in the official record, and history is rewritten to conform to the Newspeak of the current regime and mentality of the ruling class. So it begins in America….

    It is a historical fact that every piece of racist legislation that was
    ever passed and every racist terrorist attack that was inflicted on
    African Americans, was initiated by members of the Democratic Party.
    History shows that during the past 160 years the Democratic Party
    legislated Jim Crow laws, Black Codes and a multitude of other laws at
    the state and federal level to deny African Americans their rights as
    citizens. Congressional records show it was Democrats that strongly
    opposed the passage of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments. These three
    Amendments were introduced by Republicans to abolish slavery, give
    citizenship to all African Americans born in the United States, and give
    Blacks the right to vote. Congressional records show that Democrats
    were opposed to passing the following laws that were introduced by
    Republicans to achieve civil rights for African Americans: Civil Rights
    Act of 1866 Reconstruction Act of 1867 Freedman Bureau Extension Act of
    1866 Enforcement Act of 1870 Force Act of 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871
    Civil Rights Act of 1875 Civil Rights Act of 1957 Civil Rights Act of
    1960 And during the 60’s many Democrats fought hard to defeat the 1964
    Civil Rights Act 1965 Voting Rights Act 1972 Equal employment
    Opportunity Act After reviewing all of the evidence, many believe
    America would have never experienced racism to the degree that it has,
    had not the Democrats promoted it.Source material by Wayne Perryman

    The DDD(DUMB DUMBER demonrats) Party started with slave owners of the
    south. The KKK was founded and run by DEMOCRATS.DEM President Woodrow
    Wilson proudly showed to his Cabinet at the White House the WHITE
    SUPREMACIST film “Birth of a Nation” which gloried the KKK. Wilson
    segregated the Federal government. The KKK rose to its zenith of power
    and respectability because of DEM Pres. Wilson.Margaret Sanger, the
    secular patron saint of the DEM Party, was a rabid RACIST WHITE
    SUPREMACIST Eugenicist who dreamed of eliminating Blacks from the human
    gene pool. LIBS looove her.All but 3 of the 24 Southern DEMS, including
    Sen. Al Gore Sr, who for RACIST reasons voted against the Civil Rights
    Act of 1964, remained lifelong DEMS as did most their children and
    grandchildren. They did not all become Right Wing Republicans. DEM
    Senator Robert Byrd, who Hillary called her mentor ant the Conscious of
    the Senate,, was KKK Grand Dragon who recruited over 150 new KKK
    Klansmen. Republican party was founded to END SLAVERY and it did It
    continued through the days of LBJ and his “Great Society”. The demonrats
    still own slaves, that population that sucks upthe welfare and other
    enhancements to sustain their lives(“YOU”) with absolutely no remorse
    for taking unearned welfare. demonrats are desperate to keep these
    programs alive and increasing to enhance their voting block and make
    their welfare recipients dependent on them. As LBJ(after assassinating
    JFK, yes demonrats did that to there OWN PARTY)said at the signing of
    his “Great Society” legislation, “We have now secured the N vote for the
    next hundred years.” In other words, he made the
    Black/White/Red/Yellow, and Brown Population of welfare recipients
    slaves to them with no way out. You say I am WHITE PRIVILEGED I am a
    HighSchool dropout I “GET NO HANDOUTS” and “I SUCCEEDED in this GAME
    insurance to cover demonrats NON-WORKING SORRY -SSES. I raised two
    children one w/a Phd/MedDr and another w/MBA on a low income middleclass
    salary w/NO HELP FROM NO-ONE(Govt Asst)! So you no what…YOU ALL CAN
    KMA with your racebaiting BS get up off your SORRY -SSES and make
    something of yourself. Break “THE demonrat STIGMA OF RACISM THEY HAVE
    “PUT” AMONG US!” Quit having the govt supporting you and do it yourself
    The key to success in this world is to work hard and do what is right.
    Trying to forcefully take success from people and redistribute it will
    never work, and the harm always outweighs the good.

  10. Our country, culture, and way of life is under attack. We all worried about the spread of communism and it taking over America. But this attack is a slow, premeditated plan from any and all directions.
    They wish to wreak havoc to any and all things American. What is really disturbing is that there are “representatives “ on the beltway facilitating this overthrow.
    Who are these people tearing down America bit by bit?
    Remember to vote in 2020!

  11. I agree. I think it is now a coordinated by those in power who have learned how to make people feel good. They are in Congress, are in the MSM, have worked their way into our colleges and schools. They rewrite history and don’t bother to teach much of anything because they are too busy indoctrinating. It has been going on for a while. My daughter is 36, and when she was in grade school we got the yearly list of what she needed to bring her first day of school. It wasn’t until half way through one school year that I found out everyone’s supplies were thrown together for the entire room. I found out a girl from one of the wealthiest families in town didn’t bother to bring anything because her family knew she would end up sharing out of the group ‘stash’. Of course other parents bought the extra Kleenex and extra pencils when they were needed. It frustrated me then, it angers me know that I understand what they were doing.

  12. Joseph McCarthy wasn’t such a crazy man after all. Marxists really have been existing for decades in Hollywood and other cultural ventures, just slowly evolving into full-blown tyranny and destruction of American traditions.

  13. Do NOT remove historical monuments for ANY reason. They are a reminder of our history. How things were and what people did. Removing them will NOT remove, erase, eradicate who, when, what was done. Keep them up, teach about them, make them a reminder of our history, and learn from it. Also, what was done hundreds of years ago was as normal and natural to them as the things we do today are normal and natural to us.

  14. What a misguided mistake that city council has made. You cannot go back in history hundreds of years and hold historic figures accountable using current day laws, rules, and morals. Careful examination of the historical time and place will prove Jefferson to be a brilliant mind with progressive ideas on establishing government for the common good; escaping the tyranny of a King! What a sad, ignorant thing to do.

  15. Just so I’m clear on this, bj… our founding fathers came here so they could worship God as they chose, but now everyone must worship according to your beliefs? I tend to be more left than right and I take exception to your claim “the left has thrown out God and despise anything to do with Him” (or her, perhaps). Being left and believing in God are not mutually exclusive. You speak of freedom, but you apparently won’t tolerate anyone else’s freedom to believe in their own way. And truth be told, our Constitution has never, ever in the history of this nation, been under assault so much as under this current administration.

  16. Congratulations ! in having personal pride and ethics instead of wallering in the “poor me” rhetoric the Democrats have fostered for generations! And I fully agree that it was the Dems and the powers that be ,in that den of snakes called DC , that murdered Kennedy with LBJ at the forfront! I too clearly remember the speech he ( LBJ) made from the oval office ,after KENNEDY MURDER, stating “we will have to throw them a bone or two but , I will have them N voting Democrat the next 100 years” and what we see and have seen in the past has been aimed at exactly that. Hopefully those
    ” bones” instilled pride enough to rid ourselves of this kind of flawed thought or the future looks very dim for your and my children and grand children as the mistakes of the past are revisited.

  17. BRAVO to the Council.
    It’s long past time to demythologize this slave-holding bankrupt, French wine sipping dilettante for what he really is.
    Washington manumitted his slaves; Jefferson’s were sold off at hie death to pay off his enormous debts.
    Jefferson fathered six children by his slave girl, Sally Hemmings, all of whom he enslaved.
    When his body was being prepared for burial, the locket around his neck contained a silhouette not of hi wife Martha but of Sally.
    He wrote <"All men are create equal" while his overseers drove his slave to the fields 7 days a week.
    No thanks due this American hypocrite.

  18. Martin Luther King was adamantly against homosexuality. So let’s start a petition to demand the government remove his holiday and any statues of him.

  19. Problem is, old biker… those on the left don’t hate this great country but love it every bit as much as you; and with the exception of the extremes on both sides, they are striving to preserve it just as you are. They just see the issue differently. I, for one, think the current culture of divisiveness, hate, constant lies, trashing our environment in favor of a dollar, and the lack of civility under its current leadership are tremendous threats to the preservation of the nation I grew up in.

  20. But yet you are ok with your supreme leader joking with Putin about russia’s interference in our electoral process… I considered that a huge slap to our nation, disrespectful and shameful. It’s the republicans who are thwarting every effort to prevent that interference in future elections; and if you want a reason why… just look at the money that russians are pouring into Mitch McConnell’s state…

  21. I suppose next they will go after historical sites and artifacts from previous civilizations, anything from a time not ruled by Regressives, like their jihadi BFFs are doing in the M.E.

  22. Obama spoke out against illegal immigration, separated families and kept kids in cages, so it’s time to get rid of those offensive statues.

  23. You believe the left then God is out of your life. There biggest thing is killing babies enough said. The left is anti God PERIOD!

  24. The past must be preserved. Those who fail to learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. We are not a perfect country nor will we ever be. Obliterating the past will not change it but alter our future. Most of thid is being done to further the division of our country. A divided country cannot survive and we are on the brink of another civil wars. Fools Fools Fools Gary

  25. Scotty, take this whore Diane, & the mangy old mutt & yall hold hands singing kumbiya in front of a fast moving train! Yall are as relevant as dirt on the bottom of a shoe!

  26. So no one is relevant unless they believe as you do? Colleen, you are one scary B; and dangerous to this nation. I can only imagine your upbringing… and are concepts like you just voiced the type of thing you teach your children?

  27. Why are we putting up with these people coming into our country and trying to destroy everything our forefathers fought for. Somebody has to take the first step. By electing people who believe in the constitution would be a good start.
    George Washington must have turned over in his grave many many times as well as Jefferson, Hamilton and others.

  28. this is still the best country in the world we arent perfert but who is slavery was normal part of life butwe are better people do not be that low our constitution proves it it lasted 234 yrs no other coutry has withstand we are the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA be proud of what we have done the history proves that we are UNITED

  29. If I had kids I would hope & pray that I raised them to be better human beings then you & your liberal dumb a s s goons turned out to be. & further more, my upbringing was rough but I thank GOD for the lessons I learned through hardships & mistakes. & I thank GOD, I didn’t end up an ignorant liberal irrelevant piece of s**t like you & your ilk.

  30. That is why you are an example of leftist lunacy. We just can’t fix stupid. Like most lying leftist you will do anything or say anything to propagate your leftist agenda. Your philosophy is the same as that of Nazi Germany. Tell a lie big enough and long enough and sooner or later the people will start believing it.

  31. And you think you’re behaving like a decent human? My point exactly. You’re not. When you resort to such hate, name-calling and small mindedness, you reveal yourself to not be a decent, mindful person capable of critical thinking. Have a blessed day.

  32. see, this is the problem, you excuse the left and blame the POTUS for everything that is wrong, according to you’re perspective. Just admit you hate Trump and you’re a Marxist ideologist , so what are you doing on this site, but throwing accusations out against patriotic Americans, Hypocrisy has no bounds for you

  33. And, Colleen, I had a rough coming up as well, but I was certainly raised to not be an a-hole to other people, regardless how deeply I disagree with them.

  34. I believe it is wrong to destroy the status and memorials honoring historical figures because some are “offended “. It is a part of history. From everything I have been reading and hearing, it is the African-Americans who are constantly bringing up segregation and wanting to have our country segregated once again. After the long struggles for desegregation now you want to separate yourselves from everyone else? Makes no sense! There is much in past history that is bad but instead of destroying make your life above the craziness and show you have risen above and keep monuments that show what was – has been made better and you are a much better person.

  35. Regardless of all the opinions written here, history is exacly that, HISTORY. Nothing anyone can say or do can change what was said or done 1 second after it was said or done that’s why it’s called history. You can apologise until you are blue in the face, but you can not change it. It’s time has moved on in our life. Whether it is still relevant or not I poPs your choice, but move on!!!!

  36. Sorry that should have read “exactly that”. I wouldn’t want anyone thinking I can’t spell.

  37. Good catch, USMC12. I apologize. Even I can be pushed to a point, and I should not have implied that. It’s no more helpful than the hate spewed at me.

  38. Perhaps, black knight, you should look in the mirror and ponder. Your supreme leader lies to you constantly, provably, and on big and small things… from trade to where his father was born and most recently “brand new” Sherman tanks and the colonists taking control of airfields. Would you, too, have needed a teleprompter to tell you the absurdities of those alternative facts? But something or someone else is always to blame, right?

  39. Like the Supreme Court just said, the government’s attempts at being totally fair with different religious beliefs has caused them to become hostile to religions. Dictatorial regimes and Communism erase history. Some of these regimes are theocracies like they have in Iran but Communism is against all religions as being a threat to government. In Communisms and theocracies, government is their God. just like the big governing churches of Europe that we escaped from. It isn’t even about God. There are right wingers who are atheists but who do not want government in their business. They are also tolerant of people who do have religious beliefs. It is more about being free of government interference in our personal beliefs and calling people racists who loved their fellow man, all of them. You can’t legislate a person’s heart. You can’t condemn a person for not having a perfect heart. None of us has a perfect heart and that is a basic tenet of Christian belief. I am descended from Quakers and abolitionists, pacifists. We never owned slaves and gave up our pacifist beliefs to join the Union in the Civil War. We actually migrated North during the Civil War in order to support the Union. I am not offended by these historical figures. I think that Robert E. Lee was a Christian like myself. Let the person without sin cast the first stone.

  40. Maybe you consider yourself not an a-hole, but your comments show you are indeed a willfully ignorant slave on your liberal leaders plantation.

  41. Scott
    I sometimes don’t like the things I say concerning other wannabe humans that are trying their hardest to destroy America. But I dislike the greedy liars much more then my responses to their ignorant destructive agendas. Yes I resort to name calling at times, but they bring out the worst in me, & their followers that refuse to see the truth are just as frustrating to me. I will end this comment in kind to your last comment to me. Have a blessed day Scott, & if possible, just try to think what it is the libs are doing to this country. I assure you, they don’t give a rats arse about we the people.

  42. Can’t fix stupid! If we don’t remember, & LEARN from our mistakes, we’re doomed to repeat them. Anybody want to see the days of slavery return? I sure don’t! And, there was only EVER one perfect man on this earth, & HE can walk on water! It’s been PROVEN that Mr. Jefferson did NOT have illegitimate children with ANY of his slaves. Yes, it was horrible to have them, & I’m glad we ended it, but without people like Mr. Jefferson, or George Washington, this country would have never been established. And, for those of you who think that would have been good, pack up, & LEAVE! Go someplace that’s more perfect to you. We’ll even help you pack!! Go to Africa, where slavery STILL exists, or to Iran, or Russia, or one of those countries. And, by the way, don’t ask to come back! This country is not, nor ever will be perfect, but, we have freedoms that most countries only dream of. That’s why so many immigrants came here. And, by the way, Middle Eastern countries, such as Iran, execute gays, usually by throwing them off the roof of a very high building. Once they hit the ground, if they’re not dead by then, the crowd standing around, beats them to death with rocks & sticks. So go ahead & leave!

  43. Before we remove and “adjust” true history, wasn’t it the Democratic party who supported slavery in the 1860’s? Maybe that’s why they want to destroy all references to history. “Those who won’t learn from history are condemned to repeat it”.

  44. It’s been proven that Jefferson NEVER had an affair with a slave, & NEVER had any children by one. Take your trash to a different site

  45. What the Hell is Freedom and Liberation Day? They are just so insistent in wiping out our history it is ridiculous. Young people under 25 don’t even know our history properly.

  46. Scott27;No. Your DEMOCRATIC Party is dangerous to our country.They are the ones, trying to take away freedom of speech and trying to rewrite history.Just to name two.Creating a new world order, that’s their ultimate goal…..Wake up and actually see your party and what it truly represents……

  47. Scott27; What a hypocrite and liar you are.. I’ve read some of your previous blogs over time and you LOVED calling others vile names all the while spewing your Democratic propaganda.So all of a sudden you are this proper ,easily offended gentlemen, huh? Not likely……

  48. It’s always the left who justifies itself by laying blame for their own crimes on others.

    He spoke in the rain with a broken teleprompter. Didn’t take long to get bacon pace. But you have to nit-pick like a yenta.

  49. Colleen: You remember Scott27 don’t you from previous blogs? The one that loved calling others vile names that wasn’t one of the Democratic robots believing all their parties propaganda? He’s also the same one that claimed he could have done a much better job than Sanders did.He has changed his demeanor on this blog, but it’s still him.He’s very much a Democrat.

  50. Great Post David ! Scott is a typical Anti America , Anti God person who has No Morals ! Unfortunately there are Many of his kind !

  51. Ya I know & I have read alot of his vile comments, but I am honest & will own up to the fact that I do at times resort to name calling & no I don’t like that sometimes, so I admit my faults. But I also include the fact that this is what the hateful libs have brought out in me. I just HATE the never ending BS they keep shoving down our throats. If it’s not one thing it’s another…they never quit. So yes I get very angry & respond in the only way they understand.

  52. so It’s ok to tell putin ” relax I’ll have more leeway after the elections (2012 BHO) BHO erected the first cages… he tore down the economy… trashed our military and LEO… spawned ISIS and encouraged groups like BLM and Anti-Fa to prosper…

  53. The most important thing to remember is that people came here to have a better life. I think we forget that many had to wait for several months before they were allowed to come here way back. My family wasn’t allowed here I know so don’t think it isn’t true. No one came with the ideal that they would have everything given to you. Many coming right now have been told that today. Those at our boarders have been paid to come and that is why Mexico opened their Southern boarder to let them in. I know for a fact that Mexico does not let people in unless the Cartel tells them too. that is a fact from the people I know who live there. Can you really hide your past?????? I don’t think so. I married into a Democratic family, they no longer are due too what they have seen the Dem. party do. Just saying.

  54. Scott…I said nothing at all about anyone worshipping according to my beliefs. What I did say is the truth. YES, the dems have thrown God out. They threw Him out of their platform. FACT. And it is very obvious that you know nothing at all about God.

  55. thestupiddog…Nothing you said is true and it’s very doubtful that you know anything at all about our founding fathers if you believe this crap

  56. Scott, David said nothing at all about being God. Do you have any understanding of the English language????

  57. No, Scot, that is just a huge bunch of deflection. Where was the outrage when Hillary and the Obama admin. sold your buddy Putin 20% of our uranium reserves? Or the hot mike incident where Obama asked Putin’s aide to tell him he’d have more flexibility after his reelection, months before any votes were even cast? How about the verification from Ukrainian intel that they actually tried to help Hillary win? Or how about the documented fact that Antifa, a domestic terrorist hate group supported by Democrats, are using the same tactics the Nazi brownshirts used to silence those they disagree with? What of the antisemitism, censorship and denial of free speech on the illiberal campuses and social media, hallmarks of fascism? Are you OK with all that, as long as it’s your Democrats doing it, selective outrage?
    You claim to love your country, yet seem to support all who are working to destroy it, while denigrating those that actually are working to improve it. Is that the ‘doublethink’ that Orwell wrote about?

  58. bj;This olddog person is just annoyance. Just Scott27 a few others are.They show their ignorance with every one of their posts.Now the democrats are now trying to rewrite history? Just like every one of their other hair brain schemes, its stupid and wrong. Hopefully we will be able to stop this madness before too much damage has been done .I think GOD is tired of me bothering him about what our country is now facing.I always have to remind myself, HE is fully aware of what’s happening and will intervene when it’s HIS time…

  59. Most of the founders did believe in a god. But we know a lot more now than they did, and it is provable that there can exist no valid reason to believe in the existence of any god — and, more importantly, there can exist no reason to care.

  60. BUT, the assault is NOT COMING FROM THIS ADMINISTRATION, you turkey, it’s coming from the demented LEFTISTS (e.g. the deemoncrats), eh ?

  61. When Americans United for Separation of Church and State was founded in 1947, it was considered a bipartisan organization, like the League of Women Voters. Now it is associated with the secular left over the religious right, which indicates how far the Republican party has veered! A decade ago, during the rise of the “Tea Party” Republicans, political observers said Ronald Reagan couldn’t even be elected as a Republican in today’s Republican Party! Americans United for Separation of Church and State routinely cites Jefferson, Madison, Paine, and other founding fathers as championing secularism over theocracy.

    A Roman Catholic priest, Reverend David K. O’Rourke, said, “Every religious group in the United States is a minority group. Some may be unhappy with this status and wish they had official standing. I am not unhappy with it. The Catholic Church, the largest of these minorities, has prospered greatly in this country where we separate church and state.”

    According to journalist Rob Boston of Americans United for Separation of Church and State: “We have a vibrant, multifaith religious society that, with the exception of a few fundamentalist Muslim states, is admired all over the globe. We have a degree of interfaith harmony unmatched in the world. Our government is legally secular, but our culture accommodates and welcomes a variety of religious voices. New faiths take root here without fear…

    “Americans remain greatly interested in religion and things spiritual—unlike their counterparts in Western Europe, where religion is often state subsidized but of little interest to most people… Children are no longer forced to pray in school or read from religious texts against their will, yet they are free to engage in truly voluntary religious worship whenever they feel the need. The important task of imparting religious and philosophical training to youngsters is left where it always belonged—with each child’s parents or guardians…

    “Some European nations have passed so-called anticult laws aimed at curbing the rights of unpopular new religions. Such laws would not be acceptable in the United States or permitted under the First Amendment.

    “In a multifaith society such as the United States,” observes Boston, “a type of religious marketplace does exist. Religious groups that aggressively seek converts, such as the Mormons and the Jehovah’s Witnesses, are well aware that people in the United States are able and even willing to change their religious beliefs. To these groups, it’s well worth it to enter the marketplace and advertise their goods. Lots of people might buy them…

    “Because the U.S. government is secular, religious groups are left to contend for members based solely on their own initiative. They create a free marketplace of religion that spurs competition and a vigorous religious life. This explains why the United States, which maintains church-state separation, retains a high degree of religiosity among its people.

    “The more sophisticated and perceptive believers realize that the separation principle is a boon to their faith,” notes Boston. “They see danger in any attempt by government to decide which religion is true and which is false. They know that a faith that is in favor with the government today can be out of favor tomorrow. These believers are thankful for the free marketplace of religion and the secular state that makes it possible. They understand that the way to get new members is through persuasion, not government aid.”

    Some of the religious leaders of the colonial period, such as Roger Williams, favored religious freedom.

    “Williams was an unusual character for his times,” writes Boston. “A devout Christian, he was absolutely convinced that his views on religion were correct and that any rational being would in time come around and agree with him once the facts were laid bare. But Williams insisted with equal force that the state should have no business in enforcing orthodoxy. A person’s understanding of religion and truth, Williams insisted, must come from within. He argued for complete freedom of conscience, a concept he called ‘soul liberty.’”

    In 1635, Williams and his followers were expelled from Massachusetts. They fled south to what is today Rhode Island, where he founded the city of Providence. According to Boston, Williams, “announced that all who chose to live there would enjoy full religious and political freedom. Williams’ proclamation proved the sincerity of his beliefs, as he soon had to suffer many religious views he personally found distasteful. For example, Williams detested Quakers and often blasted them in his writings. Yet in Rhode Island, Quakers worshipped unmolested, at least during the years of Williams’ oversight.

    “It was Williams who coined the phrase that may have been the grandfather to Thomas Jefferson’s famous ‘wall of separation’ between church and state metaphor. In his 1644 treatise, ‘The Bloody Tenet of Persecution, for cause of Conscience,’ Williams warned against opening ‘a gap in the hedge, or wall of separation, between the garden of the church and the wilderness of the world.’ A decent distance between church and state, he maintained, would keep the purity of the church intact and safe from the corrupting influence of government.”

    Similarly, Pastor John Leland “was dismayed to see dissenting preachers in jail for their religious views. Leland’s writings echo some of the comments made by Jefferson. Leland, defending freedom of conscience, wrote, ‘Government should protect every man in thinking, and speaking freely, and that one does not abuse another…all should be equally free, Jews, Turks, pagans and Christians.’

    “On another occasion, Leland wrote in opposition to the idea that holders of public office should have to believe certain things about religion before they could even run. Such ‘religious tests’ were common in many colonies. Wrote Leland, ‘If a man merits the confidence of his neighbors…let him worship one God, twenty gods, or no god—be he Jew, Turk, Pagan, or Infidel, he is eligible to any office in the state.

    “Unlike Jefferson, who was a rationalist and something of a religious skeptic,” continues Boston, “Leland’s support for church-state separation was anchored in his theological views. In 1790 he wrote, ‘The notion of a Christian commonwealth should be exploded forever…If all the souls in a government were saints of God, should they be formed into a society by law, that society could not be a Gospel Church, but a creature of the state.’

    “Clergy in other states also played a pivotal role in the struggle to establish the separation of church and state in America. In Massachusetts, Pastor Isaac Backus, a Baptist minister, went so far as to refuse to pay a church tax and was arrested. In 1774 he wrote a document blasting the tax, which asserted in part, ‘Religion is a concern between God and the soul with which no human authority can intermeddle.’”

    In 1787 when the framers excluded all mention of God from the Constitution, they were widely denounced as immoral and the document was denounced as godless, which is precisely what it is. Opponents of the Constitution challenged ratifying conventions in nearly every state, calling attention to Article VI, Section 3:

    “No religious test shall be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”

    An anti-federalist in North Carolina wrote: “The exclusion of religious tests is by many thought dangerous and impolitic. Pagans, Deists and Mohammedans might obtain office among us.”

    Amos Singletary of Massachussetts, one of the most outspoken critics of the Constitution, said that he “hoped to see Christians (in power), yet by the Constitution, a papist or an infidel was as eligible as they.”

    Luther Martin, a Maryland delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 wrote that “there were some members so unfashionable as to think that a belief in the existence of a Deity, and of a state of future rewards and punishments would be some security for the good conduct of our rulers, and that in a Christian country, it would be at least decent to hold out some distinction between the professors of Christianity and downright infidelity or paganism.”

    Martin’s report shows that a “Christian nation” faction had its say during the convention, and that its views were consciously rejected.

    The United States Constitution is a completely secular political document. It begins “We the people,” and contains no mention of “God,” “Jesus,” or “Christianity.” Its only references to religion are exclusionary, such as the “no religious test” clause (Article VI), and “Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” (First Amendment)

    The presidential oath of office, the only oath detailed in the Constitution, does not contain the phrase “so help me God” or any requirement to swear on a Bible (Article II, Section 1).

    The words “under God” did not appear in the Pledge of Allegiance until 1954, when Congress, under McCarthyism, inserted them.

    Similarly, “In God we Trust” was absent from paper currency before 1956, though it did appear on some coins beginning in 1864.

    The original U.S. motto, written by John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson, is “E Pluribus Unum” (“Of Many, One”) celebrating plurality and diversity.

    In 1797, America made a treaty with Tripoli, declaring that “the government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.” This reassurance to Islam was written under Washington’s presidency and approved by the Senate under John Adams.

    We are not governed by the Declaration of Independence. Its purpose was to “dissolve the political bonds,” not to set up a religious nation. Its authority was based upon the idea that “governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” which is contrary to the biblical concept of rule by divine authority.

    The Declaration deals with laws, taxation, representation, war, immigration, etc., and doesn’t discuss religion at all. The references to “Nature’s God,” “Creator,” and “Divine Providence” in the Declaration do not endorse Christianity. Its author, Thomas Jefferson, was a Deist, opposed to Christianity and the supernatural.

    “Of all the systems of morality, ancient or modern, which have come under my observation, none appear to me so pure as that of Jesus,” wrote Thomas Jefferson. However, Jefferson admitted, “In the New Testament there is internal evidence that parts of it have proceeded from an extraordinary man and that other parts are the fabric of very inferior minds…”

    It was Thomas Jefferson who established the separation of church and state. Jefferson was deeply suspicious of religion and of clergy wielding political power.

    Jefferson helped create the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786, incurring the wrath of Christians by his fervent defense of toleration of atheists:

    “The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts as are only injurious to others. But it does no injury for my neighbor to say there are 20 gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.”

    Jefferson advocated a “wall of separation” between church and state not to protect the church from government intrusion, but to preserve the freedom of the people:

    “I consider the doctrines of Jesus as delivered by himself to contain the outlines of the sublimest morality that has ever been taught;” he observed, “but I hold in the most profound detestation and execration the corruptions of it which have been invested by priestcraft and established by kingcraft, constituting a conspiracy of church and state against the civil and religious liberties of mankind.”

    Jefferson and the founding fathers were products of the Age of Enlightenment. Their world view was based upon Deism, secularism, and rationalism.

    “The priests of the different religious sects dread the advance of science as witches do the approach of daylight,” wrote Jefferson. “The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his Father, in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter… we may hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away all this…”

    As late as 1820, Jefferson was convinced everyone in the United States would die a Unitarian. Jefferson, Madison and Paine’s writings indicate that America was never intended to be a Christian theocracy. “I have sworn upon the altar of God,” wrote Jefferson, “eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”

    In his 1802 letter to the Danbury Baptists, Jefferson wrote:

    “Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.”

    Similarly, in an 1824 letter to John Cartwright, Jefferson expressed anger at judges who had based rulings on their belief that Christianity is part of the common law. Cartwright had written a book critical of these judges, and Jefferson was glad to see it. Observed Jefferson:

    “The proof of the contrary, which you have produced, is controvertible; to wit, that the common law existed while the Anglo-Saxons were yet pagans, at a time when they had never yet heard the name of Christ pronounced, or knew that such a character had ever existed.”

    Jefferson challenged “the best-read lawyer to produce another script of authority for this judicial forgery” and concluded, “What a conspiracy this, between Church and State!”

    As president, Jefferson put his “wall of separation” theory into practice. He refused to issue proclamations calling for days of prayer and fasting, insisting that they violate the First Amendment. As early as 1779, Jefferson proposed a bill before the Virginia legislature that would have established a series of elementary schools to teach the basics—reading, writing, and arithmetic.

    Jefferson even suggested that “no religious reading, instruction, or exercise shall be prescribed or practiced, inconsistent with the tenets of any religious sect or denomination.” Jefferson did not regard public schools as the proper agent to form children’s religious views.

    As president, James Madison also put his separationist philosophy into action. He vetoed two bills he believed would violate church-state separation. The first was an act incorporating the Episcopal Church in the District of Columbia that gave the church the authority to care for the poor. The second was a proposed land grant to a Baptist church in Mississippi.

    Had Madison, the father of the Constitution, believed that all the First Amendment was intended to do was bar setting up a state church, he would have approved these bills. Instead, he vetoed both, and in his veto messages to Congress explicitly stated that he was rejecting the bills because they violated the First Amendment.

    Later in his life, James Madison came out against state-paid chaplains, writing, “The establishment of the chaplainship to Congress is a palpable violation of equal rights, as well as of Constitutional principles.” He also concluded that his calling for days of prayer and fasting during his presidency had been unconstitutional.

    In an 1819 letter to Robert Walsh, Madison wrote, “the number, the industry and the morality of the priesthood, and the devotion of the people have been manifestly increased by the total separation of the church from the state.” In an undated essay called the “Detached Memoranda,” written in the early 1800s, Madison wrote, “Strongly guarded…is the separation between Religion and Government in the Constitution of the United States.”

    In 1833 Madison responded to a letter sent to him by Jasper Adams. Adams had written a pamphlet titled “The Relations of Christianity to Civil Government in the United States,” which tried to prove that the United States was founded as a Christian nation. Madison wrote back: “In the papal system, government and religion are in a manner consolidated, and that is found to be the worst of government.”

    Madison, like Jefferson, was confident that separation of church and state would protect both the institutions of government and religion. Late in his life, Madison wrote to a Lutheran minister about this, declaring, “A due distinction… between what is due to Caesar and what is due to God, best promotes the discharge of both obligations… A mutual independence is found most friendly to practical religion, to social harmony, and to political prosperity.”

    In the early part of the 19th century, a general understanding existed that the government should not promote religion, or favor one religion over another. In 1829, Senator Richard Johnson of Kentucky wrote:

    “It is not the legitimate province of the Legislature to determine what religion is true, or what is false. Our Government is a civil and not a religious institution. Our Constitution recognizes in every person the right to choose his own religion, and to enjoy it freely, without molestation. Whatever may be the religious sentiments of citizens, and however variant, they are alike entitled to protection from the Government, so long as they do not invade the rights of others…

    “Among all the religious persecutions with which almost every page of modern history is stained, no victim ever suffered but for violation of what Government denominated the law of God. To prevent a similar train of evils in this country, the Constitution has wisely withheld from our Government the power of defining the divine law.”

  62. Scott; Strange it doesn’t bother you that the Chinese had REAL time access to Hillary’s emails

  63. Mike; in the larger picture of the Civil War slavery wasn’t even an issue until Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. And afterwards, nearly 100,000 Union troops deserted rather than fight for slaves

  64. Go spew your ignorance somewhere else. It is clear that you have no clue who our founding fathers were.

  65. Slaves are what some people HAD back in those days. GET OVER it. The mindset was that it was ACCEPTABLE to own slaves. We obviously have a DIFFERENT mindset THESE days. As time goes on, we sometimes change our VALUES. Thomas Jefferson was a GREAT MAN.

  66. It was OBOZZO and his anti-American Administration that allowed the Russians to interfere in the election by standing down and not doing anything about it. It was OBOZZO who was bowing down to foreign leaders and disrespecting America. Trump is being a strong leader and bringing Pride back to America, only to be thwarted by the DUMBOCRAPS by not cooperating with him. Your sorry ass leader (Killery) lost the election and you poor liberals are still crying today about it. You say the Republicans are showing no civility, when in fact its the DUMBOCRAPS/LEFTISTS/LIBERLS/ and ANTIFA that are showing the lack of Civility. The willows in ANTIFA are only brave when they are in groups and attacking defenseless old people, women and reporters. They wouldn’t dare go up against true patriots in fear of getting their asses handed to them.

  67. Frank: How right you are.Sadly.ANTIFA is a very dangerous group in deed. Hired by the Democrats to disrupt and show total disrespect for decency.We patriots will have to step up soon and retaliate against this Nazi regime.Better known as the Democratic party.Because if we don’t, we can say good-bye to the United States as we know it.

  68. Good morning bj
    This vasu creature never has a thought of his own to post. All he ever posts is cut & paste BS
    & he never responds to any comments directed to him. I wish someone would unplug his Internet connection. His cut & paste novels take up too much room in these blogs.

  69. Vasu: I have been dying to ask you two questions. Number 1; Has ANYONE ever left you a comment saying, “Oh my gosh Vasu, you’re so right!I’m switching to the Democratic party!!And Number 2: Do you get paid per each word printed on these blogs by the Democratic party? You must because they keep getting longer and longer..Please stop!!!

  70. Colleen: Good morning my dear friend!
    In all fairness I must tell Vasu did reply to me. Twice. Aren’t I lucky? He always started by typing the word sigh and then he told me he was on my side. I swore I wouldn’t acknowledge him again. But I did leave him a comment now.

  71. Good morning dear Linda
    I bet you a zillion dollars that vasu bot wont answer any questions, he/it will just cut & paste nonsense.


  73. bj said nothing of the sort. Reread the comment. Nowhere does it state according to their beliefs. The comment said they could worship how THEY please. When you reread the comment read it slowly and let it sink in with what was really said instead of you putting more into it!

  74. If the left didn’t hate our country then they would oppose abortions, and illegal immigrants too; but they don’t. The left is out to destroy this great nation of ours and so is everybody that stands behind them.

  75. Tracker a lot of southern troops deserted too. Can I suggest that you and others on this site take a tour or Civil War cemeteries. Do a little research on some of the 500,000 men and boys who died. They do matter. Slavery may not have started the war, but, it was certainly there at the end.

    If you do decide to take the “cemetery tour”, you had better do it soon. The democrats may decide to wipe the war from our memory.

  76. Don’t these )@*#&&%$ IDIOTS know that Jefferson freed his slaves upon his death, in life opposed slavery to the point that he had a whole paragraph that castigated the institution in the document he wrote – a little thing called The Declaration of Independence – and reneged allowing the removal of same only when the southern delegations demanded it in order for the document to be adopted by the Continental Congress?!?! Jefferson was a brilliant man, with a far-reaching intellect. That his own home town would so disrespect him should give everyone pause. Can anyone in history claim to be virtually a g-d? Someone without flaws? These ignoramuses are attempting to control what history is acceptable, thus the future of our nation. We cannot let them.

  77. It is time to make ammendment to the Constitution that our National Historic treasures will never be removed or destroyed for the purpose of changing American History.

  78. Those that don’t study are borne to repeat it. The civil war was not fought about slavery. The confederacy fought for states rights which we have lost to federalism. Lincoln used slavery as propaganda because he had very little support for the war. At the beginning of the civil war 98% of slavery was gone. Many blacks fought for the confederacy. The war allowed carpetbaggers(Democrats) to enslave the blacks and force them into ghettos. Those who didn’t follow “suggestions” had the KKK(Democrats) to deal with.

  79. Treason is a badge of honor for the Godless NAZI Commie liberal Racist Demoncrat Party,RINOs,Fake News! The party of hate, hypocrisy, lies, deception,Fake News(Russian Collusion & Jussie M hoax)the list is endless!And the clueless minions that follow them!

  80. I agree with you. Also, somewhere I remember reading that Thomas Jefferson when working on the Constitution wanted to free the slaves, but it was either Ben Franklin or Jefferson who stated the time was not right. Yes, he had slaves, but so did European countries. It was the time period, not good, but man was still growing. We cannot undo the past, only try to grow and correct the past errors.

  81. I agree with both of you Patricia and Blue, they need to teach the truth and not sugar-coat it. Like with General Robert E. Lee; his daddy, Light-Horse Harry, gave him 126 slaves for his birthday and he didn’t want any part of the slaveries so he turned around and set them free.
    This is what I found out about Thomas Jefferson and you were right:
    Jefferson was one of the remarkable group of Virginia liberal slaveholders who hoped to free the slaves and colonize them in Africa. In Notes on Virginia, first published in 1782 shortly after his term of office as governor, Jefferson explained his legislative program for the emancipation of all -slaves born after the passage of his law, providing for education at public expense “according to their geniuses,” and thereafter to be colonized in a distant area under the protection of this country.


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