Archive for January 12, 2023

As I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed I came across the following fragment of a quote from Thomas Jefferson, “An elective despotism was not the government we fought for.”  It appeared to me that Jefferson accurately predicted a couple hundred years into the future because his quote almost perfectly sunned up conditions existing here in the United States now.  The only discrepancy in the quote is the fact that the Biden regime is unelected, thanks to the theft of the 2016 presidential election from Trump.

Despotism is one of those words I’ve encountered over and over again and was 99 percent sure I knew what it meant.  I looked it up to be sure.  Here is a definition of despotism from Google.  It corresponds with my understanding of the term.

A country or political system where the ruler holds absolute power.  The exercise of absolute power, especially in a cruel an oppressive way.

I looked up the original source of the quote and found it here, Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia written in 1784.

An elective despotism was not the government we fought for; but one which should not only be founded on free principles, but in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among several bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend their legal limits, without being effectually checked and restrained by the others. 

The Constitution properly distributed government power between three federal branches, with proper checks and balances.  Also government power was distributed between the states and the federal government.

Progressives began transforming the United States from a constitutional republic into a full-fledged despotism over a hundred years ago by concentrating the majority of all government power into an enormously overblown executive branch of the federal government. The United States is now completely a despotism.

In his farewell address George Washington also warned that the concentration of power would lead to despotism.

The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create whatever the form of government, a real despotism. A just estimate of that love of power, and proneness to abuse it, which predominates in the human heart is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position.

While NY State is now talking about banning Gas appliances and heating it’s worth nothing that the reality of NY winters will not change with the act of a state board.

While the unanimous vote to repeal the 87,000 IRS agents in the house looks nice one of the reasons why you got an unanimous vote is because it can’t pass the senate.

Remember the GOP voted repeatedly to repeal Obamacare right up until the point where they had the power to do it.

While people are rightly happy that Damar Hamlin is out of the Hospital At the same time that story was up at Citizen free press there were three different stories concerning young people suddenly dropping dead.

That people have so quickly accepted this new reality is both amazing and depressing. It’s as if everybody read Watership down and decided Cowslip was the hero.

It took a generation to teach people who to be so complacent.

Harvard Medical School is now offering a course on about providing LGBT healthcare to infants.

Apparently they are taking the whole “born this way” business very seriously but the obvious question is: “How does one determine a baby is LGBT in the womb?”

I’d not mind a list of potential doctors who take this course since I’d like to keep said doctors away from my body.

That Harvard would offer such a course demonstrates how a large endowment is not proof against insanity.

Finally the NFL playoffs are this week and the fact that Geno Smith will be playing this weekend while Russell Wilson will be sitting home just goes to show you that it doesn’t matter how things look on paper you have to actually play the games.

The same can be said about Jacksonville winning their division and facing the Chargers this week. Nobody picked Trevor Lawrence getting this team to where it is this fast.

And to close. On Paper the 8-9 Tampa Bay Bucks who won their division despite Tom Brady’s first every losing season have absolutely no chance against the 12-5 Dallas Cowboys. Not only are the Cowboys a +125 vs Tampa’s -45 but Dallas had an 8-3 record against teams outside of their tough division while Brady’s Bucs were 4-7 against teams outside their weak division.

Every single bit of reality says this should be the Cowboys in a walk, but even in the face of all that evidence, does anyone really want to bet against Tom Brady in the playoffs at home with everything on the line?