History of the Federal Gas Tax

The gas tax was first imposed by the federal government in 1932, at a mere 1 cent per gallon. It has increased 10 times since President Herbert Hoover authorized the creation of such a tax to balance the budget. Drivers now pay 18.4 cents a gallon in the federal gas tax. Oil companies make 2 cents per gallon, compare that to the 18.4 cents the Federal Govt. gets, who are the greedy ones?

Here are the gas tax rates per gallon through the years, according to U.S. Department of Transportation and Congressional Research Service reports:

1 centJune 1932 through May 1933

Hoover authorized the first ever gas tax as a way to close an anticipated $2.1 billion federal deficit in the fiscal year 1932, a time of severe depression when the government saw revenue in steep decline.

According to the Congressional Research Service report The Federal Excise Tax on Gasoline and the Highway Trust Fund: A Short History by Louis Alan Talley, the government raised $124.9 million from the gas tax in fiscal year 1933, which represented 7.7 percent of the total Internal Revenue collection of $1.620 billion from all sources.

1.5 centsJune 1933 through December 1933

The National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933, signed by Hoover, extended the original gas tax and increased it to 1.5 cents.

1 centJanuary 1934 through June 1940

The Revenue Act of 1934 (fn.1) rescinded the half-cent gas tax increase.

1.5 centsJuly 1940 through October 1951

Congress raised the gas tax by half a cent in 1940, just before the United States entered World War II, to help boost national defense. It also made the gas tax permanent in 1941.

2 centsNovember 1951 through June 1956

The Revenue Act of 1951 (fn. 2) increased the gas tax to generate additional revenue after the Korean War began.

3 centsJuly 1956 through September 1959

The Highway Revenue Act of 1956 established the federal Highway Trust Fund to pay for the construction of an Interstate System, Talley wrote, as well as financing primary, secondary and urban routes. The gas tax was hiked to help generate revenue for the projects.

4 centsOctober 1959 through March 1983

The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1959 (fn. 3) boosted the gas tax by 1 cent.

9 centsApril 1983 through December 1986

This kind blows away the myth that GOP are friends with big oil. In the largest single gas tax increase, President Ronald Reagan authorized a 5 cent hike in the rate spelled out in the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982, “A proponent of “New Federalism,” President Reagan wanted to adjust the roles of Federal and State governments to give the States greater authority. His State of the Union Address in 1982 proposed to turn back most of the Federal-aid highway program, except the Interstate System, and all transit programs to the States.” (fn. 4) which helped to fund both highway construction and mass transit systems across the country. While Reagan raised taxes on things like gasoline, he dramatically reduced the income tax on all Americans. You could say he raised certain taxes so that everyone had, “skin in the game” as we hear politicians refer to income tax increases on tax payers including small business owners who make $200, 000.00 dollars a year and who already pay the majority of the federal income tax. (fn. 5) (fn.6)

9.1 centsJanuary 1987 through August 1990

The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 tacked on a tenth of a cent to help pay for repairing leaking underground storage tanks.

9 centsSeptember 1990 through November 1990

The Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund had reached its revenue goal for the year and the gas tax was reduced by a tenth of a cent.

14.1 centsDecember 1990 through September 1993

President George H. W. Bush‘s signature on the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990, which was designed to help close the federal budget deficit, increased the gas tax by 5 cents. Half of the new gas tax revenue went to the Highway Trust Fund and the other went to deficit reduction, according to the Transportation Department.

18.4 centsOctober 1993 through December 1995

The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, (fn.7) signed by President Bill Clinton, increased the gas tax by 4.3 cents to again reduce the federal deficit. None of the additional revenue was put into to the Highway Trust Fund, according to the Transportation Department.

18.3 centsJanuary 1996 through September 1997

The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, also signed by Clinton, redirected revenue from the 1993 gas tax increase of 4.3 cents to the Highway Trust Fund. The gas tax dropped a tenth of a cent because the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund expired.

18.4 centsOctober 1997 through today

A tenth of a cent was tacked back onto the gas tax because the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund was reinstated. (fn. 8)

Footnotes:

1. From Tax Almanac Organization

2. Statement by President Truman on signing Revenue Tax act of 1951

3. From digital documents Interstate Highway System

4. Highway History: In Memory of Ronald Reagan

5. about 49% of Americans pay no income tax at all.

6. Fair tax proposal FAQ’s and homepage

7. from Meet the facts organization

8. Highway History from Federal Highway Administration

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Who is Barack Hussein Obama?

Barack Hussein Obama, alias Barry Soetoro, alias Harrison J. Bounel.

When you know who Obama’s family were, you begin to understand who he is and what he means when he speaks. You know a mans associates, you know his family, You know him!! Pretty simple people!

Obituary from The Ellis County Press newspaper

“Stanley Ann Dunham Obama Soetoro November 29, 1942 – November 7, 1995 The mother of Senator Barack Obama, Stanley Ann Dunham, also known as Ann Dunham, was an American anthropologist and LEFT-WING social activist – as in Socialist!!! She was born in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to Stanley and Madelyn Dunham. Her father was a furniture salesman in downtown Seattle, Washington and her mother worked for a bank. In 1956, after living in Seattle for a year, her family moved to Mercer Island, Washington, so 13-year-old Ann could attend the Mercer Island High School which had just opened. At the school, she was on the debate team and graduated in 1960. Her family moved to Hawaii and Ann attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she studied anthroplogy. When Ann Dunham arrived in Hawaii, she was a full fledged radical leftist and practitioner of critical theory. She began to engage in miscegenation  as part of her attack on society. Susan Blake, one of her friends, has stated that she never dated “the crew-cut white boys.” She had a world view, even as a young girl. She embraced that which was different. In Hawaii she met Barack Obama, Sr. from Kenya in her Russian language class. Barack Obama, Jr. was born Aug. 4, 1961. Barack Obama, Sr. left Ann and their son in 1963 to attend Harvard University in Boston. Press reports claim Ann Dunham and Barack Obama Sr. were divorced around this time; however, no evidence has yet been presented to show they were ever married. The senior Obama obtained a masters degree in economics at Harvard and returned to Kenya in 1965. There he obtained a position in the Kenyan government. He was killed in an automobile accident in 1982. Two years later, when her son was five, Dunham married Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian oil manager and practicing Muslim whom she met at the university. In 1967, they moved to Jakarta, Indonesia. While in Indonesia, Ann got a job at the American embassy teaching English. Barack’s half-sister, Maya Soetoro was born in Indonesia. Ann, Barack and his half-sister Maya moved back to Hawaii. Ann Dunham soon returned to Indonesia with Maya, but she divorced Soetoro in the late 1970s. Dunham traveled around the world, pursuing a career in rural development that took her to Ghana, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Nepal and Bangladesh. In 1986, Ann Dunham worked on a developmental project in Pakistan. Later that year, Ann and her daughter traveled the Silk Road in China. In 1992, she earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Hawaii. Her dissertation, ‘Peasant Blacksmithing in Indonesia: Surviving and Thriving Against All Odds,’was 1,067 pages long. She worked for the Ford Foundation and promoted Microlending. The Ford Foundation,along with many others were cited by the House Committee on Un-American Activities as being subversive to our Republican form of government. During Obama’s campaign for the 2008 presidential election, he portrayed his mother as a conservative girl from Kansas; however in reality, she was a radical LEFTIST and cultural Marxist. She lived in the Seattle area, spending her teenage years in Seattle coffee shops with other young radical leftists. Obama claims his mother’s family were conservative Methodists or Baptists from Kansas. His mother’s parents were members of a left-wing Unitarian church near Seattle. The church located in Bellevue, Washington was nicknamed’the little RED church,’because of its COMMUNIIST LEANINGS. The school Ann attended, Mercer Island High School, was a hotbed of pro-Marxist radical teachers. John Stenhouse, board member, told the House on Un-American Activities Subcommittee that he had been a member of the Communist Party USA and this school had a number of Marxists on its staff. Two teachers at this school, Val Foubert and Jim Wichterman, BOTH Frankfurt School style Marxists,taught a critical theory curriculum to students which included: rejection of societal norms, attacks on Christianity and the traditional family, and assigned readings by Karl Marx. The hallway between Foubert’s and Wichterman’s classrooms was sometimes called ‘anarchy alley.”

Barack Hussein Obama Sr. a Muslim, who some question the legitimacy of him being Barack H. Obama Jr’s. true biological father. More from The Obama File on Senior. BO Sr. met Ann Dunham in 1960 in a Russian language class at University of Hawaii. They married in 1961, divorced in 1964.

Lolo Soetoro, Obama Jr’s. Step-Father, also a Muslim, married Ann Dunham in 1966. More on him here.

Frank Marshall Davis Bio mentor to Obama

Jeremiah Wright, pastor of Obama’s church. Former Muslim who preaches Black Liberation Theology. A doctrine that is fiercely Anti-American and Anti-White. Also teaches that Jesus was a black man. In one sermon he spoke of 9-11 and said “America’s chickens had come home to roost”, he also said “God bless America, no, God D**n America!” more from Wright on whites

Saul Alinsky, Community Organizer and author of Rules for Radicals was a hero to Obama

William “Bill” Ayers, is currently a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and former Chicago community organizer. He is best known as a founder of the internationally supported terrorist Weather Underground Organization (WUO), and as a good friend of U.S President Barack Obama.. In whose house Obama started his political career. Ayers is also married to terrorist Bernardine Dohrn. This is the famous manifesto that gave “The Weathermen” their name “You Don’t Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blows” Originally published in New Left Notes June 18, 1969

Wahid Hamid Pakistani friend of Obama at Occidental College, who Obama traveled to Pakistan with in 1981.

Muhammad Hasan Chandoo another close friend at Occidental College, who Obama stayed with in Pakistan in 1981.

Louis Farrakhan who explains the White Devil. He is the founder of the Nation of Islam in America

List of Barack Obama’s friends and associates

One reason why Obama’s school files are Sealed

Ten minute video on Barack Obama Jr., his family and associates Obama release YOUR records!

Marxist Fundamentals: by Professor Libor BromFrom “Where is your America?” by IMPRIMIS of Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan, 49242 Vol 11, No. 8., August 1982

A very good piece by Black Conservative Mychal Massie Why I Do Not Like The Obamas

Barack Obama: In the Footsteps of Jimmy Carter

Who are the “REAL” Nazis in America?

Stay tuned, I am going to be adding to this, The Ford Foundation started by Henry Ford who was buddies with Hitler, Islam was connected with Hitler, you begin to see what the possibilities are. Will be adding more info in next few days, keep checking back for more!

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Founders & forefathers pledged their Sacred Honor, what did they mean?

Our forefathers pledged their Sacred Honor, they left us a Sacred Trust. “Sacred Honor” think about it, what did they mean by pledging their Sacred Honor?

Excerpt from Declaration of Independence

“We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do.”

They believed that America as a Nation was ordained by God; and indeed it was or it never would have existed in the first place.

Definition of Rectitude: the quality or state of being straight, moral integrity, Righteousness; the quality or state of being correct in judgment or procedure.

Definition of Pledged: Promise to give.

Definition of Sacred: Devoted to God: dedicated to God or a religious purpose.

Definition of Honor; personal integrity, strong moral character or strength, and adherence to ethical principles.

What they were doing was promising the people of the colonies, that they were giving for them and the Nation; their lives, their fortunes, their sacred honor; Honor was/is Sacred because God would judge them based on the integrity, ethics, and moral character that they displayed in life.

These were God fearing men, they had a high reverence and fear of God, when they added Sacred to the wording, they were committing themselves to God completely, knowing that He would be their judge. This was not something they did lightly.

I’m sure you’ll come to the conclusion when you understand this, it truly is Sacred, and it is a “Sacred Trust” they left us with. Let us NOT FAIL to follow their example.

You want to extol the Founders and think of yourselves as Patriots in the Spirit of the Founders, they all were believers, most were followers of Christ.

It really bothers me that a lot of these people that refer to Founders and call themselves Patriots, do not really know what those Founders believed, or like so many other things they want to pick and choose the parts to believe!

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual – or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.” ~ Samuel Adams, Essay in the Boston Gazette, April 16, 1781

“We must support our rights or lose our character, and with it, perhaps, our liberties. A people who fail to do it can scarcely be said to hold a place among independent nations. National honor is national property of the highest value. The sentiment in the mind of every citizen is national strength. It ought therefore to be cherished.” ~ James Monroe

NOTE: Reworked excerpt from The Truth about the current political parties in America and their origins by Thomas Jefferson and others

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

Christianity and the Founding of the United States of America. The Wall of Separation: What Thomas Jefferson Really said! RELIGIOUS VIEWS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON; source: The Jefferson Bible

See also: THE HOLY BIBLE IN AMERICAN JURISPRUDENCE
What happened to freedom in the United States?
A WARNING TO AMERICANS by John Dickinson 1732-1808
Benjamin Franklin on Faith and Good Works and His Religious Creed
THE TRANSCENDENT GLORY OF THE REVOLUTION by John Quincy Adams
THE DECLARATION OF THE REPRESENTATIVES IN 1775 by John Dickinson
President George Washington’s Farewell Address to the American People 1796
Why our Forefathers firmly believed that Freedom and Liberty came from God
Natural Rights Of The Colonists As Men by Founder Samuel Adams Nov 20, 1772
OF THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM; AND OF TRAITORS by John Dickinson 1732-1808
THE MEANING OF THE REVOLUTION and CONTROVERSY OF INDEPENDENCE
AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE by Samuel Adams Delivered to Congress Aug 1, 1776
Prophetical Concerns about the Constitution: Expressed by Alfred in Anti-Federalist No.16
A PATRIOT’S THANKSGIVING by John Woolman; Quaker and Early Anti-Slavery Spokesman
MAKING THE FOREIGN-BORN FAMILIAR WITH THE AMERICAN SPIRIT By George S. Tilroe
GRIEVANCES OF THE COLONISTS TO THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT by Richard Henry Lee 1775
GOD GOVERNS IN THE AFFAIRS OF MEN Speech by Benjamin Franklin During the Constitutional Convention
HISTORY BEFORE and DURING THE ERA OF THE FORMATION OF THE CONSTITUTION of the UNITED STATES
Non-Revisionist, Politically Incorrect History of the World: Part 1
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Why I Hate Leftists, Progressive, Liberal Hypocrisy!

Why I hate leftists! Let me start by saying, the current problem we have in America is, all the leftist rich kid radicals from the 60’s, are now in places, of what once were High honor, before they corrupted them with their quest to control the rest of us. While they could NEVER control themselves! Now they are running the government, thereby running America into the ground, implementing their leftist tyrannical ideology. Thinking they are so smart, when they are REALLY, the most unlearned among us, because they, unlike the rest of us, never had to struggle in the REAL WORLD! They have never done anything, outside the university, government and politics. They grew up with the indulgences of their parents, who were also indulged throughout their lives.

They never experienced walking barefoot in the pasture, and accidentally getting cow manure between their toes. They’ve never worked on a car with points in it, under a shade tree in the yard. They’ve never toiled for years on a farm, and barely eked out a living from the dirt. Indeed most of them don’t even know what it’s like, to have dirt under their finger nails. The closest they come to getting dirt under their nails is when they touch the mud pack of their facials.

They fly around in private jets, while lecturing the rest of us about what kind of vehicle WE should drive. They use bidet’s to clean off their bums, while lecturing the rest of us on how many sheets of toilet paper to use. They’ve never known the feeling of wiping there butts with a leaf in the woods. They’ve never used an outhouse, while looking at the stars thru the crescent  moon cut in the door. They don’t know what it was like, as a kid to experience a country boys mud pack, i.e. a mud fight with your siblings and friends, whereby you get mud not only all over your face, but the rest of your body as well.

They don’t know what it’s like, to have to work 2-3 jobs just to keep their families fed, clothed and sheltered. They don’t know the feeling of a cow’s tit while milking in the early morning. They didn’t grow up watching their mom’s and dad’s working themselves to death, just to send their kids to college. They’ve never set on the end of a dock fishing, while the crawdads pinched their toes, alongside their grandfather in the heat of summer. They drive around in $250,000 cars, if they aren’t being driven in a limo, while trying to make the rest of us ride on commuter trains, buses, bicycles, etc.

They don’t know the putt-putt sound of the tractors engine, while preparing the ground to get the family crops in. If they want a garden they pay someone else to plant a little garden that means nothing to them, if the grasshoppers eat up all the fruits of their labors. Matter of fact most of them wouldn’t know a grasshopper, if the saw one in real life. The closest any of them have ever been to a cricket, is Jiminy Cricket in the cartoons.

They don’t know We The People, because they have never experienced the hardships, that their policies, do to the average American. They don’t know us, because they have never caught fire flies on the prairie, put them in a jar to read a comic book by after their parents put them to bed. Indeed their parents never put them to bed, nor knelt down humbly beside them at their bed, and said “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep”. Nor have they ever done the same with their own children. All the while lecturing us, on how we should let them give OUR children condoms in grade school.

They spend millions and millions of tax dollars “researching” their junk science theories, like man made global warming, while not even factoring in the effects of the one thing that causes warming, the Sun. They do this, just so they can come up with more ways to “convince” the rest of us to give them more taxes. Taxes they can then use to “research” more ways to control our lives. They fly around in private luxury jets, while creating the TSA goon squad for the rest of us, under the pretense of hurting some terrorist Islamic fascists feelings with profiling, terrorists who would cut off their heads, given half a chance.

They use taxpayer dollars to fly to New York for a night on the town, while telling the rest of us, our children or grandchildren, to eat our peas. They cozy up to Islamic terror groups, while calling the Tea Party Patriots terrorists and Hobbits for wanting Washington to stop spending those same children and grand children’s futures into oblivion. They tell us to “Do it for the Children” not caring they are enslaving our children with debt.

Robert Kennedy Jr at one of his numerous environmentalist wacko rallys

They take a helicopter to take pictures of themselves on glaciers, most of us will never be privileged enough to see, telling us our breath is the poison, causing those glaciers to melt. While ignoring the fact the earth was once covered in ice. They spend thousands of dollars a month for electricity, while lecturing us on what light bulbs we need to use.

They send their kids to private schools, while keeping the rest of us from having school choice! They ALWAYS say do it for the children, while they want as many of those same children as possible, aborted at or before birth!

They lecture us about giving more money to government to feed the poor and needy, while never giving a dime of their own money to charity. They lecture us about the homeless, having never spoken to, nor spent time, with those same homeless people.

LAPD officers in hazmat suits sort through trash and belongings left behind occupy LA / Wall Street crowd. this is what the occupy crowd left behind at all their so-called rallies!

They leave a garbage dump in the wake of their “rallies” while treating the Tea Party Patriots like uncouth peasants, and telling these same Patriots, how they need to pay more taxes to clean up the environment. There are many books and thousands of web pages dealing with their hypocrisy and lies.

They talk about others telling the truth, never having known the truth or having been honest themselves! If they were honest, they would never get elected!

They are the most intolerant among us, they are the most hypocritical among us. They are whining brats, who need to look within! Instead of worrying about what the rest of us are doing. They use thug tactics, while telling the rest of us, we need to be civil. They lecture us on compromise, while never having known compromise themselves. The list is long and endless. Most of them like the Kennedy’s money came from nefarious means. They don’t know average Americans, nor do they want to. They think we smell up the Capitol buildings. While their wickedness and hypocrisy smell to high heaven.

They have accused Christians for years of telling them how to live their lives, while they now create laws and policies to ACTUALLY control ALL our lives themselves!

They are the ones Jesus spoke against, got angry with, and ran out of the Temple. They are the ones, who have created EVERY problem America has had, since its founding! They ARE the ones the Founders warned US about!

by Tea Party Patriot and Proud Hobbit, R. Davis, 2011

The Truth about the current political parties in America and their origins by Thomas Jefferson and others

In a free society, differences of political sentiment result in different political parties. These sentiments resolve themselves naturally into two basic parties: the Authoritarian that favors government that controls the people, (i.e. Monarchist, Monocrats, Tory, Marxist, Nazi, Communist, Socialist, (modern Liberals/Progressives) etc. these use whatever name they think will get them the control over the people that they want, they have used many names down thru history, they currently use Democrat in this country again to try to fool the people to their true aims) and the Democratic that favors government controlled by we the people. The body of the nation chooses a path that is mapped by one or the other of these parties. (i.e. Whigs, Republican, (original Liberals as the Founders believed themselves to be) Conservative. Tea Party, Constitutionalists, etc.)

The middle in America politically speaking is between the Anti-Federalists who did not want a centralized or federal government and the Federalists who wanted it to have very limited power. We are very far left of center in American politics in these present days.

“[Those] quondam leaders [who cover] under [a] mask… hearts devoted to monarchy… have a right to tolerance, but neither to confidence nor power.” —Thomas Jefferson to John Dickinson, 1801.

“Amiable monarchists are not safe subjects of republican confidence.” –Thomas Jefferson to Levi Lincoln, 1801.

“Men by their constitutions are naturally divided into two parties: 1. Those who fear and distrust the people, and wish to draw all powers from them into the hands of the higher classes. 2. Those who identify themselves with the people, have confidence in them, cherish and consider them as the most honest and safe, although not the most wise depositary of the public interests. In every country these two parties exist, and in every one where they are free to think, speak, and write, they will declare themselves. Call them, therefore, Liberals and Serviles, Jacobins and Ultras, Whigs and Tories, Republicans and Federalists, Aristocrats and Democrats, or by whatever name you please, they are the same parties still and pursue the same object. The last one of Aristocrats and Democrats is the true one expressing the essence of all.” –Thomas Jefferson to Henry Lee, 1824

“Both of our political parties, at least the honest portion of them, agree conscientiously in the same object: the public good; but they differ essentially in what they deem the means of promoting that good. One side believes it best done by one composition of the governing powers, the other by a different one. One fears most the ignorance of the people(modern Democratic party and to a lesser degree most of the establishment GOP); the other the selfishness of rulers independent of them(the Tea Party movement). Which is right, time and experience will prove. We think that one side of this experiment has been long enough tried and proved not to promote the good of the many, and that the other has not been fairly and sufficiently tried. Our opponents think the reverse. With whichever opinion the body of the nation concurs, that must prevail.” –Thomas Jefferson to Abigail Adams, 1804.

“The division into Whig and Tory is founded in the nature of man; the weakly and nerveless, the rich and the corrupt, seeing more safety and accessibility in a strong executive; the healthy, firm, and virtuous, feeling confidence in their physical and moral resources, and willing to part with only so much power as is necessary for their good government; and, therefore, to retain the rest in the hands of the many, the division will substantially be into Whig and Tory.” –Thomas Jefferson to Joel Barlow, 1802.

“The parties of Whig and Tory are those of nature. They exist in all countries, whether called by these names or by those of Aristocrats and Democrats, Cote Droite and Cote Gauche, Ultras and Radicals, Serviles and Liberals. The sickly, weakly, timid man fears the people, and is a Tory by nature. The healthy, strong and bold cherishes them, and is formed a Whig by nature.” –Thomas Jefferson to Lafayette, 1823.

“Nature has made some men monarchists and tories by their constitution, and some, of course, there always will be.” –Thomas Jefferson to Albert Gallatin, 1817

“Wherever there are men, there will be parties; and wherever there are free men they will make themselves heard. Those of firm health and spirits are unwilling to cede more of their liberty than is necessary to preserve order; those of feeble constitutions will wish to see one strong arm able to protect them from the many. These are the Whigs and Tories of nature.” Thomas Jefferson: Misc. Notes, 1801

“The Tories are for strengthening the Executive and General Government; the Whigs cherish the representative branch and the rights reserved by the States as the bulwark against consolidation, which must immediately generate monarchy.” –Thomas Jefferson to Lafayette, 1823.

He believed that eventually that the only division would be between the moderate Republicans and the ardent Republicans, he did not foresee that the Tories would rise up again in this nation as they have done in the modern democrat party with the help (either by collusion or compromise) of the establishment GOP.

“I had always expected that when the republicans should have put down all things under their feet, they would schismatize among themselves. I always expected, too, that whatever names the parties might bear, the real division would be into moderate and ardent republicanism. In this division there is no great evil — not even if the minority obtain the ascendency by the accession of federal votes to their candidate; because this gives us one shade only, instead of another, of republicanism. It is to be considered as apostasy only when they purchase the votes of federalists, with a participation in honor and power.” –Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Cooper, 1807.

“Men have differed in opinion and been divided into parties by these opinions from the first origin of societies, and in all governments where they have been permitted freely to think and to speak. The same political parties which now agitate the U.S. have existed through all time. Whether the power of the people or that of the [aristocracy] should prevail were questions which kept the states of Greece and Rome in eternal convulsions, as they now schismatize every people whose minds and mouths are not shut up by the gag of a despot. And in fact the terms of Whig and Tory belong to natural as well as to civil history. They denote the temper and constitution of mind of different individuals.” –Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 1824

While the modern establishment GOP and the modern Democratic parties seem to have united against the people to gain power for the few, instead of the good of all people in the Nation and they fight each other as to just how fast they are going to take our God given freedoms away from us. They are still united in the same effort and that is the only thing that seems to unite them. The modern democratic party wants to take our freedoms all at once, while the establishment GOP wants take them a little at a time. Here is what some of the Founders said about the loss of freedom.

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759.

“The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.” John Adams, “Notes for an Oration at Braintree”, 1772

“I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious…Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread… Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers alone. The people themselves, therefore, are its only safe depositories.” – Thomas Jefferson

“I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves, and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise that control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion.” – Thomas Jefferson, 1820

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Edmund Burke

“When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.” Edmund Burke

“If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.” – Samuel Adams

““I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” Thomas Jefferson

Then in 1977 the U.S. Privacy Protection Study Commission said; “The real danger is the gradual erosion of individual liberties through the automation, integration, and interconnection of many small, separate record-keeping systems, each of which alone may seem innocuous, even benevolent, and wholly justifiable.” This is why the Democrats want to force us all into national healthcare and the establishment GOP has no real interest in stopping them, the modern GOP and Democratic party are both far left of where the two parties were after the Revolutionary War.

As you can see the modern democratic party has no place in America, they are the ones we fought the Revolutionary War to get rid of.

They have actually done us a favor by having given the modern democratic party absolute power for a short period of time, because it woke people up to the true aims of both parties and that is to take the power from the people and put it into the hand of the Washington Elitist political class. Let us pray that it is not too late.

The Tea Party are the result of this awakening of the people and is a true representation of what the Founders envisioned of the two original political sides in America after the Revolution in that people of differing opinions would work together for the good of the people and not only for the political class, which really, then there was not a political class at all, our Founders were only in Government as long as was necessary, they were not career politicians as we know today. What our Founders envisioned was precisely what the Tea Party represent: the citizen civil-servant. People who actually LIVE the life of the constituency, elected officials who rise from the ranks of those who will elect one from among their midst to represent the people of their district. The Tea Party is made up of disaffected Independents,  Democrats, Republicans, etc. A true cross section of the American voting public.

The Tea Party also represent what Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned in his I have a dream speech. It is made up of every race and creed, not based on color but on character and the understanding of what the political class is trying to do. It also represents what the feminist said they wanted originally in that it is made up of both men and women based on their abilities, not on their sex. Yet the current leftist (both GOP and Democrat) political establishment and the less informed among us.

They attack the black people in the Tea Party movement calling them uncle Tom’s, sellouts, and other names that I prefer not to even type myself for reference, however you have heard them all. They attack the women of the Tea Party, also using derogatory terms. They attack the white men as rich white guys, rednecks, etc. It is all about intimidation and control, all in an attempt to make them shut-up to keep the uninformed among us from becoming informed. They do this because they realize that the Tea Party is made up of average everyday people just as the Founders represented and were made up of the same kind of people. People who wanted freedom from the tyranny and chains imposed on them in their time, and wanted the power in the hands of the people instead of a class of nobility, which it is obvious today that the political class among us think they are, or they would not think they know better than we do ourselves, what is good for us. Many of the nobility back in Europe also thought they knew more about what was good for the people, better than the people themselves.

Then you had other like many in our modern government that didn’t even consider what was good for anyone other than themselves. Sadly there are far too many of those today.

The following are more representative of the Tea Party movement than the modern political class.

“The greatest good we can do our country is to heal its party divisions and make them one people.” –Thomas Jefferson to John Dickinson, 1801.

“To restore… harmony,… to render us again one people acting as one nation should be the object of every man really a patriot.” –Thomas Jefferson to Thomas McKean, 1801.

“If we move in mass, be it ever so circuitously, we shall attain our object; but if we break into squads, everyone pursuing the path he thinks most direct, we become an easy conquest to those who can now barely hold us in check.” –Thomas Jefferson to William Duane, 1811

“If we schismatize on either men or measures, if we do not act in phalanx, as when we rescued [our country] from the satellites of monarchism, I will not say our party, the term is false and degrading, but our nation will be undone. For the republicans are the nation.” –Thomas Jefferson to William Duane, 1811.

Keeping in mind that most all the Founders were followers of Christ, I add the following.

“I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever, in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else, where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If I could not go to heaven but with a party, I would not go there at all.” –Thomas Jefferson to Francis Hopkinson, 1789

On compromise in the modern establishment GOP.

“Where the principle of difference [between political parties] is as substantial and as strongly pronounced as between the republicans and the monocrats of our country, I hold it as honorable to take a firm and decided part (as the Tea Party has) and as immoral to pursue a middle line (as the GOP has), as between the parties of honest men and rogues, into which every country is divided.” –Thomas Jefferson to William Branch Giles, 1795

On the importance of Constitutional principles.

“That each party endeavors to get into the administration of the government and exclude the other from power is true, and may be stated as a motive of action: but this is only secondary; the primary motive being a real and radical difference of political principle. I sincerely wish our differences were but personally who should govern, and that the principles of our Constitution were those of both parties. –Thomas Jefferson to John Melish, 1813. Unfortunately, neither the establishment GOP nor the modern Democratic parties adhere to the Constitution.

“The denunciation of the democratic societies, [whose avowed object is the nourishment of the republican principles of our Constitution,] is one of the extraordinary acts of boldness of which we have seen so many from the faction of monocrats,… [and is] an attack on the freedom of discussion, the freedom of writing, printing and publishing.” –Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1794. Just as the modern leftist democratic party wants to do. Think of their attacks on talk radio, FOX and the fact they want to control the internet.

On the attacks by the modern day Democrats and RINOS in the GOP on the people in the Tea Party movement.

“I suppose, indeed, that in public life, a man whose political principles have any decided character and who has energy enough to give them effect must always expect to encounter political hostility from those of adverse principles.” –Thomas Jefferson to Richard M. Johnson, 1808

“Men of energy of character must have enemies; because there are two sides to every question, and taking one with decision, and acting on it with effect, those who take the other will of course be hostile in proportion as they feel that effect.” –Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 1817. (So the harsher the attack by the leftists Democrats and RINOS in the GOP shows the effectiveness of the people in the Tea Party movement)

“Dr. Franklin had many political enemies, as every character must, which, with decision enough to have opinions, has energy and talent to give them effect on the feelings of the adversary opinion.” –Thomas Jefferson to Robert Walsh, 1818

“It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” –Thomas Jefferson to Richard M. Johnson, 1808

“An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.” –Thomas Jefferson to C. W. F. Dumas, 1788 (It’s called Projection: whereby your enemy accuses you of the thing, that they themselves are doing. Very popular tactic of the leftist’s)

I think the following fits those in the Tea Party movement when attacked by their enemies.

“With those who wish to think amiss of me, I have learned to be perfectly indifferent; but where I know a mind to be ingenuous, and to need only truth to set it to rights, I cannot be as passive.” –Thomas Jefferson to Abigail Adams, 1804

“We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do.”

Our forefathers pledged their Sacred Honor, they left us a Sacred Trust. “Sacred Honor” think about it, what did they mean by pledging their Sacred Honor?

They believed that America as a Nation was ordained by God; and indeed it was or it never would have existed in the first place.

Definition of Rectitude: the quality or state of being straight, moral integrity, Righteousness; the quality or state of being correct in judgment or procedure.

Definition of Pledged: Promise to give.

Definition of Sacred: Devoted to God: dedicated to God or a religious purpose.

Definition of Honor; personal integrity, strong moral character or strength, and adherence to ethical principles.

What they were doing was promising the people of the colonies, that they were giving for them and the Nation; their lives, their fortunes, their sacred honor; Honor was/is Sacred because God would judge them based on the integrity, ethics, and moral character that they displayed in life.

These were God fearing men, when they added Sacred to the wording, they were committing themselves to God completely, knowing that He would be their judge. This was “not” something they did lightly.

I’m sure you’ll come to the conclusion when you understand this, it truly IS Sacred, and it is a “Sacred Trust” they left us with. Let us NOT FAIL to follow their example.

Never has this Nation since the Civil War, come to a crossroads where the differences are so STARK and so MANY, between the right and the left in this great Nation we Patriots love. The directions so different, as what we face today. At some point Compromise becomes Submission, I think we are at that point. Do we STAND with God, Freedom, and our Forefathers, or do we go the way of every Nation in the past. The way of oppression, government intrusion and slavery.

Where only a few, rule over the many, instead of the many keeping the few in check. God help us today, AND in these times, to STAND, STAND STRONG, and STAND RESOLUTE, in our RESOLVE to uphold the BANNER of GOD and FREEDOM passed down to us by our forefathers, in Jesus name, the Creator of Freedom and Liberty!

Warning, the farther left they push the country, the father right it will go when the majority of people wake up to it. It is like a spring, bungy, rubber band etc. the father it goes one way, the further it springs back in the other.

Remember that the center is between the old moderate republican party and the ardent republican constitutionalist. We are far far left of the center already.

The history of the world is tyranny and oppression, our Founders set America up to be the exception, hence American exceptionalism.

It is simply the study of human nature, history, life, etc, that causes me to come to this observation. A large number of people are going to get jarred awake, and they are going to be somewhat panicked, this is where the rubber band is going to spring back, equally in the opposite direction from what it has been stretched to the left. This is one of the things we, today’s Patriot’s, are going to have to be ready for. To prevent it from going further to the right than what our Founders, had envisioned for our Republic. We must be the Watchman on the walls, we have to get back to what our Founders envisioned.

I am by no means advocating  for the far right, if one actually exists in the Country that would want to set up a Christian Theocracy either. Indeed, that is one of the things I am sounding the warning against! I believe like my Founding Father forebearer’s, I am for true freedom for everyone. However , also like them, I believe that we need to “ALL” be followers of Christ, to whatever degree our own conscience tells us to be. However no one should be forced to do anything! God does not force us to serve Him. However, without Christ there is no true freedom, nor is there the moral compass in our leaders to do the right thing. Again I say, “Don’t, Just Do It! Just Do It Right!”

And in closing, I leave you with the following statements I apply to the leftists who try to argue with me. I personally do not have the time, nor the patience for them. I will leave the arguing to those who enjoy it.

“It is as useless to argue with those who have renounced the use and authority of reason as to administer medication to the dead.”
– Thomas Jefferson

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
— Galileo Galileo

The more things change, the more they stay the same. There is nothing new under sun! It is the history of the world.

See also:
Wide Spread And Growing Corruption In The Public Service Of The States And Nation
Joseph Baldwin: Address 1892, to National Teachers Association in New York
THE BEACON FIRES OF LIBERTY by Hon. George Lear July 4, 1876
THE GENIUS OF AMERICA by Hon. Dr. Felix R. Brunot July 4, 1876
True American Patriotism Defined by Hon. Curtis Guild and H. F. Kinnerney 1876
PATRIOT SONS OF PATRIOT SIRES by Rev. Samuel Francis Smith 1808-1895
A REPUBLIC! A LIVING BREATHING CONSTITUTION DEFINED! by Alphonse De Lamartine 1790-1869
LIBERTY OF THE PRESS by Senator Edward D. Baker 1811-1861