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'Tell Him More'

Jefferson, once impetuous, but always my friend, your sober insights prove worthy of your namesake. You clearly 'get it', and consistently help bring new comers around to greater understanding and appreciation of liberty principles in truth.

Your contributions always help make this site the best on the net in spite of the disinfo antics of trolls, young turks and confused fuddy duddies.

I, for one, really appreciate the role you serve as the wised up elder statesman around here.

You are so There.

Speaking of your namesake, here's his advice, apt in our present context:

[From a letter to Arthur Campbell (1797)]:

"A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles. It is true that in the meantime we are suffering deeply in spirit, and incurring the horrors of a war and long oppressions of enormous public debt. If the game runs sometimes against us at home we must have patience till luck turns, and then we shall have an opportunity of winning back the principles we have lost, for this is a game where principles are at stake. "

-- Thomas Jefferson

Thank you again. I'm with you.

Like Peter Seller's character, Chauncey Gardner, in the classic, 'Being There' was fond of saying -- " I like to watch" ;-)

-- By Rudyard Kipling

SEVEN Watchmen sitting in a tower,
Watching what had come upon mankind,
Showed the Man the Glory and the Power,
And bade him shape the Kingdom to his mind.
"All things on Earth your will shall win you."
('Twas so their council ran)
" But the Kingdom--the Kingdom is within you,"
Said the Man's own mind to the Man.
For time--and some time--
As it was in the bitter years before
So it shall be in the over-sweetened hour--
That a man's mind is wont to tell him more
Than Seven Watchmen sitting in a tower