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Op-ed: The summer of our discontent

...written to put boundaries on government and provide the maximum amount of liberty under the law to its citizens. Thomas Jefferson made that point in 1801 when he said, "...a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring...
Op-ed: Clarence Thomas is right

...Founding 101. Where did Thomas get this outlandish notion of rights and dignity that exist prior to government?Maybe Thomas Jefferson? "We do not claim these," he wrote of our natural rights, "under the charters of kings or legislators, but...
Op-ed: Same-sex marriage is only the beginning

...and thus in violation of the Constitution and the special protection the Founders gave to people of faith. It was Thomas Jefferson, a deist who edited his own version of the Bible, who said, "No provision in our Constitution ought to be dearer...
Make it easy to plan your next party

...ol' George could reportedly put away the vino. Other presidents were no slouches in that department, either. Thomas Jefferson had a wine budget of somewhere around $300,000 in today's dollars. James Madison was famous for lively parties...
Arts & Entertainment

...each flag that had flown over the United States of America including the predecessor to the Stars and Stripes that Thomas Jefferson is said to have pledged allegiance to. Honor students were then presented by their teachers with scholarship winners...
Rich Lowry: The Crisis of free speech

...religious beliefs of others."Since when? Thomas Paine, a quasi-Founding Father, excoriated Christianity. Thomas Jefferson chopped up the Bible to leave in what he considered only the properly enlightened parts. It is true that the U...
Rich Lowry: Can science survive a garish shirt?

...inclusivity aboard La Dauphine.When William Clark and Meriwether Lewis made it to the Pacific Ocean and back, President Thomas Jefferson quizzed them about any microaggressions they may have committed against their Indian interpreter Sacagawea during...
Refuge Notebook: Progress on eradicating elodea from the Kenai Peninsula

...Michaux. Michaux was first sent to the U.S. in 1785 by Louis XVI. After the misguided French king was beheaded, Thomas Jefferson asked Michaux to lead another American expedition in 1793. Michaux collected several specimens in the Midwest that...
Bob Franken: Church and state: still separate?

...Who are you going to believe, Antonin Scalia or Thomas Jefferson? Justice Scalia recently made a speech at Colorado...prohibits "an establishment of religion." The author, Thomas Jefferson, made it clear what he meant. In an 1802 letter...

...Washington hung up his teeth. After him, President John Adams found himself being challenged by his vice president, Thomas Jefferson.You've heard of these men, right? Founders of the nation, defenders of liberty, their names so inextricably...


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