Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson, (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President

Thomas Jefferson Quote

“He [King George III] has erected a multitude of New Offices and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.”

Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson
~ Thomas Jefferson

Declaration of Independence, listing the reasons for declaring independence from England.

Ratings and Comments

Byron, Fort Collins

"eat out their substance"--talk about summoning that taut-skinned, face-lifted Qunt-ghoul, Nancy Pelosi. Of course most of our incumbents in Congress collectively could replace "King George" in the quotation, but no one tops our Narcissist-in-Chief, the Obamanation, for ramming regulations down our throats via executive fiats. We Americans are so FAQed by our own elected officials.

Byron, Fort Collins

I recently learned that members of Congress have passed legislation which exempts them from possible charges of 'insider trading'. They write the laws and can buy and sell stock based on privileged information, without the possibility of going to jail like Martha Stewart. Add to that the absence of congressional term limits, and you see they are like bot fly maggots, "eating out (our) substance".

J Carlton, Calgary

Byron we no longer have a Government of the people...we have an organized crime cartel. Tyranny abounds. Now...what would Washington have done? Hmmm...

Mike, Norwalk

Byron and J Carlton, said well. You know you have to smile at this now. King George III was a babe without toys or tools as compared to today's rabble. In this dispensation, up to and including, Clinton the cigar smoking philanderer, King George the torturer and his antecedent Mr. Obamunist Goodwrench the assassin, with their banker puppet masters, elected collection of despots, alphabet soup swarming officers of tyrannous henchmen, multitude of czars, standing armies of policing agencies, etc., etc., etc., the people (now helots, serfs, and slaves) are harassed and their substance eaten out like no other time in history. Camps and worse are on the near horizon as such demonic activities never stay static.

jim k, Austin, Tx

Kudo's to all of the above.

J Carlton, Calgary

Mike, since you mentioned the camps, I'm reminded of an ad you might find relevant:

E Archer, NYC

Think IRS, CIA, FBI, FDA, DEA, BATF, DHS, FEMA, DOE, HHS, TSA, Obama-care, and what seems to be a never-ending list of armed government agencies without Constitutional authority. This must end.

Mike, Norwalk

Archer, I know you know this but just to add to your list for the possible unknowing; The Federal Reserve has also been given "armed" authority with no governmental over-site.


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