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When two bloggers of ill repute both spontaneously decide to post on the subject of Thomas Jefferson, I take notice. Why, you ask? That's just what I do.

Ace (not his real name), posting at, get this, Ace of Spades HQ (not a real HQ), has a few comments related to a memorable quote of Jefferson's.

The quote:

I have sworn on the honor of God, eternal hostility to every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

The comments:

I had no desire to gratuitously insult Islam until I was instructed by its clerics/mob bosses that I must not do so, on pain of death. Now I am compelled to.

The New Caliphate begins first in the minds of those they would conquer, and I think a lot of us are allowing them to colonize our minds by imposing foreign laws over our beliefs and words.

Next up, blogger Dorkafork (actually his real name), posting at INDC Journal (an actual journal), has a less succinct, yet more entertaining, message straight from Jefferson himself.
A sample:

Look, much as I would like all Americans to defend freedom, in certain situations it is perfectly understandable for Americans to not risk their necks for it. Not everyone can show that much courage. It is true that I risked all of my property and my life in the Revolutionary War, when we fought one of the most powerful empires in existence. But look at what employees of Comedy Central could face. They could receive a nasty e-mail. Or worse, people in third world countries on the other side of the Earth could burn down an embassy.
And what is it that inspires multiple simultaneous Jefferson references?

South Park on Comedy Central. Naturally.

Now if you'll pardon me, I need to run off and resupply my stock of commas.

posted by Beck on 04.14.06 at 01:45 PM



Harkonnendog   ·  April 14, 2006 7:04 PM

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