Thomas Lee Abshier, ND
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The Christian Constitutional Republic
One Nation Under God
Government of, by, and for the People
Liberty and Justice for All
by: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND
Quotes & Accomplishments
At 5, began studying under his cousin’s tutor.
At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.
At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.
At 16, entered the College of William and Mary.
At 19, studied law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.
At 23, started his own law practice.
At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.
At 31, wrote the widely circulated "Summary View of the Rights of British America" and retired from his law practice.
At 32, was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.
At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence.
At 33, took three years to revise Virginias legal code and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.
At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick Henry.
At 40, served in Congress for two years.
At 41, was the American minister to France and negotiated commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John Adams.
At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.
At 53, served as Vice President and was elected president of the American Philosophical Society.
At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active head of Republican Party.
At 57, was elected the third president of the United States.
At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase doubling the nations size.
At 61, was elected to a second term as President.
At 65, retired to Monticello.
At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.
At 81, almost single-handedly created the University of Virginia and served as its first president.
At 83, died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence along with John Adams.
Quote about Thomas Jefferson:
John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation, and made this statement, "This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."
Quotes by Thomas Jefferson:
When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
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.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property - until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. 1802
Thomas Jefferson studied the previous failed attempts at government and understood history, the nature of God, His laws and the nature of man.
|Recent Essays & Commentary|
|Emails, Articles, Links|
|Socialism & Freedom|
|Alexis De Tocqueville|
|Founders On Judicial Activism|
|The First Amendment|
|The Black Regiment|
|Slander of the Founders|
|Thomas Jefferson Part 2|
|Creation of Money|
|Modern Black Regiment|
|Relative vs Absolute Perspective|
|Ominipotent God vs Immoveable Stone|
|Creation vs Evolution|
|Is Jesus The Only Savior|
|Prophesy As Prediction And Pattern|
|Paradox And Truth|
|The End Of Faith|
|Christianity As The Highest Religion|
|Faith vs Works|
|The Validity Of Biblical Text|
|Moralistic Nature Of Christianity|
|The Spiritual Authority Of The Bible|
|Good and Evil Part I|
|Good and Evil, Part II|
|Jesus And War|
|The Existence Of God|
|Islam and Christianity|
|Christianity and Politics|
|Militant Islamic Threat|
|The World Situation And Militant Islam|
|The Long Prelude To WWIII|
|Islam in History|
|Societal Decay and Homosexuality|
|Society and Homosexuality|
|Straight Talk About Homosexuality|
|Godliness vs. Homosexual Marriage|
|Bible Quotes On Sexuality|
|The Bible and Homosexuality|
|Lawrence vs. Texas|
|Homosexuality & Spiritual Consequence|
|Abortion vs. Pro Life|
|Abortion & Stare Decisis|
|No Compromise with Life|
|Philosophy of Compromise|
|Quotes on Life|
|The Secular Agenda|
|Bringing God's Kingdom On Earth|
|Christian & Secular Forces Battle|
|Religion & Tyranny|
|Freedom Of Speech|
|The Right To Privacy|
|Supreme Court And Religion|
|Morality In War|
|The Judicial System And Godliness|
|America's History As A Christian Nation|
|Legislating In A Christian Nation|
|Civility, Government, & Christian Society|
|A Vision For America|
|The Culture War|
|Separation Of Church & State|
|Christian Public Education|
|Christian Gun Ownership|
|Sporting Event Prayer|
|Supreme Court Idolatry|
|Islam & Government|
|The Problem with Democracy|
|Why There Are No Jobs In America|
|Reverse Everson A Bill|
|Register Gun Non-Owners|
|Moderate Islam Oath|
|Moderate Islam Oath|
|The Christmas Day Bomber|
|Letter to Politicians|
|California & the Nation|
|The Patriot Act|
|Illegal Immigration SB 1070|
|The Communist Passion|
|Conservatives & Racism|
|Unions And Wages|
|Iraq War Facts|
|Iraq War Facts Response|
|Iraq News: The Effect of Bias|
|Imposing Capitalism On Iraq|
|The War On Terror|
|Our Country Your Country|
|Rancher Murdered in Arizona|
|Border Agent Commentary|
|Letter from Rancher|
|Unions are Killing Jobs|
|Kerry Vs Bush|
|Patriotism -- My War|
|We Are Not In Lake Wobegon Anymore|
|The Lawyers Party|
|Social Security Changes|
|Racism and Hate Speech|
|A Republican Sinner|
|Call me "Senator"|
|Rick Perry's Positions|
|Bear Stearns and Full Disclosure|
|Gold and the TARP|
|Social Security - The Problem|
|The Creature From Jekyll Island|
|Money, Government, & the Market|
|Personhood & Corporations|
|War and Nations|
|Inequitable Distribution of Wealth|
|Market Forces And Government|
|Prosperity & Nation Building|
|Foreign Aid Nation Building|
|A Vision for Prosperity|
|Capitalism & Prosperity|
|Money, Prosperity, & Productivity|
|Social Security, Piracy of a Culture|
|SocialSecurity, Trust Fund Truth|
|Social Security, Indicator of Cultural Decay|
|Social Security, The Economics and Politics|
|Social Security, the Future|
|Social Security, History|
|Social Security, Gold Backed Trust Fund|
|Reagan on Healthcare|
|Cost of Healthcare|
|Messiah Or Pharaoh|
|Printing Money, Part 1|
|Printing Money, Part 2|
|Printing Money, Part 3|
|Printing Money, Part 4|
|America as Corporatocracy|
|Definition of Value|
|Dollar Value Equivalence|
|Gold & Silver Coinage|
|Gold Certificates vs. FRNs|
|Dollar Value Ratio|
|Printing & Engraving|
|Subprime Mortgage Crisis|
|The Blessing of Falling Prices|
|Is Fiat Money Evil?|
|Creating Money Issues|
|Gold Certificates vs FRNs #2|
|Gold Certificates vs FRNs #3|
|Self Interest as a False god|
|Liberty, God's Gift to Humanity|
|Justification for War|
|State Administered Force|
|The Social Contract|
|Critique of Anarchism|
|Consent of the Governed|
|Prohibition & Legalization|
|Addiction to Power & Control|
|Capitalism Democracy & Morality|
|Meritocracy vs Aristocracy|
|Is Government Evil?|
|Ron Paul vs Michelle Bachmann|
|Force as a tool of the State and Person|
|Ayn Rand -- A System of Selfish Greed|
|Liberty as Sacrosanct|
|Critique of Anarchism #1|
|Power and Religious Zeal|
|Socialism and Freedom|
|Development of the Liberal Mind|
|Government Is Evil|
|Ayn Rand & Freedom|
|Constitution & Corporations|
|Prohibition & Legalization|
|Critique of Utopianism|
|Market Driven Government|
|Fiat vs Gold Money|
|Cost, Risk, & Responsibility|
|America's Foundation Burning|
|Limited Federal Government|
|Fractional Reserve Banking|
|Energy Righteousness Accountability Issues|
|Philosophical Foundation For Legislation|
|Position Paper Oregon Primary|
|A New ERA For America|
|Constitution Restitution Act|
|Threats Faced By America|
|Pro Life Positions|
|Firearms Licensure & Training|
|2004 Senate Campaign|
|2004 Campaign Speeches|
|2004 Interviews & Correspondence|
|18 Minute Speech Oregon Primary|
|15 Minute Speech Oregon Primary|
|8 Minute Speech Oregon Primary|
|3 Minute Speech Oregon Primary|
|Oregon Voters Pamphlet|
|Oregon League Of Womens Voters' Guide|
|NRA Support Position|
|Salem Statesman Journal Questionnaire|
|Letter Of Support|