History That the American Taliban Hates
I speak of course of The Jeffersonian Tradition, the title of Brion McClanahan’s new book. As for the American Taliban, I refer to the national Democrat party and its various political flunkies, including most of the university world (essentially think tanks of the radical cultural Marxist Left), the “mainstream media,” all of their kept state and local government political hacks, and the uneducated Stalinist punks who run Google, Facebook, Twitter, ETC. And, of course, the millions of Americans who either support their Stalinist agenda or simply sit by and acquiesce in it.
After reading these 55 tightly-argued, scholarly essays, one realizes the breath-taking enormity of the lies and falsehoods about American history that have been concocted by generations of court historians in service of the state and statism – of the ruination of America, in other words. Only by re-embracing Jeffersonian ideas will there be any chance of resurrecting American freedom.
McClanahan starts by pointing out that Thomas Jefferson’s main bequest to America was not the proposition that “all men are created equal,” as he wrote in the Declaration of Independence. Equality before the law was widely accepted before the Declaration was published and besides, no one believed the absurd notion that all people where actually created by God as equals, like so many bricks manufactured by man in a brickyard. Certainly not Jefferson. Instead, Jefferson’s “gift to America” is in the last paragraph of the Declaration where he explained that the founders wished to create a federal republic of “Free and Independent States,” an association of sovereign states in a voluntary compact where each state (Virginia, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, etc.” was to be viewed as the equal of England, France, or Spain. As states, Jefferson wrote, they would have the same powers that all states have such as raising taxes and waging war. This last paragraph of the Declaration of Independence has been very well hidden from American school children since 1865. You should search for it online now and read it.
Jefferson’s declaration of secession from the British Empire “did not create the ‘United States,” McClanahan correctly points out. “United States” is always in the plural in all the founding documents, si
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