During the election, Jefferson refused to discuss his religious beliefs, leading many people to believe he didn’t have any. This prompted the Reverend John M. Mason to claim that anyone who voted for Jefferson “would do more to destroy the gospel of Jesus than a whole fraternity of infidels.” When Jefferson was elected, some believers hid their Bibles so they wouldn’t be seized by the “the satanic Jefferson.” Actually, Jefferson was religious and did attend church (Episcopal), though he didn’t believe in the divinity of Christ. “To the genuine precepts of Jesus Himself,” he wrote, “I am a Christian in the only sense in which He wished any one would be; sincerely attached to His doctrines in preference to all others; ascribing to Him every human excellence and believing He never claimed any other.”
History 101, pg 255
Say nothing of my religion. It is known to my God and myself alone. Its evidence before the world is to be sought in my life; if that has been honest and dutiful to society, the religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one.
-- Thomas Jefferson.
And today, 42 presidents later:
Sir Donald Trump got 81 percent of the male white Christian vote.
Well, just as Trump has been accepted by the wealthy 1% because of his tax-cuts for the wealthy, Trump is loved by the church because he has begun to deliver on his promise to repeal the Johnson Amendment Act which regulates political speech from the pulpit, which, once removed will be the death of the Separation of the Church and State guidelines Jefferson and the other founders fought so hard to have put in our constitution.
The fact that Trump is not a member of any church, doesn't matter.
The fact that Trump lies a lot -- Click here for a list of well-documented Trump lies.
The fact that Trump surrounds himself with mobsters, looks up to despots like Putin, and has said on a live tape that he makes advances on woman without their approval...
He's no Jefferson.
And, today boys-and-girls we are going to look at two great Americans from long ago and see what they had to say about this great country we call America.
Only to the white man was nature a “wilderness” and only to him was the land “infested” with “wild” animals and “savage” people. To us it was tame. Earth was bountiful and we were surrounded with the blessings of the Great Mystery. Not until the hairy man from the east came and with brutal frenzy heaped injustices upon us and the families that we loved was it “wild” for us. When the very animals of the forest began fleeing form his approach, then it was that for us the “Wild West” began.
—Chief Luther Standing Bear (1868-1939), Oglala Sioux
|Chief Luther Standing Bear
“God has not been preparing the English speaking and Teutonic peoples for a thousand years for nothing….He has given us the spirit of progress to overwhelm the forces of reaction throughout the earth. He has made us adept in government that we may administer government among savage and senile peoples….And of all our race He has marked the American people as His chosen nation to finally lead in the redemption of the world.”
—Senator Albert J. Beveridge, 1900
|Chief Make-um America Great Again! AKA Beveridge
Now the choice is up to you to decide who was right, the Native American or Racist Politician.