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  •  Not revisionism, I am simply pointing out that (0+ / 0-)

    you are trying to use Jefferson as some support to Libertarian thought.  It is a bogus association.

    Now, while Libertarians may espouse some desirable ideas, in respect to individual liberty, they have no solution on how to accomplish that except for a law of the jungle solution.  I think we know what that leads to.  Liberal thought also espouses many similar ideas and also devised systems to try to insure it as we see with our system.

    Now, melding the crapass ideology of Objectivism (aka. the belief that Greed is a Virtue) to it was a lame attempt to shore up Libertarianism with a higher order thinker, Ayn Rand. Too bad she was also dysfunctional with a pathological mistrust of government; an inevitable result of groups of people.  While that may be understandable in her case, it also limited her thinking and, as a result, Objectivism is unworkable as a potential system of organization for humans. It my work for angels, but men are not angels!  

    We the People in order to establish Justice, Defense, Welfare, Liberty do establish the US of A. That is what America is about!

    by FightTheFuture on Wed Jun 10, 2009 at 01:49:52 PM PDT

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    •  Far be it from me to use anyone (0+ / 0-)

      in support of Libertarian thought, considering that I'm not one myself.

      I do, however, think Jefferson believed in limited government (though he didn't practice it). But his belief needs to be considered in the context of the time in which he lived. See the following comment for a better explanation than I was able to give:

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