You Heard Of Men In Tights? How About Men In Wigs?

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After reading these old guys in wigs, one must ask if they possessed a crystal ball?

"I Can See Clearly Now" must have been a pop standard in the 1700's


"We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our selection between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude.

If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat in our drink, in our necessities and comforts, in our labors and in our amusements, for our callings and our creeds...our people.. must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and
daily expenses; and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live..  
We have not time to think, no means of calling the mis-managers to account, but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow suffers.  


Our landholders, too...retaining indeed the title and stewardship of estates called theirs, but held really in trust for the treasury, must...be contented with penury, obscurity and exile.. private fortunes are destroyed by public as well as by private extravagance.

This is the tendency of all human governments.
A departure from principle becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of society is reduced to mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering... And the fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression."   Thomas Jefferson

How could seemingly ordinary men commit to writing over 200 years ago, that which we see today?  It would seem the country got stupider the older it became.

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Rainmaker
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Bonnie - This was the fear of our founding fathers, that is why we Conservatives are fighting so hard to save this Republic. Liberals want to spend and tax us to death - the prophecy of Thomas Jefferson. And who are the real Americans now?

Oct 09, 2011 09:54 AM #1
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
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I loved watching the mini-series about John Adams and his wigs or lack thereof....interesting history lesson on wigs

Oct 09, 2011 09:57 AM #2
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Bonnie Vaughan
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Nick,  The more I read the "directions" our forefathers left to us, the more I realize how far astray we have gone.

Oct 09, 2011 10:14 AM #3
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Bonnie Vaughan
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Back then they all wore wigs.  I wonder what they looked like without them?

Oct 09, 2011 10:14 AM #4
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Congratulations - This post is now featured in Silent Majority Group of Active Rain!

Oct 10, 2011 01:05 AM #5
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Nick thank you for the feature.  How come they knew who we would become 200 odd years before it happened?  History repeats itself

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