Thomas Jefferson was born 280 years ago today on the 13th April 1743 in Shadswell, Virginia.
He wasn’t just a Founding Father of his nation and a revered early President, but a wonderful wordsmith, which is my primary criterion for singling anyone out to be an indigenous man or woman of the Anglosphere.
He wrote a first draft which a committee of five turned into these immortal words:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
Jefferson wrote the following words himself:
“Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.”
“I am not among those who fear the people. They, and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom. And to preserve their independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. “
“The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest.”
“In matters of style, swim with the current: in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”
While rejecting the English rule of his country of birth, he enriched the Anglosphere with his words as few men have.
The Bragg-Daniels attack on Donald Trump is the quintessential modern act of PC stupidity’s destruction of a society.
If it succeeds.
But yet again, President Trump’s vicious enemies have under-estimated and misread the master campaigner they seek to destroy.
The man is a builder.
From way back.
And now his astonishing creativity has the chance to build the single best thing to Make America truly Great Again.
A broad-based coalition for freedom.
These are some of the people I believe President Trump should invite now to agree to be part of his next administration (left to right):
Tulsi Gabbard, the former Bernie Sanders Democrat. She is now a CPAP star. Pat Buchanan recommended her to replace Bolton in the first Trump Administration. She looks great. She speaks great. And, in my opinion, she thinks great.
Mitt Romney. If Trump makes peace with the RINOs, he returns to The White House. Romney has just stated Trump is unfit for office, but magnanimity to Romney from Trump now extends Trump’s base. If a totally united Republican Party standing for freedom goes to the people in 2024, the Trump Democrats stand a chance of outnumbering yesteryear’s Reagan Democrats and potentially delivering landslides in all three houses.
Nikki Haley, former Governor of South Carolina for six years until she became Trump’s ambassador to the U.N.
Elise Stefanik, who was 30 years old when she entered Congress.
Governor Ron DeSantis, a very strong candidate for the VP spot on the ticket and, if willing, a certainty to be in Trump’s Unity Freedom Cabinet.
Marjorie Taylor Greene a very conservative woman from Rome, Georgia.
Senator Ted Cruz, the first Hispanic-American to become a U.S. Senator from Texas.
Kari Lake, a media star and Trump loyalist.
Senator Rand Paul, the very talented and highly moral son following in the footsteps of his truly immortal libertarian father, Ron.
A broad coalition for freedom like this would be unbeatable in 2024.
I was sitting on the pavement this evening, in Melbourne, with my hat upturned in front of me and a few cultural messages to spread, when a young guy named Benny sat next to me informing me that I was wearing an amazing Wu-Tang jacket.
I had no idea what Wu-Tang meant, so I looked them up online to find out why that was important to Benny.
While he is quite a flawed individual in some respects, I regard POTUS 45, Donald Trump, as easily one of the best American presidents in my lifetime. (along with Ike, JFK, RMN, and The Gipper.)
One of his strengths is that the fact that he is a family man has given him some really good and truly beautiful people working at his side.
Father Donald and daughter Ivanka at work in the Oval Office with wise words from their First Lady.
On the basis of the quality of the words and insightful thought in his Inaugural Address, on this date 6 years ago, I now name President Trump as number five in my series of Indigenous Men Of The Anglosphere.
Here is a selection of ideas from that speech:
“Today’s ceremony ……. has very special meaning, because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another, or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people …….
The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country …….
What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people …….
The forgotten men and women of our country, will be forgotten no longer ……..
(Our) movement (has) a crucial conviction, that a nation exists to serve its citizens …….
We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny …….
We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example …….
……. through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other. When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice. The Bible tells us, how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity. We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements, but always pursue solidarity ……..
There should be no fear. We are protected, and we will always be protected ……. most importantly, we will be protected by God.
……. we must think big and dream even bigger. In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving.
It’s time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget, that whether we are black, or brown, or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots. We all enjoy the same glorious freedoms …….
……. whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty creator …….”
This sort of speaking is what I call Living In The Word.
If you wish to understand why such words and ideals are very important to me personally, please read “Augurs Of Freedom”, which I wrote three years ago about thoughts on Inaugural Day from three other presidents.
Recovering from trauma and restoring true greatness can only be done with love.
Natasha Kons is a woman of mixed heritage including 50% Greek ancestry.
This means freedom and democracy have been in her DNA and family culture for thousands of years.
She is a Freedom Party candidate in Melbourne’s southern suburbs at this November’s Victorian state election.
Specifically she is very keen to see the spirit of 1940, when the Greek Prime Minister said “No” (“Oxi”) to Mussolini, repeated now with respect to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews.
Dictator Dan’s days are numbered.
He has no chance of beating confident, honest, young people like Natasha in a fair contest.
“We must restore total integrity, transparency and accountability to government. Right now we have the opposite.
Parents demand the restoration of their innate rights as guardians of our families away from the State assuming those rights.
In a world that is changing at an ever-increasing speed, so many people feel overwhelmed and forgotten. School and business and other closures and lockdown isolation have left us vulnerable and confused, with alarming increases in mental health issues and addictions. The system has been failing and continues to fail far too many people people.
I am here to be a strong voice for all individuals who are questioning the Daniel Andrews status quo.
I stand for total accountability and transparency and a return to a loving and caring community spirit. Join with me in returning Victoria to strength.”
In 1940, the Greek Prime Minister created the national legend of saying “Oxi” or “No” to tyrants like Mussolini. This story is now now celebrated in Greece with a holiday on October 28th every year.
Now in Melbourne, proud freedom fighting Greek democrats and many other people are standing up to say, “No” to Premier Daniel Michael Andrews.
These are not fake, synthetic career politicians telling lies to get votes.
These are people standing up for parental, human and democratic rights against a government which uses bullets, jail and police (even including one physical and sexual assault at the entrance to a cathedral) against those of us who stand up for our rights.
Who will stay the course and who will join us?
Geoff Fox, October 17, 2022, Melbourne, Down Under
On the 21st anniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon in Washington DC, I, Geoff Fox, speak up with Rebekah Spelman against the despicable terrorism of Daniel Michael Andrews, the Premier of Victoria.
Becky has currently left Victoria to try to take stock of what has been done by the evil Andrews state government.
Here are this woman’s strong, raw words on the deep wounds to her patriotic soul from that man:
“I am here in London because I can’t stand the tyranny and the way our lives are being decided for us by a bunch of self-declared rulers ……. Andrews is a power hungry despot and his history of corruption, lies and blatant disregard for the law or the social, moral, legal and economic bounds on him are infuriating. He runs our state into the ground financially by blowing up the state budget to the point where our debt is greater than New South Wales and Queensland combined. There’s no limit to his spending; that’s not good governance. It’s ignorance.
He has broken the law and abused our human rights and these breaches have been found and declared by official inquiries, but there are no consequences and he just carries on.”
Daniel Andrews made shameless use of fear politics in daily press conferences about the Coronavirus to justify lockdowns which trashed educational outcomes, trashed the economy, did enormous damage to just about every aspect of social living and falsely imprisoned millions of Melbourne people in their own homes longer than in any other place in the world.
Andrews is a terrorist.
I am confident that, when Becky Spelman returns to Melbourne, she will keep calling him out.
Her real strength and the greater freedom movement are bound to win.