Jefferson hated cities. He thought they spread disease and bad ideas, and believed the perfect republic was composed of educated farmers who by night read Homer in the original Greek.”
Somehow I doubt there were many outside of Jefferson himself and a few colleagues who read anything in Greek. But we did read, early on. Tocqueville noted (eraly 1800s) that almost every backwoods farmer had an axe, a Bible, and the current local newspaper.
(I figure the axe was to while away cold winter nights playing guitar riffs.)
But Founders were farmers, because that’s what the country was all about in those days. Since then, the small farmer has been mostly eliminated, and our glorious leaders and their patriotic planners are working hard on moving everybody into the cities.
Why is there not a revolt over the election fraud nationwide?
Comment by JoeBandMember® — November 10, 2012 @ 4:22 pm
See that blue canker on the west coast of Florida? That’s Tampa/St. Pete. Just north of me.
An uninsured/unlicensed guy in a $250 car rear-ended me there. His car was so beat up, you couldn’t tell it had just been in an accident. Except it wouldn’t run. I had to get my Leatherman out to reattach his battery. And then jump start it.
I’m 97% sure he voted for Barry40-O. Which is discouraging on so many levels.
ZZMike: Alex Jones might be 99.94% right about the small farms deal, but having worked on a dairy farm, I can tell you that I will never (short of starvation, and prolly not even then) consume raw milk, cheese or any of it.
Not after having to wash the shit off their titties twice a day before milking them. An automatic pasteurizer is cheap. It heats the milk to 180° for a few minutes and you’re done.
I agree, and in both cases the hard work wasn’t done before and on election day. I just found it odd that a WA resident would call for a national revolt less than a week after the polls closed yet hasn’t sorted out his home state election from 8 years ago.