I feel your tidbit about Thomas Jefferson founding the Democratic party is rather misleading. He founded the Democratic-Republican party, which later disassembled itself into Democrats and Republicans, but his views cannot be easily categorized one way or the other. On the other hand, despite his idealist notions of strict constructionism, he ultimately succumbs to pragmatism.
Look at the Louisiana Purchase, for example. He had no authority to authorize the purchase, but it was too good to pass up, so he went through with it anyway. Besides which, he contributed directly to the cause one of the main influences on the issue of States' Rights: the Civil War. His Virginia Resolution introduced the concepts of nullification and succession in protest of the Alien and Sedition Acts. With the conclusion of the Civil War, states' rights were debased somewhat and the issue died to the point that it was forgotten for decades, leading to the further erosion of states' rights.
This isn't to say I'm a person who disagrees with the concept of having a centralized, federal government. Personally, I see that type of oversight as necessary and more efficient in a lot of ways, but the fact remains that your claims about Jefferson are a bit preposterous.
Remember folks: every time you say, read or think a dirty word, god kills a kitten.
...But not before setting it on fire.
... it means that your married face could end up on a sexy singles ad...
Where do I sign?
But that isn't the end now you have to write a bunch of papers about the symbolism you see that is wrong because it is different then what the teacher sees.
This! A thousand times, this!
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