The Tumult of Liberty

2024 January 17
by justrand

In a letter to James Madison dated January 30, 1787, Thomas Jefferson included the Latin phrase: “Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem

Translation: “I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.”

I’m with Jefferson!

This letter is the one in which Jefferson argues that there are three basic forms of societal existence (1- no government, 2 – popular involvement, 3 – aristocracies/dictatorships).  He finds the middle form, where We the People have a say, to be the most “turbulent”…but still the most preferable.

At the end of this letter, Jefferson pens one his most famous quotes: “I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.”

The forces of dictatorship (with or without “Happy Faces”) are gaining force and influence around the world, but especially here in America.  They offer “peaceful slavery” and the “quiet of servitude”, and way too many are willing to bend the knee in exchange for a little “peace and quiet”.  Here in America our politicians often promise that the reduction or restriction in freedom is “temporary”…so just shut and obey for a while.  It is NEVER temporary.

I have numerous friends and family who don’t want to talk about or even think about the ramifications of the upcoming election.  While they may not accept the drivel being dished out by the Left/Media/Democrat cabal, they have been conditioned not to challenge it…lest they be labeled one or more disgusting things.   And whether they will admit it or not, they KNOW that when the Democrats are in control, the media makes everything SEEM peaceful and well managed.  It is a fantasy, of course, and they prefer it to the tumult of reality, that someone like Trump brings.

It is painful, and even hurtful to open people’s eyes, when they are embracing the fantasy.  But the reality of four more years of the madness of King Joseph, will much more painful and hurtful.

You’ll lose friends and even family, but you have to at least try and open their eyes…or we are truly doomed.

42 Responses leave one →
  1. 2024 January 17 9:21 pm
    JimNorCal permalink


  2. 2024 January 18 5:52 pm
    fight on permalink

    Great post jr. I have lost many friends and some family because of my anti vax anti government stance. I have made peace with it. As Reagan said it is a time to choose. I made my choice.

  3. 2024 January 19 1:34 am
    PresidentRonPaul! permalink

  4. 2024 January 20 6:23 pm

    2 – Similar over the years, some on their end, some on mine as at some point gotta cut losses, oh well.

    That said:
    “While they may not accept the drivel being dished out by the Left/Media/Democrat cabal, they have been conditioned not to challenge it…lest they be labeled one or more disgusting things.”

    ‘good men, doing nothing’ – because someone might call them a name… sigh.
    That said because of decades of ‘doing nothing’ adding up over time, it’s increasing not just called a name, but de-jobbed, de-banked, lawfared, etc, only increasing the reluctance problem.

  5. 2024 January 21 10:51 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    KH, +1

    Suddenly all my lib friends and acquaintances are saying “looks like Trump will win”. The NPC borg is shifting. Is it a PsyOp? Are they rallying the troops?
    After 7 years of demonization, now a year of lawsuits why is MSM promoting Trump’s chances?
    Feels fishy.

  6. 2024 January 21 1:37 pm
    fight on permalink

  7. 2024 January 21 1:46 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    A number of FL friends and acquaintances are saying “I want Ron to come back and fix stuff. If I wanted out of control, runaway insurance prices I’d move to Cali”

  8. 2024 January 22 12:14 am
    PresidentRonPaul! permalink

    Haley touts a new mental competency test that she wants to force Trump to take (likely given by a liberal) so that she can remove Trump from office via the 25th amendment.

    They forced Reagan to take HW Bush so they had a nice replacement ready if he didn’t play nice, and of course then we got 40 years of the Bush family after it.

    I think if this lady is VP, it’s Mueller 2.0 should he win.

  9. 2024 January 22 5:30 am
    PresidentRonPaul! permalink

    send Trump to prison chants at Haley rally

  10. 2024 January 22 6:53 am
    PresidentRonPaul! permalink

    Soros posts a bullet hole combined 47 dollars (#47 being Trump)

  11. 2024 January 24 6:11 am
    PresidentRonPaul! permalink

    1)Vivek was a super star as a Trump surrogate in NH

    2)Neocon Nikki gave yet another victory speech, and Trump called her out on it: “You can’t let people get away with bullsh*t.”

    3) seventy percent of Nikki voters were not registered republicans per CNN exit polls

    4) President Trump broke the record for most votes ever received in NH primary surpassing the record of the Bernie Bros in 2016

  12. 2024 January 24 6:17 am
    PresidentRonPaul! permalink

    Vivek is calling Haley out.

    The REAL reason she is staying in the race is because the megadonors and deepstate are planning to remove Trump one way or another before the convention.

    If she can limp along to the convention, they can then install Neocon Nikki as the party leader or install her afterwards if she becomes the VP.

  13. 2024 January 24 10:56 am
    PresidentRonPaul! permalink

    also the guy who is funding Haley (Reid Hoffman) was an Epstein island visitor

  14. 2024 January 29 6:26 am

    Docs Reveal VA Hospital’s Plan To Ramp Up Sex Change Surgeries, Double Down On Gender Ideology

  15. 2024 January 29 3:16 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Seems to be a pretty important issue to them.

  16. 2024 January 30 4:08 pm
    PresidentRonPaul! permalink

    The Tunnels documentary coming out tonight

  17. 2024 January 31 6:00 pm
    PresidentRonPaul! permalink

    My early instincts on this one was correct: DeSantis super PAC was secretly funding the NeverTrump movement

  18. 2024 February 1 2:58 pm
    PresidentRonPaul! permalink

    You mean the “refunds” you call child tax credits going to people who DON’T PAY TAXES! Bribery!!

    -thomas Massie

    Not only is this stimmy check unwarranted but it’s being used to elect one of the worst president’s we’ve ever had Joe Biden.

    If Nancy Pelosi were in charge she would never allow such a bill to benefit a GOP president it would be dated to take effect after the election. amateur hour in house of rep

  19. 2024 February 1 6:18 pm
    PresidentRonPaul! permalink

    A Confused Joe Biden Shuffles Around Restaurant in Detroit, Tells Uninterested Diners, ‘Vote Trump’

  20. 2024 February 2 1:30 pm
    PresidentRonPaul! permalink

    After Biden judge stole 55 billion from Elon, the biden administration now looking to strip elon of his citizenship

    Way to go Biden…destroy America’s best CEO

  21. 2024 February 6 6:49 pm

    re 20… that’s not all they’re destroying with that ruling if it holds up… idk wtf they’re thinking, it’s like they’re not thinking beyond this case (never mind the facts of the case were with elon’s side) – or much worse they are very much thinking beyond it!

  22. 2024 February 6 6:52 pm

    and so mostly as expected fed appeals court has just opened pandora’s box with no immunity judgement… hope they understand that means none of them get immunity either ..etc..etc..

    A republic if we could keep it.

  23. 2024 February 6 11:36 pm

    Nikki loses to “None of the above” in the NV primary ~61/31 lol

    Granted the delegates are at the caucus on the 8th….(unlike D’s who tonight did have delegates attached) which she doesn’t appear on the ballot for as this was just a dog and pony show on the R side….but still some people (msm) expected she might have chance to get 50% (and tbh if trump voters sat on their ass cause they knew it was meaningless that could have happened)…and they wanted to use that in the press toward SC… access denied.

  24. 2024 February 8 1:12 am

    Not sure if he actually said that but funny any because he and others were thinking it regardless. 🙂

  25. 2024 February 9 1:22 pm
    PresidentRonPaul! permalink

    “We Killed Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, Destroyed Libya, Iraq And The Middle East. I Respect #Putin. It’s Better For Our Country To Get Along With Russia.”- Former US President Donald Trump Speaking On Vladimir Putin, The Democrats, America And NATO.

  26. 2024 February 9 4:17 pm
    PresidentRonPaul! permalink

    ADL warns twitter against working with ‘obvious antisemite’ Tucker Carlson

    Trying to get Carlson banned from twitter of course.

    Trump-Tucker rap

  27. 2024 February 11 4:37 pm

    26 – Yeah I saw that rap, pretty funny.

  28. 2024 February 12 10:20 pm
    PresidentRonPaul! permalink

    OK Jon Stewart is back with his first show back on the Daily Show.

    Pretty funny and a good throwback

  29. 2024 February 13 7:43 pm
    PresidentRonPaul! permalink

    Boom 💥 💥 💥
    Evidence emerges claiming CIA MASTERMINDED entire Russian Collusion Hoax leveraged against President Trump…

  30. 2024 February 14 2:26 pm
    PresidentRonPaul! permalink

    This Mayorkas guy….

    Mayorkas was actually a member of the board of directors of HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society), which is the biggest NGOs pushing open borders within the USA.

    He was a board member right up until his he took over “homeland security.”

    HIAS is currently responsible for facility illegal aliens to cross the border by helping them cross the darian gap

    HIAS has a processing center there and is building roads to transit these ppl from the South American continent into Mexico and then into the USA.

    This is why over 8 million illegal immigrants have flooded in since Joe Biden completed his coup in 2020.

  31. 2024 February 14 5:03 pm
    PresidentRonPaul! permalink

    Rand Paul discusses the UniParty Ukraine Bill and how the republican party needs new leadership

  32. 2024 February 16 7:25 pm
    PresidentRonPaul! permalink

    GWB calls trump insurrectionists and says should be banned from the ballot I guess

  33. 2024 February 21 8:03 am
    PresidentRonPaul! permalink

  34. 2024 February 21 8:04 am
    PresidentRonPaul! permalink

    guess site died lol

  35. 2024 March 3 10:35 am

    Surprised it’s not happened yet.

  36. 2024 March 31 5:38 am

    Happy Easter to all!

  37. 2024 April 6 4:35 pm
    JBoz permalink

    I miss this corner of the internet and hope everyone is well.

  38. 2024 April 7 1:13 pm
    fight on permalink

    I miss it as well. My first read in the morning.

  39. 2024 April 8 6:32 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Damn that rock weighed alot…..

    So what is the topic DeJeure? I’ll dig up some dirt and post it….

  40. 2024 April 10 11:13 am

    39 – Too much insanity day out to really chose from of late (and not to much of late) lol.

  41. 2024 April 11 2:10 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Ok. Some internal discussions going on.

    Simple question: Do enough of us wish to continue the BJG website?

  42. 2024 April 12 8:43 am
    fight on permalink

    I hope it continues . It was my first read in the morning. And cheerleaders.

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