jefferson said i know no safe depository than the people themselves. if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion through education. ofs is the true corrective abuses through constitutional power. these amendments are not solutions. dirt -- true directive is education. the founders did not live in the past. to the future greatness of all mankind. byreatness that comes liberty and virtue, not by bondage and coercion. we too must learn these timeless principles, look to our future, and reach what mankind may become and pursue your american dream. thank you. [applause] >> please welcome president of the center of self-governance, mark kerr. >> we are a people losing our inherited visions of the american dream. no one seems to be able to .ommunicate this dream it seems no one can agree to what the american dream is or how to reach it. communicatery to this dream we are on such different sheets of music that our american harmony is shattered.
the late i'm a great jimmy stewart's character, jefferson smith, ed come to washington full of national pride and wonder and yet in a short time, he has been framed and scandalized by the forces of washington corruption. he is about to be banished from the u.s. senate. in a pivotal scene, he stands with his suitcase in hand, statuely sobbing in the -- in the shadow of the statue of abraham lincoln. he is implored to resist the forces of corruption. she says the following -- your friend, mr. lincoln, had his enemies. so did every other man who try to lift his thoughts up off the ground. odds against them did not stop them. they were fools that way. all the good that ever came into the world came from. faith like that. they're not all tailored in washington. that kind just throw big shadows. you do not have faith in any other living man. you had faith in something other than that. you had decent, everyday, common rightness and the country can use that. you said mr. lincoln was sitting up there waiting for someone to come along. you're right. he was waiting for men to see his job and saili
thomas jefferson may have been a right-wing nuts. but if you look at what this president is doing right now trying to tramp will on those freedoms the hobby lobby case is where those rights converge. to our job creators. this is a business that wants to run and provide services to people. a few locations in my district. wife likes going to hobby lobby but shouldn't be faced with the dilemma. whether or not they are going to violate their own religious freedoms in this country. nobody should be faced with the threat of our government taking away their religious freedom just to be able to operate as a business and that is happening right now with the president. and not limited to businesses. if you look at what is happening, the president likes to talking about a war on women, he loves to divide this country to divide, how shameless that is. and where is the president's war? it is against the little cyst ders of the poor, a catholic order of nuns that are trying to do good. they are forced to sue the federal government because barack o
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