Forum Post: Thomas Jefferson advocated "A REVOLUTION EVERY TWENTY YEARS" - so the "Second American Revolution" that he called for is kinda long overdue, isn't it?
Posted 10 years ago on Nov. 6, 2011, 2:43 p.m. EST by TIOUAISE
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The 3rd U.S. President (1801-1809) and author of the Declaration of Independence was convinced that American democracy, in order to stay healthy, needed a regular general OVERHAUL. (Note : An "overhaul" is NOT an "overthrow" and I personally am totally and unequivocally committed to nonviolent action. Nonviolence is not the path of the coward and the weak, it is the path of the strong and the brave.)
On Wikipedia, under “Second American Revolution”, can be found these little-known facts: “A second (or third, or fourth) American revolution was conceived early on as attainable via the Article V Convention, as set forth in the U.S. Constitution. Occasional conventions were envisioned by many of the country’s founding generation of leaders to be a sort of institutionalized avenue toward THE IDEAL OF REVOLUTION EVERY TWENTY YEARS, often attributed to Thomas Jefferson. According to Samuel Williams of Vermont (1743-1817), it was to be the means to accomplish periodic constitutional adaptation to changing times.”
After 200+ years, isn't "constitutional adaptation to changing times" kinda LONG OVERDUE?
We The People have "A RIGHT AND A DUTY" to DEMAND it!