Animated version of Thomas Jefferson, and his thoughts on the modern tea party. Full transcription and quotation below:
"Hello, my name is Thomas Jefferson. I am the third president of the United States, and I was the main writer of the Deceleration of Independence. I have heard that in present day America, you guys are having some hard times with politics, and I wanted to offer up some advice. Specifically on the modern day Tea Party."
"So listen up. First off, for all you people, the first tea party was about taxation, without representation. Today, because of our revolution, you the people are represented in congress, and the house of representatives. Furthermore, as far as political parties goes. "I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men, whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If I could not go to ,heaven but with a party, I would not go there at all." Let me leave you with this one thought: forget political party majorities and minorities. "One man with courage is a majority in and of itself.""