Our newest [r]epublican series t-shirt. Sometimes the best slogans are short and sweet. With this new t-shirt design; we kept it just that way. This shirt is sure to get a NeoCons attention.
“Sparta These United States Athens”
NOTE: Since SOOOO many people have asked for the translation of the Athens, Sparta, These United States phrase, here it is:
“It is not supposed to be a riddle but I see your point and you’re not alone.
Tshirt is: A Dark Navy Blue & 100% pre-shrunk cotton by Gildan
Jefferson’s Definition of [r]epulicanism in this letter to John Taylor:
Monticello May 28, 1816
You have successfully and completely pulverized Mr. Adams’ system of orders, and his opening the mantle of republicanism to every government of laws, whether consistent or not with natural right. Indeed, it must be acknowledged, that the term republic is of very vague application in every language. Witness the self-styled republics of Holland, Switzerland, Genoa, Venice, Poland. Were I to assign to this term a precise and definite idea, I would say, purely and simply, it means a government by its citizens in mass, acting directly and personally, according to rules established by the majority; and that every other government is more or less republican, in proportion as it has in its composition more or less of this ingredient of the direct action of the citizens. Such a government is evidently restrained to very narrow limits of space and population. I doubt if it would be practicable beyond the extent of a New England township.”