Make America a Nation of Yeomen Again

“Vote Yourself a Farm”

Anthony Galli

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America wasn’t so much built by slaves, corporations, or bureaucrats as much as it was built by yeomen.

In the 1800s, 90% of the population lived on farms whereas today it’s about 1%.

I know of no pursuit in which more zeal & important service can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture. — George Washington

Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bonds. As long, therefore, as they can find employment in this line, I would not convert them into mariners, artisans, or anything else. — Thomas Jefferson

Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness. — Thomas Jefferson

The GOP was primarily built for yeomen.

Yes, it was created to stop the extension of slavery, but people vote more out of self-interest than compassion so I’d argue the primary motivation for stopping it was to give western land to free men.

After all, one of the first major pieces of legislation the new Republican Party passed in…

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