Thomas Jefferson's wisdom


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December 29, 2009, 08:26 AM
These are a collection sent to me and wanted you to see the wisdom of this man. We should have heeded his advice. Shame his words were never taught in our schools instead of the brainwashing they call education today.

It has been said the greatest volume of sheer brain power in one place
occurred when Jefferson dined alone...." John Kennedy

HOW DID JEFFERSON KNOW??????

Especially read the last quote from 1802.

When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we
shall become as corrupt as Europe.
_Thomas Jefferson_

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who
are willing to work and give to those who would not.
_Thomas Jefferson_

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes.
A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
_Thomas Jefferson_

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the
government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense
of taking care of them.
_Thomas Jefferson_

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results
from too much government.
_Thomas Jefferson_

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
_Thomas Jefferson_

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and
bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny
in government.
_Thomas Jefferson_

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the
blood of patriots and tyrants.
_Thomas Jefferson_

To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas
which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
_Thomas Jefferson_

Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:
'I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our
liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow
private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by
inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will
grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property
until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered..'

'If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read
the newspaper you are misinformed.'
-Mark Twain

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AirForceShooter
December 29, 2009, 08:37 AM
Gotta love Tom.

AFS

Jorg Nysgerrig
December 29, 2009, 09:48 AM
One has to wonder if Jefferson would have read and followed the rules of the Activism forum.

Regarding the final statement demonstrating Jefferson's prescient wisdom about banks, Jefferson never said it. (http://wiki.monticello.org/mediawiki/index.php/Private_Banks_(Quotation)) A few of the others are either misquoted or can't be attributed to Jefferson.

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