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Thomas Jefferson's wisdom

Discussion in 'Activism' started by 06, Dec 29, 2009.

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  1. 06

    06 Active Member

    Jun 3, 2006
    Too close to Charlotte, NC
    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


    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
  2. AirForceShooter

    AirForceShooter Senior Member

    Oct 31, 2004
    Central Florida
    Gotta love Tom.

  3. Jorg Nysgerrig

    Jorg Nysgerrig Member

    Apr 13, 2006
    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. A few of the others are either misquoted or can't be attributed to Jefferson.
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