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MYMC
01-15-2009, 09:32 AM
Just some Light reading:

"Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), our third president and principal author
of the Declaration of Independence. He was a horticulturist,
archaeologist, paleontologist, author, inventor and founder of the
University of Virginia. When President John F. Kennedy welcomed
forty-nine Nobel Prize winners to the White House in 1962 he said, "I
think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent and of human
knowledge that has ever been gathered together at the White House
with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."
Jefferson has been consistently ranked by scholars as one of the
greatest presidents."


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


In light of the present financial crisis, it's interesting to read what
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.

6ballsisall
01-15-2009, 09:45 AM
Just some Light reading:

"Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), our third president and principal author
of the Declaration of Independence. He was a horticulturist,
archaeologist, paleontologist, author, inventor and founder of the
University of Virginia. When President John F. Kennedy welcomed
forty-nine Nobel Prize winners to the White House in 1962 he said, "I
think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent and of human
knowledge that has ever been gathered together at the White House
with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."
Jefferson has been consistently ranked by scholars as one of the
greatest presidents."


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


In light of the present financial crisis, it's interesting to read what
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.

Wow, some very uncomfortable truth in a lot of that

wakeX2wake
01-15-2009, 09:51 AM
Wow, some very uncomfortable truth in a lot of that

^^^...x2...^^^ scary stuff

TMCNo1
01-15-2009, 10:08 AM
Obama needs to be studying/researching Thomas Jefferson, instead of Abe Lincoln as inspiration for his inauguration address!

School Skier
01-15-2009, 04:56 PM
A government so large it can give you anything you want is a government so large it can take all you have.
Thomas Jefferson

trickskier
01-15-2009, 06:34 PM
Great Thread Mike!!!

TMCNo1
01-15-2009, 07:07 PM
-A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.

-Taste cannot be controlled by law.

-It is the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour.

-Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.

Thomas Jefferson

2RLAKE
01-15-2009, 08:28 PM
well said ... we all need to read those from time to time. I think Bush's farewell address tonight was very good ... straight from the heart ... did a good job protecting this great country during his presidency

Smitty
01-15-2009, 09:10 PM
Check your resources:

http://www.snopes.com/quotes/jefferson/banks.asp

MYMC
01-16-2009, 08:35 AM
Check your resources:

http://www.snopes.com/quotes/jefferson/banks.asp
Good catch...I checked a couple of the quotes and found them to be accurate, but not all (obviously). Stay with the spirit of the post...given that "our" goverment now controls banking, investing and to a large extent mortgages the quote while possibly not Jefferson's is certainly prophetic.

TMCNo1
01-16-2009, 08:38 AM
Check your resources:

http://www.snopes.com/quotes/jefferson/banks.asp


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