Friday, January 18, 2013

Some Thoughts From Thomas Jefferson



John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement:


"This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to
gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."

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"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."

I wish we could get this out to everyone!

I'm doing my part. Please do yours.

4 comments:

Gramma 2 Many said...

He was a wise man. To bad people think they do not need to pay heed to what is happening to our beautiful country. I am truly frightened for it and for us.
Have not been around much in the past months, but am trying to renew old friendships. Hope to get back into the swing of blogging. It was a favorite outlet for me.

Linda said...

Thanks for stopping by, Gramma 2 Many. Most of us are just trying to stay the course. We are just sad about the way the country is going, but we do know that our God is still in control.

Blessings to you!

glnroz said...

great quotes that still ring true today. You had a "share" button and I couldnt stop myself from sharing on my FB page...thanks, glenn

Kansas Bob said...

Good stuff Linda!