Thomas Jefferson foresaw our age

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   AND FINALLY!

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.’
 

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About mudranch

I live in the country, I love to take photos, I'm a shepherdess, I adore my husband and daughter, I walk in the will of Christ.

Posted on February 11, 2009, in News. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. WOW!! Great post! (I couldn’t read the last paragraph because of the dark red not showing well, I had to highlight it to see it) He surely saw the future–so to speak!

  2. Thanks for letting me know it was hard to read… It’s fixed now. 😉

  3. WOW! We need to bring Jefferson and Reagan back from the dead.

  4. Great post!
    Especially this one:
    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.

  5. I am sad that I didn’t know this about one of our great leaders. I will be purchasing a biography on him. Great Post! thanks for enlighting me.
    Scrappy

  6. Awesome–thanks for sharing. Sometimes I feel like there’s too many of them (happy to be socialists)–and no hope for us. I explained to my girls today that they would be paying for this whopper of a loser-porkulus pkg. They were stunned.

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