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Monday, February 16, 2009

Was Jefferson a Prophet?

Here is some interesting information ..... WAKE UP, people!

"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    
 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."

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