Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Words of a prophet

Thomas Jefferson in some cases could be called a prophet.

When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.

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.

To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which

He disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.

Thomas Jefferson

Very Interesting quote

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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