Thomas Jefferson On The State of the Union

One of my favorites, good old Thomas Jefferson. He saw the handwriting on the wall and rightly so predicted our financial mess today. Prophetic, indeed!To bad there are no more in Washington DC

A very smart man…

 

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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

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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