Thursday, May 13, 2010

? Wisest or most Prescient of our Founders

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. 

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.'

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