Jefferson Quotes Worth Re-reading
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    Default Jefferson Quotes Worth Re-reading

    I received this from a new friend of mine. A small-business owner who exemplifies Conservative principles. Self-made, hard-working, has his priorities straight. All-around decent guy. Scared spitless like some other people I know.

    These are principles that we should be searching for and demanding in our leaders instead of falling behind a party line. It's a shame that out of all the people we have in government these are the best we could find on either side to lead us.
    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

    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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    I use one in my signature..The man knew what he was talking about..

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    I use one of his in mine too, albeit not strictly a "quote". It's an excerpt from the Declaration of Independence.

    Thomas Jefferson was one of the greatest Liberty-minded thinkers in our nation's history.

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    Good post, enjoyed reading it wish more people would.

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    The fact that we are so close to realizing the warnings Jefferson proclaimed is proof of how far we have drifted (as a nation) from the founding father's ideals. I suppose this is what happens when our public school system doesn't actually teach American history.


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