Memorial Day with Mr. Jefferson

It being Memorial Day, I thought it would be a good idea to revisit a few of the things that our forefather’s fought and died for. Our spokesman for today is none other than President Thomas Jefferson.

John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement: “This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to
gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”

I hope these quotes from one of our greatest leaders will serve as a wake up call to all my fellow Americans. The future of the United States is the responsibility of it’s citizens, each and every one of them, not of it’s government.

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”

“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”

“To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”

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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