NEVER TOLERATE TYRANNY!....Conservative voices from the GRASSROOTS.
This has been around for awhile but it is a very good thing to be reminded of the BRILLIANCE of one of our Founding Fathers.
Please read and share...especially with young people who are taught that the men who promised their "Lives, their Fortunes and their Sacred Honor" were not just fat, rich, white slave owners but extraordinarily educated men who understood history and the consequences of 'big government'. The quotes in the second half are pertinent for today's situation.
I believe that everyone should read this and spend some time to think who Jefferson was and what he meant to this country.ThomasJeffersonHis Portrait is on the Two $2.00Dollar Bill.This is amazing.
There are two parts.Be sure to read the 2nd part in RED.Thomas Jefferson
was a very remarkable man who started learning veryearly in life and never stopped.At 5,began studying under his cousin's tutor.At 9, studied
Latin, Greek and French.At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.At 16, entered
the College of William and Mary.
Also could write in Greek with one hand while writing the same in Latin with the other.At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.At 23, started his own law practice.At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgess's.At 31, wrote the
widely circulated "Summary View of the Rights of British America " And retired from his law practice.At 32, was a delegate to the Second Continental Congress.At 33, wrote theDeclaration of Independence.At 33, took three years to revise Virginia's legal code and wrote a Public Education
bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick Henry.At 40, served in
Congress for two years.At 41, was the
American minister to France and
negotiated commercial treaties with European nationsalong with Ben Franklinand John Adams..At 46,served as the first Secretary of State
under George Washington.At 53, served as
Vice President and was elected
president of the American Philosophical Society.At 55, drafted
the Kentucky Resolutions and
became the active head of Republican Party.At 57, was
elected the third president of the United States.At 60, obtained
the Louisiana Purchase doubling
the nation'ssize.At 61, was elected to a second term as President.At 65, retired to Monticello...At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.At 81, almost
single-handedly created the University of Virginia and served as its first president.At 83, died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence along with John Adams.Thomas Jefferson
knew because he himself studied the previous failed attempts at government. He understood
actual history, the nature of God, His laws and the nature
of man. That happens to be way more than what most understand
today.Jefferson really knew his stuff.A voice from the
past to lead us in the future: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.""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."--
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."
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 ofthem."--
Jefferson"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government."--Thomas
Jefferson"No freeman 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
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 disbelievesand abhors is sinful and tyrannical."
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 bankswill deprive the people of all property -until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."I wish we could
get this out to every American