Thomas Jefferson and….

…. the Legislative Stimulus.

A friend of mine from Coleman (Yes, I have a few. Although most prefer to remain anonymous and to hide that fact from the general public :-)) sent me this by email. I think it deserves a broader audience…

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One of the wisest AMERICANS ever to bless our shores…TJ, not JFK (the last one is best)

John Kennedy once said to a assembled group of scholars in the White House, “I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House – with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”
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The quotes below could prove his point.

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

Very Interesting Quote:

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In light of the present financial crisis, it’s interesting to read what Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:

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.

Doesn’t this sound eerily familiar to what is happening in America today?


Note:
I read today that more than one in 10 people — about 31 million — in the states were using the food stamp program to get by. Couple this with the fact that millions of people have lost their homes and millions more will soon be, and the above statement becomes very poignant, indeed.

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The country had fallen into a state of moral putrefaction, with corruption running rampant throughout the government ranks.

The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office.

from John Prince
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