Monday, August 1, 2011

We need THOMAS JEFFERSON not a Community Organizer


At 5, began studying under his cousins 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.

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 Burgesses.

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 the Declaration of Independence ..

At 33, took three years to revise Virginia ’s legal code
and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious

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 nations along with
Ben Franklin and 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’s size.

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-handily 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 .

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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

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

I wish all Americans would read this!!! I do not remember hearing Thomas Jefferson talk about the need for ACORN or Community Reinvestment Act.

Hat Tip to Mr. I

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