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5 years 20 weeks ago, 3:24 PM

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This was on another forum I post on, thought I'de share this with the GL Family

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

Very Interesting Quote

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.'

The time is coming when those who kill you will think they are offering service to God. Jesus - (John 16.2) A penny saved is a government oversight.
5 years 20 weeks ago, 7:12 PM

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Eturnit3

I have read many or these quotes from Thomas Jefferson before and this man was brilliant. If only politicians like this still were around we would have somebody that would say enough is enough and put people in their places. Great post I really enjoyed learning some new quotes from a real patriot. Also I like the verse at the end of your post it has a scary truth to it.

“If ever time should come,when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in government, our country will stand in need of it's experienced Patriots to prevent it's ruin."Samuel Adams
5 years 20 weeks ago, 8:03 PM

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Great quotes for sure.

Great quotes for sure. Thanks for sharing :)

"Under a scientific dictator education will really work - with the result that most men and women will grow up to love their servitude and will never dream of revolution." - Aldous Huxley
5 years 20 weeks ago, 8:12 PM

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back in the time when Politicians had moral character, and Balls... nowadays, it's all about bringin' home the bacon - a PORK product - to their districts so they can say "look what we did for you"... now, what are you gonna do for us?

Feedin' the till, for the "Stimulus" Bill (since 1974)

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