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6 years 1 week ago, 12:34 PM

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Thomas Jefferson, in some regard could be called a prophet. But I like to call him a man with COMMON SENSE.

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

And finally, a 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.'

6 years 1 week ago, 4:30 PM

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The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Thomas Jefferson

This means as long as time continues so will wars. at least to me it does.

6 years 1 week ago, 5:48 PM

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I may not live to see it, but many of you unfortunately, may be refreshing the tree of Liberty, in the manner that Jefferson described.

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
6 years 1 week ago, 7:30 PM

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"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Thomas Jefferson

This means as long as time continues so will wars. at least to me it does."

I dont know about that, although i agree with your statment, i think he is specificaly talking about a free ppl. So i would say that he is saying that ppl with liberty must be willing to kill and die for it or they will cease to have it.

"The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it." -Thomas Jefferson
6 years 1 week ago, 7:32 PM

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You may be right the full quote is

"God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion.
The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is
wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts
they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions,
it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. ...
And what country can preserve its liberties, if it's rulers are not
warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of
resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as
to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost
in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from
time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
It is its natural manure."

So it looks like we are overdue...

"The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it." -Thomas Jefferson
6 years 1 week ago, 7:41 PM

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We really need someone like him in the White House.

6 years 1 week ago, 7:55 PM

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Correct my man. But to go further, anybody other than what we are getting in Jan.

samD

6 years 1 week ago, 7:57 PM

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praise the lord!

can i get an amen?

6 years 1 week ago, 7:58 PM

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Amen

Amen brother!!!!!

6 years 1 week ago, 7:59 PM

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Praise the lord

and pass the ammunition...

6 years 1 week ago, 8:00 PM

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What up greasypaws

Hope all is going well for you and the family. Keep the faith, brother.
samD

6 years 1 week ago, 8:03 PM

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all is well!

preparing for christmas with the kids.got a tree yesterday and they are decorating it.tomorrow is hang up lights outside day.then start making the homemade magic christmas juice for the adults!

6 years 1 week ago, 8:13 PM

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Magic christmas juice sounds wonderful. When the kids were little & I had to put toys together, I always had my bottle of Courvoisier. Made it a pleasant job.

6 years 1 week ago, 8:41 PM

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Not only do the banks own our nations currency they own all the oil of the world too. The other shoe is able to fall. '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.'

"WAR IS A RACKET, I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and for the Bankers." Major-General Smedley Darlington Butler USMC Ret. 2 time Medal of Honor winner.
6 years 1 week ago, 9:32 PM

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Still holds true today

Democracy will fail once people begin to vote themself money. Jefferson understands human nature. It holds true today with our bloated government..

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do
6 years 1 week ago, 3:34 AM

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really impressed. They really thought things out well and the things that they weren't sure about, they left the ability to make changes...really amazing.

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under independence. -- George Washington

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