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|06-09-2011, 01:12 PM||#1|
A hero from the past
I haven't research everything but.....
Thomas Jefferson was a remarkable man who began his learning very early in
life and never stopped.
At 5, he began studying under his cousins' tutor.
At 9, he studied Latin, Greek and French.
At 14, he studied classical literature and additional languages.
At 16, he entered the College of William and Mary.
At 19, he studied Law for 5 years, starting under George Wythe.
At 23, he started his own law practice.
At 25, he was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.
At 31, he wrote the widely circulated "Summary View of the Rights of British
America " and retired from his law practice.
At 32, he was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.
At 33,he wrote the Declaration of Independence.
At 33, he took three years to revise Virginia 's legal code and wrote a
Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.
At 36, he was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick
At 40, he served in Congress for two years.
At 41, he was the American minister to France and negotiated commercial
treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John Adams.
At 46, he served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.
At 53, he served as Vice President and was elected president of the American
At 55,he drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active head of
At 57, he was elected the third president of the United States .
At 60, he obtained the Louisiana Purchase , doubling the nation's size.
At 61, he was elected to a second term as President.
At 65, he retired to Monticello .
At 80, he helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.
At 81, he almost single-handedly created the University of
Virginia and served as its first president.
At 83, he died, on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of
Independencealong with John Adams.
Thomas Jefferson knew because he himself had studied the previously failed
attempts at government. He understood actual history, the nature of God,
God's laws, and the nature of man. That happens to be way more than what
most understand today. His is a voice from the past to lead us into the
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 .
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are
willing to work and give to those who would not.
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.
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
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too
No free man shall ever be deprived the use of arms.
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
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of
patriots and tyrants.
To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which
he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
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.
I wish we could get this out to everyone!!!
I'm doing my part.
|06-09-2011, 01:40 PM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2007
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Very cool post tuna. Yes Thomas Jefferson was one of the greats. He did a lot for our great nations. Now look what it has become. He would have shook his head at it now.
|06-09-2011, 03:06 PM||#3|
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Jefferson is entirely restless in his grave over the nation becoming exactly what he said it should not do to survive in freedom.
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|06-09-2011, 10:58 PM||#4|
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Tuna Man you have done your research.
All Americans should read what you have written.
We are so fortunate to have had men like Thomas Jefferson found our Republic.
May GOD bless you.
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