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Jefferson, the First Democrat

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Funny how the Dims don't claim him anymore. Now he is just one of the Obamination"s "Old men in wigs".

 

1. "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

 

2. "It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principal which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world"

THOMAS JEFFERSON

 

3. "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

 

4. "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms"

THOMAS JEFFERSON

 

5. "When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe"

THOMAS JEFFERSON

 

6. "To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical"

THOMAS JEFFERSON

 

7. "My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government"

THOMAS JEFFERSON

 

8. "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"

THOMAS JEFFERSON - 1802

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"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes."

 

By Cesare Beccaria quoted by Thomas Jefferson in his book of quotes.

 

"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie down the second with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become a legalized version of the first." -Thomas Jefferson

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View PostFunny how the Dims don't claim him anymore. Now he is just one of the Obamination"s "Old men in wigs".

 

1. "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

 

2. "It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principal which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world"

THOMAS JEFFERSON

 

3. "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

 

4. "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms"

THOMAS JEFFERSON

 

5. "When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe"

THOMAS JEFFERSON

 

6. "To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical"

THOMAS JEFFERSON

 

7. "My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government"

THOMAS JEFFERSON

 

8. "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"

THOMAS JEFFERSON - 1802

 

Number two, is a bit curious as Jefferson's finances were in terrible shape his entire life.

 

When Jefferson died he left his family deep in debt. His beloved Monticello and all his possessions were sold within three years. The "Executor's Sale" in the winter of 1827 put up for sale 130 of his slaves, while five were freed in accordance with his will. Unified slave families that Jefferson maintained during his life were separated and sold.

 

His creditors would have foreclosed long before he died, but they did not out of respect for him.

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