Thomas Jefferson Remembered………..amazing man.

By , August 20, 2013 6:07 pm

Thomas Jefferson
Remembered………..amazing man.

 

 

At 5, began studying
under his cousin’s 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 Freedom.

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 along with John Adams.

Thomas Jefferson knew because he himself studied
the previous failed attempts at government. He understood actual history, the
nature of God, his laws and the nature of man. That happens to be way more than
what most understand today. Jefferson really knew his stuff. A voice from the
past to lead us in the future:

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 .”     (Big cities of USA
ultra liberal and control)

— 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.”
(Welfare in every form 50M in USA getting government
aid)
— 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 labours of the people under the pretence of taking care of
them.”      Taxes and more
taxes
— Thomas Jefferson

“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”
(That is for sure now and Obamacare will increase it.)

— 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 conquered.”

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