Thomas Jefferson- Prophet?

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by Minuteman, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    Thomas Jefferson has some amazingly accurate quotes about our government and life. He predicted the future! Do take time to read the following quotes... they sound eerily familiar! God bless America!

    John Kennedy once said to a assembled group of scholars in the White House:
    " I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House - with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."

    The quotes below could prove his point.

    "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

    "Every citizen should be a soldier. This is the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state." -Thomas Jefferson

    "Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. "-Thomas Jefferson

    "A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine."- Thomas Jefferson

    Very Interesting Quote - In light of the present financial crisis, it's interesting to read what Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:

    "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

  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

  3. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Related to Nostrildamus ? or a kelvian???
  4. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    "A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine."-Thomas Jefferson

    Mr. Jefferson certainly foresaw the 2008 Presidential Selection..... :rolleyes:
  5. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    that'swhy we have a "republic" (Under rule of law where the rights of one are supposed to be protected against the mob; At least that's how I understand it).....
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