Thomas Jefferson is missed.

In Uncategorized on October 25, 2011 at 5:56 AM

OCTOBER 25, 2011


The news as
I see it and the views as I want them.

October 25 is … Punk For A Day Day


The Texas Rangers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2; Texas leads the
World Series 3 games to 2.


“To one who has faith, no explanation is
necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”

–St. Thomas Aquinas


A few words about and from Thomas Jefferson;


At 5, began studying under his cousin’s 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, 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, he 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, he 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, he obtained the Louisiana Purchase doubling the nation’s size.

At 61, 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, 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

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. Thomas

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

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

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.

They just don’t make them like TJ anymore; too bad.

Just a couple of thoughts I had and you should too or at least think


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