This was in an email that I recieved from a friend of mine. It was full of quotes from T. Jefferson and I thought they were really good and spoke some truth. So I've put them here for others to read...
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 them.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad
government results from too much government.
No free man shall ever be debarred 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 government.
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
Very Interesting Quote:
In light of the present financial crisis, it's
interesting to read what 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.'
" In my opinion, the great single need of the moment is that light-hearted superficial religionists be struck down with a vision of God high and lifted up, with His train filling the temple. The holy art of worship seems to have passed away like the Shekinah glory from the tabernacle. As a result, we are left to our own devices and forced to make up the lack of spontaneous worship by ...bringing in countless cheap and tawdry activities to hold the attention of the church people." ~ A.W. Tozer