Courtesy of Thomas Jefferson

During his presidency 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.”

Quotes from Thomas Jefferson follow:

“When we  get piled upon one another in large  cities, as in Europe, we shall  become as corrupt as  Europe.”
– Thomas  Jefferson(http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasjeff109181.html)

“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 (http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasjeff122881.html)

“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 (http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasjeff136389.html)

“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 (http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasjeff136410..html)

“My  reading of history convinces me that  most bad government results from too  much government.”
– Thomas  Jefferson (http://www..brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasjeff157220.html)

“No  free man shall ever be debarred the use  of arms.”
– Thomas  Jefferson (http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasjeff125076..html)

“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 (http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasjeff100991..html)

“The  tree of liberty must be refreshed from  time to time with the blood of patriots  and tyrants.”
– Thomas  Jefferson (http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasjeff109180.html)

“To  compel a man to subsidize with his  taxes the propagation of ideas which  he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and  tyrannical.”
– Thomas  Jefferson (http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasjeff157246..html)

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.”

Thanks to all those patriots who have given their lives to ensure we have the freedom to carry on in the spirit of Jefferson!

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