Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Thomas Jefferson

A Brilliant Man
I received an email with the following information about Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), our 3rd President of the United States of America.TJefferrson

The Following Quotes from Thomas Jefferson will make you wonder how he had such great vision.

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

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..'

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I believe in freedom and capitalism.
I don’t want to see us loose our freedoms.
Many have fought and died so that we can be a free and capitalist country. It’s the best system in the world and I don’t want to see us loose it!

Oh yes, one more thing… be careful today.
Friday the 13th came on Wednesday this month.

Quote of the Day
Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.
~Edgar Degas

Joke of the Day

A woman walks into the downtown welfare office, trailed by 15 kids... "WOW," the social worker exclaims, are they ALL YOURS???"

"Yep, they are all mine," the flustered momma sighs, having heard that question a thousand times before. She says, "Sit down, Billy." All the children rush to find seats.

"Well," says the social worker, "then you must be here to sign up. I'll need all your children's names."

"This one's my oldest - he is Billy." "OK, and who's next?" "Well, this one he is Billy, also."

The social worker raises an eyebrow but continues. One by one, through the oldest four, all boys, all named Billy. Then she is introduced to the eldest girl, named Billie!

"All right," says the caseworker. "I'm seeing a pattern here. Are they ALL named Billy?"

Their Momma replied, "Well, yes--it makes it easier. When it is time to get them out of bed and ready for school, I yell, Billy!' An' when it's time for dinner, I just yell Billy!' an' they all comes a running. An' if I need to stop the kid who's running into the street, I just yell ‘Billy’ and all of them stop. It's the smartest idea I ever had, naming them all Billy."

The social worker thinks this over for a bit, then wrinkles her forehead and says tentatively, "But what if you just want ONE kid to come, and not the whole bunch?"

"I call them by their last names."

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Mandy said...

Thomas Jefferson sounds like a smart fella!

Dad said...

Good work Jim, the best of all the blogs. Your dad said that and he should know, DAD