something to think about

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 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.