Thomas Jefferson

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  1. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life and never stopped.

    At 5, began studying under his cousin's tutor.

    At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.

    At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.

    At 16, entered the College of William and Mary.

    At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.

    At 23, 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, 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, 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, obtained the Louisiana Purchase doubling the nation’s size.

    At 61, was elected to a second term as President.

    At 65, retired to Monticello .

    At 80, 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, died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence along with John Adams

    Thomas Jefferson knew because he himself studied the previous failed attempts at government. He understood actual history, the nature of God, his laws and the nature of man. That happens to be way more than what most understand today. Jefferson really knew his stuff. A voice from the past to lead us in the future:

    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.
     
  2. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    Precious few like him in our Country's History- and thank God for him.

    We could use him now...
     
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  3. salelcid

    salelcid Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Nov 28, 2015
    Thankyou for posting!!!
     
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  4. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011
    I would add to the above:

    And along with a group of other like minded citizens, took a big chance and gave the big middle finger to King George and his gang
     
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  5. xerts1191

    xerts1191 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2017
    Really depressing to think of all the turds we have residing in our nations Capital now.
     
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  6. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    This should be delivered to ALL!
    Well done,I tip my hat to you limb! :)
     
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  7. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    If Professor Ed will allow me I would like to add that Thomas Jefferson was also a world class wino. When he left his 4 year mission in Europe he brought back 680 bottles of wine. It has been noted elsewhere that his planation Monticello's annual wine consumption averaged around 400 bottles, and Jefferson attempted making wine there with mixed results. When he left the Presidency his outstanding wine tab at the White House was around $160,000 in today's money.

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    I mention this as I always admired Thomas Jefferson and I've always liked grape juice.


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  8. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    Difficult to believe those same turds are RUNNING OUR NATION.
     
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  9. isialk

    isialk Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 7, 2017
    An amazing man who thank god was on our side. And he liked a little wine now and again. Certainly didn’t seem to negatively affect his productivity or his longevity.


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  10. 1L26

    1L26 Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    A giant in American history and surely sent by God to begin the foundation of this country! Thanks for posting that!
     
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  11. Grizz

    Grizz Well-Known Member

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    Nov 6, 2016
    one of the original III%ers
     
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