How did Jefferson know?
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.”
Especially read the last quote from 1802.
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 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.
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.
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.