Thomas Jefferson one intelligent man.

Discussion in 'Politics and Religion' started by buster40c, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

    I imagine Thomas Jefferson is shaking his head and thinking I told you so. Obama often speaks of him but sorry to say what Obama learned from him was how to destroy a nation.

    His Portrait is on the Two $2.00
    Dollar Bill.

    This is amazing.
    There are two parts.
    Be sure to read
    the 2nd part.

    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.
    Also could write in Greek with one hand
    while writing the same in Latin with the other.

    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 ." --

    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
    who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

    "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."

    "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." --

    "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." --

    "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."

    "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."

    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. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter


  3. uniongap

    uniongap New Member

    We need a man like him now running for POTUS:D As you can see my signature is a quote by him!
  4. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

    I been siting here listening to all the talking heads on the news,

    I'm hearing ...who will be the best candidate for the republican party...democratic party.... this one that one ..Cruz, Trump Rubio, etc etc.
    Hillary, Bernie , Hillary, Hillary..etc etc..

    Well Crap !

    I really want to hear ....


  5. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

    Is there a box to check that says NONE OF THE ABOVE?
  6. Ernesto

    Ernesto In the army now..

    Last edited: Jan 21, 2016
  7. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

    I certainly believe everything that guy Daryl blogs...:rolleyes:

    for instance,

    "Our nations 3rd president was hardly the ultimate American Hero. Anyone lucky enough to NOT succumb to the mental illness AKA modern-day conservatism can clearly appreciate this statement as fact, not fiction. A possible shutdown of our government, by Jefferson worshipping zealots will represent anything but life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It will remind the nation, and the rest of the world, of the outright selfishness, ineptitude, and outright evil, that has been passed down through generations of sociopathic conservative mindsets. Then again, Jimmy is cracking the same corn grown from seeds sowed by Jefferson-Will Jimmy ever be free?~Daryl ..."

    The truth if I ever seen it..:rolleyes: