Worth Passing Along…As Is Anything About Jefferson

 

 

 

Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very

 

early in life and never stopped.

 

 

 

At 5, began studying under his cousins 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 the 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.

 


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