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In the words of Thomas Jefferson

In the words of Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson was right!

Thomas Jefferson:
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:
'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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In the words of Thomas Jefferson

In today's world, Thomas Jefferson would be a Republican.

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expatriate wrote:
In today's world, Thomas Jefferson would be a Republican.

And extremely pissed off

Great post fuzzybear.

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In the words of Thomas Jefferson

I think most of our founding father would probably be ashamed of both Republican and Democrats if they were alive today. Possibly the Libertarian party would be closest to at least the Jefferson/Franklin points of view.
I think old George W. (Washington that is) might be a Repub though. Think

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