Thursday, April 5, 2018

A little history that you may not already know


Hat Tip: Suzanne Eovaldi

This one is worth reading to the end…
                     
 Thomas Jefferson

His portrait is on the $2.00 Dollar Bill.

This is amazing. There are two parts to this.
Be sure to read the 2nd part (in RED ).

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 Presidentand 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."

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