[Swiftwater Gazette] Thomas Jefferson

Elgin Alexander elginalexander at erols.com
Sat Mar 11 17:47:38 EST 2017


Very interesting – and “part and parcel” why I hold Tomas Jefferson in such high regard.  Elgin

 

 

Thomas Jefferson  


   

His Portrait is on the Two $2.00 
Dollar Bill.  


   

This is amazing. 
There are two parts.  

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 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 ." 

--  

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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