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    How did Jefferson know?

    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 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 waaay 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."



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    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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    People need to check these quotes out. Many are incorrect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlr1m View Post
    People need to check these quotes out. Many are incorrect.

    Michael
    People won’t let the truth get in the way of a good quote.
    I keep seeing the Yamamoto one tossed around on this forum. My favorite one is about Yuri Gagarin one about “I see no God up hear” he was in reality a follower of Russian Orthodox.

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    Enlighten me which quotes are incorrect.
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    Here is some I found from some quick research.

    http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors...son-quotes.htm

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    I'm calling dibs on Monticello when the SHTF.

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    "He understood actual history, the nature of God, his laws and the nature of man."

    Jefferson was a deist who rewrote the Bible in an agnostic manner. Many of the founding fathers were deists, agnostics or atheists who wholeheartedly supported the separation of church and state.

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    I often wonder who recorded all these alleged quotes for properity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rammerjammer View Post
    "He understood actual history, the nature of God, his laws and the nature of man."

    Jefferson was a deist who rewrote the Bible in an agnostic manner. Many of the founding fathers were deists, agnostics or atheists who wholeheartedly supported the separation of church and state.
    Didn’t they ban his writings from some school district for that reason?

    I often wonder who recorded all these alleged quotes for properity.
    No clue I think people just made them up and they stuck.

    A nation where the education of the youth is devoted to superstations more than fact cannot hope to survive.
    – Thomas Jefferson, ( see I just made one up of the top of my head, took me three seconds)

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    According to the link above,

    "Jeffersonian Cyclopedia" published in 1900 by Funk and Wagnalls and edited by John P. Foley

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    Yeah, and I can remember reading stories in school about how the lemmings run off the cliff and commit mass suicide. Turns out it was a film team's idea of a joke that stuck. And that Japan fired the first shot at Pearl Harbor, when it been verified that we did. Seems like history is often what someone writes and everyone else believes.
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