has been said
the greatest volume of sheer brainpower in one place occurred when
Jefferson dined alone..."
Especially read the last
quote from 1802.
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"When we get piled
upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as
corrupt as Europe.
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it
A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the
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.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government
results from too much government.
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
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.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the
blood of patriots and tyrants.
To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of
ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
Jefferson said in 1802:
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
'If you don't read the
newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are