Quotes of Thomas Jefferson

I’m tired of all these stupid quotes from McCain, Palin, Obama and Biden.  I’m tired of all the arguments over taxes that equate to $100 a month.

Here are some quotes from one of the greatest political thinkers of all time, Thomas Jefferson.  As you’ll see, his quotes are probably more valid now than they were when he said them.

“A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.”

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.

“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 money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them around the banks, will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”


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