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07-22-2010, 03:57 PM
President John F. Kennedy made the following opening remarks at a White House dinner honoring a gathering of Nobel Prize winners,
I have been impressed by the intellect of Thomas Jefferson:

April 29, 1962

Ladies and gentlemen:

I want to tell you how welcome you are to the White House. I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.

Someone once said that Thomas Jefferson was a gentleman of 32 who could calculate an eclipse, survey an estate, tie an artery, plan an edifice, try a cause, break a horse, and dance the minuet. Whatever he may have lacked if he could have had his former colleague Mr. Franklin here we all would have been impressed.

Jefferson in some cases could be called a prophet. So here are some quotes from Mr. Jefferson that seem very appropriate to repeat

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

In light of the present financial crisis, it's interesting to read what 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,

07-22-2010, 05:08 PM
and if there were anyone with his insight today, I would support them for president....regardless of what party letter followed his name!


07-23-2010, 07:45 AM
Sorrowfully, that man does not exist and would have little chance to advance in the political world we have allowed to develop.

I was pleasantly surprised at the Congress for moving on Rangel yesterday. Like Blogovitch, he says he can't wait to testify in his defense to clear all this up. Right!

When the congress actually does something responsible we should give them credit. At least is will come out in public and this guy will be exposed for the corruption that he and others take for granted and don't even apoligize for. I honestly thought they would just stall and keep covering this up.


By the way, if he is proven innocent, I will apoligize for my statements against him.

07-23-2010, 07:51 AM
What amazes me is that the dembots have canonized JFK who, if alive today, would be seen as a right wing nut radical by the same dembots.

His platform couldn't, IMHO, pull 10% in any democratic primary today in any of the 50 states if the name "KENNEDY" wasn't attached to it.