The Amazing Thomas Jefferson


Thomas Jefferson

 His Portrait is on the Two 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.”

I wish we could get this out to every American!

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About Jim G.

I truely believe that what should matter most in life is how you see yourself, not how someone else tries to convince you to see yourself. *****Life is not about "finding yourself"*****its about creating yourself.!!!!! I write and post things here because I like to think I am contributing some things of value to my world. Some times a little humor, some times things with a more serious tone, but hopefully always in good taste. If what I post occasionally bites a politician in the ass, all the better :>)
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