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Founders Quote of the Day!!!!

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by bigdogtx, Feb 23, 2009.

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  1. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    "[W]hen the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, - who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia."

    --George Mason, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 14 June 1778
     
  2. 90Tshooter

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    A powerful government wanting to disarm the masses. This falls into any time in recorded history. The anti-gunners are hoping people are too dumb to see this.

    Joe
     
  3. bigdogtx

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    John Kennedy reportedly once said to an assembled group of scholars in the White House, "I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House - with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."

    The quotes below could prove his point.


    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


    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 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."


    Interesting don't you think?
     
  4. mollyone

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    the most powerfull thing on earth is compound interest
     
  5. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    "Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States."


    --Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, 10 October 1787
     
  6. Jennifer

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    From Samuel Adams, 1776:

    If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you and may posterity forget that ye were once our countrymen.

    From Benjamin Franklin, 1759:

    They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
     
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