Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wise Guy: Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States, one of her most important founders, and a very wise guy indeed. It's rather telling that his gravest concerns and warnings about encroachments on liberty are playing out before our eyes 183 years after his death.

"It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own."

"I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever."

"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." [Ed. Note: Sound familiar?]

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