Skip to comments.Thomas Jefferson Speaks to Today's America from the grave.
Posted on 02/07/2011 8:04:00 AM PST by Bigun
"To preserve [the] independence [of the people,] we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses, and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account, but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers."
Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816. ME 15:39
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As human nature has not changed in the 200+ years since Jefferson’s time, his warnings are as valid now as they were then.
Yes indeed and I thought this one particularly so for the present moment!
This is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of society is reduced to mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering... And the fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression." Thomas Jefferson
There is a reason Obama no longer has a license to practice law. he subjugates it.
he knows all this stuff and studied it all in order to “get around” it i am waiting for him to abolish the congress any day now because “they interfere with his elbowroom”
Obama is a symptom. He is NOT the problem.
To quote the old cartoon character POGO “I have seen the enemy and he is US!”
WE need to get our act together sooner rather than later or this great Republic will be nothing more than a memory!
I can not disagree. Obama would never risen to the power he has if this republic had not been distorted and twisted enough to allow it. Our enemies have been in power too long for us to easily define friend or foe from first glance anymore.
We need to get back to basics.
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