Sunday, January 31, 2010


It's amazing how well the wisdom of our Founding Fathers has held up over the years. I was just reading some quotes by Thomas Jefferson. It is no coincidence that the Tea Party Movement harkens back to revolutionary days. Thomas Jefferson's words are just as relevant today as they were when he was standing up against the tyranny of government.

Here are few.....

Regarding the free market, fiscal restraint, and tax policies,
"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government."
Regarding the silent majority getting off of their couches and into the streets to protest and make their voices and concerns heard,
"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."
Regarding the reckless effort to jam through health care reform asap,
"Delay is preferable to error."
In regards to our cherished freedoms giving way to increased government,
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations perverted it into tyranny."
In regards to the "every day" American having more sense than the educated elite,
"He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors."
In regards to allowing for differences of opinion, but also humbling oneself to listen and relent to reason,
"Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it."
And finally, in regards to learning from the failed systems of governing, such as socialism and communism,
"History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is."
His words were true then, and they're true now. Our Constitution drafted by our Founding Fathers has endured for 211 years. It's time again for the people to pull the reigns on the government that is drifting toward strangling our freedoms and treating us as subjects to be taken care of, rather than a free people to serve.

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