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Thomas Jefferson, a Very Remarkable Man

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Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life and never stopped.

· At 5, began studying under his cousins 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.

· 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 Virginias 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.

TSA Nude Search vs Pat Down Molestation, what a choice

Of course this isn’t happening the way millions of travelers describe it. (BS)  There are hundreds of opinions, stories, video, images, jokes and cartoons on the subject.  I’d hope I can link as many of those items as possible so I’ll try at least a few to get the ball rolling.  But, did anyone ever really stop to think that this symptom is a smoke screen for the real problems???

Why are there such extreme “security measures” in the first place?  Because we’re afraid of terrorists killing people on planes, or worse, using planes as missiles against hardened targets like on 9/11.  These processes need to be perfect to prevent this from happening, but they aren’t.  They can never be.  The only way to prevent it is to stop using airplanes.  Well, with everyone complaining and threatening to drive, take a train or stay home, this could be the effect the “terrorists” actually wanted in the first place.  Make us work less, play less, travel less, and even shut down the airline industry.  Although the TSA and Homeland Security may be willing accomplices, the fact is that the real enemy is still our enemy, radical Islam.

Subject: A Different Slant On The Obama Presidency

Received from a close friend:

Check it out--like a double dose of antidepressant!!

One 82-year-old lady loves Obama and she  may have a very good point.  She says that Obama is amazing, and is rebuilding the American dream!  She gives us an entirely new slant on the "amazing" job Obama is doing, and she says that she will thank God for the President. Keep reading for her additional comments and an explanation.

Legally Make Barack Obama a Half-Term President

Simply put, elect a TEA Party coalition this November and make a veto-proof majority out of the House and Senate.  Since anything that is DONE today cannot be undone without the States or the President’s help, it’s pretty obvious why they’re cramming everything now.

It’s time to get the “Contract with America” mindset again.  This time, we need to do away with ALL career politicians.  George Washington didn’t need a term limit to leave and remember folks, he could have been King George if he wanted it.  But today, the BASTARDS don’t get the hint.  The machine puts morons on ballots, morons go to the polls and vote for them, and what do you think we’re going to get???  That’s rhetorical so don’t wait for an answer.  Yeah, if I vote for them I am one as well.  I hope it isn’t too late to change.

China warns Obama

Jan 25 2010
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Here’s a headline that caught my attention.

China warns against Obama-Dalai Lama meeting

It has finally come to this.  China OWNS Obama, as it owns most of the US (or that’s what it seems.)

Quick solution:

  • Destroy China?! I don’t think so, even if we wanted to, it was practical, and they’re as bad as we think.

  • Stop paying them back!? No again.

  • What about the UN!?!  There’s a joke in there somewhere.

No, nothing that simple.  It’s as if I just realized that my kid’s cell phone bill is way out of control, and it’s my fault, so I’m embarrassed and don’t know where to turn.  The simple answer, on the cell phone issue, is take away the cell phone.  With China, it’s like Washington is our child and the cell phone bill is thousands of times larger than our own mortgage.  That’s embarrassing.  So sit back, here’s the answer…or at least the start of one.

Start by telling China to “Shut the F… Up!!!”

Next, either throw ALL of the “Bums” out of Washington or...

Sexting Message from School to our Kids

Dec 18 2009
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This Message is a Little Disturbing

It was sent to (apparently) Parents in the school district.  I’m not sure if this response is warranted or appropriate, which is why I’m doing it before I think to hard about it. The reason for the message is obvious to me.  However, not for the surface reason we might think.  There is this thought that there is an epidemic of a serious nature that our kids are involved in and they may need to be controlled or cured.  No, that’s definitely not the reason.  It is PURELY for the School’s “Public Information Officer” to show that she has control of our kids and is asking for “Help” protecting them.

OK, here’s the real problem: My kids have cell phones for emergencies and for the simple fact that if and when they need to make contact with us, the RESPONSIBLE parents, they can.  My son received so many unwanted text messages from a single girl last spring that I had that service turned off.  Did you know you can BLOCK text messages?  Really!?  Why don’t you then!? OK, not my problem.  If you’re NOT a responsible parent, it’s also NOT my problem until it affects my family or crosses some other threshold.  Is there some LAW in the works here?  Did the school want to stop this “behavior” without help from the Local, State, or Federal authorities? Why present this to the Kids?  Was it to show them how good kids can make a mistake that they can help them avoid, or is it like sex education and were just explaining it so they can take better pictures???  I’m not being obscene or pig headed, I just want to know who gave these IDIOTS a degree, a job, and the RIGHT to infect MY KIDS with this garbage!?!?  If my kids knew anyone involved in this crap, I’m 90% sure I would have heard about it already.  If not, then I’m NOT the responsible parent I espouse to be.

Here is the lesson kids should be taught in school: Education!!! ...

Undocumented Immigrants are Illegal Aliens

To be clear here, Anyone who uses the term “Undocumented Immigrants” is necessarily a moron. If for one second you believe you can placate the immigrant communities or thinking-people, who realize that this term is simply the PC form of “Illegal Aliens”, then you my friend are in dire need of mental help.

Yes, Illegal Aliens should be deported, but first they should taken from our prisons and put to work building our WALLS between Mexico and the US.  If they feel the punishment to be too harsh, let them build the wall between Canada and the US, which would be a whole lot longer.  When they are finished, they can go “home”, even with their non-naturalized children, born to non-citizens, who are also NOT legal Unites States citizens.

Of course if we need more help, we can always use guest workers to build the walls, and they can even earn a reasonable wage, before they are also deported.  Hopefully, they are already on the list to become Legal immigrants, or else, too bad, get in the back of the line.

That’s not the whole problem, even if the wall was difficult to traverse, and ALL illegals were deported, we would still need a policy to keep them out and give them no reason to come back…illegally.  Anyone who hires illegals should be put in jail for a minimum sentence.  You can force them to sponsor the aliens they hire and be responsible for them until they become legal, almost like marriage…just a thought.

Here’s an idea, if we removed all of the illegals from this country who are working in jobs “no American would take” we would NOT have an excuse to give a helping hand to those who won’t take a job.  Don’t tell me I’m not compassionate.

Our next Congress and President should fix this problem directly.  Stop playing games with people for votes.  Legal immigrants would love their families to come here to enjoy the American Dream, but MOST play by the rules only to be spit on by Libtards and Progressive morons whose only goal is their control of everyone else.

Happy Thanksgiving America,

no matter where you were born…(and are living here legally.)