Read these circa 1776 quotes of Thomas Jefferson, and tell me Ole Tom was not light years ahead of his time. Did he not hit the nail right on the head in consideration of our circumstances this 2013. And there are those among us who dare to suggest the framers of our Constitution were not sensitive to the challenges their fledgling Republic would face in it's maturation? They knew!
"When we get piled
upon one another in large cities, as in Europe,
we shall become as corrupt as Europe."
"The democracy will cease to exist
when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not. "
"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. "
"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."
"My reading of history convinces me
that most bad government results from too much
"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. "
"To compel a man to subsidize with
his taxes the propagation of ideas which he
disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical. "
............Amen to that Thomas Jefferson!