My thoughts for the day.....enjoy today because no one knows whatt tomorrow may or may not bring!
A Govenment that is not a Friend of the People is NOT of the People!
John Kennedy once said to a assembled group of scholars in the White House * I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House - with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."
Just a man of the world, not wordy or nerdy but I can tell you some stories! In the statical occurrence of events 95% of everything will happen in the Bell, the events of my life are usually at either end of the 2.5% of occurrences. Not all good and not all bad but definatly not withing the normal occurrence of events. The greatest Compliment ever given to me was meant as a slam that being "I am the ultimate non-conformist". If you tell me I have to I will show you why I don't have to because all I really have to do, is what is right for me. What is right for you is what you must deal with, I can help if asked but if you don't ask I won't. My major dislike is Unsolicited Advise. If you ask me how I am listen to me answer. If you already know then tell me only if I ask as because I like a mystery.
Thomas Jefferson quotes . . .
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 government.
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
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.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with
the blood of patriots and tyrants.
To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of
ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
And finally, a Very Interesting Quote :
In light of the present financial crisis, it's interesting to
read what 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.'