His Portrait is on the Two Dollar Bill.
This is amazing.
There are two parts.
Be sure to read
The 2nd part (in RED),,,,and really THINK about it.
Was a very remarkable man who started
Early in life and never stopped.
At 5, began
Studying under his cousin's 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.
Also could write in Greek with one hand
While writing the same in Latin with the other.
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
Virginia's legal code and wrote a Public Education Bill and a statute for
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
At 55, drafted
The Kentucky Resolutions and became
The active head of Republican Party.
At 57, was
Elected the third president of the
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
At 81, almost
Single-handedly created the University of Virginia and served as its first
At 83, died on
The 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence along
With John Adams.
Knew because he himself studied the previous failed attempts at government.
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."
"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."
Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:
"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than
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."
I wish we could get this out to every American!
I'm doing my part.
So Please do yours.
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