Thomas Jefferson
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#1 Feb 10, 2013
Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very 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.

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 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

Since: Aug 10

Buffalo, NY

#2 Feb 10, 2013
"When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe ." - TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT TO FIT CONSERVATIVE MEANING. TJ WAS STATING THAT AMERICA SHOULD FIGHT INDUSTRIALIZATION IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."--JEFFERSON NEVER SAID THIS

"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 - AN ACTUAL GOOD JEFFERSON QUOTE

"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." -- AGAIN PURPOSELY MISQUTED AND TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT

"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government." -- JEFFERSON NEVER SAID THIS

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." -- Thomas Jefferson - APPEARED IN A ROUGH DRAFT, WAS NEVER PUBLISHED, AND HAD LARGER CONTXT

"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." - JEFFERSON NEVER SAID THIS

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." -- a GOOD JEFFERSON QUOTE, THE WHOLE LETTER SHOULD BE READ TO UNDERSTAND THE CONTEXT

"To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."
-- A COWARDLY AND PURPOSEFUL MISQUOTATION. IN OTHER WORDS, JEFFERSON NEVER SAID THIS

CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE EXPLAIN WHY CONSERVATIVES JUST WRITE CRAP THAT FITS THEIR NEEDS AND THEN ATTRIBUTE IT TO JEFFERSON?

http://www.monticello.org - VERIFY BEFORE YOU POST CONSERVATIVE STUPIDITY
Lance Boyles

Germany

#3 Feb 10, 2013
Just wondering........ What would Jefferson say to the state of the Nation present day?

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#4 Feb 10, 2013
FFS- wrote:
"When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe ." - TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT TO FIT CONSERVATIVE MEANING. TJ WAS STATING THAT AMERICA SHOULD FIGHT INDUSTRIALIZATION IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."--JEFFERSON NEVER SAID THIS
"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 - AN ACTUAL GOOD JEFFERSON QUOTE
"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." -- AGAIN PURPOSELY MISQUTED AND TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT
"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government." -- JEFFERSON NEVER SAID THIS
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." -- Thomas Jefferson - APPEARED IN A ROUGH DRAFT, WAS NEVER PUBLISHED, AND HAD LARGER CONTXT
"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." - JEFFERSON NEVER SAID THIS
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." -- a GOOD JEFFERSON QUOTE, THE WHOLE LETTER SHOULD BE READ TO UNDERSTAND THE CONTEXT
"To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."
-- A COWARDLY AND PURPOSEFUL MISQUOTATION. IN OTHER WORDS, JEFFERSON NEVER SAID THIS
CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE EXPLAIN WHY CONSERVATIVES JUST WRITE CRAP THAT FITS THEIR NEEDS AND THEN ATTRIBUTE IT TO JEFFERSON?
http://www.monticello.org - VERIFY BEFORE YOU POST CONSERVATIVE STUPIDITY
Good job on your homework research project! You should get together with TBird and teach him some of your computer skills!

Now stay tuned for your NEXT assignment.

Liberals are so gullible!

Since: Aug 10

Buffalo, NY

#5 Feb 10, 2013
BFLO NEOCON wrote:
<quoted text>
Good job on your homework research project! You should get together with TBird and teach him some of your computer skills!
Now stay tuned for your NEXT assignment.
Liberals are so gullible!
horrible cover

Being a mindless conservative, you will simply post anything that fits your beliefs. It doesn't matter whether of not its true.

It took literally less than one second to find that on Monticello

You truly are a weakling
Lifeeeeee Coachhhhhhhhhhh

Chesapeake, VA

#6 Feb 10, 2013
BFLO NEOCON wrote:
Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very 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.
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"&#65533;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 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
You forgot to mention that he knocked up one of his slaves

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#7 Feb 10, 2013
FFS- wrote:
<quoted text>horrible cover
Being a mindless conservative, you will simply post anything that fits your beliefs. It doesn't matter whether of not its true.
It took literally less than one second to find that on Monticello
You truly are a weakling
Again GOOD JOB!

You exposed a conservative lie! You must be so proud. Obama will be so proud of you.

What's your address? I'll send you a medal.

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#8 Feb 10, 2013
Lifeeeeee Coachhhhhhhhhhh wrote:
<quoted text>
You forgot to mention that he knocked up one of his slaves
I bet that's not on Monticello!
Lifeeeeee Coachhhhhhhhhhh

Chesapeake, VA

#9 Feb 10, 2013
BFLO NEOCON wrote:
<quoted text>
I bet that's not on Monticello!
Is that a website?

Do you have a link?

Since: Aug 10

Buffalo, NY

#10 Feb 10, 2013
BFLO NEOCON wrote:
<quoted text>
Again GOOD JOB!
You exposed a conservative lie! You must be so proud. Obama will be so proud of you.
What's your address? I'll send you a medal.
so why lie in the first place? Doesn't it bother you that you need to lie?

It should, but you're a conservative, so it doesn't

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#11 Feb 10, 2013
Lifeeeeee Coachhhhhhhhhhh wrote:
<quoted text>
Is that a website?
Do you have a link?
Ask that rump FFS. Apparently he's the expert on T. Jeff.

Since: Aug 10

Buffalo, NY

#12 Feb 10, 2013
BFLO NEOCON wrote:
<quoted text>
Ask that rump FFS. Apparently he's the expert on T. Jeff.
no, I am simply honest enough not to post lies because they fit my beliefs.

Typical conservative behavior

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#13 Feb 10, 2013
FFS- wrote:
<quoted text>so why lie in the first place? Doesn't it bother you that you need to lie?
It should, but you're a conservative, so it doesn't
I didn't lie. Somebody else did. I C&P that post.

What do you care anyway? You just came to this thread because you saw my name. You're no better than the others whom you claim follow you from thread to thread. One of your "ankle biters" I believe you refer to them as!

Since: Aug 10

Buffalo, NY

#14 Feb 10, 2013
BFLO NEOCON wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't lie. Somebody else did. I C&P that post.
What do you care anyway? You just came to this thread because you saw my name. You're no better than the others whom you claim follow you from thread to thread. One of your "ankle biters" I believe you refer to them as!
so you're upset because I didn't let you post something that isn't true? You have a strange moral compas.

I would never paste anything unless I knew it was factually correct. You on the other hand just don't care because it fit your beliefs......typical conservative behavior

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#15 Feb 10, 2013
FFS- wrote:
<quoted text>so you're upset because I didn't let you post something that isn't true? You have a strange moral compas.
I would never paste anything unless I knew it was factually correct. You on the other hand just don't care because it fit your beliefs......typical conservative behavior
I do it to aggravate people like you! Especially you. You take the bait every time. You're so predictable. Typical liberal behavior!

Since: Aug 10

Buffalo, NY

#16 Feb 10, 2013
BFLO NEOCON wrote:
<quoted text>
I do it to aggravate people like you! Especially you. You take the bait every time. You're so predictable. Typical liberal behavior!
lol,you're pathetic.

Yeah, you started this thread as bait. HAHAHAHAHA. You are simply one dumb bastard.

No you try to cover your stupidity with yet another lie?

Conservatives will simply lie about anything

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#17 Feb 10, 2013
FFS- wrote:
<quoted text>lol,you're pathetic.
Yeah, you started this thread as bait. HAHAHAHAHA. You are simply one dumb bastard.
No you try to cover your stupidity with yet another lie?
Conservatives will simply lie about anything
Joke's on you little man. The proof is your numerous responses.

If it didn't bother you...you would have ignored it!

HAHAHAHAHA

Since: Aug 10

Buffalo, NY

#18 Feb 10, 2013
BFLO NEOCON wrote:
<quoted text>
Joke's on you little man. The proof is your numerous responses.
If it didn't bother you...you would have ignored it!
HAHAHAHAHA
youre pathetic

Conservatives are such children
Lifeeeeee Coachhhhhhhhhhh

Chesapeake, VA

#19 Feb 10, 2013
"If I went to work in a factory the first thing I'd do is join a union." Ronald Reagan
Lifeeeeee Coachhhhhhhhhhh

Chesapeake, VA

#20 Feb 10, 2013
"My view of guns is simple. I hate guns and I cannot imagine why anyone would want to own one. If I had my way, guns for sport would be registered, and all other guns would be banned."- Thomas Jefferson

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Amherst Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
What is Sandy Beach's (WBEN RADIO) Real name????? (May '11) 13 hr Mohammad_McCarthy 27
Hannah Bueller 13 hr Billy 7
Key Bank - FNFG Merger Thu JoeGo 1
slumlords in buffalo (Jan '09) Thu Jay Stauf 59
Northern Pennsylvania Rehab now Accepting Male ... Thu johnctoliver 1
Terry Keuhn (Dec '11) Thu whyMike 14
Mount Sinai Hospital doctor accused of ejaculat... Thu whyMike 6
More from around the web

Personal Finance

Amherst Mortgages