19 November 2009


"I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt."

"The principle of spending money to be paid by future generations, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

"I hope [that] we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength and [to] bid defiance to the laws of our country."

"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.”

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.”

"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor any bread it has earned- this is the sum of good government."

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."


  1. "My apologies to the multitudes who have labored tirelessly and amassed wealth. You reside in a nation that allows each individual the freedom to live as they wish. Instead of seeking aid from others. You have chosen to work hard and care for those you love. To those people I say 'well done!' Obviously, I never met these "occupiers" on Wall Street. But from what I've seen, they have no virtue, have more than likely incurred far too much debt, will swindle future generations so that they can have something now, put forth no labor other than sign-making, aren't wise, aren't frugal, have proven hygiene isn't a high priority, don't earn anything (just wish to take), and are flat-out unwilling to work or serve their country. They are whining, moronic, spoiled children who don't desire to pull their weight to make this country flourish. Rather than becoming self-starters and bettering themselves, it appears they look to the rest of society for support. How are they able to not see the lunacy of their own actions? If I and my colleagues were still around, we would have them locked away for criminal trespass, or shot down if they posed a threat. It's this type of reckless insurrection funded by socio-engineering billionaire radicals, disguised as a protest, that infects the decency of any democracy."
    - Thomas Jefferson

  2. Mr. Jefferson,

    Paineful as this is to say...but..

    These are the times that try men's souls.