Saturday, February 28, 2009

Some 'WISE and FRUGAL' principles of governing that Thomas Jefferson committed to posterity

"It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes,"
-Thomas Jefferson

"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government," Jefferson added, a reminder to adhere to the basic limitations set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights – limitations on government that now no longer exist.

And lastly, this Jefferson quote gives me pause, as I consider how this generation is being brain-washed to think they need to look to government to care for them.

"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

4 comments:

Susan said...

He feared, all those long years ago, what we are seeing happen with our very eyes.
Susan

Jungle Mom said...

WHAT? no hope and change???? no bailout????

Most Rev. Gregori said...

I think you will like my posting: "Barack Hussein Obama is Demented and is Destroying the Soul of America", and if you like it, you will love the one I will put up tomorrow: "Christian Clergy Have a Right and Moral Responsibility to Speak-Out on the Cult of Messiah Surrounding Obama".

Yes, what Jefferson feared has come to pass.

lady jane said...

I have a series of quotes from the Founding Fathers, include these from Thomas Jefferson. So worthy of reading and holding dear to our hearts. Our Republic, as the writer(s) of our Constitution planned to continue, is in the process of being horribly crumbled.