This is an awesome email and is good to reread and get it soaked in—especially the thought and issue of LEARNING HISTORY and LEARNING FROM HISTORY and whether you like him or not— Glenn Beck has done a great thing for this nation by open our minds and eyes to not just our own American history–but to world history which most of us didn’t know and much of which has been purposely hidden from us or buried deep in hope those that did know would forget it. The old saying HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF isn’t just an idle saying–it’s the truth if we don’t learn from it.
I especially like the quotes at the bottom.
HOPE YOU’LL TAKE TIME TO READ THIS…
Thomas Jefferson was a remarkable man who began his learning very early in life and never stopped.
At 5, he began studying under his cousins’ tutor.
At 9, he studied Latin, Greek and French.
At 14, he studied classical literature and additional languages.
At 16, he entered the College of William and Mary.
At 19, he studied Law for 5 years, starting under George Wythe.
At 23, he started his own law practice.
At 25, he was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.
At 31, he wrote the widely circulated “Summary View of the Rights of British America ” and retired from his law practice.
At 32, he was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.
At 33,he wrote the Declaration of Independence.
At 33, he took three years to revise Virginia ‘s legal code and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.
At 36, he was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick Henry.
At 40, he served in Congress for two years.
At 41, he was the American minister to France and negotiated commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John Adams.
At 46, he served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.
At 53, he served as Vice President and was elected president of theAmerican Philosophical Society.
At 55,he drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active head ofRepublican Party.
At 57, he was elected the third president of the United States .
At 60, he obtained the Louisiana Purchase, doubling the nation’s size.
At 61, he was elected to a second term as President.
At 65, he retired to Monticello .
At 80, he helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.
At 81, he almost single-handedly created the University ofVirginia and served as its first president.
At 83, he died, on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence along with John Adams.
Thomas Jefferson knew because he himself had studied the previously failed attempts at government. He understood actual history, the nature of God, God’s laws, and the nature of man. That happens to be way more than what most understand today. His is a voice from the past to lead us into 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.
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.
No free man shall ever be deprived 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
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.
I wish we could get this out to everyone!!! It seems this has happened with the banking industry! What with bailouts, derivative schemes, and the Federal Reserve printing money out of thin air, to pay for wars that aren’t necessary (except for oil companies and military contractors), and food stamps for 1 out of 7 Americans, whose job got shipped to China or India.
I’m doing my part. Please do yours.
PRAY FOR AMERICA because the rest of the world needs us to survive too.