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    (received this in an email from a friend)

    A little reminder of history before the “woke” rewrite it!

    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.
    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 Religious Freedom.

    At 36, was elected the second

    Governor of Virginia, succeeding Patrick

    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 the

    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

    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

    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.”



    “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


    “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.”


    I wish we could
    get this out to every American!

    I’m doing my part.

    So Please do yours.

    A great history lesson!

    man up means man down

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