Thursday, January 28, 2016


Thomas Jefferson, a student of politics, and a highly esteemed man, is remembered well for the many great things he accomplished. During the 2014 banking crisis in the USA this 1802 QUOTE is worth repeating:  "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, 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."   Thomas Jefferson was a Republican. He wisely studied the previous failed attempts of the two previous presidents.  He understood actual history, the nature of God, and God’s authority above any man-made law, and the nature of man to betray the truth for his own interests. Jefferson’s resume:  At the age of 9, Thomas Jefferson studied Latin, Greek and French.  At age 16 he entered the college of William and Mary. He was known to muse his friends while....
writing Greek with one hand, and Latin with the free hand.  At age 19, Thomas studied law for 5 years under George Wythe. At age 23 he started his own law practice. At age 25, Thomas was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.  At age 31 he retired from his law practice and wrote the widely acclaimed article “Summary review of the rights of British America”.   At age 32 he was a delegate at the 2nd Continental Congress of the United States.  At age 33, Thomas wrote the Declaration of the Independence.  He also revised Virginia’s Legal Code and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom. At age 36 he was elected as the 2nd Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick Henry. At age 40 he served the United States Congress for two years. At age 41 Thomas was the American Minister to France and negotiated commercial treaties along with Benjamin Franklin and John Adams.  At age 53, Thomas Jefferson was the United States Vice President.  At age 55 Thomas became the acting head of the Republican Party. At age 57, Thomas Jefferson was elected as the President of the United States.  At age 60 he obtained the Louisiana Purchase, and the USA doubled in size. At age 65 he retired to Monticello.  At age 80 he helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.  At age 81, Thomas single handedly created the University of Virginia.
At age 83 Thomas Jefferson died on July 4th on the 50th anniversary of signing the Declaration of Independence.  Let us listen to what the spirit of God is saying before we vote, cast our opinions, or discount a person because of the political party they represent.  At a White House dinner hosted by a democratic President for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. President John F Kennedy 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." Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), author of the Declaration of Independence and the third U.S. president, was a leading figure in America’s early development. During the American Revolutionary War (1775-83), Jefferson served in the Virginia legislature and the Continental Congress and was governor of Virginia. Jefferson, believed that the national government should have a limited role in citizens’ lives. During his two terms in office (1801-1809), the U.S. purchased the Louisiana Territory and Lewis and Clark explored the vast new acquisition. Although Jefferson promoted individual liberty, he was also a slaveowner. Obviously Jefferson relied on his intellect, not on the Holy Spirit to rightly discern the living Word of God. It seems he valued his intellect more highly than God's wisdom. God warns us that the heart is deceitful above all else, so we are best advised to invite and allow the Holy Spirit to give us understanding as He increases our faith in God, not the almighty dollar.  

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