Monday, January 25, 2010

Another timely Jefferson quote.....

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies." TJ.

The guy was well ahead of his time.....


Kevin said...

I thought you were anti-anti-banking?

However, this is just a subset of absolute power corrupts absolutely, but TJ did target the culprits. Although, he might have been tacitly saying Hamilton's policies.

週休 said...

Never put off till tomorrow what may be done today..........................

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With my new friends on the Great Wall of China
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Uncommon Man's Creed

"I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon -- if I can. I seek opportunity -- not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me. I wish to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole, I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia. I will not trade freedom for beneficence, nor my dignity for a handout. I will never cower before any master, nor bend to any threat. It is my heritage to stand erect, proud, and unafraid, to think and act for myself, to enjoy the benefit of my creations, and to face the world boldly and say, "this I have done." All this is what it means to be an American." -- Anonymous