A friend sent me this and I thought it was appropriate to our time.
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
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 government.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the
blood of patriots and tyrants.