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Thomas Jefferson. He Tried To Warn Us.

Too Many to hide from.

Too Many to hide from.

There are two parts. Be
sure to read the 2nd part (in RED).
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
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 Henry.
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 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 president.
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 today. 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 .”
— Thomas Jefferson
“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.”
— Thomas Jefferson
“No free man shall ever be debarred 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, 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.”
~Steve~                                                        H/T I-Man

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Washington, D.C. is America's adultery center

Bill Clinton, John Edwards. Newt Gingrich, John Ensign.
The first was a U.S. president; the third a former Congressman and House speaker; the second and fourth are former U.S. senators. What do these men have in common, other than their being major Washington Beltway politicians?
While Clinton and Edwards are Democrats, Gingrich and Ensign are Republicans. All are adulterers.
So it comes as no surprise that, by one measure — those who sign up for the “Life is short. Have an affair” website Ashley Madison — Washington, D.C. has more adulterers than any other city in America.
Neal Augenstein reports for wtop.com, Feb. 24, 2012, that more people per capita in the D.C. metropolitan area sign up for the website Ashley Madison than in any other city, according to the site, which helps people looking to stray. Washington has the highest per capita membership among the site’s 13 million users, The Washington Post reports. The site claims 38,000 registered users in the District.
Ashley Madison’s CEO Noel Biderman rationalized to the Post that it’s because D.C. has so many successful people. People become successful from taking professional risks that often pay off; that risk-taking personality trait also prompts personal risks such as adultery. “The more successful you are, the more prone to cheating you are, and Washington is full of successful people looking for something outside their marriage.”
So the political capital of the United States of America is also the adultery capital! No wonder our country is so screwed up.
Founding Father John Adams certainly anticipated this sad state of affairs, writing in a letter to Mercy Warren in 1776:
“Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics. There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honour, power and glory, established in the minds of the people, or there can be no republican government, nor any real liberty: and this public passion must be superiour to all private passions.”

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Moral Sickness at Root of America's Decay

James Madison

How can self-government work if the people’s “self” is depraved? As James Madison so rightly observed, “What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” (Federalist No. 51, 1788)
Both the Left as well as Libertarians like to think that America’s Founding Fathers pursued individual liberty merely and solely for itself, without regard to matters of morality and faith.
Not true.

Thomas Jefferson in old age

Our Founders believed that the new American Republic was possible and viable only if it rested on the proper foundation or infrastructure — a virtuous people. (A good book on this is The Moral Foundations of the American Republic.)
In a letter to George Logan in 1816, Thomas Jefferson wrote: “The man who is dishonest as a statesman would be a dishonest man in any station. It is strangely absurd to suppose that a million of human beings collected together are not under the same moral laws which bind each of them separately.”

John Adams

John Adams, in his letter to Mercy Warren in 1776, similarly noted: “Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics. There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honour, power and glory, established in the minds of the people, or there can be no republican government, nor any real liberty….”
But it was George Washington, the Father of the new American Republic, who put it best when he sounded this warning in his first inaugural address in 1789: “There exists in the economy and course of nature an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness … we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.”

George Washington praying at Valley Forge

Popular culture is the expression of a people’s moral orientation. Look at the state of America’s pop culture today.
Who speaks of “virtue” today? What an old-fashioned archaic word!
A half-naked Britney “The Crotch” Spears, 29, bumps, grinds, and gyrates before a rapt crowd of 6,000 in San Francisco; while the media slavishly report on the latest antics of bad “boys” like middle-aged Charlie Sheen, 45, and bad “girls” like mature adult Lindsay Lohan, 24.
Less than 20 minutes after the tickets for Sheen’s two “My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option” concerts went on sale, they were all sold out. So he expanded his concert tour to 20 cities. A ticket for his “concert” in San Francisco costs $97 to $136. After Lohan wore a tightly-fitted white Kimberly Ovitz dress to court to face grand theft charges of a necklace she claims she had merely “borrowed” from a jewelry store, the $575 dress quickly sold out.

Alexander Hamilton

So much for our supposed economic recession-depression!
Did you know that John Adams was 41, Thomas Jefferson only 30, and Alexander Hamilton a mere 21 years old, in 1776 when the American Revolution began? [Source]
At the root of our political-economic-social problems is plain moral rot.

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America's Crumbling Moral Infrastructure

George Washington, First Inaugural Address, 1789:

“There exists in the economy and course of nature an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness … we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.”

John Adams, 2nd President of the USA:

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.”

Dr. Nelson Price:

“Democracy is not the soil out of which morality grows. Morality is the essential soil in which democracy thrives. A certain ethos, a characteristic spirit of a culture or community, is required.”

Antonio Gramsci, Italian Marxist:

A revolution is not just fought in the realm of politics or with violence. To be successful “any revolutionary class . . . must secure cultural hegemony.”

Prov 24:19; Romans 12:19:

“Do not fret because of evildoers.””Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”


“Trust a God who loved us enough to die for us.”

The United States of Shame
by Jeff Wysaski – PleatedJeans – Jan 24, 2011
Whether it’s a fat population, high rate of STDs or excessive tax rate, it turns out that every state ranks dead last in at least one unsavory category. Check out the map (click image to enlarge) to see what your state is the worst at. Most stats taken from https://www.americashealthrankings.org/ and https://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/rankings.html (unless otherwise noted)

  1. Alabama: highest rate of stroke (3.8 percent) (tied with Oklahoma)
  2. Alaska: highest suicide rate (23.6 suicides per 100,000 people in 2004)
  3. Arizona: highest rate of alcoholism
  4. Arkansas: worst average credit score (636) https://www.talkbusiness.net/article/ARKANSAS-RANKS-LAST-IN-CREDIT-SCORE-AVERAGES/1007/
  5. California: most air pollution (15.2 micrograms per cubic meter)
  6. Colorado: highest rate of cocaine use per capita (3.9 percent total population)
  7. Connecticut: highest rate of breast cancer https://www.statehealthfacts.org/comparemaptable.jsp?ind=469&cat=10&sub=112&sort=a
  8. Delaware: highest abortion rate (27 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44)
  9. Florida: highest rate of identity theft (122.3 reports per 100,000 people)
  10. Georgia: sickly based on highest rate of influenza
  11. Hawaii –highest cost of living (tied with California) https://www.cnbc.com/id/38148092/States_With_the_Highest_Cost_of_Living?slide=11
  12. Idaho – lowest level of Congressional clout https://www.newwest.net/topic/article/roll_call_rocky_mountain_states_still_at_bottom_of_congressional_clout_list/C559/L559/
  13. Illinois: highest rate of robbery (284.7 incidences per 100,000 people)
  14. Indiana: rated the most environmentally unfriendly by NMI solutions https://www.environmentalleader.com/2010/09/15/indiana-comes-in-last-on-green-state-ranking/
  15. Iowa: highest percentage of people age 85 and older (1.8 percent) (tied with three other states) https://www.statemaster.com/graph/peo_per_of_peo_who_are_85_yea_and_ove-percent-who-85-years-over
  16. Kansas: poorest health based on highest average number of limited activity days per month (3.5 days) https://www.statemaster.com/graph/hea_lim_act_day_per_mon-limited-activity-days-per-month
  17. Kentucky: most cancer deaths (227 per 100,000 people) (BONUS fact: Kentucky also has the highest rate of tobacco smokers – 25.6 percent)
  18. Louisiana: highest rate of gonorrhea (264.4 reported cases per 100,000 people) https://www.statemaster.com/graph/hea_gon_rat-health-gonorrhea-rate
  19. Maine: dumbest state claim based on lowest average SAT score (1389) https://www.commonwealthfoundation.org/policyblog/detail/2010-sat-scores-by-state
  20. Maryland: highest rate of AIDS diagnosis (27.6 people per 100,000 people) https://www.avert.org/usa-states-cities.htm
  21. Massachusetts: worst drivers claim based on highest rate of auto accidents https://www.theautochannel.com/news/2002/11/11/150352.html
  22. Michigan: highest unemployment rate (13.6 percent)
  23. Minnesota: highest number of reported tornadoes (123 in 2010) https://woodbury.kstp.com/content/minnesota-ranks-first-nation-tornado-reports-2010
  24. Mississippi: highest rate of obesity (35.3 percent of total population) BONUS facts: Mississippi ranks last in the most number of categories. These include highest rate of child poverty (31.9 percent), highest rate of infant mortality (10.3 percent) lowest median household income ($35,078), highest teen birth rate (71.9 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 19) and highest overall rate of STDs.
  25. Missouri: highest rate of bankruptcy (700 out of every 100,000 people) https://www.bcsalliance.com/bankruptcy_statestats.html
  26. Montana: highest rate of drunk driving deaths (1.12 deaths per 100 million miles driven) https://helenair.com/lifestyles/article_c48ad0a6-bce0-5f69-931e-dc5ca0f83583.html
  27. Nebraska: highest rate of women murdered annually
  28. Nevada: highest rate violent crime (702.2 offenses per 100,000 people). BONUS fact: Nevada also has the highest rate of foreclosure (one in 99 houses)
  29. New Hampshire: highest rate of corporate taxes https://newhampshire.watchdog.org/7194/nh-ranks-last-in-corporate-tax-climate-7th-best-for-business-overall/
  30. New Jersey: highest rate of citizen taxation (11.8 percent) https://retirementliving.com/RLtaxes.html
  31. New Mexico: antisocial claim based on lowest ranking in social heath policies https://www.lasg.org/NMecon05.htm
  32. New York: longest average daily commute (30.6 minutes) https://www.statemaster.com/graph/lab_mea_tra_tim_to_wor-labor-mean-travel-time-work
  33. North Carolina: lowest average teacher salary https://www.southernstudies.org/2008/01/north-carolina-ranks-last-for-teacher.html
  34. North Dakota: ranked last in ugliest residents report as chosen by The Daily Beast https://www.thedailybeast.com/galleries/1272/1/?redirectURL=https://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-02-01/the-most-and-least-attractive-states/
  35. Ohio: nerdiest state claim based on highest number of library visits per capita (6.9) https://www.statemaster.com/graph/edu_pub_lib_lib_vis_per_cap-libraries-library-visits-per-capita
  36. Oklahoma: highest rate of female incarceration
  37. Oregon: highest rate of long-term homeless people
  38. Pennsylvania: highest rate of arson deaths (55.56 annually) https://www.statemaster.com/graph/cri_ars_dea-crime-arson-deaths
  39. Rhode Island: highest rate of illicit drug use (12.5 percent of population) https://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/11/drug-use-across-the-united-states-or-rhode-island-needs-more-rehab/
  40. South Carolina: highest percentage of mobile homes (18.8 percent) https://www.statemaster.com/graph/hou_per_of_hou_uni_tha_are_mob_hom-housing-percent-units-mobile-homes
  41. South Dakota: highest rate of forcible rape 76.5 per 100,000
  42. Tennessee: chosen most corrupt state by The Daily Beast https://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-05-11/the-most-corrupt-states/
  43. Texas: lowest high school graduation rate (78.3 percent) https://www.statemaster.com/graph/edu_hig_sch_dip_or_hig_by_per-high-school-diploma-higher-percentage
  44. Utah: highest rate of of online porn subscriptions https://www.deseretnews.com/article/705288350/Utah-No-1-in-online-porn-subscriptions-report-says.html
  45. Vermont: infertility claim based on lowest birth rate of any state (10.6 births per 1,000) (tied with Maine) https://www.statemaster.com/graph/hea_bir_rat_per_100-birth-rate-per-1-000
  46. Virginia: highest number of alcohol-related motorcyle deaths https://www.vabiker.net/2008/09/virginia-ranks-last-nationally-in-alcohol-related-motorcycle-deaths/
  47. Washington: most cases of bestiality (4 reported in 2010) https://www.pet-abuse.com/pages/cruelty_database/statistics/state_ranking.php?year=2010&search=go
  48. West Virginia: highest rate of heart attack (6.5 percent of population)
  49. Wisconsin: highest rate of binge drinking (23.2 percent of population)
  50. Wyoming: highest rate of deadly car crashes (24.6 deaths per 100,000) https://www.autoinsurancequotealert.com/news/wyoming-leads-nation-with-highest-motor-vehicle-fatality-rate/

~Posted by Eowyn

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