Sunday, January 7, 2018

Thomas Jefferson


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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
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,
first by
inflation, then by deflation,
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."






Thursday, January 4, 2018

Social Security



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A woman died at age 65.  She paid into the system for almost 50 years and collected NOTHING?  Keep in mind all the people that die every year that were paying into the system and got nothing!  And these governmental morons mismanaged the money and stole from the system, so that it's now going broke.

BEAUTIFUL! And they have the audacity to call today's seniors "vultures" in an attempt to cover their ineptitude.

DISGRACEFUL!
The real reason for renaming our Social Security payments is so the government can claim that all those social security recipients are receiving entitlements thus putting them in the same case as welfare, food stamp recipients.

THIS IS WORTH THE FEW MINUTES IT TAKES TO READ AND DIGEST!

F.Y.I. By changing the name of SS contributions it gives them a means to refute this program in the future.

It's free money for the government to spend under this guise.  The Social Security check is now (or soon will be) referred to as a *Federal Benefit Payment*?

I'll be part of the one percent to forward (share) this.  I am forwarding it because it touches a nerve in me, and I hope it will in you.  Please keep passing it on until everyone in our country has read it.

The government is now referring to our Social Security checks as a "Federal Benefit Payment."   This isn't a benefit.  It is our money paid out of our earned income!  Not only did we all contribute to Social Security but our employers did too.  It totaled 15% of our income before taxes.

If you averaged $30K per year over your working life, that's close to $180,000 invested in Social Security.

If you calculate the future value of your monthly investment in social security ($375/month, including both you and your employers contributions) at a meager 1% interest rate compounded monthly, after 40 years of working you'd have more than $1.3+ million dollars saved!

This is your personal investment.  Upon retirement, if you took out only 3% per year, you'd receive $39,318 per year, or $3,277 per month.

That's almost three times more than today's average Social Security benefit of 1,230 per month, according to the Social Security Administration.  (Google it – it's a fact).  And your retirement fund would last more than 33 years (until you're 98 if you retire at age 65)!  I can only imagine how much better most average-income people could live in retirement if our government had just invested our money in low-risk interest-earning accounts.

Instead, the folks in Washington pulled off a bigger *Ponzi scheme* than Bernie Madoff ever did.  (Lyndon Johnson)

They took our money and used it elsewhere.  They forgot (oh yes, they knew) that it was OUR money they were taking.  They didn't have a referendum to ask us if we wanted to lend the money to them.  And they didn't pay interest on the debt they assumed.  And recently they've told us that the money won't support us for very much longer. (Isn't it funny that they NEVER say this about welfare payments?) But is it our fault they misused our investments?  And now, to add insult to injury, they're calling it a *benefit*, as if we never worked to earn every penny of it.  Just because they borrowed the money, doesn't mean that our investments were a charity!

Let's take a stand. We have earned our right to Social Security and Medicare.  Demand that our legislators bring some sense into our government. Find a way to keep Social Security and Medicare going for the sake of that 92% of our population who need it.

Then call it what it is:
Our Earned Income