TJ on the FDA

“If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” — Thomas Jefferson Tweet

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Thomas Jefferson On Politics & Government

Hosted by The University of Virginia, this is your one stop spot for everything TJ. Thomas Jefferson On Politics & Government Quotations from the Writings of Thomas Jefferson “I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” –Thomas Jefferson*     Eyler Coates was the original author of the above page and maintains a number of other Thomas Jefferson pages, links and discussions at his site: Thomas Jefferson and His Writings Web sites dedicated to the life, thoughts, and writings of Jefferson Created by Eyler Robert Coates, Sr. Thomas Jefferson on Politics & Government  Over 2,700 excerpts from Jefferson’s writings arranged under 56 subjects provide a complete outline of Jefferson’s political philosophy and explain the founding principles of American self-government. The Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth Extracted Textually from the Gospels Jefferson’s compilation of the moral philosophy of Jesus. Rayner’s Life of Thomas Jefferson A completely revised and corrected edition of B. L. Rayner’s biography, published originally in 1834, that emphasizes the role … Continue reading

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One Party Rule = FAIL

“Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule – and both commonly succeed, and are right.” ~H.L. Mencken, 1956 “The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension… is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism.” – George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796 Tweet

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Benjamin Franklin Quote

“I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.” – Ben Franklin Tweet

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