Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Words of Our Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson Tuesday---2

Remember this, next week on Tax Day!

"We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.We must make our election between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude.If we run into such debt, as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our calling and our creeds...[we will] have no time to think,no means of calling our miss-managers to account but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselvesto rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers...And this is the tendency of all human governments.A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for [another ]...till the bulk of society is reduced to be mere automatons of misery... And the fore-horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression." -Thomas Jefferson

1 comment:

  1. What's terrifying is that is happening right now and what gets me is that homeschoolers are all hush hush; this does affect us and our children's future and we can't pretend that there is a happy go lucky world while our rights are being whittled away.