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Article posted: 12/26/2012 5:00 AM

Jefferson's wisdom resounds today

President John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the White House for a group of the most brilliant minds of the time. He stated: "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."

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give those who would not." -- Thomas Jefferson

"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government." -- 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

How could Thomas Jefferson have known in his time?

Richard J. Piagari

Des Plaines

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