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Friday, 1 July 2011

Thomas Jefferson A founding father and a Great Mans View on Immigration

Thomas Jefferson A founding father and a Great Mans View on Immigration 
One of the great thinkers of History and founders defenders of western Christian freedoms  was Thomas Jefferson the 3rd president of the USA. A man who realised that man is a flawed creature and that Governments powers must be strictly regulated to serve the people or as he said," When the people fear the government, there is tyranny .when the governments fesr the people , there is liberty,"
Jefferson's ideas and philosophy were the bedrock of Anglo American political culture till the late 1950,s as can be seen by many of his Quotes , Such as could to how we are are forced to pay taxes for our destruction, "To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves in and abhors is sinful and tyrannical".  and the most striking is, "I believe that the Banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies." i strongly recommend you read as much as you can on Thomas Jefferson a truly Great man and thinker, And arm yourselves with his philosphy so that one day we may once again walk in a nation undivided and free from the foreign and government oppression and tyranny we now find it in today ! 

THOMAS JEFFERSON CONDEMNED MASS IMMIGRATION: LEGAL OR ILLEGALIn fact, Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence and the principle founder of America vehemently
opposed mass immigration of any kind. Here are Jefferson's own words on immigration:
Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 8
The number of its inhabitants?
Thomas Jefferson; 1787"…But are there no inconveniences to be thrown into the scale against the advantage expected from a
multiplication of numbers by the importation of foreigners? It is for the happiness of those united in society to
harmonize as much as possible in matters which they must of necessity transact together.

"Civil government being the sole object of forming societies, its administration must be conducted by common
consent. Every species of government has its specific principles. Ours perhaps are more peculiar than those of any
other in the universe. It is a composition of the freest principles of the English constitution, with others derived from
natural right and natural reason. To these nothing can be more opposed than the maxims of absolute monarchies.

"Yet, from such, we are to expect the greatest number of emigrants. They will bring with them the principles of the
governments they leave, imbibed in their early youth; or, if able to throw them off, it will be in exchange for an
unbounded licentiousness, passing, as is usual, from one extreme to another. It would be a miracle were they to stop
precisely at the point of temperate liberty. These principles, with their language, they will transmit to their children.
In proportion to their numbers, they will share with us the legislation. They will infuse into it their spirit, warp and
bias its direction, and render it a heterogeneous, incoherent, distracted mass. I may appeal to experience, during the
present contest, for a verification of these conjectures.

"But, if they be not certain in event, are they not possible, are they not probable? Is it not safer to wait with
patience 27 years and three months longer, for the attainment of any degree of population desired, or expected?
May not our government be more homogeneous, more peaceable, more durable?

"Suppose 20 millions of republican Americans thrown all of a sudden into France, what would be the condition of
that kingdom? If it would be more turbulent, less happy, less strong, we may believe that the addition of half a
million of foreigners to our present numbers would produce a similar effect here. If they come of themselves, they
are entitled to all the rights of citizenship: but I doubt the expediency of inviting them by extraordinary
[From Notes on the State of Virginia, ed. William Peden (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press for the
Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1954), 84-5.]

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants"!
  Thomas Jefferson