Monday, February 1, 2010

That man on the two-dollar bill

The Pierini DIET - click here to learn more

Looking at my calendar on this first day of a new month, I’m reminded that February is an odd month because it has an extra day every four years.

Equally as odd - because they are not widely in circulation - is the two dollar bill, something I thought was “neat” as a kid growing up. They still exist but you have to ask for one. Maybe I’ll do that the next visit to my bank.

And if I do, I’ll glance at the face of the person on that two-dollar bill, Mr. Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States. Enjoy his words of wisdom below:

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”

“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.”

“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.”

“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”

“To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”

"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."

These are words of wisdom as true today as they were over two hundred years ago from that man on the two-dollar bill.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

3 comments:

fishhead said...

What calendar are you looking at?
This isn't a leap year!!!

And people are trusting you to do their taxes?????

pierini said...

Just testing you. Fixed. Thanks for being my cyberspace editor.

fishhead said...

You can delete my comment, just in case some of your clients are reading your blog ;) I'd hate for you to be embarrassed (haha).

Oh yeah, you're awesome !! :)