by Ken Vincent, Columnist & Featured Contributor
[su_dropcap style=”flat”]JFK[/su_dropcap] ONCE ASSEMBLED the greatest minds of the day at the White House. He opened the meeting with: “This is probably the greatest assembly of genius in this room since Thomas Jefferson sat here alone”.
As we go through the tedious process of electing a new leader for our country many issues are brought to the forefront of our attention. It is timely that we listen to JFK’s opinion and look at what Thomas Jefferson had to say on some of these same issues. Consider these:
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My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”[/message]
The list could continue, but you get the point. Undoubtedly the greatest mind of his time, and his thoughts still ring true today. We would all do well to visit some of those founding fathers’ ideas as we consider new leadership.
We are likely to find that the issues of today are not substantially different than the issues that the founders wrestled with. The same issues that they tried to build safe guards against in our founding documents. Those same safe guards that are being systematically destroyed or withdrawn in our times.