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Thomas Jefferson on Counteracting Selfishness

clipped from etext.virginia.edu “Self-love… is the sole antagonist of virtue, leading us constantly by our propensities to self-gratification in violation of our moral duties to others. Accordingly, it is against this enemy that are erected the batteries of moralists and … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson on Moral Degeneracy

From this I would deduce that control of the education system is imperative to overthrow a free people. clipped from etext.virginia.edu “When [the moral sense] is wanting, we endeavor to supply the defect by education, by appeals to reason and … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson on Morality in Government Administration

Thomas also has another good quote (at the site) on what religions have in common that benefit us all. When the church loses sight of its uniqueness as an institution we all suffer for it. The church needs to see … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson on National Moral Responsibility

We have been free for so long that we have forgotten our moral responsibility as a group (nation). I think we all have a responsibility to help raise the consciousness of our nation. We have to talk and speak up. … Continue reading

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Jefferson’s Danbury “wall of separation” Letter Exposed

I find myself more and more in line with Jefferson’s thinking politically. clipped from www.loc.gov ‘A Wall of Separation’ FBI Helps Restore Jefferson’s Obliterated Draft A key document on view in “Religion and the Founding of the American Republic” (see … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson on Moral Consequences

“The principles of Jefferson are the axioms of a free society.” –Abraham Lincoln A brief update on my progress in reading the Jefferson quotes: I. The Fundamentals of Government # Inalienable Rights — COMPLETED # Securing Rights — COMPLETED # … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson on Moral Examples

clipped from etext.virginia.edu Everything is useful which contributes to fix us in the principles and practice of virtue. When any signal act of charity or of gratitude, for instance, is presented either to our sight or imagination, we are deeply … Continue reading

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