Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Jefferson Memorial

Another beautiful memorial to one of our founding fathers and presidents, Thomas Jefferson, writer and signer of the Declaration of Independence.

They also had quotes by him posted on the walls. I'm sure none of you will recognize this one! :)

Daddy and me

As with the other memorials, it is beautifully lit up at night

A few quotes by Thomas Jefferson:
"God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just. That His justice cannot sleep forever."
"It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself."
"The government is best which governs least, because its people discipline themselves."
"When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty."
"I predict happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure."
"If you want something that you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done."

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