Thomas Jefferson

About Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American founding father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third President of the United States.

Thomas Jefferson on Guns & Exercise

By |2016-11-26T09:52:22-06:00September 6th, 2011|Categories: Quotation, Thomas Jefferson|

by Thomas Jefferson A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercise, I advise the gun. While this gives a moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body, [...]

The Right to Bear Arms and Tyranny in Government

By |2016-11-26T09:52:23-06:00August 25th, 2011|Categories: 2nd Amendment, Quotation, Thomas Jefferson|

Thomas Jefferson “The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” For more on the American Founding and civil liberties visit The Imaginative Conservative Bookstore. We hope you will join us in The Imaginative Conservative community. The Imaginative Conservative is an on-line journal [...]

The Object of the Declaration of Independence

By |2016-11-26T09:52:25-06:00July 4th, 2011|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Quotation, Republicanism, Thomas Jefferson|

This was the object of the Declaration of Independence. Not to find out new principles, or new arguments, never before thought of, not merely to say things which have never been said before; but to place before mankind the common sense of the subject, in terms so plain and firm as to command their [...]