Taxes baby.  I think Thomas Jefferson would have attended as many tea parties as his horse and buggy would allow.  In typical Jeffersonian manner, the following quote is eloquent and poignant.  However, it is not easy to read in today’s vernacular.  On the other hand, it is exactly dead on.




“To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee of everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.”

-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Joseph Milligan, April 6, 1816.

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  1. Hello YoungAmerican! Congratulations on your first FFQF post!

    Great quote by Jefferson. The part about Jefferson attending as many tea parties as he could reach by horse and buggy made me laugh out loud! He’d have to replace both periodically!

    Thanks for participating today! I wrote my post as well.

    Happy FFQF!

  2. Outstanding post! I discovered your blog from Meet the Founders blog.

    I am pleased to see another participant in the FFQF meme.

  3. An excellent quote. Do you think you could explain it to Obama?

    Nice to see another FFQF’er!

  4. Hey there youngamerican!

    Outstanding quote and so appropriate! I admire your brevity and sense of humor…just like Cato I busted up!!

    Welcome to FFQF and it’s great to have you here!


  5. theyoungamerican

    It’s good to be a part of it. I look forward to Friday’s more than ever.

  6. I’m glad you are enjoying participating, YoungAmerican! I look forward to your next post!

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