Quote of the day–Thomas Jefferson

Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them…

Thomas Jefferson
1816
Letter to Van der Kemp
[Although Jefferson wasn’t referring to gun control it certainly applies. Keep that in mind when people in high crime rate areas with oppressive gun laws insist others in low crime rate areas enact more gun control with the claim such gun control will reduce the crime rates in the area of the first person. I’m thinking of a certain set of mayors here that should be laughed all the way back to some tiny closet in their respective offices ashamed to show their faces until they have been booted from office, dragged out to the street, and given a swift boot to send them on their way to the dustbin of history.–Joe]

3 thoughts on “Quote of the day–Thomas Jefferson

  1. Hey! I had 19 seconds left. My watch is accurate to a small fraction of a second. I was watching the time…

  2. “Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them…”

    Hence, we find that since the early 20th century, insanity has actually been promoted as a rebellion against “the system”. We also find recent complaints over the fact that some of us in the West are using reason as a “weapon” of oppression. Heh.

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