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Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life and never stopped.

· At 5, began studying under his cousins tutor.

· At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.

· At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.

· At 16, entered the College of William and Mary.

· At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.

· At 23, started his own law practice.

· At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.

· At 31, wrote the widely circulated "Summary View of the Rights of British America" and retired from his law practice.

· At 32, was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.

· At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence.

· At 33, took three years to revise Virginias legal code and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.

· At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick Henry.

· At 40, served in Congress for two years.

· At 41, was the American minister to France and negotiated commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John Adams.

· At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.

· At 53, served as Vice President and was elected president of the American Philosophical Society.

· At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active head of Republican Party.

· At 57, was elected the third president of the United States.

· At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase doubling the nation's size.

· At 61, was elected to a second term as President.

· At 65, retired to Monticello.

· At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.

· At 81, almost single-handedly created the University of Virginia and served as its first president.

· At 83, died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence along with John Adams

    Thomas Jefferson knew because he himself studied the previous failed attempts at government.  He understood actual history, the nature of God, his laws and the nature of man.  That happens to be way more than what most understand today.  Jefferson really knew his stuff.  A voice from the past to lead us in the future:

    John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement: "This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."

    "When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe."
    Thomas Jefferson

    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
    Thomas Jefferson

    "It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes.  A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world."
    Thomas Jefferson

    "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."
    Thomas Jefferson

    "My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government."
    Thomas Jefferson

    "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."
    Thomas Jefferson

    "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
    Thomas Jefferson

    "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
    Thomas Jefferson

    "To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."
    Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:
    I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.  If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property - until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.

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Of course this isn’t happening the way millions of travelers describe it. (BS)  There are hundreds of opinions, stories, video, images, jokes and cartoons on the subject.  I’d hope I can link as many of those items as possible so I’ll try at least a few to get the ball rolling.  But, did anyone ever really stop to think that this symptom is a smoke screen for the real problems???

Why are there such extreme “security measures” in the first place?  Because we’re afraid of terrorists killing people on planes, or worse, using planes as missiles against hardened targets like on 9/11.  These processes need to be perfect to prevent this from happening, but they aren’t.  They can never be.  The only way to prevent it is to stop using airplanes.  Well, with everyone complaining and threatening to drive, take a train or stay home, this could be the effect the “terrorists” actually wanted in the first place.  Make us work less, play less, travel less, and even shut down the airline industry.  Although the TSA and Homeland Security may be willing accomplices, the fact is that the real enemy is still our enemy, radical Islam.

To the point.  Get rid of illegal aliens.  Stop terrorists before they get on transport headed to the U.S.  Scan packages, crates, luggage, and containers travelling within and toward the U.S.  Verify that people are who they say they are (no plastic masks.)  Kill Osama Bin Laden and anyone who works for him and anyone who takes his place, and that’s just a start, of course.  There are plenty of other solutions no one wants to know about like allowing passengers to follow the second amendment and carry weapons…unless they are suicidal.  Scan clothing for chemicals associated with banned substances or volatile chemicals, etc.

There will always be a way to beat the system, whatever system is in place.  To be politically correct yet grope young children or keep nude photos of anyone and everyone that passes through a body scanner is worse than unethical, immoral, and illegal, it is unconstitutional as well.  Why don’t we shoot someone carrying a bomb in their underwear, on-sight?  Because it would be unethical, immoral, illegal, and unconstitutional.  Or is it because it is politically incorrect?

For now, the only answer is to shut down the airlines in the only PC way we all know how.  Support the unions and regular business fliers and refuse to fly or at least refuse the body scan (opt out) for the public groping option that will shut down security screening and/or delay flights.  Here is some more thorough reading on the topic…

Opting-Out of a Full-Body Scan? Get Ready for the TSA's New Molestation Pat-Down

Opinion: New TSA Security Measures Go Too Far: Seen Naked or 'Enhanced' Pat-Down? I'll Drive, Thanks

Public Protests as TSA Torpedoes Constitution

I suggest business travelers try to work more with technology and conduct remote conferences or work remotely via telecommuting.  Vacationers might consider driving since trains are expensive and buses, lets just not go there.  Rent a car if necessary, especially if you would have done it at the airport of your destination anyway.  Then, fight back by having PROFESSIONALS run TSA, make the Airlines take care of their own security, and remove PC from security once and for all.  What are your thoughts?  Who has a related site to link here?  I’m not looking forward to MY next flight…are you?