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5 Amazing Habits Thomas Jefferson's Achievements Can Teach You

Jul 8, 2008
American antiques heroic figures are many, and none tower above Thomas Jefferson. His visionary understanding of history allowed him to draw on his knowledge that, as example, a century earlier, Holland had freed itself from Spanish rule with initial support of only three counties until the rest joined in. This was one option. But visionaries see options.

Jefferson learned to be patient as the middle colonies from Delaware and Pennsyvania to New York declined to fully abdicate from British Magna Carta rights, rules and order, which the more conservative people held their loyalties to.

Loyal adherence to well known phrases to use as your base for acceptance is essential, to put forward your new ideas. Jefferson saw to it that during his term as Governor of Virginia, he oversaw changes to Magna Carta that took out rights to lands as a benefit forvever from King James 11 to becoming adapted to change America from becoming another Scotland or Ireland. That is, when, as Jefferson mentions, Sir Walter Raleigh was granted, as were others later, vast portions of eastern America forever.

Jefferson changed all this so that Pennsylvania was no longer a private reserve of the Penn family back in England and all tenant occupants forever in debt of so much of their produce back to England. Americans would not, thanks to Thomas Jefferson, be a nation of tenant farmers.

Improve on what works best: Jefferson was the man who applied his logic to determine that the pure silver of the Spanish Dollar was more appropriate to America as it's identifying monetary unit. America would be no longer beholden to the quirky English pound system, but should make the new American Dollar fit within the logic of the new French decimal system: thus, dimes, quarters, a half dollar, and.

And allow some connection between both olds as they create a readily acceted new old. So an English pence at the bottom of respect in this new financial order relaxes all. Like Tom, diss your King only as you sense you can, not a moment before, as you plan your system to logic and success.

Talk to and encourage understanding of those opposed to you; those who are foreign to you. Jefferson opposed the English taxation system which granted land to inherited gentry and tax monies from all to the English Anglican church, yet debated this with opponents who remained his friends.

Jefferson opposed any church based government and did mention Islam and others who should feel free to be or become an American, as millions did and do, following the liberal democracy ideals of such men as Thomas Jefferson, unrivalled in his human genius among many.

Five elements that endowed this giant of a man to help create a new nation on earth:

- Vision. Look at where you are; can be.

- Patience. Not all see what you see; feel threatened.

- Use phrases well known and acceped; as springboards to more open freedoms.

- Talk to your enemies, see their plight. Jefferson's words that Germans were unhappily sold by their princes as soldiers for England helped a later wave of migration from Germany. There are now twice as many of German descent as English in America.

- Separation of Christian fundamental control from state; independent thinking over orthodoxy. Jefferson saw the religious fever of fundamentalism by any faith as a danger, and himself re wrote his own personal bible to take out fables and concentrate on Biblical eternal truths.

You can apply these independent minded thin king processes in your own life, if you take the time, and consider your circumstances, as did Tom Jefferson, who saw a Magna Carta America based on effort and merit, not inheritence. And that applied to all. Still should.
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