Friday, April 20, 2012

Ball Sports are too violent. Firearms offer better exercise

Such was the opinion of Thomas Jefferson.

In 1785 Thomas Jefferson wrote to his fifteen-year-old nephew, Peter Carr, regarding what he considered the best form of exercise: "...I advise the gun. While this gives a moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprize, and independance to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks."

Originally posted  October 24, 2011

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