06 March 2010

Thomas Jefferson Was Right

"Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. Do not be too severe upon their errors, but reclaim them by enlightening them. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves."

-Thomas Jefferson

"I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive."

-Thomas Jefferson
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...and so was George Washington:
 
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. And force, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."

~George Washington~

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