Tuesday, June 29, 2010

~Thomas Jefferson Tuesday~ The Words of Our Founding Fathers

"It would be a dangerous delusion were a confidence in the men of our choice to silence our fears for the safety of our rights; that confidence is everywhere the parent of despotism; free government is founded in jealousy, and not in confidence; it is jealousy and not confidence, which prescribes limited constitutions to bind down those whom we are obliged to trust with power; that our Constitution has accordingly fixed the limits to which, and no farther, our confidence may go....
In question of power, then, let no more be said of confidence in man, BUT BIND HIM DOWN WITH THE CHAINS OF THE CONSTITUTION."
(emphasis added)
~Thomas Jefferson

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