Monday, November 29, 2010

A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order will lose both, and deserve neither - Thomas Jefferson

It seems as if Thomas Jefferson were speaking to us across the ages and warning us of the dangers of our government devolving into unbridled power.

"Experience hath shown, that even under the best forms (of government) those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operation, perverted it into tyranny."

"If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and assemblies, judges and governors shall become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions."

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