I Tremble for My Country When I Reflect that God is Just!

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that His justice cannot sleep forever: that, considering numbers, nature, and natural means only, a revolution of the wheel of fortune, an exchange of situation, is among possible events: that it may become probable by supernatural interference! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in such a contest.” — Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 18, 1782

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