Let No More Be Heard of Confidence in Man…

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

“In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” — Thomas Jefferson, Fair Copy of the Drafts of the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798

 

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