Free Government is Founded in Jealousy Not in Confidence…

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

“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.” — Thomas Jefferson, The Kentucky Resolutions, 1799

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