Thomas Jefferson Quote

The mother principle [is] that 'governments are republican only in proportion as they embody the will of their people, and execute it.'.


Letter to H. Tompkinson (AKA Samuel Kercheval) (1816)

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The mother principle [is] that 'governments are republican only in proportion as they embody the will of their people, and execute it.'.

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The mother principle [is] that 'governments are republican only in proportion as they embody the will of their people, and execute it.'.

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The mother principle [is] that 'governments are republican only in proportion as they embody the will of their people, and execute it.'.

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The mother principle [is] that 'governments are republican only in proportion as they embody the will of their people, and execute it.'.