Thomas Jefferson Quote

The people, especially when moderately instructed, are the only safe, because the only honest, depositaries of the public rights, and should therefore be introduced into the administration of them in every function to which they are sufficient; they will err sometimes and accidentally, but never designedly, and with a systematic and persevering purpose of overthrowing the free principles of the government.


The Writings of Thomas Jefferson (ed. 1854)

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The people, especially when moderately instructed, are the only safe, because the only honest, depositaries of the public rights, and should...

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The people, especially when moderately instructed, are the only safe, because the only honest, depositaries of the public rights, and should...

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The people, especially when moderately instructed, are the only safe, because the only honest, depositaries of the public rights, and should...

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The people, especially when moderately instructed, are the only safe, because the only honest, depositaries of the public rights, and should...