Thomas Jefferson Quote

The instability of our laws is really an immense evil. I think it would be well to provide in our constitutions that there shall always be a twelve-month between the ingross-ing a bill & passing it: that it should then be offered to its passage without changing a word: and that if circum-stances should be thought to require a speedier passage, it should take two thirds of both houses instead of a bare majority.


Memoirs, Correspondence, and Private Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Late President of the United States (ed. 1829)

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The instability of our laws is really an immense evil. I think it would be well to provide in our constitutions that there shall always be a...

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The instability of our laws is really an immense evil. I think it would be well to provide in our constitutions that there shall always be a...

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The instability of our laws is really an immense evil. I think it would be well to provide in our constitutions that there shall always be a...

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The instability of our laws is really an immense evil. I think it would be well to provide in our constitutions that there shall always be a...