Thomas Jefferson Quote

By nature's law, every man has a right to seize and retake by force his own property taken from him by another, by force of fraud. Nor is this natural right among the first which is taken into the hands of regular government after it is instituted. It was long retained by our ancestors. It was a part of their common law, laid down in their books, recognized by all the authorities, and regulated as to circumstances of practice.


The Writings of Thomas Jefferson (ed. 1854)

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By nature's law, every man has a right to seize and retake by force his own property taken from him by another, by force of fraud. Nor is this...

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By nature's law, every man has a right to seize and retake by force his own property taken from him by another, by force of fraud. Nor is this...

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By nature's law, every man has a right to seize and retake by force his own property taken from him by another, by force of fraud. Nor is this...

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By nature's law, every man has a right to seize and retake by force his own property taken from him by another, by force of fraud. Nor is this...