Thomas Jefferson Quote

It is an axiom in my mind, that our liberty can never be safe but in the hands of the people themselves, and that too of the people with a certain degree of instruction. This it is the business of the State to effect, and on a general plan.


Letter to George Washington (4 January 1786). - Earlier drafts

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It is an axiom in my mind, that our liberty can never be safe but in the hands of the people themselves, and that too of the people with a certain...

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It is an axiom in my mind, that our liberty can never be safe but in the hands of the people themselves, and that too of the people with a certain...

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It is an axiom in my mind, that our liberty can never be safe but in the hands of the people themselves, and that too of the people with a certain...

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It is an axiom in my mind, that our liberty can never be safe but in the hands of the people themselves, and that too of the people with a certain...