Come from the greatness of Thomas Jefferson
The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object.
How lovely it would be if Congress listened to that sage advice
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.
We can see today that the Democatic Party wishes that spirit to be non-existent.
An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.
Imagine if our political leaders had such character. Instead of seeking power, they would be seeking to serve their constituents.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
No words better sum up the divide between those Americans who love liberty, and those who desire the government to take care of our every need.