Sunday, November 26, 2006

For those who want big government...

Sometimes it is said that man can not be trusted with government of himself.

Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others?

Or have we found angels in the forms of kings to govern him?

Let history answer this question.

-- Thomas Jefferson (First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1801)
Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America (493)

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