Sunday, July 19, 2009

FFF and Jefferson

From a recent edition of the Email Update from the Future of Freedom Foundation:

Thursday, July 16, 2009
If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions; and experience declares that man is the only animal which devours his own kind; for I can apply no milder term to the governments of Europe, and to the general prey of the rich on the poor.
— Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Edward Carrington [1787]

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