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Thomas Jefferson

“The greatest [calamity] which could befall [us would be] submission to a government of unlimited powers.” – Thomas Jefferson, Declaration and Protest of Virginia, 1825 “I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” – Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush, September 23, 1800 “I … Continue reading

Benjamin Franklin

“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Ben Franklin, Respectfully Quoted, p. 201, Suzy Platt,1993 “I am a mortal enemy to arbitrary government and unlimited power. I am naturally very jealous for the rights and liberties of my country, and the least encroachment of … Continue reading

Founding Father’s wisdom

“[G]overnment, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we … Continue reading

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