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Thomas jefferson quotes on government. Government big enough to give you everything you want. Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends life liberty and the pursuit of happiness it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it and to institute new government. Since our third president would object to us celebrating his birthday the only birthday i ever commemorate jefferson once said is that of our independence the fourth of july let s take this opportunity to instead look at six quotes by jefferson on liberty and government.
Thomas jefferson the government you elect is the government you deserve. The greatest danger to american freedom is a government that ignores the constitution. Read more quotes from thomas jefferson.
President thomas jefferson that includes what thomas jefferson said about government what the government can do for people what the government has to do for people what s the government power how the people cooperate with government and more. We have not found any evidence that thomas jefferson said or wrote when government fears the people there is liberty. Let s here get the famous government quotes from the 3rd u s.
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Wisdom advice and hints on freedom democracy and the american way p 11 skyhorse publishing inc. 627 quotes government even in its best state is but a necessary evil. 145 sourced quotes view all thomas jefferson quotes every man and every body of men on earth possesses the right of self government.
They receive it with their being from the hand of nature. Enlighten the people generally and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day. Jefferson on the right to change one s government 1776 the most famous and perhaps most eloquent expression of a people s right to dissolve the political bands which tie them together was penned by thomas jefferson 1743 1826 in the declaration of independence.
When the people fear the government there is tyranny nor any evidence that he wrote its.