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Men of Virginia, countrymen of Washington, of Patrick Henry, of Jefferson, and of Madison, will ye be true to your constitutional faith?


Caleb Cushing


#constitutional #countrymen #faith #henry #jefferson

The myth that John Locke was the philosopher behind the American Republic, is easily refuted by examining how Locke's philosophy steered Thomas Jefferson, for example.


Robert Trout


#american republic #behind #easily #examining #example

Jesus and Lincoln, Moses and Jefferson can seem so long gone, so unbelievable, so dead.


Sarah Vowell


#gone #jefferson #jesus #lincoln #long

If you seek Hamilton's monument, look around. You are living in it. We honor Jefferson, but live in Hamilton's country, a mighty industrial nation with a strong central government.


George Will


#central #central government #country #government #hamilton

I suppose there's a melancholy tone at the back of the American mind, a sense of something lost. And it's the lost world of Thomas Jefferson. It is the lost sense of innocence that we could live with a very minimal state, with a vast sense of space in which to work out freedom.


George Will


#back #could #freedom #i #innocence

The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.


John Adams


#away #considered #declaration #effect #glory

Washington and Jefferson were both rich Virginia planters, but they were never friends.


Stephen Ambrose


#friends #jefferson #never #planters #rich

Washington, not Jefferson, freed his slaves upon his death.


Stephen Ambrose


#freed #his #jefferson #slaves #upon

Jefferson owned slaves. He did not believe that all were created equal. He was a racist.


Stephen Ambrose


#created #did #equal #jefferson #owned

In Jefferson's mind great historical leaps forward were almost always the product of a purging, which freed societies from the accumulated debris of the past and thereby allowed the previously obstructed natural forces to flow forward into the future. Simplicity and austerity, not equality or individualism, were the messages of his inaugural march. It was a minimalist statement about a purging of excess and a recovery of essence.


Joseph J. Ellis


#thomas-jefferson #equality






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