Wise Words from a Founder

While many quote the founders, sometimes we fail to heed their advice, as these words illustrate from Thomas Jeffersob’s inaugural address:

Still one thing more, fellow-citizens–a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.

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One response to “Wise Words from a Founder

  1. Poncho1950

    True, Jefferson’s pious hypocrisy notwithstanding.

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