Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Thomas Jefferson Quotations

If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, (i.e., the "business cycle") the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.

The parliament is, by corruption, the mere instrument of the will of the administration. The real power … in the government is in the great aristocratic families of the nation.

When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.

When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny.

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