Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson, (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President

Thomas Jefferson Quote

“Every species of government has its specific principles. Ours perhaps are more peculiar than those of any other in the universe. It is a composition of the freest principles of the English constitution, with others derived from natural right and natural reason.”

Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson
~ Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 8 (1783)

Ratings and Comments

E Archer, NYC

Oh, to give this quote a thousand stars!

Ronw13, Oregon

Concurring with Benjamin Franklin, " All the property that is necessary to a man, for the conservation of the individual and the propagation of the species, is his Natural Right, which none can justly deprive, [plunder] him of:" Sovereignty of the individual is set in motion with the founding of this nation, USA, unique in the universe, among a sea of monarchs, and dictators. The shield of this nation is rooted in commonsense provided by our Creator. 

Mike, Norwalk

We hold this truth to be self evident. Though the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land is doing all that it can to pervert the here statement, the principles are still found in the heats of the free.


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