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

Thomas Jefferson Quote

“No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another, and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him.”

Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson
~ Thomas Jefferson


Ratings and Comments


Logan, Memphis, TN

Ah, that we would still actually understand and accept what "natural right" and "natural law" means... But rather, we love to live by democratic de facto law.

Mike, Mount Holly, NC

Somebody needs to tell that to Congress.

Anonymous, Reston, VA US

So get out of our bedrooms and out of our daughter's bodies!

Mike, Norwalk

And for the socialist readers of this blog, no man in concert with other men (nor their representative) have that right either. Once aggression is allowed anywhere, the rules restraining it begin eroding everywhere.

E Archer, NYC

A simple definition of republican government.

Me Again
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Me Again    1/19/07

Amen. Thomas Jefferson would cry if he were here in America today.

Ken, Allyn, WA

This is the old "right to swing my fist until it gets to your nose."

Nancy, Marion, OH

This is precisely why I do not understand all the hullabaloo about homosexuals. No "hate crimes" are necessary. No one should commit an aggression toward them and they should keep their sexual preferences out of government. They are not slaves, nor are the oppressed. They are whining selfishly to obtain marriage priveliges. They are simply ineligible. Same with 2 of the same sex not being able to have children. The government and the law does not owe them that. What a waste of time and money. Isn't over 100 billion a year enough spent on homosexual related illness enough?

Ron w13, Or

Slackening the natural law, makes for weak defenses. Weeds grow in the garden, the pasture too. Be diligent to stay abreast of the Truth. The garden has been greatly neglected.

Ron w13, Or

Have you heard the saying, ( Kiss the Son ) ?
With all my studies, it was never known. That to ( Keep it Simple Stupid ) is what I was Told. Not always so easily done.

jim k, austin tx

Right on, Nancy.

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