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

Thomas Jefferson Quote

“It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others.”

Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson
~ Thomas Jefferson

Notes on the State of Virginia, 1784

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

We hold this truth to be self evident ! ! ! This principle of freedom has been proven over, and over, and over again throughout all of history. The current assault on religion is an example of the quote's absolute accuracy.

cal, lewisville, tx

If we let the government get away with it on someone else, it will come around to bite us as well.

Mike, Norwalk

cal, good comment. That reminds me of; "They came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up." (Martin Niemller)

J Carlton, Calgary

We must protect for others the same principles of freedom and liberty we require for ourselves.

watchman 13, USA

Under the current oppressive conditions, I think it is appropriate to bring to mind our Constitution,
In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for the redress in the most humble terms; our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Ref: United States Constitution
I do believe impeachment is in order.!


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