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

Thomas Jefferson Quote

“Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us.”

Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson
~ Thomas Jefferson

Ratings and Comments

jim k, Austin,tx

Thanks to government, our "innocent posterity" is going to inherit a mammoth debt.

cal, lewisville, tx

If Jefferson ever got anything wrong-I have yet to find it.

Mike, Norwalk

The honor, justice, and humanity which was the American inheritance has been tamely surrendered, by means of a frogs slow warming pot, to a most awful god's statist theocracy. As one example among zillions; the despotic talking heads have shown their absolute separation from We The People by wordsmithing legislation to protect the foreign theocracy's agents. Even the gun Nazi's arguments are devoid of the individual sovereigns nobility of life. Much like the military, that was fought to gain independence, honor, justice and humanity, they were predisposed with the safety of their officers (oh, maybe a small glancing reference to the every day soldier for effect) while performing any number of atrocities and otherwise inflammatory acts (beyond words).

E Archer, NYC

So we must assume that we have lost our sense of honor, justice and humanity. And as the wise throughout the ages have warned, the result of such irresponsibility is servitude.

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Publius    1/13/11

5 stars is not enough for one of the best quotes from one of the wisest men in history.


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