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The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: UnknownSaved by rpage in jefferson 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debt, as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors andour amusements, for our calling and our creeds... [we will] have no time to think, no means of calling our miss-managers to account but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers... And this is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for [another ]... till the bulk of society  is reduced to be mere automatons of misery... And the fore-horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: Letter to Samuel Kercheval, Monticello, July 12, 1816 (http://...Saved by rpage in government economy debt taxes jefferson 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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