Tuesday, July 10, 2012

From Mr. Jefferson

If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.
. . . Thomas Jefferson
Letter to Thomas Cooper

The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.
. . . Thomas Jefferson
Letter to John Taylor

I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.
. . . Thomas Jefferson
Letter to William Ludlow

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