All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man.
All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride legitimately, by the grace of God.
This was Thomas Jefferson’s last letter. He died on July 4th, 1826, exactly fifty years after signing The Declaration of Independence.
Context: Letter to Roger C. Weightman
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