Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone.




Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone.

Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. --Thomas Jefferson

Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves, therefore, are its only safe depositories.

Thomas Jefferson

Year: 1781
Context: Notes on the State of Virginia
Tags: depositories, government, people, rulers, safe, trusted



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