Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding…




Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding…

Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding… --Thomas Jefferson

Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at pleasure.

Thomas Jefferson

Year: 1823
Context: Letter to William Johnson
Tags: laws, metaphysical subtleties, ordinary, rules



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