On every unauthoritative exercise of power by the legislature must the people rise in rebellion…




On every unauthoritative exercise of power by the legislature must the people rise in rebellion…

On every unauthoritative exercise of power by the legislature must the people rise in rebellion… --Thomas Jefferson

On every unauthoritative exercise of power by the legislature must the people rise in rebellion or their silence be construed into a surrender of that power to them? If so, how many rebellions should we have had already?

Thomas Jefferson

Year: 1782
Context: Notes on Virginia, Query 12
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