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Sunday December 14th 2014

Thomas Jefferson: Two Tyrannies

Liberty Letters, Thomas Jefferson

The executive in our governments is not the sole, it is scarcely the principal object of my jealousy. The tyranny of the legislatures is the most formidable dread at present, and will be for long years. That of the executive will come in it’s turn, but it will be at a remote period. I know there are some among us who would now establish a monarchy. But they are inconsiderable in number and weight of character. The rising race are all republicans. We were educated in royalism: no wonder if some of us retain that idolatry still. Our young people are educated in republicanism. An apostacy from that to royalism is unprecedented and impossible.


Source: Thomas Jefferson, Letter to James Madison, 15 March 1789.


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