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I would rather be exposed to the inconveniencies attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.

~ Thomas Jefferson, Philadelphia Dec. 23, 1791

 

 

Founding Fathers Quote – The Quill – Edition III

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via Wikipedia ~ Thomas Jefferson (April 13 [O.S. April 2] 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father who was principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776). He was elected the second Vice President of the United States (1797–1801), serving under John Adams and in 1800 was elected third President (1801-09).  Jefferson was a proponent of democracy, republicanism, and individual rights, which motivated American colonists to break from Great Britain and form a new nation. He produced formative documents and decisions at both the state and national level.