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Some election issues are timeless.
Thomas Jefferson writes on the issues of his day, and ours.

September 27, 2012

Who holds power in government?

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

–Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, 1782.

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