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Jefferson’s Blog

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

October 25, 2012

What rights are at stake in November’s election?


“It would be a dangerous delusion were a confidence in the man of our choice to silence our fears for the safety of our rights . . . In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”

Thomas Jefferson’s Kentucky Resolutions, 1798


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  1. Based on Jefferson’s quote this election challenges the authority of the Constitution as written against the promises made by the candidates and the confidence asked by these two individuals…to provide for governance.

    Unfortunately neither Candidate measures up..and as Jefferson states…”let no more be heard of confidence of man.”…keep them both from mischief!