"What a stupendous, what an incomprehensible machine is man!
Who can endure toil, famine, stripes, imprisonment & death itself
in vindication of his own liberty, and the next moment ... inflict on
his fellow men a bondage, one hour of which is fraught with more misery
than ages of that which he rose in rebellion to oppose."
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
letter to Jean Nicholas Demeunier, January 24, 1786
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