"I do verily believe that if the principle were to prevail of a common law being in force in the United States (which principle possesses the general government at once of all the powers of the state governments, and reduces us to a single consolidated government), it would become the most corrupt government on the earth."
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson to Gideon Granger, 1800. 10:168
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