"That government is best which governs the least,
because its people discipline themselves."
by:
Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
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Thomas Jefferson never met the TEA party.
 -- anonymous     
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    I love the way anti-religion zealots will quote Jefferson in regards to the separation of church and state saying that it's in the constitution when we know that it isn't. But the same big government liberals will never quote Jefferson when it comes to this quote. What a bunch of self righteous wind bags! This line from Jefferson is not in our constitution, but from the looks of the way things are going, it should be!
     -- Robert Sarkissian, Orange, Ca.     
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    I love the way anti-religion zealots will quote Jefferson in regards to the separation of church and state saying that it's in the constitution when we know that it isn't. But the same big government liberals will never quote Jefferson when it comes to this quote. What a bunch of self righteous wind bags! This line from Jefferson is not in our constitution, but from the looks of the way things are going, it should be!
     -- Robert Sarkissian, Orange, Ca.     
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    anonymous, which TEA party ? The grass roots libertarian types that make up the majority of the movement or, the corporate sponsored fascists (there is little to no similarities between the two) Of course the communist, progressive and other similar socialist types hate both as neither fits into their religious ideologies.

    A body politic, representing disciplined sovereigns (individually and in concert) would constitute the smallest of administrations.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Unfortunately, the 9-1 principle comes into play...
     -- Robert, St. Emilion, France     
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    ... or at least, should do so.
     -- Bobble, Charlotte, VT     
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     -- Ron w13, Or      
    "That government is best which governs least" is a motto with which Henry David Thoreau opens his pamphlet, Civil Disobedience. It has been attributed to Thomas Jefferson, but no one has ever found it in any of Jefferson's writings. I think an argument can be made that it is not very likely he would ever have made such a statement, because it does not square with his views. - Source: http://eyler.freeservers.com/JeffPers/jefpco09.htm
     -- Gene, Georgia     
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    Anonymous is a lost Progressive-Socialist and has forced and deliberately ignored the freedoms and liberties bestowed on us by the Founders.
    If Anonymous lived during the American Revolution he/she would have linked arms with Benedict Arnold.
     -- Mary - MI     
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    Ah, if only! ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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