"In a republican nation whose citizens are to be led by reason and persuasion and not by force, the art of reasoning becomes of first importance."
by:
Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
Date:
1824
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As the maestro Mr. Jefferson himself expressed it:

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be."
 -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    Fairly self explanatory.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Howard, Bangkok      
    Jefferson was the greatest.
     -- Jim K, Austin     
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    Hence the takeover of education and media by the statists.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- Ronw13, Oregon      
     
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