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"When all government, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the Center of all Power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated."
Thomas Jefferson (more quotes by Thomas Jefferson or books by/about Thomas Jefferson)
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
letter to Charles Hammond, August 18, 1821. Ref: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, editor H.A. Washington. New York: H.W. Derby, 1861
Centralization, Corruption, Government, Power