|Open Wiki||Open InfoG||New Quote|
Bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
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
(1743-1826) U.S. Founding Father, 3rd US President
First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1801
Civil Rights, Constitution, Democracy, Equality, Freedom, Individual Rights, Justice, Law, Liberty, Oppression, President, Republic, Responsibility