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Quote from Thomas Jefferson,

"That this privilege of giving or of withholding our monies is an important
barrier against the undue exertion of prerogative, which
if left altogether without control may be exercised to our great oppression;
and all history shews how efficacious is its intercession
for redress of grievances and re-establishment of rights,
and how improvident would be the surrender of so powerful a mediator."


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


Reply to Lord North's Conciliatory Proposition, July 25, 1775. Papers 1:225


Constitution, Corruption, Economics, Independence, Individual Rights, Money, Oppression, Power, President, Taxation, Redress, Tax


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