"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed
of any party of men whatever, in religion, in philosophy, in politics
or in anything else, where I was capable of thinking for myself.
Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent.
If I could not go to Heaven but with a party, I would not go there
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
Letter to F. Hopkinson, Paris, March 13, 1789