Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Quote of the Day

Thomas Jefferson, Rembrandt Peale (1800)
"God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever."

--Thomas Jefferson, Notes on that State of Virginia (1781), Query XVIII

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