Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on October 20, 2013

in Politics, Reality Is Not Optional

… is from a 1778 memo written by Thomas Jefferson and quoted on page 214 of the 1998 reissue of Trevor Colbourn’s 1965 volume, The Lamp of Experience (ellipses added by Colbourn):

[E]xperience hath shown, that even under the best forms, those entrusted with power have, in time … perverted it into tyranny.

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