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Quotation of the Day…

is from Thomas Jefferson’s Preamble to his 1778 “Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge”:

Whereas it appeareth that however certain forms of government are better calculated than others to protect individuals in the free exercise of their natural rights, and are at the same time themselves better guarded against degeneracy, yet experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms, those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.

DBx: Jefferson was born on this date – April 13th – in 1743 in Shadwell, Virginia.

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