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Jefferson, on Socialized Medicine


Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now. Thus in France the emetic was once forbidden as a medicine, and the potatoe as an article of food.
— Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia (1781-1785)

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Posted by on July 23, 2010 in economic, Politics

 

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…Then How Can You Trust Them to Govern Others?


jeffersonSometimes it is said that man can not be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the forms of kings to govern him?

– Thomas JeffersonFirst Inaugural Address (1801)

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2009 in Politics

 

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The Sum of Good Government


600px-Thomas_Jefferson_Presidential_$1_Coin_obverseA wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.

— Thomas Jefferson‘s First Inaugural Address

 
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Posted by on August 12, 2009 in Politics

 

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