Wisdom Of The Day: Thomas Jefferson


The true theory of our Constitution is surely the wisest and best, that the States are independent as to everything within themselves, and united as to everything respecting foreign affairs.

Let the General Government be reduced to foreign concerns only, and let our affairs be disentangled from those of all other nations, except as to commerce, which the merchants will manage the better, the more they are left free to manage for themselves, and our General Government may be reduced to a very simple organization, and a very inexpensive one; a few plain duties to be performed by a few servants.

~ Thomas Jefferson, letter to Gideon Granger of Connecticut, in which he spells out his ideas on limited government, August 13, 1800

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