Thomas Jefferson on repuplican government (little 'r')

You may enjoy this letter from Thomas Jefferson explaining his views on republican government. A few excerpts:

What has destroyed liberty and the rights of man in every government which has ever existed under the sun? The generalizing and concentrating all cares and power into one body…

God bless you, and all our rulers, and give them the wisdom, as I am sure they have the will, to fortify us against the degeneracy of our government, and the concentration of all its powers in the hands of the one, the few, the well-born or the many.


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