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Thomas Jefferson’s Thoughts About Mean-Spirited Politics

From Thomas Jefferson’s Second Inaugural address:

Let us then, fellow-citizens, unite with one heart and one mind. Let us restore to social intercourse that harmony and affection without which liberty and even life itself are but dreary things.

And let us reflect, that having banished from our land that religious intolerance under which mankind so long bled and suffered, we have yet gained little, if we countenance a political intolerance, as despotic, as wicked, and as capable of bitter persecutions.

October 26th, 2010 Posted by | Life and Work | 5 comments