Monday, May 19, 2008

"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions,

that I wish it to be always kept alive.

It will often be exercised when wrong,
but better so than not to be exercised at all.

I like a little rebellion now and then.
It is like a storm in the atmosphere."

Thomas Jefferson

"Most codes extend their definitions of treason
to acts not really against one's country.

They do not distinguish between acts against the government, and acts against the oppressions of the government.

The latter are virtues, yet have furnished more victims to the executioner than the former, because real treasons are rare; oppressions frequent.

The unsuccessful strugglers against tyranny have been the chief martyrs of treason laws in all countries." Thomas Jefferson

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